Monday, September 29, 2008

Official Opposition: Osborne's opening...

Good speech from George Osborne, shadow chancellor of the official opposition: reported by Andrew Sparrow in the Guardian. "Opening his speech, Osborne said:

"We meet at a time of national anxiety, in the eye of a financial storm. Our economy is suffering a crisis of confidence and our government is also suffering a crisis of confidence."

The shadow chancellor went on: "The age of irresponsibility - who would have thought that the epitaph of the Brown years would be provided by the man himself?"..."He says he's the candidate of experience. Well, I think we've all had enough of the Gordon Brown experience."

"The cupboard is bare. There is no more money. Tax revenues have collapsed. Unemployment costs are rising. Borrowing is out of control. Labour has done it again,"

All in all the right [pardon the pun] tone with a good, confident message. Interesting that NL had chimed in with a rebuttal of the cost re council tax freeze BEFORE the speech was finished! Overall it was well received: I hope the press reaction is fair: anyone interested in any other Conservative Party policies etc can see it on their excellent new website: policy page HERE:

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6 comments:

Paul said...

I didn't hear the speech but I wrote about the conference on Sunday and published it on Monday. George Osborne talks a lot of sense, the new policy pages look good and some are good, some are old policies made new for a new era/new electorate. It's a funny old world.

Span Ows said...

Funny old world is right! You posting on the Conference AND putting a link to the new Website for instance!!! hehehe, I think Brown's mismanagement has ruffled you accountant feathers! ;-)

Gavin Corder said...

If I have a minute, must do a post about that Council Tax thing. Totally counter intuitive to conservative principles. I fear h too is an attention seeking nitwit.

Gavin Corder said...

Naturally I didn't mean YOU were an attention seeking nitwit, just that most politicians (of all parties) are attention seeking nitwits!

;-)

Span Ows said...

Hello...did you read the earlier post re quaint?...rather good I thought. :-)

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