"The responsibility for the future of our Country will lie in our Conservative hands".
That was the clear message given by North Thanet's MP, Roger Gale, to his local party's annual general meeting this weekend.
Following his unanimous re-adoption as the Conservative candidate to represent North Thanet at the next general election the MP said:
"The New Labour project has failed. Those who elected the present government have been let down by a Prime Minister and an administration that have squandered money, trust and opportunity in equal measure.
We are the future. Once again, as in 1979, the Conservative Party will have to answer the call, undo the damage, restore faith and trust and confidence in our nation and in our Houses of Parliament and again build the kind of nation in which our people want to live.
Peoples aspirations remain the same. Families, young and mature, want security of home and job. They want to have a comfortable roof over their heads, they want good and swift access to healthcare for themselves and their children. They want a choice of high-quality education. They want to know that the streets are safe. They want our environment - our countryside - protected. They want dignity and tranquillity in their later years. They want our place in the world to be respected and perhaps above all, they want the right to realise their dreams through their own hard work and their thrift and to pass on the fruits of their endeavours to those who follow them.
Those are all of the desires that Margaret Thatcher confronted when she formed her first government in 1997 and they are as relevant today as they were then.
We have to give back to people the pride that they justly should take in their own achievement, the right to earn and to invest and to spend without direction from a nanny state, the right to take responsibility for those near and dear to them and to do so in a society where the boundaries are clear and where the differences between what is just and what is unjust, what is right and what is wrong, what is acceptable and what is unacceptable, are clearly understood.
We have to overcome institutionalised political correctness and replace it with a diverse and an optimistic society that has faith and belief and confidence in itself.
We can do all of that. We have done it before and we can do it again. We have "watched the things we gave our lives to broken" but our tools are not worn out - they are as sharp as ever and possibly more needed now than at any time in our history. We are working, and we will go on working, towards the day when we shall be able to say once more of Britain "It's great to be Great again"!.