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Conservative Party Conference: George Osborne has won the recovery argument

First published:, 5/10/2015

The Chancellor has wrong-footed his sternest critics

In an unabashed pitch to “the working people of Britain” at the Conservative Party Conference, George Osborne claimed “we are the builders” and peppered his speech with references to ways in which his party was building the economic security in the country from which working people and businesses would benefit. He certainly didn’t disappoint expectations that he would try and plant a flag in the political centre, which the Conservatives think has now been vacated by Labour, and in which they maintain many Labour voters are stranded.

Stripped of its political pitches and biases, what did we learn from the Chancellor’s speech about what the government is thinking with regard to its economic strategy?…Read more: