The Conservatives will create two million jobs, says Cameron

PM makes election pledge

The prime minister has pledged to create two million jobs if elected for another term.

David Cameron pledged to add 1,000 jobs a day to Britain’s recovering economy, bringing us closer to his target of “full employment”.

Speaking on Radio 4’s Today programme, Cameron also attacked Ed Miliband, saying the labour leader is “not fit to run our country”.

However, polls show Labour are neck-and-neck with the Tories as the lead switches repeatedly.

Miliband came out ahead of Cameron after last week’s live TV interviews but a recent poll by YouGov show both parties at 35%.

Cameron said Britain was “back on its feet again”.

“We have more people in work in our country than at any time in our history, living standards are on the rise and we are more economically secure,” he said.

“Of course we haven’t fixed everything, but Britain is back on its feet again.”

However, Rachel Reeves, Labour’s shadow Work and Pensions secretary said: “Re-heated and empty announcements from David Cameron will mean little to working people whose wages are on average £1,600 a year lower. The government’s failure on low pay has seen a 44% rise in the number of people paid less than a living wage under David Cameron.

“It’s time for the Tories to come clean about how working families, children and disabled people will be hit by their secret plan to cut £12billion from the social security budget.

“A Labour government will raise the minimum wage to £8 an hour, invest in skills, cut business rates for small firms, give tax rebates to firms who pay a living wage, boost apprenticeships and ban exploitative zero hours contracts.”

 

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Readers' comments (1)

  • Ed Miliband is a problem - he is very likable. Just like a Labour leader before him who had everyone voting for him.

    Blair messed up the economy and everything that Miliband says is an echo.

    As The Who said 'We won't be fooled again'

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