It was a speech he hopes will help get him into Number 10. Britain’s conservative leader David Cameron has spoken to his party’s annual conference in Bournemouth. He said protecting the National Health Service was his top priority, and he would not make what he called “pie in the sky” promises on tax cuts.
He also tried to reassure those worried about too much change: “You know, not everything that labour has done since 1997 has been bad, we should say so,” he said. “People don’t want us to just turn the clock back. They want us to improve the bad things, yes, but they want us to keep the good things,” he said. “When labour do the right thing, like those education reforms, we will back them. That is real substance, standing up for what you believe, putting your country first that is something that this party has always understood,” he added.
At the age of 39, Cameron has already managed to push the Tories ahead in the opinion polls. He has tried to make his party more centrist, while selling himself as down to earth. He even puts up videos on his own internet blog. However, critics of David Cameron say he is not getting across to the public what the Tories actually stand for, and how they would be different to a Labour government.