Ed Miliband Labour Party conference speech 2012
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OrderTime in speech (minutes)SentenceLength of applause (seconds)
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500:01:38"You get all kinds of advice from people ‘say this, don’t say that; smile here don’t smile there; stand there, don’t stand there’. Thanks Tony, Gordon and Neil for that."0.65
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6900:51:03"We will end that so companies in Britain can take the long… view for our country."0.8
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200:00:18"Two years ago I was elected the leader of this party"2.1
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400:00:57"Let me tell you my favourite – it was when Mitt Romney came to Britain and called me ‘Mr Leader’"2.56
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1"It is great to be in Manchester"2.71
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700:02:44"I said ‘no, Daniel we tried predators last time’..."2.72
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600:02:29“He said ’I want dinosaurs’"3.25
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5800:42:39"We must have a One Nation banking system as part of a one nation economy."3.47
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4200:33:33"We’ve had the country suffering with Rebekah Brooks, he even he even rode the horse…"3.69
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4800:36:23"And living longer should be one of the great virtues of the 21st century."3.97
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3700:30:12"Let’s not forget this tax cut wouldn’t be happening without Nick Clegg and the Liberal Democrats."4.06
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5500:40:34"We’re the One Nation economy and the first [issue] is to sort out or banks. Sort them out once and for all."4.69
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7200:53:00"I’m incredibly proud to be the son of immigrant parents of the multi-ethnic diverse Britain which won us the Olympic bid, and the Olympics saw that kind of country here in Britain."4.78
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4700:36:11"We’ve got a responsibility to them and they have a responsibility to take the work that is on offer." 4.79
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1300:08:36"My late father, as some of you know, wouldn’t agree with many of the
things I stand for. He would have loved the idea of ‘Red Ed’"
5.06
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5900:42:49"But think about all those kids who had talent and ability, great talent and ability."5.12
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1200:07:48"I believe that we can overcome any odds if we come together as people."5.53
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4600:36:01"Those who can work have a responsibility to do so."5.88
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1900:14:24"Just think about the Olympics and Paralympic Games – it was a triumph for Britain."6.15
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7400:54:19"So the next Labour government will crack down on employers who don’t pay the minimum wage."6.38
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1600:11:58"I want to talk to him and all the people of Britain who feel they’re at the mercy of forces that are beyond their control."6.59
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7900:57:13"And after the UK itself, there is no more important area of our common life than the National Health Service."6.91
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3800:30:29"Isn’t it shameful that the party that supported – that implemented the budget of 1909 – Lloyd George’s budget is supporting the millionaire’s budget of 2012?"7.06
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6100:45:28The courses in which you engage them are relevant to them, experience with employers, culminating at the age of 18, a new gold-standard vocational qualification a new technical baccalaureate.7.28
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6800:50:34"I think one year on, people know what I was talking about."7.38
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3100:24:21"There are more people looking for work for longer than for any time since the last time there was a Conservative government."7.69
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5000:38:28"As much the party of the small business struggling against the odds and the home help struggling against the cuts."7.69
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1100:07:27"So here is my faith: I believe we have a duty to leave the world a better place than we found it."7.78
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6400:47:41"It must be about building one nation together, public and private sector joining together."8.06
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5200:39:00"There is no future for this party as the party of one [interest] of this country."8.12
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5100:38:39"We must be the party of south just as much as the party of the north."8.25
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7100:52:37"My vision of one nation is an outward-looking country, a country that engages with Europe the rest of the world."8.31
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1000:05:02"I wouldn’t be standing on this stage today without my comprehensive school education."8.44
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2300:16:08"We will always do our duty by you both in military and in civilian life."8.6
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300:00:33"I am prouder than ever to be the leader of the Labour party"8.62
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5400:39:59"In One Nation, no interest, from Rupert Murdoch to the banks is too powerful to be held to account."8.87
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6500:48:19"In One Nation, there is no place for free labour – the firms that don’t train poach workers from firms that do."9.03
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2600:18:28"That is the spirit this Labour party believes in."9.15
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7500:54:37"And we will end the shady practices in the construction industry and elsewhere, of gang masters."9.59
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1700:12:44"And they ask why is it that the privatised railways can make hundreds of millions of pounds in profit at the same time as train fares are going up by 10% a year?"9.69
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5600:40:55"We we need banks that serve the country."9.85
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4900:37:26"But here’s the big difference between a One Nation government led by me and this current government: those with the broadest shoulders will always bear the greatest burden."10
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2900:22:19“We just can’t succeed as a country"10.03
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7600:55:20"I want to be quite clear about this – Scotland could leave the UK. But I believe we would be far worse off as a result."10.56
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7300:53:56"But not when it’s used to undercut workers already here and exploit people coming here."10.78
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900:04:25"I still remember the amazing and inspiring teaching I got at that school, and one of my teachers, my English teacher, Chris Dunne is here with us today."10.88
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3300:27:09"If the medicine’s not working, you change the medicine."10.88
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800:03:41"I know I would not be standing on this stage today without the compassion and tolerance of our great country, Great Britain."10.97
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2000:14:48"A boy born in Somalia, called Mo Farah – Mo Farah, a true Brit, a true hero to our country."11
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7000:51:51"Let’s [change] the rules of the game so we have a One Nation business model as part of a one nation economy for our country."11
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3600:29:53"How can he justify this unfairness in Britain 2012?"11.1
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3900:30:52"Don’t let him ever tell us again we’re all in this together."11.1
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3400:27:26"You change the change the doctor too and that’s what this country needs to do."11.4
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4300:34:19"I have to say, if I was chairman of the Conservative party, I’d have a false name too."11.4
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5300:39:37"The richest in society have the biggest responsibility to show responsibility to the less [well-off]."11.53
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7700:56:15"If you think about the people of Scotland and the Olympic Games. They weren’t cheering on just the Scottish athletes of Team GB, they were cheering on all the athletes of Team GB."11.62
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4400:35:01"They’re so useless they can’t even resign properly."11.66
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3000:22:47"One nation – a country where everyone plays their part, a country we rebuild together."11.72
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3500:29:17"And here’s the worst part. David Cameron isn’t just writing the cheques. He’s receiving them. He’s the one getting the tax cut."11.91
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2500:17:11"‘never mind the odds, we are going to pioneer the bid for London, we are going to fight for the bid for London, we are going to win the bid for London’ – from Seb Coe to our very own Dame Tessa Jowell."11.97
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6000:44:46"But now it’s time to put our focus on the forgotten 50% who do not go to university."12.06
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2800:21:04"That is the Britain we must become."
12.1
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4500:35:42"I think it is incredibly important that to be one nation, we have to show compassion and support for all those who can’t work…"12.31
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1500:10:57"I want to talk to her, to a whole generation of young people who feel that Britain under this Government is not offering them a future."12.38
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1400:09:20"Well, I guess you can say I am out to prove them wrong; that is who I am."12.41
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2400:16:30“We succeeded because of our outstanding police, and let us, in this city of Manchester show our appreciation for what the extraordinary policemen and women of our country do for our country."12.41
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2200:15:37" And let us today pay tribute to their bravery, their courage, their sacrifice in Afghanistan and all around the world."12.56
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7800:56:48"Friends it is up to us, it is up to us, we the Labour party must be the people who fight and defend and win the battle for the United Kingdom."  12.56
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1800:13:51"It’s not the Britain this party will ever be satisfied with."12.62
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6300:47:13"The next Labour government will ensure that every private sector contract will only be awarded to a company that trains the next generation with apprenticeships."12.85
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8301:02:17"The next Labour government will end the free market experiment, it will put the right principles back at the heart of the National Health Service, and it will repeal the NHS Bill."12.97
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6700:49:59"Education for a narrower and narrow elite with the Conservatives and a one nation system as part of a one nation economy with the next Labour government."13.19
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6200:45:54"We can’t be a country where voc qualifications are seen as second-class, they are the real route to apprenticeships and jobs..."14.14
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8101:00:19"Think what he could have done if he hadn’t spent billions of pounds on atop down reorganisation, and used the money to employ nurses rather than sacking them."14.22
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2100:15:04"We succeeded because of the outstanding volunteers, the gamesmakers who are here with us today, all 70,000 gamesmakers."15.43
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3200:25:40"It is this Government that is increasing borrowing this year."15.53
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2700:20:12"One nation, we heard the phrase again as the country came together to defeat fascism, and we heard it again as Clement Attlee’s Labour government rebuilt Britain after the War."15.71
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6600:49:11"O levels and CSEs, one group of young people written off. We are not going back to those days."16.22
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8000:59:32"And what did he do – he ploughed on regardless, he broke his solemn contract with the British people – a contract that can never be repaired."16.31
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5700:41:52We can do this the easy way or the hard way, either you fix it yourselves between now and the election, or the next Labour government will ensure that the high street bank is no longer in the arm of a casino operation…"22
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4000:31:31"And you can’t be a One Nation Prime Minister if your chief whip insults the great police officers of our country by calling them plebs."25.66
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8201:01:25"You just can’t trust the Tories on the Nation Health Service."39.47
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4100:32:48"Have you ever seen a more incompetent, hopeless, out-of-touch, U-turning, pledge-breaking, make it up as we go along, back of the envelope miserable shower than this Prime Minister and this government?"41.56
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8401:04:32"One nation, a country for all, with everyone playing their part. A Britain we rebuild together."179.75
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