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Entries by Melanie Batley from 10/2011

Tory Party Conference Day 1 - It's Grim up North

| Posted 10.02.2011 | UK Politics

Welcome to Manchester where the rain is falling and an estimated 30,000 people took to the streets today to protest against the Government's proposed cuts to public services and pensions.

Osborne Hits Populist Note at Party Conference

| Posted 10.03.2011 | UK Politics

In a speech addressing the Conservative Party Conference today, Chancellor George Osborne focused on outlining a number of steps to deal with the country's debt and stimulate growth; the two key messages that he and the Prime Minister have been emphasising during this Conference.

Cameron Got so Much Right, but Shame About the Credit Cards

| Posted 10.05.2011 | UK Politics

When ordinary Britons woke-up yesterday morning to read the headlines that Cameron was instructing them to promptly pay off their credit card bills, the sound of chokes on cornflakes was heard throughout the land. "How dare that little Tory toff tell me off about my Visa bill?", they thought.

Fox Hunting is Back in Fashion

| Posted 10.12.2011 | UK Politics

There is absolutely no doubt that Liam Fox is an excellent Secretary of State and MP. He's been on the front bench for some time, having earned high esteem from colleagues and constituents. But what should we make of Werritty?