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George Osborne Axes Child Benefit For High Earners

George Osborne announces major changes to the benefits system

About time, how could anyone in all seriousness, justify Child Benefit payments to people who earn in excess of £44,000 a year, when the national average wage is £25,000.

There is something very wrong about a system that pays benefits to people on higher rate tax, there can be no moral justification for this at all, Read the rest of this entry

Conservative Party Conference A Resounding Success

By Tory Aardvark

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People like David Cameron and George Osborne’s message, they no longer believe the lies and smears of Gordom Brown’s dying Government; even the great socilaist icon Obama said Brown’s government had “the smell of death” about it.

Brown should resign now and call a General Election before the Czech Republic signs up to the Lisbon Treaty, instead the unelected Prime Mentalist will hang on and force his policies and ideas on a country, that wants neither him nor his policies.

Under Brown democracy has been suspended in favour of a quasi communist Big Brother state. Brown has bottled every election, Labour promised the country a referendum on the Lisbon Treaty, they lied and never gave us the promised vote.

Here are the 4 most raised points from the campaign trail with Iain Dale in Bracknell Forest

1. Gordo – unelected, incompetent, despised – “he has to go” (I paraphrase – it was generally expressed rather more colourfully)
2. Immigration – “completely out of control… I don’t care what the EU says – it must be stopped”
3. Welfare scroungers – “like all these girls who keep having kids to stay on benefits and get council houses”
4. EU referendum – “we’ve been lied to” (nobody mentioned the Lisbon Treaty – they want a referendum on the entire deal)

Full details from Burrning Our Money

Conservative Lead Increases By 4%

By Tory Aardvark

The first poll since the Conservative Party ended shows an increased lead in the aftermath of David Cameron’s speech.

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Some of this can of course be attributed to Conference Bounce, so it will really be next week before some semblance of normality returns to polls.

Labour tends to do better in the polls when they keep Brown out of sight, as was the strategy used during the summer recess of Parliament. Brown will be back in view next week as Parliament starts up again, so it will be interesting to see if there is a Brown effect and the Conservative lead stays at 17%.

Next week seems the resumption of Prime Minister’s Question time, Hugh will be starting a a regular blog “Hugh’s PMQ’s” giving his unique take of the proceedings

Bojo does Paxo

By Tory Aardvark

A classic moment in political interviews

Hague’s Best Performance Since “President Blair”

By Tory Aardvark

This has to be Hague’s best performance since “President Blair

Not nearly so many empty seats as at last week’s slow motion car crash in Brighton.

Earlier on today Aardvark found a clip of Little Davy Millichump talking big about where is William Hague?

Well Little Davy he’s at the Conservative Party Conference where else would he be this week?

Conservative Party Policy Announcements 2009

By The Tory Aardvark Editors

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The cry of the rapidly dwindling band of supporters of Labour is often “The Conservatives have no policies” or our particular favourite “What are their policies? WE DEMAND TO KNOW!”
To help them answer this important question we will be updating this post with Policy announcements as they happen.
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For a full list of Conservative Party Policy announcements from last years Conference in PDF format click here

Policy Announcements 2009

Saturday 3rd October: Pensioners will keep their home and get free residential care if they pay £8,000 insurance fee
Sunday 4th October: Plans to tackle job crisis and get Britain working
Sunday 4th October: Grace and Favour residence to be opened to the public
Sunday 4th October: Plans to close up to 200 failing schools
Monday 5th October:Tough tests for those on incapacity benefit
Monday 5th October:Patients to be able to pick surgeons from league table
Monday 5th October:Voters to get chance to alter parliamentary bills
Monday 5th October:Michael Gove pledges new generation of technical schools
Monday 5th October:Conservatives propose giving more power to Parliament over its business and establishing public consultation on legislation
Monday 5th October: George Osborne announces plans for 60,000 new jobs
Tuesday 6th October:Osborne set to announce an increase in the retirement age to 66
Tuesday 6th October:Halting the funding of new speed cameras and the rolling out of average speed checks
Tuesday 6th October:Villages to be granted powers to expand by up to 10% over ten years
Tuesday 6th October:New rules for laws and quangos
Tuesday 6th October:Announcements in George Osborne’s speech

Eric Pickles Video on the Conservative Party Conference

By Tory Aardvark

The Conservative Party Charmain on the forthcoming conference