Five things to expect from David Cameron's speech today

Five things to expect from David Cameron's speech today

David Cameron is set to make his closing speech to the Conservative Party conference today. Here's what to expect:

1. Cameron will announce that the NHS budget in England would continue to rise for another five years if the Conservatives remain in power after the next general election.

2. He will say he understands the difference the NHS can make because of his son, Ivan, who suffered from severe epilepsy and cerebral palsy and died aged six in 2009.

3. Cameron will add that the drive to crack the DNA code, on which the NHS “leads the world”, could cure rare genetic diseases and save lives.

4. He is also expected to announce that the Tories would curtail the role of the European Court of Human Rights and repeal Labour's Human Rights Act, to ensure the UK’s Supreme Court is the highest authority.

5. The Prime Minister will repeatedly describe his goal as “to make Britain a country that everyone is proud to call home.” He will try to shift the debate away from austerity on to opportunity-for-all. “I didn’t come into politics to make lines on the graph go in the right direction,” he will say.

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