Conservative Party Conference

Updated 1:58pm 25 October 2012

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Conservative Party Conference

A liveblog of the Conservative Party Conference in Birmingham

  • Chancellor George Osborne has vowed to "finish the job we have started" in eliminating Britain's national deficit, confirming plans to slash a further £10 billion from the bill for welfare.

    • Osborne: "Economy is healing ... but damage was greater than we feared"
    • Osborne: Not possible to balance the books "on the wallets of the rich" alone
    • Cut to welfare put the Tories on a collision course with their coalition partners
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