Ed Miliband has accused David Cameron of condemning Britain to a lost "decade of decline" by sticking to his austerity plans. The Labour leader said his party had to earn people's votes rather than expect to gain from the Government's failings.
The Conservatives are dealing with the big challenges facing our country - backing people who want work hard and get on in life so Britain can succeed in the global race.
We've cut the deficit by a third, we're capping benefits - so no one can claim more than the average working family earns - and we're cutting taxes for millions of hardworking people in a fortnight's time.
But Labour don't get it. They haven't learnt from their mistakes. All Ed Miliband offers is more spending, more borrowing and more debt - exactly how Labour got us into this mess in the first place.
Addressing Labour's "people's policy forum" in Birmingham, Ed Miliband said he had the answers to Britain's current problems, telling the audience: "A lost decade is not inevitable."
"I don't just offer a change of management. I want to offer a change in the way this country is run and who it is run for," Mr Miliband said.
An investment in employment for the young, a "revolution" in the education system around vocational learning, regional banking systems and investment in homes were among the policy themes the Labour leader has outlined to the audience.
The difference between Cameron and me is that he’s cutting taxes for himself, I might be raising them for myself. You've got food banks all around the country. These are dire circumstances for a lot of people. The notion that it’s right to take money off the poorest people but the rich can’t get by is just wrong.