Below is the text of the Conservative Party Press Release on Mr Major’s comments on the best choice for Britain. It was issued on Wednesday 8th April 1992, reference 828/92.
THE BEST CHOICE FOR BRITAIN
“I've asked a number of my ministers to be here with me today at the last press conference of this election. Each of them is going to highlight the stark choice that the voter will face in the polling booth tomorrow,” the Rt Hon John Major, Prime Minister and Leader of the Conservative Party, told a press conference at Conservative Central Office today.
“It is a choice of policies. Conservative policies and Labour policies -
The great policy divide between the parties has become increasingly clear during this campaign.
Our policies will accelerate economic recovery. Our re-
We want to cut taxes on people's incomes -
We want to give parents a choice of different kinds of schools -
We want to give more council tenants the choice of buying their own home -
We want to expand the health service and give more GPs freedom to choose the best for their patients -
We want the State to serve the people. That's what our Citizen's Charter is all about. Labour want people to serve the State.
We want people to be able to pass on the fruits of a lifetime's work -
We want to keep the industrial peace we have achieved after 13 years -
The fundamental differences have become clearer every day.
Conservatives want to hold the United Kingdom together; other parties would put that Union at risk. Labour's answer in Scotland is the same as its answer to everything else -
Conservatives will fight for Britain's interests at the heart of Europe. The Labour and Liberal parties would let Britain be run by Brussels.
We want to maintain a voting system that has given us strong and stable government. The Liberals would throw that away for mere Party advantage. And Labour? I'm afraid that after all Michael Heseltine's efforts to explain them yesterday, we still don't know what Mr Kinnock's views are on PR.
It is not surprising that the differences should be so stark. The Conservatives are the Party of free enterprise, which is the success story of the modern western world. Labour is the Party of Socialism, the failed doctrine of Eastern Europe. Conservative reforms have been copied around the world -
That is the choice: between a Conservative Party that looks forward -