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Cameron will take Britain to the mountain top in his Manchester speech

We have these advance extracts of David Cameron's speech:

"Yes, there is a steep climb ahead

But I tell you this, the view from the summit will be worth it.

In a Conservative Britain:

If you put in the effort to bring in a wage, you will be better off.

If you save money your whole life, you'll be rewarded.

If you start your own business, we'll be right behind you.

If you want to raise a family, we'll support you.

If you're frightened, we'll protect you.

If you risk your safety to stop a crime, we'll stand by you.

If you risk your life to fight for your country, we will honour you.

Ask me what a Conservative government stands for and the answer is this:

We will reward those who take responsibility, and care for those who [don't/ can't]*."

* I was given "don't" but "can't" makes more sense.

This is very moral in tone and reminds me a little of William Hague's Common Sense Revolution speech. It's also a reversal of Neil Kinnock's 1992 warning about not getting old, not losing your job etc if there is a Conservative government.

ConservativeHome will be live blogging David Cameron's speech.

Tim Montgomerie


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