Financial Times, Oct. 3rd 2000, p. 4
William Hague promised to revive Britain's inner cities, unveiling plans to attract private investment into deprived areas and halt the flight to the suburbs. The conservatives would tear down tower blocks, install police in local stores, and appoint a regeneration minister to head the revival. Failing schools would be handed over to the private sector, charities and churches. Retired doctors would be enticed back to work with bigger pensions.
(See also: Daily Telegraph, Oct. 3rd 2000, p. 4; Guardian, Oct. 3rd 2000, p. 10)