Speaking at the party conference in Brighton Mr Smith said: 'The concept of pride in public service for its own sake is beyond the government.' Those who work in schools, hospitals or serve as firefighters receive no praise but a constant barrage of attacks, said the Labour leader.
'They see their wages frozen, cut in real terms by a government who has no idea of how people live.'he continued, 'headmasters are no entrepreneurs. They should be allowed to get with jobs they are trained to do. 'We in the Labour party believe in public service. We say we are proud of what we do.' Mr Smith continued.
He later added: 'I want to introduce a Labour government that will introduce the most radical piece of constituional reform ever proposed by any political party.'