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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

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

David Cameron – “Something to think about during Gordon’s Speech”

By Tory Aardvark

David Cameron had this to say today:  “From Bournemouth to Brighton, the conference season rolls on. Next week, the Labour Party will meet for its annual conference. I expect Gordon Brown’s speech will be stuffed full of statistics about how he’s saving the world. But here are the facts which really matter in Britain today.

This country is in the worst mess it’s been in for a generation. Unemployment is rising and youth unemployment is at its highest level since records began. Violent crime has increased by 70 per cent under Labour and there are more than 100 serious knife crimes every day. The poor are getting poorer, social mobility has stalled, and four in ten children are leaving primary school unable to read, write and add up properly.”

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David Cameron

And while all this is happening, the Government is borrowing money at a rate of around £6,000 every second. That’s something to think about when Gordon Brown delivers his speech. Last year, Gordon’s conference speech lasted 58 minutes. If he speaks for as long this year, we’ll have wracked up about another £20 million of debt in the same time.

These are the facts and this is the record of twelve years of spin, irresponsibility and top-down state control. And increasingly, it’s clear: if you want to see a real long-term plan for change in this country, and a Party with the guts and the determination to see this crisis through, you’ll have to wait for our conference in Manchester in two week’s time.

Another £20,ooo,ooo further in debt while Brown lies and spins.

Conservative T Shirts

Eric Pickles’ is planning to launch a new Tory T-shirt at Party Conference. Will he wear it, I ask myself? After canvassing for ideas he has shortlisted four pro-Conservative themes….

* Yes we Cam
* Release your inner Tory
* Vote Blue not Brown
* Cam Can

…and four anti-Labour themes…

* Don’t blame me I voted Tory
* A picture of Gordon Brown and the words ‘The weak are a long time in politics’
* New Labour 1997 – 2010…end of an error
* A picture of Gordon Brown with the word ‘Fail’ underneath.

Aardvark will be ordering several of The weak are a long time in politcs and shortly emailing Eric with a suggestion that the F word be replaced with the C word.

Cuts what did you think I meant?

Spending Cuts: Politics Has Gone Topsy-Turvy

So says Sky News’s faithful Labour groupie Adam Boulton

Quick refresher so we can position ourselves for the slant on the reporting. Adam Boulton married Tony Blair’s former aid Anji Hunter and a large number of guests at the wedding were Labour party power players.

Having seen the actual video on Sky yesterday where Osborne was very professional, eloquent and straight to the point the following from Boulton shows where he and several others at Sky News stand:
After a brilliant few days which led to his lionisation in the Tory press Mr Osborne, not for the first time, over-reached himself, producing secret documents which were neither secret nor evidence of the breathless charges he levelled against Labour.

Depends how you define secret, buried in the small print which no one reads in one way, the other way is to hide in the open.

No one else had picked up on this, so one mighty hat tip to George Osborne for bringing this to light. Osborne is proving consistenlty that he is no political lightweight.

More Bad Poll News For Labour

A Populous poll for the Times makes grim reading for Labour writes David Blackburn on the Coffee Shop blog
Labour’s smear tactics of “Two faced Tories”, “10% cuts” and the blatant lie story that Obama said Cameron was a lightweight have crashed and burned with the public; the Conservatives are now the most trusted party on just about everything that used to be the preserve of Labour.

Poll details here

Conservatives are the best party to reform the NHS, opinion poll says latest from Peter Riddell in The Times