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>> the british parliament is in recess so that members can attend their party conferences. next, remarks from porter's prime minister david cameron at the party's conservative conference. he has led the party since 2005. he talked about the eurozone financial crisis and vowed that as long as he is prime minister, britain will never join the euro. he criticized the opposition labor party's economic policies and outlined his plans for education and immigration reform. he also said he supported legalizing gay marriage. his comments are about 50 minutes. >> i am proud of my team, i am proud of our members, and i am proud
of you. you have made this week the success it has been for our party and our country. people have clear instructions for this government. lead us out of this economic mess. do it in a way that is fair and right. as you do it, please, build something worthwhile for us and our children. clear instructions, clear objectives, and, for me, a clear understanding that in these difficult times, it is leadership we need. to get our economy moving, to get our society working, and in a year, the olympic year, when the world will be watching, to show everyone what great britain really means. but first, i want to say
something to everyone in this hall. thank you. despite the predictions, you won elections all over our country this may. let us hear it for those great campaigns that you fought and won. [applause] and thank you for something else. in that referendum, you did britain a service and you kicked that excuse for a voting system off the political the generation of 4 -- off the political agenda for a generation. [applause] next year, let us make sure we keep london conservative. [applause]
you are not just winners, you are doers. this summer, as before, conservatives will torwanda to build classrooms to teach children, to help build businesses. social action, that is the spirit of the modern conservative party. at this conference, we have been recording audio books for the blind. i looked at the books my colleagues chose. george knew exactly what he wanted. he went straight for "the man who would be king. i am afraid boris missed out. he chose "the joy of cycling." there was one book i chose personally. i said, can, this one is called
"crime and punishment" and i want you to read it twice. i think after yesterday we should have a group reading. if you, like me cannot read this book, to your children, he helped the police to catch the burglar, that keep him in the country. -- not to keep him in the country. [laughter] [applause] this is a party and ours is a country that never asks why. earlier this year, some people said, libya, that is not our concern. do not start with you cannot finish. some people even said, arabs, they do not do democracy. if we had stood aside this spring, people would have been massacred. do not let anyone say that this was not in our national
interest, we were number -- we knew what gaddafi did, he was behind the shooting of a police officer in a london square. he was responsible for the bombing of a plane. i say, let us be proud of what we did to help the libyan people take back their country. [applause] in afghanistan today, there are many women fighting for britain as bravely as any in our history. they come from across our country. england, scotland, wales, northern ireland. they now have the equipment they need and we are on target to bring them home by the end of 2014. theirs has been a campaign of incredible courage and sacrifice. i know that everyone in this hall will want to send a message
to everyone who serves and everyone who has served, to those in uniform in our armed forces and in our police, and to those not in uniform, who keep us safe from terrorism on our streets. we thank you, we salute you, we are proud of what you do for our country. [applause] leadership in the world is about the moral strength as much as about military might. a few months ago, i was in nigeria on a trade mission. while i was there, i visited a vaccination clinic. it was an experience i will never forget. it was hot, basic, the lights kept going on and off. to the rows of wooden cuddling their babies, this was a godsend. one of the nurses told me that it was not for british aid, many
of those babies would be dead. in four years' time, this country will have helped vaccinate more of the world's children then there are in the whole of england. we will make sure your money goes to people who need it most. we will do it in a way that is transparent and accountable. i really believe that in spite of all our difficulties, this is the right thing to do. it is a mark of our country and our people that we never turn our backs on the world's poorest. i believe everyone in britain can be proud of that fact. [applause] leadership in tackling tierney, leadership in fighting poverty. when it came to that decision, to help the libyan people, there was something dispiriting about the debate here in britain. it was not that some people
thought we should not do what we did, that is their right, that is a point of view. it was that so many people thought britain could not do something like that anymore. you hear that kind of pessimism, about our economic future, our social problems, that our best days are behind us. that we are on a path of certain decline. i am here to tell you that is simply not true. of course, if we sit around and hope for the best, the rest will leave us behind. if we grow our economy commend our society cannot give our children that the future we want, if we tell ourselves -- our society, give our children the future we want to but if we tell ourselves we cannot do these things, we are not going to get anywhere. if we put in the hours, if we correct those mistakes, take on the failed ideas of the past, i know we can turn this ship around. nobody wants false optimism.
i will never pretend there are short cuts to success. success will come up with the right ideas, the right approach, the right leadership. leadership to set up the direction we must take in the choices we must make. leadership from you. the things that will really deliver success are not politicians or government, it is the people of britain and the spirit of britain. some people say that to succeed in this world, we need to be more like india or china or brazil. i say, we need to be more like us. the real us. hard-working, pioneering, independent, creative, optimistic, can-do, that is the spirit that has made this united kingdom what is, a small country that does great things. one of the most incredible success stories in the history of the world.
it is a spirit that is alive and well today. i see it tanya roberts, the head teacher who started a preschool from scratch and is now oversubscribed. what is her ambition? to do it over again. that is leadership. i see it in the group of gp's who are taking control of their budget. they have the patience, some of the poorest, free treatment. that is leadership. i see it in all that we saw this summer. dan thompson, he walked the rights to unfold on television. he did not sit didhe watched the riots of gold on television. he got on the internet and he started a social movement. people picked up their brooms and reclaim our streets. the argument i want to make today is this, leadership works.
i know how tough things are. i do not underestimate how worried people feel, whether that is about making ends meet with the state of the world economy. the truth is, right now, we need to be energized, not paralyzed by gloom and fear. half the world is booming, let us sell to them. so many of our communities are thriving, let us make the rest just like them. there is so much that is great about our country. we do not have to accept that success in the sentry automatically belongs to others. we just have -- in this century automatically belongs to others. we just have to remember the people of britain taking a lead. [applause] that is why so much of my leadership is about unleashing your leadership.
giving everyone wanted a chance to seize the opportunity and the freedom to get things done. giving everyone wants to believe that the confidence that working hard and taking responsibility will be rewarded, not punished. let us reject the pessimism. let us bring on the can-do optimism. let us summon the energy and the appetite to fight for a better future for our country, great britain. [applause] now, of course, that starts with our economy. as we meet here in manchester, the threat to the world economy and to britain is as serious as in 2008 when world recession of bloom. the eurozone is in crisis. the french and the german economy had slowed.
even america has questioned about heard that. it is an anxious time -- questions about her debts. it is an anxious time. prices and bills go up. on the news is job losses, closures. you think about house prices, the cost of a deposit, you wonder how our children are going to manage. government can help and this one is, we have cut petrol duty, kept the cold-weather payments. as george said, we are going to freeze it all over again next year too. [applause] we need to tell the truth about the overall economic situation. people understand that when the
economy goes into recession times get tough, but normally, after a while, things picked up. strong growth returns. people get back into work. this time, it is not like that. people want to know why the good times are so long in coming. the answer is straightforward but uncomfortable. this was not a normal recession. this was a debt crisis. it was caused by too much borrowing by individuals, banks, businesses, and government. when you are in a debt crisis, some of the things that governments can do to deal with a recession, like borrowing to cut taxes, where increasing spending, these things will not work because they lead to more debt which will make the crisis worse. why? because it takes higher interest rates, and less confidence, and the threat of higher taxes in
the future. the only way out of a debt crisis is to deal with your pet. that is why households are paying down the credit-card. it means banks getting their books in order. it means government all over the world cutting spending and living within their means. this coalition government, conservatives and democrat, nick and i cannot we have led the way here in britain. our plan is right. our plan will work. i know that you cannot see it or feel it right now, but think of it like this, the new economy we are building, it is like building a house. the most important part is the part you cannot see, the foundation. slowly but surely, we are laying a solid foundation for a stronger future. the vital point is this, if you
do not stick with it, it will not work. there is something else. [applause] there is something else that we have to stick to. because we are not in the bureau, we can lay these foundation ourself, on our own terms, in our own way. let me say this, as long as i am prime minister, this country will never joined the bureau. -- join the euro. [applause] i will not let us be sucked into endless bail out of countries that are euro in the either. yes, we are members of imf, and we have our responsibilities. when it comes to bailouts, my
view is simple. labour got us into it and i am making sure we are getting out of it. [applause] of course, our whole deficit- reduction program is just one, a big bailout of the last labour government. we have been subjected to a national apology for labour by these past few months. sorry for sucking up to gaddafi, for question of civil liberties, for failing to go green. sorry for the infighting that made it the most difficult government in the history of our country. you know what? nothing, not a peep on the thing they really need to say sorry for, wasting billions and billions of your money. no apology for that at all. [applause]
you know what the shadow chancellor said last week? labour did not spend any more money than they had available. hello? [laughter] you spent four hundred 28 billion pounds more than you had available. there is only one conclusion you can draw from this, we must never, ever let these people near our economy ever again. [applause] as before, it falls to us to clear up after a labour
government. i have insisted we do it in a way that is fair. you cannot cover a deficit the size of ours without asking everyone to make a sacrifice. those with the most money are bearing the biggest burden. we have imposed a permanent levied on the banks, getting them to pay more every year than labour did in one year. we raised taxes on those who make their money overseas. at the same time, we have given help to the poorest and most vulnerable we are taking a million of the lowest paid people out of tax altogether. after that scandal of the rays of pensions, we are linking pensions to earnings, so other the people will be better off in their retirement. this is a one nation deficit- reduction plan from a one nation party. [applause]
my friends, there is something else that we come up with the conservatives have done. the national health service is the most precious institution in our country, it is the most precious institution to my family, to your family. the last election, it was labour policy to cut the nhs. it was our policy, a conservative policy, to protect these nhs and spend more on it this year, next year, and the year after that, because we are the party of the nhs and that is the way it is going to stay. [applause] real fairness is not just about what the state spends, it is about the link between what you
put in and what you get out. as we debate what people get from the state, let us remember how we generate the taxes in the first place. to the unions planning to strike over pensions, i say this, you have every right to protest, but our population is aging, our public sector pension system is unaffordable, the only way to get public sector workers a decent pension system, which i want to, and to do right by the taxpayer, is to ask public servants to work a little longer and pay a little more. that is fair. what is not fair, what is not right, is going on strike and hitting the very people that are helping to pay for your future pension. [applause]
dealing without debts, that is line 1, clause 1, of our plan for growth. we need jobs. we are not going to get jobs by growing government, we need to go out businesses. here is our growth plan. it is to -- need to grow our businesses. here is our growth plan, to do everything we can to help businesses grow. we will back up and cut regulations. where that means investment, we will invest. what ever it takes to help our businesses take on the world, we will do it. a global economy has been transformed in recent years. it used to take companies decades to become world leaders. now some of them do it in a few years. when you step off the plane in the dehli or lagos, you can feel the energy, the hunger.
we need that here. there is too much sobbing as, we need to be a sharp, focused, can-do country. as we go for growth, the last thing i want is to pump the old economy back up with a banking sector out of control, manufacturing squeezed, and prosperity confined to a few parts of the country and a few industries. our plan is to build something new and to build something better. we can do it. look at what is happening in east london. europe does the financial capital is now matched by your's technology capital. facebook, intel, google, people investing right here. look at what is happening across the country. the biggest jumbo jet made in wales. the most famous figures made in
england. do you watch formula one? whether it is the german, the australian, with the brazilian, they all have one thing in common. when they get into their car is made here in britain. [applause] this is the new economy we must build, leading in many petri, technology, green engineering, inventing, creeping, exporting. it is easy -- creating, exporting. it is easy to talk about these things. you will not deliver it by just dividing industries into safe and a similar. that is not just an insult to the financial insurance companies, the accountancy firms, the professional services. it is much too simplistic. i have always argued we need
businesses to be more socially responsive. to get proper growth, to rebound of our economy, we have to put some important new pieces into place. we have to take action now to get credit flowing to the small businesses that are the engine of our economy. we have to reinvent the banks of a fulfilled the role of lending safely. we are setting up technology and innovation centers with scientists and academics, where they can work to turn brilliant inventions into successful products. we are encouraging enterprise and investing in high-growth areas. we are also going to have to take some controversial decisions and to challenge some vested interest. when firms need to adapt quickly, to win orders, to win the contract, it cannot go on with the rigid, outdated implement legislation of the past. i know the critics will say, what about workers' rights?
we must not forget the important worker right of all, the right to have a job in the first place. [applause] when, in modern business, you are quick or you are dead, it is hopeless that our transport infrastructure and lives so far behind. that is why we need high-speed rail and we need it the best and the fastest broadband networks in europe too. when a balanced economy needs workers with skills, we need to put an end to the old story about vocational education and training. this government is providing funding for petitions across the country. we are not getting enough back from big business. here is a direct appeal. if you want skilled employees,
we will supply the funding, we will cut the red tape. you have to show the leadership and give us the apprenticeships this country so badly needs. [applause] unlocking growth, rebalancing our economy, it also requires a change. the eu is the biggest market in the world. it has amazing potential. it is not working properly. almost every day, i see pointless new regulation coming our way. a couple of weeks ago i was up in the flat early in the morning preparing for the today's work, the wind through paperwork, i came across a directive. you know what it was about? what the people with diabetes should be allowed to dry. what has this got to do with a market? market?