Labour has a better plan – putting people first, not just the 1 per cent at the top. We understand that it is only when people succeed that Britain succeeds. That idea is at the core of each of our five General Election pledges.
A strong economic foundation
Balance the books and cut the deficit every year while securing the future of the NHS. None of our manifesto commitments require additional borrowing.
Higher living standards for working families
Freeze energy bills until 2017 and give the regulator the power to cut bills this winter, ban exploitative zero-hours contracts, raise the minimum wage to £8 and provide 25 hours free childcare a week.
20,000 more nurses and 8,000 more GPs. We will join up services from home to hospital, guaranteeing GP appointments within 48 hours and cancer tests within one week.
Controls on immigration
People who come here won’t be able to claim benefits for at least two years and we will introduce fair rules making it illegal for employers to undercut wages by exploiting workers.
A country where the next generation can do better than the last
Tuition fees reduced to £6,000, an apprenticeship for every school leaver who gets the basic grades, and smaller class sizes for 5, 6 and 7 year-olds.
Our General Election pledges underline the choice in front of voters on May 7. Many more years of deep cuts to our public services as outlined in the Tory Budget in the last few days, or an approach based on fairness under Labour.
Our country deserves a future based on the idea that Britain only succeeds when we all succeed; the idea that has powered success for Britain throughout our history. Whenever we have prospered, whenever we have succeeded, it is not because we have been driven by the success of a few at the top but by the success of all.
Labour is different to the Tories. We believe that each of us has an interest in all of us succeeding.