Thursday, 25 September 2008 16:16
Chris Grayling has slammed Brown after new statistics revealed that some families in the UK are better off on benefits than in work.
Chris Grayling has accused Gordon Brown of being "out of touch" after new statistics revealed that some families in the UK are better off on benefits than in work.
Wednesday, 24 September 2008 16:19
Alan Duncan has called on the Government to say what it got for its stake in British Energy.
The Shadow Secretary for Business said he welcomed the "sensible deal" to sell British Energy to the French utility company, EDF, as it will provide the skills and technology that mean nuclear power remains an option.
Tuesday, 23 September 2008 16:48
Peter Ainsworth has described a report on levels of litter in England as "depressing."
The survey found that over half of England is blighted by unsatisfactory levels of litter - and the Shadow Environment Secretary stressed that this raised "fresh questions" over DEFRA's attempts to address the problem:
"The appalling fact that more than half of England is blighted by unsatisfactory levels of litter demands a renewed effort from the Government and local authorities."
Tuesday, 23 September 2008 16:23
George Osborne has dismissed Mr. Brown's Labour Conference speech for containing no apology and no new ideas.
"This was the same old Brown. No apology for the mess he's got the country into, no new ideas that show us how he's going to get out of it, no idea how anything will be paid for."
Monday, 22 September 2008 16:55
George Osborne has attacked Alistair Darling after his speech to the Labour Conference contained no plan on how to cope with the current economic turbulence.
"How extraordinary that a Chancellor could give a speech in the middle of an economic crisis and provide no plan about how the Government is going to handle it."
Sunday, 21 September 2008 17:03
George Osborne has accused Mr. Brown of "living in a fantasy land" after the Prime Minister wrongly claimed the national debt is now lower than the level he inherited.
Brown made the claim on Sunday's Andrew Marr show - but according to his own official figures, net debt is higher than on the day he became Chancellor.
Thursday, 18 September 2008 17:24
Chris Grayling has launched a dossier that outlines Labour's failure to tackle unemployment.
The dossier, entitled 'Labour isn't working... ..again', demolishes Labour's claim to have eradicated long-term unemployment, and points out that their boast of creating 'record employment' is based on migrant workers and a clever use of statistics.
Thursday, 18 September 2008 17:17
Theresa May will today join with TV presenter June Sarpong to launch a campaign for equal pay for women.
Despite Labour passing many pieces of legislation to try to stamp out the gender pay gap, men still get paid 17.2 per cent more than women - and the aim of this campaign is to raise awareness of the issue, especially among younger people.
Thursday, 18 September 2008 17:10
George Osborne has accused Mr. Brown of "trying to disown" the regulatory system he created, after the Prime Minister pledged to "clean up" the City.
The Shadow Chancellor stressed, "He seems to forget that he is the man who in ten years as Chancellor created the current system of regulation."
Work on the next phase of the £3m Clapham Junction exemplar scheme starts in May 2013.
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The Council’s investment in the Tooting Triangle playground is proving popular with local families. Children had a key role in choosing the play equipment and designing the space. Local councillors also lobbied to prevent mobile phone companies installing a mast nearby.
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Businesses in the Northcote Road area were today being handed the results of the first local Consumer Survey in recent years carried out by local MP Jane Ellison and the Northcote Ward Councillors.
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