Live blog: Conservative Party conference

October 5, 2009

daveThe Conservatives will get a chance to show they are ready for office at their annual conference in Manchester. After 12 years in opposition, the party could be on the verge of returning to power in an election due by next June.

Conservative leader David Cameron has said they will set out plans this week for reducing the country’s gaping budget deficit and unveil a “massive” programme to cut unemployment.

Our team of reporters will be looking for details of what a Conservative government would hold in store and aim to give a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the conference. Comments are open so please share your thoughts and opinions!

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George Osborne should freeze the public sector’s pay indefinitely until such time as the private sector can be assured of their own employment and pension prospects. The private sector should not be funding the public sector, nor should they have to continue to work until they are 66 years old when the public sector can retire much earlier.
Maybe George Osborne should keep his £65,000 salary and live off it rather than claiming massive expenses and second home mortgage interest as he has been doing. Multiply George Osborne’s cost to the taxpayer and multiply it by the number of politicians and then see where the savings could be. Not a “cat in hell’s chance” I’d say.

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