Ed Miliband says he can create “world class” Britain in ten years

In his final party conference speech before the general election, Ed Miliband will explain and set out a 10-year plan to rebuild a “world-class Britain”.

The speech will start at 2:30pm BST, where the Labour party leader will criticise David Cameron’s leadership, who says that he has a “long term economic plan”, but no answer to falling living standards, a weakening NHS and young people struggling to get on the property ladder.

According to his aides, Mr Milliband will address the public’s anger and disillusionment with politics head-on as he seeks to kick-start a “national mission”. He is to say: “’Can anyone build a better future for the working people of Britain?’ That is the general election question.

“So many people have lost faith in the future. I’ve met young people who should have the brightest of futures who tell me their generation is falling into a black hole. People in England who think all politics is rubbish.

Our task is to restore people’s faith in the future. But the way to do it is not to break up our country. It is to break with the old way of doing things, break with the past.”

In his speech, Mr Miliband will outline six national goals “not just for one year or one term of office, but a plan for the next 10 years: Britain 2025”.

Among them will be to boost the amount of people taking up apprenticeships so that they match those going to university. The number of low-paid workers will be halved, and a million new “green” technology jobs will be created.

Miliband will also build 200,000 new homes a year by 2020, in order to double the number of young people on the property ladder, and the NHS will be “transformed” with improved GP access and better preventative care.

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