This speech was a chance to set out what we stand for: a country that will be more equal under a Labour government.
That’s the difference between us and the Tories. They think that Britain does best when the most powerful do best. We think that Britain only succeeds when working people succeed.
Their policies are the result of their values. They believe insecurity is the way you make working people work harder. They believe low pay is the only way we can compete in the world. They believe we cannot afford decent public services when money is tight.
We have different values. We believe that everyone who works hard should be rewarded. We believe that no vested interest, whoever they are and however powerful they are, from banks to energy companies, should ever be able to hold our country back. And we believe that decent public services are the foundation of who we are as a country.
We know that we have the values that the British people share.
Trevor, one of the best ways I can get this message to people you know is if you tell them for me.
The Tories have no answers, UKIP have the wrong answers, and who knows what the Lib Dems stand for. It’s time to take this lot apart.