We will only succeed in building a One Nation economy when workers have a stake in their workplaces and in our country’s successes. To begin we will address the cost of living crisis and lessen the financial pressures on family households.
My job is to oversee the Policy Review of the Party. To be blunt this is a massive task. In 2010 we experienced probably our worst defeat since 1918. And history tells us that on leaving office we tend to stay out of office for quite a while. So we have to bounce back quickly after a heavy defeat. To do this we have to be brutally honest.
The conversation is getting a bit lively.
I read in the Daily Telegraph two weeks ago that: ‘The air of anxiety is palpable as Whitehall waits for the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement. …. a consensus is emerging that the fiscal situation revealed by George Osborne will be even bleaker than expected’.