The Prime Minister is expected to tell the Welsh Conservative conference that ambition for Wales should be measured by action not by 'how much you bang the patriotic drum.'
I come here today with one big, clear message: the Conservatives are ambitious for Wales. I look across this country and have a vision of Wales growing stronger and richer, of more decent well-paying jobs. I go to those vast manufacturing plants that are churning out wings for the biggest planes in the world...and I imagine even more Apprentices learning that craft and getting on in life.
I see the technology scene in Cardiff and think of all the new companies that can start there...Silicon Valley comes to the Valleys. Because for us, it’s not enough just to see London and the South East boom...it’s not enough just to see a recovery in one part of the country...we want it to reach the parts that were written-off - the towns where a fifth of people live on benefits inner cities where young people feel they’ve got nowhere to go.We are ambitious for Wales.
Now of course – words are easy. Anyone can talk up their ambitions for Wales. But my argument today is that true ambition is not easy. It is measured not in your words, not in your love for Wales, not in how much you bang the patriotic drum...true ambition is measured in your actions.
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