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Boardroom excesses can no longer be tolerated. The economy has to work for all

Public-private partnerships are essential. I won’t let bad businesses threaten them.

When it comes to the vital public services that we all rely on, I want the British people to have the very best.

A first-class health service, which is there for all of us in our time of need. Brilliant schools that give every child the very best start in life. Twenty-first-century infrastructure in every community, which serves the needs of our economy. We should always aim for the best and never settle for anything less.

And the government and private enterprise have always worked together to achieve great things. From the Royal Navy warships, built by private businesses on the Clyde and elsewhere, to the Channel Tunnel and Crossrail, which were delivered by a consortium of firms in partnership with the state, the partnership between the public and private sectors has delivered for this country.