"It is a Government not driven by party interest but by the national interest, with clear values at its heart.

The values at its heart are freedom, because over the past decade the state has become over-mighty and civil liberties have been undermined consistently...

Fairness, because after 13 years of a Labour government inequality is wider, social mobility has stalled, severe poverty is rising and social justice is falling...

And the third value at the heart of this Queen's Speech is responsibility, because under Labour the age of irresponsibility broke our society and left our economy deep in debt...

Devolving power not centralising; trusting people not dictating to them; saving money not wasting it. It's a radical programme for a radical Government, and that is exactly what our country needs," - prime minister David Cameron, in a parliamentary speech where he spoke of the "appalling mess" left by the previous Labour government.

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