David Cameron has once again set out a magnificent vision for a Conservative programme to make Britain greater. I am delighted our poverty-fighting social justice ideas are back at the forefront of Conservatism. I may have entered politics over the Lisbon Treaty, but the journey taught me the calamitous extent of the welfare state’s failures under Labour. That’s why I helped the Centre for Social Justice before the election: we must succeed to a far greater extent in our fight against […]
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I’ve been asked to publish my speech at the launch of Politeia’s The UK and the EU: what must change? by Bernard Jenkin, Sir William Cash and John Redwood. I did not have a script: this is a close parallel of the main substance of my remarks. In 2007, a British MP visited the Czech Republic to make a speech on the European Union. He said, It is the last gasp of an outdated ideology, a philosophy that has no place in our new […]
As the Legatum Institute’s Prosperity Index repeatedly shows, entrepreneurship and opportunity are the primary keys to overall prosperity. It is because life in society is a creative dynamic process of discovering how best to serve the needs of other people and to adjust to them. If we are to become the most prosperous nation within a generation, we will need to liberate that spirit of innovation, service and commerce which has always served our country so well. I was therefore delighted […]
Via Share the Facts, what the next Conservative Government will do: Over the past five years we have put our country back on the right track. And we have a clear plan for the next five years that will build a brighter, more secure future for families across Britain. Let’s not put all of this at risk with Ed Miliband, propped up by the SNP. The Prime Minister has set out his plan for the first 100 days of a Conservative […]
Via Share the Facts, Getting Britain back to work: Creating jobs is at the heart of our plan, and the plan is working – with employment now at an all-time high. Over 1,000 jobs have been created every day since 2010 – and there are now 2 million more people in work. Every new job means someone taking home a pay packet and able to provide for their families. That’s why it’s so important that we stick with the plan that’s working, and build […]
Via Share the Facts: Our action plan and the hard work of the Police means that crime is down by more than a quarter – the lowest level on record. The Guardian reports, Crime rate in England and Wales falls 7% to lowest level since 1981.
Via Share the Facts: Labour left Britain with a record peacetime deficit, and a note that read: “there is no money”. But since 2010 we’ve been working through a plan to get Britain back to living within its means. And that plan is working – with the deficit now reduced by a half as a share of our economy – and we’ll clear it in the next Parliament. In stark contrast, the Institute for Fiscal Studies – Britain’s most respected […]
Via Share the Facts, David Cameron explains that all our dreams hinge on a strong economy, that we cannot give a Labour a second chance with the security and stability of people’s lives and that Labour hurt the many in the crisis, not the few: David Cameron: “We’re the only people that can stop Ed Miliband and the SNP wrecking our economy and taking us back to square one”. Please vote Conservative on May 7.
This election is about the type of country we want to be. We can keep going forward with the Conservatives, and build a country where those who work hard and do the right thing can enjoy a good life. Or we can go back to square one with Labour, who would put our economy and our future at risk with their plans for more borrowing, more debt and more taxes. The Conservative Manifesto is now available here (PDF). David Cameron […]