Gordon Brown the UK PM speaking, now, live at the Labour Party spring conference in Birmingham this Saturday morning.
‘ The old way was just to provide a safety net below which nobody could fall. The new way, in this new age of rising ambition, is to provide a platform, from which each individual can rise. And this, is a new common purpose that our generation can forge together, a new meritocracy, a new wave of upward social mobility, that instead of unlocking just some of the talent of some of the people, must in this generation unlock all of the talents, of all of the people. ‘
Nations, Companies, Public service, Higher Education and Schools: the same consistent message. It will be good to come back in five years and see what has really changed and what the process from rhetoric to reality has entailed. Watch this space in February 2013.