A values analysis of Ed Milliband's Newham dockside speech

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Crompton, Tom
Date of publication
1 September 2013
Social Policy, Poverty Alleviation Welfare Benefits and Financial Inclusion
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Miliband, Ed
Social welfare
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Political leaders play an important role in influencing the values to which people come, collectively, to attach particular importance – those values which infuse their sense of collective identity. This publication analyses the likely impacts of one of Ed Miliband’s recent speeches, from the perspective of the values that he communicates. The speech on social security was delivered at Newham Dockside on 6 June 2013 was billed as politically significant – signaling the repositioning of Labour around the perceived ‘traps’ being set by George Osborne.

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