Growth and prosperity

The prime objective of government must be to help deliver economic prosperity and growth.

Everything the government does must be focused on supporting this aim. We must encourage the creation of globally competitive businesses in all parts of the United Kingdom.

We should focus on government delivering excellence in every area essential for innovation and growth, be it financial, human, cultural, political, social, physical and infrastructure. Education, health, climate change, tax, all other policies must be judged on how effectively and efficiently they promote the goal.

Obviously, the whole programme outlined cannot be introduced on day one of government. The extent of the revolution depends on the level of resistance. We need to establish a multiyear timetable for transition and implementation. Policies are mutually supportive and collectively contribute to delivery. We must have a clear plan and a strategy maximising short, medium and long term wins.

Performance should be measured, compared, and contrasted with other countries. Based on where we are now, we must set challenging targets and work to achieve them. We need Britain to be top in all indices of national performance, our country to be a genuinely great place to live. National prosperity underpins individual, family and community success and happiness.