Ed Miliband’s full response to the Queen’s Speech

Actually a very good speech by Milliband, showing that he has real ability when it actually appears. His speech attacks, amongst other things, the growing poverty of people in employment, and zero-hours contracts, comprehensive reform of the banking system to provide support for the small businessman, devolution of power to the communities from Westminster, greater support for childcare, more house-building, legislation to stop the undercutting of wages by immigrants, and the use of gangmasters to employ only immigrant workers. This is an important policy, as it recognises and tackles this abuse without falling into the knee-jerk xenophobia of the Tories and UKIP, and measures to stop the privatisation of the NHS.

Politics and Insights

 With thanks to LabourList


Click here for Ed Miliband’s full response to today’s Queen’s Speech, in glorious technicolour.
For those who prefer reading, here is the full text:
“This Friday we will mark seventy years since the Normandy Landings, where wave upon wave of allied forces poured onto the beaches of Northern France.
It marked the beginning of the final chapter of the Second World War which preserved the freedoms we enjoy today.
So I want to start by honouring the service of those veterans and the memory of their fallen comrades.
A feeling I’m sure shared across the whole House.
And I am sure across the House today we will also want to remember and pay tribute to the work of our armed forces over the last decade in Afghanistan.
At the end of this year, British combat operations will come to an end.
We should be incredibly…

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