Launching a report prepared by his strategy unit, Brown opportunities existed for Britain to have a participatory role in the global economy, but this could only be avialed of if competition from other countries, including India and China, were met head-on. "Economic prosperity combined with social justice and fairness will remain the pillars of my Government but there is a need for change."
According to The Mirror, the nine key challenges for Britain were as follows:
1 Teenager lawlessness. Anti-social behaviour and gang violence.
2 Competiton from rising economic powers such as China and India.
3 Technological change means more skilledjobs and fewer unskilled
4 Giving the poorest the same chances as the more wealthy
5 Ageing population. Over 85s will rise by 50% by 2020.
6 Changes in family life. Both parents working, but wanting quality time with family and more people living alone
7 Demands for a more personal service from NHS, schools, councils Climate change.
8 Floods and heatwaves are inevitable in the next 20 years as temperatures rise by at least 3C.
9 Revitalise democracy after recent falls in election turnout despite high interest in politics