Chancellor George Osborne writes ...
"I've just given a speech setting out the long-term economic plan that the Conservatives are working through."
"Our economic plan builds a stronger, more competitive economy and secures a better future for Britain by:
- Reducing the deficit so we deal with our debts, safeguard our economy for the long term and keep mortgage rates low
- Cutting income taxes and freezing fuel duty to help hardworking people feel more financially secure
- Creating more jobs by backing small business and enterprise with better infrastructure and lower jobs taxes
- Capping welfare and reducing immigration so our economy delivers for people who want to work hard and play by the rules
- Delivering the best schools and skills for young people so the next generation can succeed in the global race
The plan is working. For the first time in a long while, there's a real sense that Britain is on the rise. But it's far too soon to say job done - it's not even half done.
So this year Britain faces a choice: to go on working through the plan that is delivering for Britain, or to squander what we've achieved and go back to economic ruin.