Unite: Ed Miliband delivers 'on your side speech'
Thursday, 14 February 2013
Ed Miliband has delivered a 'Key' speech on the economy and drawn the dividing line for the election in 2015 say Unite.
Unite general secretary Len McCluskey said:
"This is a key speech. Ed Miliband is breaking free from the failed neo liberal project embraced by both the Conservatives and New Labour. Today Ed has shown that his heart is in the right place defending working people.
"The restoration of the 10p tax rate is an important and welcome step towards building a fairer and more equal society. We believe Ed can go even further by announcing an extra £1 on the minimum wage as President Obama has called for across the Atlantic.
"The Labour leader has drawn the dividing lines for the next election. In 2015 voters will have a clear choice, ten more years of austerity and misery, or the hope offered by a Labour government that will be on the side of the people, not the one per cent.
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Notes to editors: Unite is Britain and Ireland’s largest trade union with 1.5 million members working across all sectors of the economy. The general secretary is Len McCluskey.
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