Prime Minister's speech to the Conservative Party conference

10 October 2012

Prime Minister David Cameron today issued a call to build an 'aspiration nation'  in his keynote speech to the Conservative Party conference.

In a speech which contained a number of references to social security, the Prime Minister said:

"Work isn't slavery, it's poverty that is slavery... ...and again it's us, the modern compassionate Conservative party, who are the real champions of fighting poverty in Britain today."

In her response to the speech, CPAG's Chief Executive, Alison Garnham warned: “Rising child poverty will be the real cap on aspiration for an increasing number of children in the coming years."