Today Ed Miliband has given a much reported speech. You’ve probably already seen reports of it in the press. And most of them will have been more or less misleading, since most of them are designed to stir up trouble for the Labour Party.
The speech was about work – and about what Labour plans to do to make sure people have well paid jobs with a living wage.
Yes, it was also about welfare – and about the need to get welfare spending down. But it was about how Labour will achieve this by ensuring that employers not the state pay decent wages, by getting people into jobs, and by reversing the ludicrous situation where the state is subsidising a high-rent economy instead of building houses.
Here’s Ed’s own résumé of what he said
‘We all know Labour in 2015 will have less money to spend, because the Tories…
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