The Prime Minister will set out his vision for the country in his speech at the Conservative Party conference today.
In his speech he will say that he came into politics not just to '…fix what went wrong, but to build something right' and '…build a land of opportunity in our country today'.
He will also say that this is more than just clearing up the mess they were left with, but building something better.
And he will finish by saying that it takes a strong government with a clear mandate to achieve this and '…when the election comes, we won't be campaigning for a coalition' but fighting for a clear Conservative majority.
Speech text in full:
I didn’t come into politics just to fix what went wrong, but to build something right.
We in this party – we don’t dream of deficits and decimal points and dry fiscal plans…
…our dreams are about helping people get on in life…
…these are our words, our dreams.
So today I want to talk about our one, abiding mission…
…I believe it is the great Conservative mission…
…that as our economy starts to recover…
…we build a land of opportunity in our country today.
…But finishing the job is about more than clearing up the mess we were left.
It means building something better in its place.
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.
So it makes no difference whether you live in the North or in the South, whether you’re black or you’re white, a man or a woman, the school you went to, the background you have, who your parents we…
…what matters is the effort you put in, and if you put the effort in you’ll have the chance to make it.
That’s what the land of opportunity means.
That’s what finishing the job means.
Of course I know that others in politics may talk about these things.
But wishing for something, caring about something – that’s not enough.
You can’t conjure up a dynamic economy, a strong society, fantastic schools all with the stroke of a minister’s pen.
It takes a mixture of hard work, common sense and – above all – the right values.
When the left say: you can’t expect too much from the poorest kids; don’t ask too much from people on welfare; business is the problem, not the solution…
…Here in this party we say: that’s just wrong.
If you expect nothing of people that does nothing for them.
Yes, you must help people – but you help people by putting up ladders that they can climb through their own efforts.
You don’t help children succeed by dumbing down education…
…you help them by pushing them hard.
Good education is not about equality of outcomes but bringing the best out of every single child.
You don’t help people by leaving them stuck on welfare…
…but by helping them stand on their own two feet.
Why? Because the best way out of poverty is work – and the dignity that brings.
We know that profit, wealth creation, tax cuts, enterprise…
…these are not dirty, elitist words – they’re not the problem…
…they really are the solution because it’s not government that creates jobs, it’s businesses…
…it’s businesses that get wages in people’s pockets, food on their tables, hope for their families and success for our country.
There is no shortcut 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…
…patiently, practically, painstakingly.
And under-pinning it all is that deep, instinctive belief that if you trust people and give them the tools, they will succeed.
This party at its heart is about big people, strong communities, responsible businesses, a bigger society – not a bigger state.
It’s how we’ve been clearing up the mess.
And it’s how we’re going to build something better in its place.
So let’s stick with it and finish the job we’ve started.
It requires a strong Government, with a clear mandate, that is accountable for what it promises and yes, what it delivers.
And let me tell everyone here what that means.
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.