David Cameron, leader of the Conservative party has just completed his last TV debate ahead of next week’s election.
Mr Cameron emphasised the need to finish the job that he has started in the last government. He argued that the Conservatives have built a strong economic foundation over the last five years, which shouldn’t be put to waste.
He promised that he would not lead a government that did not include the promise of an EU referendum for the people of Britain.
When asked about why he needed to introduce a law in order to keep his promise of tax freezes, Cameron said they can now “make this promise and mean it”. Mr Cameron emphasised that the Conservatives do not want to take “your pay”. He said: “We need to change the system” so that people are being paid for the hours they work and not being taxed.
The leader added “the most important thing we can do is get more people into work”, stating that this would be the way out of poverty in Britain.
The audience were constantly reminded that “the job isn’t finished” and the Conservatives “want to be allowed to complete the job.”
The issue of funding in the NHS was also raised. Mr Cameron said: “The NHS was always there for me and I want it to be there for everyone else.” He continued to pledge a further £8 billion for the NHS over the next five years, arguing that the UK’s health system is “very cost effective” compared to others health services in Europe.
The Conservatives guarantee that GP surgeries would be open seven days a week, should they be voted in by the public next week. He said the way to “get the best out of our NHS” would be to take pressure off the services by getting social care services to work better with the NHS and getting the elderly, that can be looked after at home, out of the hospitals.
In response to a question about controlling immigration, Mr Cameron said the Conservatives would tighten welfare laws. He said the party would make sure that immigrants can’t come and simply walk away with our benefits, without giving back to Britain.