Newsmaker with David Cameron, George Osborne and Ken Clarke

March 1, 2010

BRITAIN-CONSERVATIVES/Leader of the Conservative Party David Cameron, Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne and Shadow Secretary of State for Business Ken Clarke will join us on Tuesday March 2 to give speeches and take part in a Q&A session on the economy.

With a recent newspaper poll showing Labour could hold on to power after an election due in the next few months, Cameron has admitted that the Tories now have a “fight on their hands” to prevent a fourth successive election win for Labour.

Another recent poll showed, for the first time since July 2007, people trusted Labour more than the Conservatives to run the economy.

The Conservatives have made dealing with the budget deficit, expected to be around 12 percent of economic output this year, one of the key themes of their election campaign. Ken Clarke was Chancellor of the Exchequer under John Major.

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