Miliband unapologetic about marching call
Ed Miliband has reaffirmed his intention to march alongside trade unionists protesting government cuts next month.
The Labour leader told Radio 4's The World at One he was unapologetic, and that the TUC rally would be of concern to people "right across the country". He reiterated his criticism of the Government's economic policy:
"If we were in power, yes, there would be some cuts, but I tell you what, we would be making sure that this economy is growing, because this is what the Government hasn’t understood. If you cut spending but you raise taxes, as this government has done, the deficit goes up not down. That is the reality of British politics today."
Earlier today Harriet Harman closed the Labour conference with a speech in which she said Mr Miliband had "fired the starting gun" for the next general election campaign. Ms Harman said:
“Because of what Ed's done since he became leader – we are now in with a fighting chance of forming the next government. But we all know that we still have a long way to go... we've got to have no no-go areas for Labour."