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Mandelson urges Labour fightback.

Summary: Lord Mandelson has called on Labour to "roll its sleeves up" and take the fight to the Conservatives.

Lord Mandelson has called on Labour to "roll its sleeves up" and take the fight to the Conservatives.

The Business Secretary has suggested that Labour will seek to make the election into a choice between "the substance of Gordon Brown versus the shallowness of David Cameron".

He said: "When we come back in the autumn the party needs to roll its sleeves up, pull together and concentrate."

He also indicated that Labour will fight on the basis of its economic record, claiming that Mr Brown "averted a Great Depression" when banks came close to collapse last year.

He urged Labour MPs and activists not to "meekly hand over power" but to prepare for a concerted fightback after Parliament returns from its summer recess.

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Date:Aug 3, 2009
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