Monday, 1 October 2012

EXCLUSIVE: Chairman Howlett calls CF to arms.

Conservative Future Chairman Ben Howlett champions the Coalition and rejects Labours' borrow & spend alternative in an exclusive article for TheBlueGuerilla.

"In 2010 the Coalition Government inherited the largest peacetime deficit and debt this country has ever seen. This is not something to underestimate. It was one where £120 million was spent every day on interest payments alone. Just imagine how many nurses, teachers and policemen that could pay for in tough times.

"It is this Government that has begun to slow the rate of increase of that debt and pay off 25% of that deficit in 2.5 years, Conservative Future should not apologise for this hard work and success, we ought to champion it.

"That is why I am calling upon all members this week during Labour Conference to go out into our communities, explain what this Government is doing and why these are decisions that will benefit millions of people across the UK.

"The changes we make today, in 2 years and I hope over the next 10 years will not only create opportunity for millions of British people, they also create a sense of aspiration for our children and our children's children.

"Labour's message has not changed since Liam Byrne left the letter saying there was "no money left" on the Treasury Desk.

"Their alternative is more spending, more borrowing and therefore more debt.

"At Conservative Future we believe in lower taxes, Labour's uneconomic and uncosted policy of reintroducing the 50p tax will prevent businesses investing in the UK. This will prevent the Government from paying off Labour's debt and preventing millions of young people from getting new jobs in the private sector.

"In the run up to 2015 Conservative Future will be taking that message to the public providing them with an honest and realistic plan to get the economy on track, one supported by the IMF, OECD and the Bank of England. The one set by this Government.

"If we follow this path, young British people will have a brighter and more aspirant future.

"Labour have failed Britain and they have failed Britain's young people. I look forward to seeing you all on the campaign trail!"


Jon Boulton said...

he may as well just publish the CCHQ lines to take briefing, the only difference is that in writing his own he shows no willingness to attack our esteemed coalition partners; the defeat of whom will be vital for any chance of victory in 2015.

Concerned CF Member said...

When will Boulton ever learn, the more we start attacking ourselves, the more we look divided as a Government in our attacks on the left.

Instead of working against us, Boulton should join us and work with us!

Anonymous said...

Agreed. We have to get behind the Coalition, we're generally going in the right direction. We can't risk Labour winning in 2015. God help us if they did!

Anonymous said...

Bang up for the fight after reading this!

Jon Boulton said...

and when will 'concerned CF member' ever learn to stop hiding behind anonymity and put their name to their comments? I'll 'attack' whomever I damn well please but if you think writing a comment on a CF blog will make us look divided you are woefully overestimating the reach of these things. We need to have a grown up discussion about the competence and outlook of those leading CF otherwise we will remain stuck in the mud as we have been for the last two years.

2 1/2 years into a 5 year parliament we should be sorting out internal issues such as competence as doing this now will put us on the strongest footing for fighting the next election. I understand the risk of a Labour government as well as anyone but sycophancy and blind loyalty to the current leadership will not turn CF into the force it needs to be by the next election.

Anonymous said...

Jon Boulton should ask himself this question, compare and contract Chairman Howe who has organised hundreds of events and campaigns across the UK and Boulton's record of running LUCC.

I rest my case!

Anonymous said...

And in one fell swoop Jon Boulton demonstrates he doesn't even understand how the internet works.

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