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Theresa May: Conservative Manifesto Speech, May 2017

by John Brian Shannon

Prime Minister Theresa May tells her audience about her party’s manifesto 20-days ahead of the June 8th general election, and starts off by saying, “Today as we face this critical election for our country, I launch my manifesto for Britain’s future.

“A manifesto to see us through Brexit and beyond. A plan for a stronger, fairer and more prosperous Britain. A plan to seize the opportunities ahead and a plan to build a country that our children and grandchildren are proud to call home.

“It is a detailed programme for government rooted in the hopes and aspirations of ordinary working people across the land.

“But it is more than that, it is a vision for Britain, a portrait of the kind of country I want this nation to be after Brexit, as we chart our own way in the world.

“For at this defining moment for the United Kingdom, as we embark on our momentous journey for our nation we have a chance to step back and ask ourselves, ‘What kind of country we want to build together’.

“I believe that our United Kingdom can emerge from this period of national change, stronger, fairer and more prosperous than ever before…”

So, without further ado, here is Prime Minister Theresa May’s entire Conservative Manifesto launch speech that was delivered in Halifax, West Yorkshire on May 18, 2017.

PM Theresa May Calls Snap Election for June 8th

In a surprise statement from Number 10 Downing Street, UK Prime Minister Theresa May announced her courageous decision to go to the polls on June 8, 2017 which will ensure stability as Brexit negotiations begin.

“I have just chaired a meeting of the Cabinet, where we agreed that the Government should call a general election, to be held on June 8.

I want to explain the reasons for that decision, what will happen next and the choice facing the British people when you come to vote in this election.

Last summer, after the country voted to leave the European Union, Britain needed certainty, stability and strong leadership, and since I became Prime Minister the Government has delivered precisely that.

Despite predictions of immediate financial and economic danger, since the referendum we have seen consumer confidence remain high, record numbers of jobs, and economic growth that has exceeded all expectations.

We have also delivered on the mandate that we were handed by the referendum result.

Britain is leaving the European Union and there can be no turning back. And as we look to the future, the Government has the right plan for negotiating our new relationship with Europe. We want a deep and special partnership between a strong and successful European Union and a United Kingdom that is free to chart its own way in the world.

That means we will regain control of our own money, our own laws and our own borders and we will be free to strike trade deals with old friends and new partners all around the world.

This is the right approach, and it is in the national interest. But the other political parties oppose it. At this moment of enormous national significance there should be unity here in Westminster, but instead there is division. The country is coming together, but Westminster is not.

In recent weeks Labour has threatened to vote against the deal we reach with the European Union.

The Liberal Democrats have said they want to grind the business of government to a standsill.

The Scottish National Party say they will vote against the legislation that formally repeals Britain’s membership of the European Union.

And unelected members of the House of Lords have vowed to fight us every step of the way.

Our opponents believe that because the Government’s majority is so small, our resolve will weaken and that they can force us to change course. They are wrong.

They underestimate our determination to get the job done and I am not prepared to let them endanger the security of millions of working people across the country.” — Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Theresa May (April 18, 2017)

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