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Cameron's land of opportunity is for 'privileged few'

Labour MP Michael Dugher has said that the "land of opportunity" that David Cameron refers to is only for the "privileged few".

Under Cameron, prices have risen faster than wages in 38 out of 39 months and average pay is down by almost £1,500 a year since the General Election.

Rather than standing up for hardworking people he has shown he always puts a privileged few first, prioritising a tax cut for those earning over £150,000 a year while everyone else pays more ...

David Cameron only offers a land of opportunity for just a privileged few, not for the many.

– Michael Dugher MP, Labour’s Vice Chair

Union boss: PM failed to address 'living standards crisis'

TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said that David Cameron failed to address the "living standards crisis," minimum wage and "living wage".

Voters will have been disappointed by the Prime Minister's failure to address the living standards crisis ...

Prime ministers should be able to tell the difference between profit made by investment and innovation in competitive markets and that made by ripping off consumers, exploiting workers, rigging markets and dodging tax.

We need more of the former and less of the latter ...

– Frances O’Grady, General Secretary, TUC

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Ed Miliband: Cameron does not know where to start

Labour leader Ed Miliband has responded to the Prime Minister's conference speech on Twitter:

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Cameron expands on 'land of opportunity' theme

Expanding on his central theme of "a land of opportunity for all," Cameron says:

So it makes no difference whether you live in the North or in the South, whether you’re black or you’re white, a man or a woman, the school you went to, the background you have, who your parents were…

There is no shortcut to a land of opportunity. No quick fix. No easy way to do it.

You build it business by business, school by school, person by person ... patiently, practically, painstakingly.

And under-pinning it all is that deep, instinctive belief that if you trust people and give them the tools, they will succeed.

– David Cameron
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