Monday, January 04, 2010

That message from David Cameron in full:

"We can't go on like this. We need change to get the country back on its feet. And that change must be based on the values of responsibility and aspiration.

We can't go on with:
· The same irresponsible economic policies that gave us the biggest boom, the biggest bust, and now threatens our recovery with higher debts, higher instability, higher taxes, higher interest rates and higher unemployment.

· An old-fashioned left-wing class war on aspiration from a government that has seen the rich get richer and the poor get poorer. We can't go on with the old style of politics that divides our country instead of uniting it.

· Labour's bureaucracy, running everything from Whitehall, denying people control over their lives and undermining the professionals in our public services.

· A weak Prime Minister and a divided government.

This is no time for more of the same. And it's the modern Conservative Party that has the plans, the ideas, the energy, the people, the unity and the leadership to bring that change.

Our plans are not timid - but the truth is they can't be. The problems of today demand more. They demand real change: a better NHS; an aspirational economy; a big society; a new politics.

We have a four year track record of delivering change in our party. Now we are impatient to change our country. We are determined to make a difference. We are all in this together, and we know that if we all pull together then this country can have great hope for the future. So let's face this New Year with confidence, optimism and hope. And let's make 2010 the year for change."

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