I wish to hear today an optimistic message from Conference. Conservatives must use this period in office to promote greater opportunity and prosperity.
To do so requires lower taxes. People should keep more of what they earn, and more of what they make by venturing their savings.
Lower tax rates on income and gains will also yield more tax revenue to help those in need. the state should be generous to the disabled, and to the elderly who need care.
To do so requires us both to build more homes and to limit inward migration. House prices are too high and rents too dear in places around the country and especially in London.
To do so requires more gas fuelled power stations providing more reliable and cheaper energy.
To do so requires a transport policy that makes it easier to get work by car or by train, with more commuter rail capacity and more road capacity.
I go to Conference to further my campaigns for these improvements.