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tv   British Prime Minister Delivers Party Conference Speech  CSPAN  October 7, 2021 2:29am-3:20am EDT

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address at his parties conference in manchester england this is a 45 minutes. [applause] [background noises] good morning, good morning everybody. good morning everyone it is fantastic to see you all here thank you, thank you good
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morning everybody. isn't it amazing to be back here in person? the first time many of you to defy the skeptics by winning councils and communities the conservatives have never won before in fact it's the first sign since the general election of 2019 are we finally said that covenant into orbit where he belongs. [laughter] and why is it we are back today for a conservative sheik by job alert? it is because the months we have had one of the most open economies and societies. on july 19 we decided to open every single theater on every nightclub in england. we knew some people would still be anxious so we sent
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top representatives so anyone could dance perfectly safely and wasn't he brilliant? let's hear it for john bon jovi, living proof, living proof living proof you all represent the most driving hip party in the world. and how have we managed to open up ahead of so many of our friends, here is the answer. uk phenomenon the magic potion invented and oxford university distributed at incredible speed everywhere. i saw the army an action and glasco as they set up a huge
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vaccination center. i saw the needle go in like the sewing machine. they were so rapid we were able to do those crucial groups one before the oldest and most vulnerable faster than any other major economy in the world. and though the disease has sadly not gone away. [applause] the impact on death rates has been astonishing. i urge you all to get your jobs because every day vaccine defenses are getting stronger and stronger. all of you you and everyone watching made this rollout possible. you made each other safer. perhaps we should think each other, go on try it.
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[applause] try a cautious fist bump. as we think the volunteers the public health workers, the pharmacist but above all are unbeatable, and hs. and as a responsible conservative government we must recognize these sheer scale and the scale of the challenge ahead. when i was lying in sick thomases hospital lester look blearily out my window at a hole in the ground between icu in a much older victorian section. amid the rubble of the bricks they seem to be digging a hole
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for something or someone, possibly me. [laughter] but the mhs saved me and my wonderful nurses pulled might chestnuts o out of that pit. i went back on a visit yesterday to sell the whole had been filled in with three or four stories of a new pediatric unit. that's how we must build back better now. we have a huge hole in the public finances we spent on covid support now stands at over 2 trillion pounds. and almost certainly go up before they come down, covid pushed out cases. people who did not or could not seek help. that is now coming back tight of anxiety your hip
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replacement, your mother's surgery as this is the priority of the british people. just anyone seriously imagine we should not be raising the funding to sort this out? is that really. >> i can type something margaret thatcher would not have ignored the media right here just crash of the public finances but she would've wagged her finger and said borrowing now is higher interest rate in even higher taxes later. when this country was sick our mhs was the nurse, front-line workers battled against eight new disease risking their lives, sacrificing their lives. it is right that this party who looked after the mhs for most of its history should be the one to rise to the challenge. forty-eight new hospitals, 50000 more nurses, 50 million
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gp appointments 14 new diagnostic centers in those backlogs with real change. the pandemic not only put colossal pressure on the mhs it was eight flash illumination of a problem we have failed to address for decades. in 1948 this country created the national health service this that but kept social care at local. though that made sense in many ways generations of older people who found themselves lost in the gap. when covid broke the 100,000 beds and 30,000 occupied by people who could've been cared for elsewhere whether it's in-home or residential care. it's one of the reasons it takes too long to get the hospital treatment your family desperately needs. there will be the one intent to suffer from the potentially catastrophic costs of
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dementia. wiping out everything they have and preventing them from passing on anything to their families. stand by those who have shared our values to face total destitution which treatment for cancer is funded by the states and is not or only party to fix these problems of the mhs and social care we are not going to just cite billions of new taxes under crucial services without improving performance, we will use new technology so there's a single set of electronic records between health and social care improving care to make sure the cash goes to the front line and not on needless bureaucracies. [applause] when i stood on the depths
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when i stood on the steps i promise to fix this crisis. after decades this reforming government this can-do government this government that's got brexit down, asking the covid vaccine down is going to get social care done. were going to deal with the biggest underlying issues of our economy and society. the problem is no has had the guts to handle before the structural weaknesses in the uk economy. it's thanks to the vaccine rollout that we now have the most open economy and the fastest growth in the g7. [applause] [applause] we have unemployment we have a demand surging is simply to say after years of stagnation,
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more than a decade wages are going up faster than before the pandemic began. we are embarking now on the change of direction that has been long overdue in the uk economy. we are not going back to the same old broken model with low wages, low productivity. all of these enable and assisted by uncontrolled immigration. the answer to the present which is mainly a function of economic revival is not to reach for that same old lever of uncontrolled immigration. to keep wages low. the answer is to control immigration. to allow people to come to this country but not to use immigration as an excuse for failure to invest in people, in skills and in the equipment and facilities, the machinery. [applause] or in the machinery they need
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to do their job. the truck stops to pick in toto but randomly redo not the urinate in the bushes that is the direction this country is going now towards the highway, high productivity and a low tax economy. that is what the people of this country need and deserve. in which everyone can take pride in their work and in the quality. yes it will take time and sometimes it will be difficult but that was the change the people voted for in 2016 but that was the change people voted for again powerfully in 2019. we will get on with our job of uniting and leveling up across the uk. the greatest project in the government can embark on.
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we have one of the most imbalanced societies and lopsided economies of all the richer countries. there are 18 gaps within the region themselves. look they are applying, or royal jelly are they eating that they lived seven years longer than the people of glasco only 33 miles white house of yorks population have a degree that is not just a question of social justice, it is an appalling waste of potential. and it is holding this country back. [applause] [applause] since there is no reason why the inhabitants of one part of the country should be
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geographically to be poor than others are why people should feel they have to move away from their loved ones or communities to reach their potential, when thomas gray in that church art in 1750 and wrote his famous as the curfew told of the departing day he lamented the wasting talents of those around him the commuting glorious who never wrote a poem because they never got to read. the simple soldier who died and knew that was an injustice, let me ask you maybe you know, where was he standing when he chewed his pensive coil? does anyone know, correct thank you. he was standing, my friends there may be underprivileged parts of our country but is
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not now among members only recently determined by the daily telegraph to be the eighth richest village in england. since great energized is to be one of the most productive regions in the whole of europe. they may still have their problems but they are overwhelmingly caused by these sheer lust of other people to live in or near. [laughter] endless commutes, too little time with the kids, the constant anxiety your view is desecrated but ugly new homes. that is why leveling up work for the whole country. it is the right and responsible policy because it helps to take the pressure point simultaneously offering hope and opportunity to those areas that it felt left behind. let's be clear there is a huge philosophical difference
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between us in our neighbors. they like leveling down. it. [laughter] they do. [applause] they like decapitating and taxing the rich they dislike athletic competitions and i kid you not have seen it with my own eyes, they eat like kids to run races. i've seen it when nobody actually wins. it. [laughter] i have to tell you i do not think that is a good preparation for life let alone for the olympic games. [applause] [applause] and if you insist on the economic theory behind leveling up a 19th century
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italian figure who floated from the cobweb attic and my memories there all kinds of improvements you can make to people's lives. without diminishing everyone else, we call these improvements they are the memes of leveling up. the idea in a nutshell these he hasn't everywhere in this country all of them evenly distributed. but opportunity our to promote opportunity with every tool we have. it is still a grim factor in this country. [applause] that is right. it's all about opportunity. it is still a grim factor in
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this country some kids will grow up and neighborhoods that are much safer than others. some will be sucked into gangs some will be and risks of stabbing and shooting some will be caught in the one-way ratchet of the criminal justice system. many others will not. that is why leveling up means fighting crimes, toughening sentences, rolling up the county lines 1100 of them already, giving the police the power they need to fight these dealers in debt and misery. that is what we want to do. to decriminalize hard drugs apparently to let the gangs off with a caution on straight from the powder rooms of north london dinner parties and nothing to do with the real need of this country. it is true.
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[applause] crime has been following and not because we took the precaution of locking up the public much of the last 18 months for you have a conservative government that understands the broken windows theory of fighting crime. saying we should not bother about. [inaudible] i say to cruella deville if you can steal a dog or a cat there is no limit to your depravity. [applause] and you know there's i don't call them legitimate protesters i say they are a
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confounded nuisance stocking people going about their daily life. and i am glad they're taking new powers to insulate them snugly in prison where they belong. what i find most incredible of all was the decision by labor to vote against tougher sentences and over half of the entire government i tell you this, we will not rest until we have increase the successful prosecution for rape. because too many, too many
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cowardly men are using the laws to get away for it with violence against women. we cannot and we will not stand for it. [applause] i know there are some hotels we are beyond generous and feeling our sense to control our borders. i say don't give me that sprayed this is a government that stood up to china for haven for british overseas nationals than i am proud to be part of, i am really proud to be part of the conservative government that will welcome 20000 africans people who will risk their lives to translate for us. we are doing the right and responsible thing. speaking of the great-grandfather, i know this
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country is a beacon of light and hope for people around the world provided they come here legally. provided we understand who they are and what they want to contribute. that is why we took back control of our borders. we will pass the borders builder must be a distinction between someone who comes in legally and someone who doesn't. i have every sympathy with people genuinely in fear of their life. i have no sympathy whatsoever people who take thousands of pounds to send them in frail and dangerous craft we must end this illegal trade. we must break the gangsters. [applause] [inaudible] is it not a sublime irony that even in french politics is now a politician on the eu.
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that's what happens if you spend here trying to argue, won't fight these at home and abroad. i'll tell you what leveling up is a few years ago they started a school the most disadvantaged in london. that is branson manor academy since more kids to officers in eden. proof of leveling up, we can do it for this obsolete no reason why the kids of this condition leg behind. and to level up, but into
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education are announcing today leveling up premium of 3000 pounds to send the best bob all investing in our skills, our university is that world beacon. il everything to my teachers there wanted the great glories of our economy. we know some of the most brilliant, imaginative and creative people paid people in britain, did not go to university. and so level up you need to give people the options, the skills that are right for them and to make the most of the skills and knowledge you need urgently to suppress the gaps
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in the infrastructure that still holding people and communities back. as i've been saying over this wonderful conference to you, when i became leader of this party you remember what percentage of households when you are so kind to make me leader, 7% only 7% you're absolutely right. what would it be by the new year? i'm told 68% by the new year. [laughter] thanks to super deduction the pace is now accelerating massively in the most hard-to-reach places. it's a wonderful, for years has been telling the comments he is nothing but a humble crop duster on the sky. now we have fiberoptics of a very high quality as it passed
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the billiard room? that is leveling up in action. [applause] and my friend it is not good enough just to rely on zoom. after decades our national infrastructure is a way behind some are key competitors but it is a disgrace it's the largest city in europe with the proper metro system. a waste of human potential transport is one of the supreme levels we make in the big generational changes short by previous governments. we will link up the cities of the midlands of the north. bill restore those of the union that a been allowed to attributes, the a 75 in
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scotland that is so vital to the links with northern island and the rest of the country. the northwest quarter we will invest in our roads, unblocking us to walk related roundabouts with 4000 more clean green buses made in this country some of them running on hydrogen. and as we come out of covid, our towns and cities are going to be buzzing because we know a productive workforce needs this bird that only comes with face-to-face meetings and water cooler gossip. they level the jobs in the way they have been most we will and must see people back in the office. [applause] that is why we are building back better, that is why we are building back venture with a once in the sentry
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640 billion-pound program of investing. and by making neighborhoods safer. by putting in the roads and the schools on the healthcare we will enable more young people everywhere to share the dream of home ownership. the great ambition of the human race always privately share but publicly disparage. but we can do it. go to google maps. you see how our landscape has been plotted, pieced and jigsaw together with centuries of quest and litigation. testimony of title trust it's a confidence that's responsible for so much investment. you see how rich this country has grown the billions of a loving incremental improvements you can see help beautiful it is bills we are going to require parts of the country and create a total of 30% whip tens of millions of trees, the returning from
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rivers of which they been absent from decades. beavers have not been seen on some rivers massacred for their pelt. that is not conservatism my friends i don't know what is. build back a beaver i say? though the beavers. [applause] though the beavers may sometime build it out without local authority and permission. [laughter] you can also see how much room there is to build the homes young families need in this country. but beautiful homes from sites and places where homes make sense. this government is helping young people if you've seen a scandal to what would stand for over the last 20 years the dream of homeownership has receded receded. yet under this government we turn the tide. not only built more homes and any time in the last 30 years were helping young people with
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her 95% mortgages. there is no happiness taking a set of keys and knowing the place is yours. you can paint the front door any color you like. i cannot paint my own front door any color i like, it has to be black. i certainly do not have to go very far to work. and if you do not have to go far to work in your commute is great in your wi-fi is a fast and reliable that housing in the right place when ad massively not just to your general but to your productivity. that by fixing the broken housing market by plugging in the gigabit by putting in safe bus routes and investing in skills, skills, skills.
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[applause] and that by the way isn't how we help cut the cost of living forever because housing, energy, transport by fixing our broken housing market sourcing or energy were supply, more nuclear becoming less dependent on hydrocarbon abroad, by putting in transport links, we will save you money. we will make this country and even more attractive destination were arty number one that the pfizer vaccine with the productivity games we will turbocharge that advantage and help businesses to start and grow everywhere. let me come now to the punchline of my sermon on the vaccine. it was not the government that
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made the wonder drug. is not brewed in the department of health. of course was off the university but it was the private sector that made it possible. behind those vaccines are companies, shareholders and yes and bankers. you need deep pools of liquidity that will be found in the city of london but it is capitalism that insured we had a vaccine in less than a year. the answer was not to attack the wealth creators it is to encourage them they are responsible for the aggregate increase in the country's wealth that enables us to make those great improvements. unto rob home my point is not just the vaccination essay more than 120,000 lives, vaccination has allowed us much rapid growth with wages rising faster for those on the
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lowest income. that is leveling up an action for these vaccines have makes mutation jab, jab becomes jobs, jobs, jobs. they have saved our open society and free market economy. it is our open society and free-market economy that has produced the world's most affected vaccines science, innovation, capitalism is vital now for the challenge that we face. the whole of humanity faces is not even more exceptional than our way of life. in a few weeks the someone of our generation. in glasco and the result of the world is put to the test. can we keep alive to stop the
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planet from one half degrees the government cannot do it alone taxpayer certainly cannot do it alone. the other day i took a boat out into the market to see the forest you have no idea of their size and so you see them up close. the speed of their wings twice the diameter of the london eye. that is slicing through the air and more than 100 miles an hour. the young men and women would move straight across from the world of oil and gas. they had the same excitement working in the ways and see whales and dolphins from the office window. they had that extra satisfaction that goes with knowing you are doing something to save the planet. and get to net zero by 2050. that is what's represented by these giant windmills massive and the private sectors in the government making the tough
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decision to make it possible. that is the difference between radical and optimistic conservatism and tired old labor party to see them last week did you watch the last week in brighton? their leader like. [laughter] pushed this way and that they don't really have those anymore seriously rattled push this way, this way, that takes spectacle of the of a cruise line being captured just be trying to negotiate a change of course. in the flapping with all the conviction of a dance teach how they to say schools were safe. they kept and slammed the brakes brakes and the vaccine rollout. to vaccine hesitant minority groups it's hard to think of
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any better use. let us forgive him on the basis he probably did not know what he was talking about. [laughter] and previous national crises to minimize public anxiety and confusion by not trying to sadly that was not the approach taken by hindsight when it seemed to be working the human weathervane the star and comedian. final absurd act we decided to oppose step four of the roadmap in july. that's right, if you listen to captain hindsight to date we would still be unlocked tempered if columbus was in hindsight he beat famous for
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discovering the reef. [applause] [laughter] utterly astonishing. how utterly astonishing. how utterly astonishing in the last few weeks should have voted against the funding we put forward for the mhs. we need to remember how and why we have been able to back people to this pandemic atoll. because we conservatives the neighbor left behind every labour government with unemployment high in every single one since the party was invented. today were going to fix the economy and build back better than ever before. these brexit freedom to do things differently. we have seen off the european super league the drop we are doing at least. [applause] at least eight super
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fertilized and which business will be able to have new jobs across the uk. were going to go further we do not need anymore but using new freedoms to improve the way we regulate the growth areas of the 21st century. we fulfill our ambition to our assigned superpower. we are going to be ever more global. we've done already at 68 pretrade including the great trade deal with a friend in the eu they said was impossible. after decades of will during refusal we have had the americans inform prime british of beef. a market already worth 66 million pounds build back a burger i say. how have the americans been able to survive with the british and beef?
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want a supreme of global daring and brilliant that simply would not have happened if you had remained in the eu i give you orca's an idea so transparently right, the labor voted overwhelmingly against it. i know it is simply a recognition of the reality the world is tilting on its economic access. our trade and relations in the indo pacific have become more vital than ever before. that's where we have our amazing to the east with 40 friendly countries queen elizabeth as long as the entire palace of westminster rather more compelling is the argument, dozens onboard 66000 and not because we want to
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threaten anyone of the adversarial to anyone but because we want to stick up for the rule of law that is so vital. the freedom of negotiation free-trade. that is what brings orca's together, australia, uk, u.s., shared values a shared belief in democracy and human rights. a shared and equal dignity of every human being. very few countries could have pulled off the kabul airlift, an astonishing feet by her brave armed forces. [applause] [applause] even fewer have the same moral priorities. no other government brokered a deal such as we did with astrazeneca so the vaccine is being at cost around the world
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saving millions of lives were led by our values by the things we stand for. we should never forget the people around the world admire this country for its history and traditions. they love the groovy new architecture the chance of meeting they like it for the way it merges organically. the way that emerges from a vast conglomerate of culture and tradition. and we conservatives understand the need for both of how each nourishes the other. we attack and deny our history at our peril. they began to attack churchill as a racist. i would remind you to ignore them silly 20 years ago since
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they overwhelmingly voted him the greatest briton of all time. [applause] he helped to defeat a regime after all that was defined by one of the most vicious racism's the world has ever seen. but his time has come by it has become clear to me this is not just a joke. they really do want to rewrite our national story starting -- we are really at risk for the note nothing cancel culture. and so we conservatives will defend our history and cultural inheritance. [applause] not because of everything as
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dishonest as a celebrity trying to change the entry in wikipedia. it's the betrayal of her children's education for churchill's last words to his cabinet would never be separated from the americans and the end of the observation , man is spiritual. i believe that through history and accidents this country has a unique spirit. the spirit of the mhs nurses and the entrepreneurs. the definitive flare means three countries in the world that have produced more than 100 unicorns. you know what i mean by unicorns? it is a tech company worth more than a billion dollars each. have you been paying attention? they are the united states,
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china, and the united kingdom. [applause] those unicorns. [applause] those unicorns are now dispersed around the united kingdom that's new to our country. it's an tactic to see that leveling up. we need this spirit of the mhs and the entrepreneurs. each enables the other. i mean the spirit of the footballers who took england to the final of the major lockout tournament for the first time and the lives of the vast majority of the people of this country. improbably, looking at the round of young people the majority of the people in this room. the spirit, her grace and her mental resilience. [applause] when that game was going against her, that is the spirit of our olympians it's an incredible thing it's an incredible thing to come again in the top for a formidable
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efforts for country that has not .8 defense of the world's population. despite all of our best efforts. [laughter] but when we become second, when we come second -- make point is will become second in the paralympics as well. [cheering] [applause] that shows our values. not only the achievement of the elite athlete but a country that's proud to be a trailblazer. to judge people not by where they come from but by their spirit and what is inside them. that is the spirit that is the same across this country in every town and village and city that can be found the hearts and minds of kids growing up everywhere. that is the spirit we are going to unleash. [applause] thank you all.
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[applause] [applause] [applause] answered in the affirmative.
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please proceed with your opening statement. >> chairman durbin, ranking member


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