David Cameron promised he would get "Britain on the rise" by using the power of enterprise and aspiration to overcome the economic crisis in his speech on the closing day of the Tory Party Conference.
The Prime Minister said Britain faced an "hour of reckoning" where the decisions it makes will determine whether it will "sink or swim, do or decline".
Mr Cameron said the rise of economic powers around the globe, mean the country can no longer assume it will be able to earn a living as a major industrial country.
- He told delegates that he was confident that Britain will "rise to the challenge"
- Harness the "individual aspiration and effort" of its people to ensure prosperity in the future
- Promised to support "the doers, the risk takers, the young people who dream of their first pay-cheque
Turning his attention to Labour, and in reference to leader, Ed Miliband's 'One Nation' speech, David Cameron said it was more like "the party of one notion: more borrowing".
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Mr Cameron responded to those who doubted if the plan for economic recovery was working. He admitted the damage was worse than thought and was taking longer than hoped:
At times the message was deeply personal. He revealed how the example of his disabled father taught him about success, with: "Hard work. Strong families. Taking responsibility. Serving others." He added: