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02.10.13

UK will be ‘land of opportunity’ – Cameron

Prime minister David Cameron is set to promise to make the UK a “land of opportunity” in his keynote speech to the Conservative Party Conference today.

He will defend British business, saying “profit is not a dirty word”, and develop the pledge announced by chancellor George Osborne to run a consistent Government budget surplus by 2020.

Cameron is expected to say: “It is the great Conservative mission that as our economy starts to recover we build a land of opportunity in our country today.

“In place of the casino economy, one where people who work hard can actually get on; in place of the welfare society, one where no individual is written off; in place of the broken education system, one that gives every child the chance to rise up and succeed.

“Our economy, our society, welfare, schools all reformed, all rebuilt with one aim, one mission in mind – to make this country at long last, and for the first time ever, a land of opportunity for all.

“What matters is the effort you put in, and if you put the effort in, you'll have the chance to make it. There is no short cut to a land of opportunity. No quick fix. No easy way to do it. You build it business by business, school by school, person by person. If you expect nothing of people, that does nothing for them.”

He will add: “When the election comes, we won't be campaigning for a coalition, we will be fighting heart and soul for a majority Conservative government – because that is what our country needs... This party at its heart is about big people, strong communities, responsible businesses, a bigger society – not a bigger state.”

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Image via David Cameron’s Facebook page

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