Today, we’re announcing that a Conservative majority government will take back control of our welfare system and protect our NHS – making if fairer for hardworking UK taxpayers. We will:
- Change the benefits system so that all non-UK claimants will have to wait five years before they can access benefits in this country – including claimants from the EU.
- Increase the health surcharge to £625 and extend it to EU migrants after Brexit to ensure they are making a sufficient contribution towards our health service.
- In addition – we will better enforce these payments to ensure that everyone is paying their fair share.
But we need a Conservative majority government to get a functional Parliament and enact these changes for hardworking people. That’s why, with 25 days to go, the key thing you need to remember on the doorstep today are:
- The choice at this election is between a majority Conservative government that will end the paralysis and confusion in Parliament, get Brexit done, and let the country move on OR a hung Parliament bringing more confusion and Corbyn in Downing Street.
- Only the Conservatives can win a majority – we only need to win nine more seats to end the gridlock in Parliament. Corbyn can’t win a majority but in a hung parliament he would be propped up by the SNP.
- Under Corbyn 2020 would be lost to the chaos of another two referendums – one on Brexit and another on Scottish independence.
- A Conservative Government can unleash Britain’s potential. Investing in our NHS with 40 new hospitals, cutting crime with 20,000 more police, introducing an Australian style points based immigration system, and giving businesses and families the economic certainty they need to plan for the future with confidence.
- AND REMEMBER Corbyn’s plan for unlimited and unrestricted immigration is the biggest threat to our public services including our NHS - as well as his plans to spend £1.2 trillion which would wreck our economy.
Labour’s announcement on dentists is just another thing they wouldn’t be able to deliver. And that’s because:
- They won’t be able to deliver Brexit, meaning they’ll spend 2020 on the chaos of another two referendums.
- They’ll wreck the economy with their plans for a four day week, £1.2 trillion borrowing and spending – meaning another £2,400 more tax for everyone.
- Corbyn's Labour wants to extend free movement – meaning unrestricted and unlimited immigration.
By delivering Brexit, the Conservatives will deliver on priorities of people. We will:
- Protect our environment with a £640 million Nature for Climate fund, 30,000 more trees planted every year, as well as a £500 million Blue Planet Fund to protect our precious oceans.
- End free movement and cut immigration overall by replacing it with an Australian-style points-based immigration system so we can be in control of who comes here.
- Transform further education by launching a huge new rebuilding programme which will ensure we are able to prepare young people for their future.
- Make it easier to see your GP - with 50 million more appointments in GP surgeries, more GPs, more pharmacists and easier ways to book appointments.
- Introduce a new visa to attract the best doctors and nurses to work in our NHS and provide high-quality care transforming the experience of patients.
- Invest in infrastructure to improve opportunities across the country.
- Support our veterans with a package of measures to improve life after serving in the armed forces.
The choice is clear:
With Boris as Prime Minister and a Conservative majority
With Corbyn as Prime Minister and a hung Parliament
A New Deal with the EU has already been agreed.
Politicians going around in circles.
We start the process to get Brexit done immediately – Britain is out of the EU by the end of January.
Arguing about Brexit for all of 2020 with more confusion, delay, and indecision.
Business and families have the economic certainty they need to plan for the future.
A second Brexit referendum – in which Labour might not even back their own plan.
We can get on with other important issues such as supporting the NHS, improving schools and cutting crime.
A second Scottish independence referendum putting our Union at risk.
A fair Australian-style points base system that allows us to bring in the talent we need and keep the criminals out.
No progress on people’s other priorities.