Ed M to flesh out One Nation
Ed Miliband has hit back at David Cameron's attacks on One Nation Labour and said he will set out what the slogan mean "in practice" across a range of policy areas.
In a speech in Cardiff today, the Labour leader said: "At our party conference, I set out the future for our country as One Nation and my party as a One Nation Labour Party... David Cameron spent much of his speech yesterday trying to respond.
"But he failed. He failed because his government and his party is taking us away from One Nation."
Dismissing Mr Miliband's bid to snatch the Tory One Nation slogan for his party yesterday, Mr Cameron denounced Labour as "the party of one notion - more borrowing".
But in his speech today Mr Miliband insisted that he would build on the concept over the next two years.
He said: "Between now and the general election Labour will be showing across all major areas of policy what One Nation means in practice, building on the big reforms in banking, skills, energy, pensions and housing that we announced at party conference."
Writing in the Daily Mirror today, Mr Miliband has hit out at Mr Cameron over his Tory conference speech, claiming the Prime Minister "showed he can only drive us apart" and does not have the credentials of a "One Nation Prime Minister".