The Prime Minister has set out a strong vision for the future of the UK. Here is Theresa May’s letter on her plan:
Today I spoke at the Conservative Party Spring Forum, setting out our Plan for Britain – a plan to build a stronger, fairer Britain that is more united and more outward-looking. The EU referendum result was not just a vote to leave the European Union, but an instruction to change the way our whole country works – and the people for whom it works – forever. It was a call to make Britain a country that works for everyone, not just the privileged few.
We want the United Kingdom to emerge from this period of national change, stronger, fairer, more united and more outward-looking than ever before. So we are setting out the Government’s Plan for Britain to deliver this brighter future for our whole country – by getting the right deal for Britain abroad and a better deal for ordinary, working people at home.
First, we will forge a more Global Britain, securing a new partnership with Europe that will give us control of our borders and our laws, while trading beyond Europe and making Britain the leading advocate for free trade across the world, as we build relationships with old friends and new allies alike. We will continue to meet our commitments to support developing countries, and our armed forces as they keep our country safe, and shape decisions across the globe as we stand up for British values and interests in every part of the world.
Second, we will help to build a stronger economy by investing in the skills, sectors and areas that will deliver for Britain in the long-term. We will continue to bring the deficit down so that we live within our means. We will introduce a modern industrial strategy to help provide more opportunities for young people to find high-quality, high-skilled work and to spread jobs, prosperity and opportunity around the whole country. We will also seek to help people with everyday costs and bills by acting to ensure consumer markets work in the way they should, protect and enhance workers’ rights and crack down on individuals and businesses who abuse the system so that everyone plays by the same rules.
Third, we will support a fairer society where success is based on merit not privilege. We will provide access to a good school place that caters to the individual needs and abilities of every single child, whatever their background and wherever they live. We will ensure there is control of immigration so that it serves the national interest and is fair to everyone who lives and works in this country. We will deliver one million new homes so that more people have the chance to own or rent an affordable home of their own. We will continue to invest in the NHS, ensure our welfare system is fair to those who need it and those who pay for it, and tackle historic injustices like racial and gender discrimination that have held too many people back for far too long.
Fourth, we will foster a more united nation by strengthening the precious union of our United Kingdom and ensuring the voices and interests of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland are represented as we negotiate to leave the European Union. We will put our national interest above any other consideration and make sure that the big decisions we take benefit the whole country, supporting towns, cities and communities right across the UK. We will actively work to bring people and communities together by promoting policies that support integration and social cohesion and by putting the values of fairness, responsibility and citizenship at the heart of everything we do.
This is our Plan for Britain’s future as we seek to make the most of the opportunities ahead and build a stronger, fairer Britain that our children and grandchildren are proud to call home.
The Rt Hon Theresa May MP