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We can be proud of the military campaigns in Iraq and Syria. There remains much to do and we will stay the course.
Conservatives have to deal with the world as it is, not the as we would like it to be.
When there are 17,000 nuclear weapons in the world we can’t wish away threats that may emerge in the 2030s, 2040s, and 2050s.
We will meet the NATO’s investment pledge to spend two per cent of GDP on defence every year of this decade.
We will increase the defence budget by more than inflation; not reduce the size of the regular armed forces further, and replace the four existing Vanguard submarines.
It’s hard work, but we are putting deregulation on the agenda in Brussels – with success.
Instead of damaging political cons like his Canute-like pledge to freeze prices, it is time to get energy back to the market.
20 per cent of Royal Mail is now owned by its staff and small investors – a privatisation I undertook. That’s what we should be doing with our remaining state shareholdings.