Miliband ‘driven by idea of change’

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Published: Thursday 13th November 2014 by The News Editor

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Ed Miliband has insisted he has the “resilience” to cope with the criticism he has faced in recent days and declared that Labour’s beliefs will see the party win the general election.

The embattled Labour leader said he had learned the meaning of the phrase “what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger” following the latest round of bitter infighting within his party’s ranks.

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In a speech attempting to relaunch his pitch to voters, Mr Miliband said he is driven by a desire to change the country rather than personal ambition.

Speaking in central London, he confronted the personal criticism head-on at the start of his address: ” There’s a saying that goes ‘what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger’.

“As Leader of the Opposition, over the last few days I have learned what that really means.

“You need resilience in this job, you need thick skin, but above all you need belief in what you are doing.

“Not belief based on a longing to have a picture on the wall of Downing Street, not belief driven by a sense of entitlement, not belief driven by the idea that it’s somehow Labour’s turn, but belief driven by the idea of how we must change the country.

“That’s why I’m in this job, that’s why it matters to me, that’s what drives me on.

“And it is through our beliefs that we are going to win the general election.”

Published: Thursday 13th November 2014 by The News Editor

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