David Cameron writes

I'm in Cardiff this weekend with three clear messages for the party. One: thank you for everything you've done. We're in government delivering Conservative pledges - from bringing some sense to our public finances to dismantling Labour's nanny state. This wouldn't have happened without the constant work of activists up and down the country over this past year. So thank you.

Two: get ready because we've got some big elections coming up - council elections, Welsh Assembly elections, Scottish Parliament elections and of course, the AV referendum. AV is fundamentally unfair - it makes politics and politicians less accountable and it means some people's votes can count more than others. We've got to get out there, take these arguments to the country and urge them to vote no to AV.

The third message is to do with our economy. In just over two weeks, we're going to unveil the most pro-enterprise, pro-business Budget for a generation. It's going to be a no-nonsense, roll-our-sleeves up Budget in which we do everything we can to make it easier for businesses to grow, invest and take people on.

Make no mistake, I am an enterprise Prime Minister. Every summit I go to, every trip I make, every foreign leader I meet, I'm trying to drum up new trade or business for Britain. I know some people don't like me doing that. But do these critics think the Germans and the French and the Americans are all sitting at home waiting for business to fall on to their lap? Of course not. They're getting out there, and so am I.

This is an enterprise government too. Everywhere we can we're breaking down the barriers to business growth - cutting corporation tax, gripping regulation, bringing in an enterprise allowance to help those who are unemployed set up their own business. But there's so much more to do. Right now in our country there are what I would call the enemies of enterprise, whether it's bureaucrats who concoct ridiculous rules or town hall officials who take ages to make planning decisions. Believe me, we are taking them on.

Enterprise is in our party's DNA. We have always been on the side of the doers, the grafters, the entrepreneurs. They are the wealth creators and the job creators, the ones who will drive Britain's prosperity in the years to come, and that's why this government is doing everything possible to get behind them today.

David Cameron


Tim said…
Have a look at the coalition's attitude towards handing out intracompany transfer visas to IT workers from India - it's depressingly similar to the previous government's policy. Home grown IT talent shoved out so the jobs can be offshored - how very enterprising !
Tim said…
Didn't fancy publishing my last comment ? I don't think it broke any of the rules. Do you not like reports of what's actually going on in the world of work rather than a slave like adherence to the latest piece of Cameron propaganda ?
Jim said…
I can only hope that the government in point 3 of the message deliver on the fuel stabilizer they promised. Scrapping the rise on duty on April 01.

The price of fuel directly affects all aspects of the economy. It increases the price of goods on what ever we buy, as over 85% of all goods are delivered buy road.

In cumbria this the most important topic, by far to us. The last government tried to tax us out of our cars and use a pubic transport system that simply does not exist. They scrapped 100 new road projects as soon as they were elected, leaving our infustructure crippled, yet even after these efforts, road use increased, Why- because there is no viable alternative.

I know the last governement left a mess to clean up, please dont get me wrong. However, to bring the fuel to an affordable level (£1 per litre) and hold it there, would be beneficial to the govenment, IE more vat on goods people can afford, less claiments on income support (haulage firms) less inflation.

You know your self Chris which way my political views go, but, i can not give any government a free ride, not with such an important issue as this
Chris Whiteside said…
Jim - I entirely agree, and I hope that the coalition does deliver on this.

Tim - I don't often block your comments and have not done so for several weeks. Presume you may be talking about the first comment on this thread which I was a bit slow approving - have been a bit busy this week.

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