A parliament of its own for Scotland.

No income tax increases for five years.Following the opposition party's spending plans for five years.

A commitment to a "new Labor" policy that is pro-business and low-tax.

Britain's new prime minister, Tony Blair, said he would make few promises during his election campaign and would keep those he made. Perhaps the number is small, but the impact of what Blair has said he will do is enormous.

Blair was elected in a landslide Labor Party victory that saw a complete defeat of the Tories in Scotland and Wales, largely due to Blair's promise to give Scotland its own parliament after nearly 300 years of union with England and to give Wales a less-powerful assembly of its own.

Outgoing Prime Minister John Major had warned during the campaign that creation of a Scottish parliament and Welsh assembly would be the beginning of the end of the United Kingdom of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

The Laborites' platform included giving a 129-member Scottish parliament sole authority over education, health and legal affairs. The Scots would also get to vote on whether the Scottish parliament gets tax-raising powers. The Conservatives said such taxes would only be added to what tax the Scots already pay.

Blair's campaign and his successful move to shift his once-Socialist party - at one time strongly influenced by Marxism - closer to the center has been compared to President Clinton's election-year move to the right.

Blair, at 43, is a Clinton baby-boomer contemporary. Several Clinton campaign advisers worked on the Labor Party campaign, which featured Clintonesque spin-doctor consultants and a "war room."

The question now is whether Blair will remember his promises and uphold his commitments or move away from the new centrist policies he has advocated and British voters have apparently accepted.

Will the Scots and the Welsh get the autonomy they have been promised? Will Blair hold the line on taxes or keep his promise by increasing other taxes instead of the tax on income?

The answers will likely mean the difference between a Labor government that stays in power or one that is soon ousted by a disgruntled electorate.