ED Miliband says he wants people to change the way they think of Labour politics.
The party’s leader said “Labour is a party for all times, not just for good times.” at the OXO Towers, Blackfriars, south London today.
“Each time New Labour won an election, it won at a time when business was prospering: when entrepreneurs could set up new firms and be confident of a return; when companies knew that there were markets for their goods, and consumers ready to spend.”
He added that the growing economy meant there were tax revenues to invest in British infrastructure, to help hardworking families and to protect the most vulnerable in the country.
Miliband who has struggled to get his points across in a hostile news media that mainly supports the Conservatives, is now leading in the opinion poll at 40 percent to Prime Minister David Cameron’s 38 per cent.
Miliband said: “Next time we come back to power, it will be different. We will be handed a deficit. We will have to make difficult choices that all of us wish we did not have to make. So we must rethink how we achieve fairness for Britain in a time when there is less money to spend.”
He went on “That growing economy meant that there were tax revenues to invest in our infrastructure, to help hardworking families and to protect the most vulnerable in our country.”
Chair: Dulwich and West Norwood Young Labour