Tuesday, 6 October 2015

Chancellor heads to the centre ground as he proposes devolution of business rates to local authorities

Mr Osborne made the case for the need to increase investment in the North of England.
The Conservatives needed to understand the "reservations" of people who did not back them at the election, he said.
"So to these working people who have been completely abandoned by a party heading off to the fringes of the left, let us all here today extend our hand.
"Do you know what the supporters of the new Labour leadership now call anyone who believes in strong national defence, a market economy, and the country living within its means?
"They call them Tories. Well, it's our job to make sure they're absolutely right. Full story by the BBC here: