Britain in 2018 faces great challenges, but also great opportunities. In an age consumed by Brexit, we must remind ourselves of the huge potential in the 2020s to unleash our natural talents, verve, and creativity — if we give ourselves and our communities the tools to do what we as a country have always done best. We are optimistic about the future that awaits us beyond Brexit, the doors we can open, and the new world we can remake together.
These opportunities can only truly be grasped, however, if we approach them properly. The left have risked our country’s potential before through the embrace of rigid, harsh, and blind ideology. And that is the danger ahead of us today, if the uncurious left progresses further in the UK. Socialism stalks our landscape again — superficially alluring, and as innately dangerous as ever. The battle lines of politics are more defined than ever before in our lifetimes. And, as new Members of Parliament from areas that have only just broken locally with that failed ideology, we are determined to strike at its ossified foundations and highlight its enduring failures. We believe that the coming opportunities can only be fully enjoyed, and properly shared, if our country continues to chart a course of free markets, free society, and free expression. We must fight again for these timeless principles, which have spread prosperity, promoted aspiration, raised billions out of poverty, and have made us the most educated, healthy, and creative global generation ever to have lived.
In the most fervent battle of ideas for a generation, we will make the case once more for what works. We believe in the fundamental principle of individual freedom; the strength and boldness of those who determine their own path; that society and community are made stronger when built, piece by piece, by those who desire to improve it; in the innate power of a sleeker, but enabling, state that empowers individuals and communities to take advantage of their talents and abilities; the collective wisdom of the crowd determined via the market; the innate goodness in voluntary collective endeavour; and the necessity of limiting compulsory collective endeavours to those that we need the most, and that can be done the best. Freedom has unleashed the awesome power of our country before. And, as we plot a new course in the 2020s, beyond Brexit, it can do so again.