In a robust defence of his government's legislative programme Gordon Brown today insisted that the Queen's Speech was not an electoral tool.
"When we propose these measures we are speaking up not in the party interest, but in the national interest," he told MPs.
And he said that the Labour party was the one party that had the policies to take the right decisions to deal with the recession and build a long term recovery.
Brown attacked the Conservative Party and its leader David Cameron for not having any policies to deal with the economy and the gap between rich and poor.
"Every measure they announce is a repeat of the failed policies of 1980s and 1990s," he told the Commons. "There only definite commitment is to cut inheritance tax."
"He [Cameron] has decided to maintain a Conservative commitment to give £200,000 to the richest 3,000 people in our country by an inheritance tax cut," Brown said.
This was the "most regressive policy you could imagine" he added.
"99 per cent of the benefit goes to the richest few in the country."
The prime minister said that the majority of constituencies would not have a single resident that would benefit from the tax cut.
In a nod to the so called 'Notting Hill set' of Conservative MPs who form Cameron’s inner circle, Brown noted that area the that would benefit most from the cut would be Kensington and Chelsea constituency, where Cameron and shadow chancellor George Osborne live.
To laughter, he observed that Cameron and Osborne "will know by name" almost all of the benefices.
"Is this what the Conservatives mean when they say 'we're all in this together?' he added.
Returning to a well-established line of attack, Brown condemned the Conservatives for not offering any policy alternatives to the governments programme.
The Tory party has been wrong on "every single policy on the economy" this year he said.
"I say poverty and inequality will endure until doomsday if the leader of the opposition is all that is going to confront it."
He added: "Choice is about policies.
"Our changes are for the many not the few.
"At no point during the leader of opposition's speech did he put forward one new policy that would benefit country."