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Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister – in the House of Commons at 11:30 am on 27th June 2007.

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Photo of David Blunkett David Blunkett Labour, Sheffield, Brightside 11:30 am, 27th June 2007

I only learned Esperanto, so I cannot add to that. On behalf of the little part of the planet that I represent, I thank the Prime Minister for what he has done in transforming the lives of so many people in the Brightside constituency and across the world.

Does the Prime Minister agree that record police numbers, tough new sentences for the most dangerous criminals and zero tolerance of antisocial behaviour, together with 2.5 million new jobs, record investment in education and Sure Start centres across the country, is precisely what he meant by

"tough on crime and tough on the causes of crime"?

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helen fantom
Posted on 28 Jun 2007 9:30 pm (Report this annotation)

And pilot schools are using Esperanto to make primary school children more aware of other languages.

Marcelo Casartelli
Posted on 29 Jun 2007 4:20 am (Report this annotation)

If a former Education Secretary can only understand English, his native language, and Esperanto, that he learned at school, I can´t understand why the directives of UN want to impose that ordinary people in Europe must learn several languages. I think that more logical would be to teach Esperanto at school and the native language of each country.