Saturday, 15 March 2008

David Cameron's Spring Conference Speech - Family.

David Cameron gave his Spring Conference Speech today. The speech was entitled "Yes, we can get the change we really want". The main focus of the speech was how family is the most important thing in his life and how family can mend our broken society. Personally I don't think that the breakdown of the family is the largest contributor to our broken society, in my opinion, it is the fact that many in our society no longer feel SHAME for their actions.

Here is a section from David's speech:

"Today I want to talk to you about a simple ambition that I have for our country. It's at the heart of what I believe, and what I believe our country needs. My ambition is to make Britain more family-friendly. To make our country a better place to bring up children. Not just because it's the right thing to do, not just because my family is the most important thing in my life, but because families should be the most important thing in our country's life.Why? We all know why. Because those kids at the end of the street, causing mayhem, smashing up the bus shelter…we know what the problem is. It goes back to the home, the way they were brought up, the lack of a strong family to teach them that you just don't behave like that. It's families. Those young people who leave school without qualifications, expecting nothing but a life on welfare. We know what the problem is. The problem is they never had that strong family saying: go on, try hard at school, do your homework, make something of your life. Those people in jail, time after time, addicted to drugs and unable to break free of their habit and a life of crime. We know what the problem is. It's families and be clear: there are single parents, divorced parents, widows - all working hard to keep their families together, to keep their children on track. The modern Conservative Party is the party of families, and we need to support them all.
You can read the full speech by clicking HERE.

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