I found this clip fascinating. Hazal Blears, the communities minister, was invited up to Skelmersdale, one of the most deprived towns in England. Hazel was shocked by the extent of urban decay, but couldn't help herself from slipping back into Newlabourspeak. "This government has spend billion (or was it gazillions) on...."
The evidence suggests that New Labour spending didn't make much of an impression in Skelmersdale.