it is we Conservatives too who will solve the problem of social care and end the injustice that means so many people have to sell their home to pay for their old age and if you ask me how we are going to do it, how are we going to pay for it all, how we are going to grow the UK economy I will tell you that it is by raising the productivity of the whole of the UK.
Not with socialism, not with deranged and ruinous plans borrowed from the playbook of Bolivarian revolutionary Venezuela, but by creating the economic platform for dynamic free market capitalism.
Yes, you heard it right – when did you last hear a Tory leader talk about capitalism? We are the party of the NHS precisely because we are the party of capitalism, not because we shun it, or despise it, and we understand the vital symmetry at the heart of the modern British economy. Between dynamic enterprise culture and great public services.
The language about defending Britain's National Health Service and about promoting alternative energy to combat climate change will sound strange to American conservatives, and on my own list of arguments for capitalism, "it's necessary to pay for robust government social services" is not exactly at the top of the list. But it sure is newsworthy. And it's great to hear a politician publicly speaking up for "dynamic free market capitalism."