In his leader’s speech at the Labour Party’s annual conference in Liverpool tomorrow, Keir Starmer will spell out his ambition to “turn the UK into a growth superpower”, through Labour’s Green Prosperity Plan.
The plan will create one million new jobs in towns and cities in every corner of the country, as well as bringing down energy bills, raising living standards and ensuring Britain shows global leadership in tackling the climate crisis. Starmer will commit to kicking off this mission within the first 100 days of his Labour government.
To achieve this, he will say, “will require a different way of working – the biggest partnership between government, business and communities this country has ever seen.” But in order to fulfil Britain’s potential, Starmer will say we must end the short-termist approach that has dogged the country for a decade and seize the opportunities ahead of us. He will declare that Labour will get Britain “out of this endless cycle of crisis with a fresh start, a new set of priorities and a new way of governing.”
Starmer will say that the climate crisis also provides the biggest opportunity that Britain has had in decades to make the country work for working people. He will say: “we cannot afford to miss out” on the opportunity to lead the world in renewable energy, electric vehicles and harnessing new hydrogen power among others.
He will also talk about his personal commitment to tackling the climate crisis, drawing upon his determination to deliver for the next generation and give the country its future back.
Starmer will draw the contrast between Labour’s plan for growth and the Tories’ shambolic mini-Budget last Friday. He will say it is the Labour Party that now stands for “sound money” and recommit Labour to an Office for Value for Money to make sure taxpayers’ money is spent in the national interest. He will also contrast Labour’s growth plan for working people with the Tory tax cuts for the wealthiest.
Starmer will say: “What we’ve seen from the Government in the past few days has no precedent. They’ve lost control of the British economy – and for what? For tax cuts for the richest one per cent in our society.”
Concluding with how Labour’s plans will help Britain avoid exactly the cost of living crisis the country is going through now, Starmer will say: “We should never be left cowering in a brace position, worrying about how to get through a winter. It’s time for Britain to stand tall again.”