Cameron Tells Nation 'We Are The Party Of Workers': Tories Set to Take Minimum Wage Workers Out of Income Tax.



David Cameron launched the Conservative Manifesto for the General Election this morning by telling the country that it is the Conservatives who are the party of the workers.

The Prime Minister told a packed launch in Swindon:

"If you’re a young person looking for training."

"If you’re looking for a good job."

"If you want to buy your own home."

"If you’re raising a family and need help with childcare. Or a great school place for your child."

"If you fall ill, and need to rely on our NHS."

"If you are reaching retirement, and want real security we are there for you – offering security at every stage of your life."

"Yes, the Conservative Party – the real party of working people in our country today."

"The next five years are about building on those foundations."

"The next five years are about turning the good news in our economy into a good life for you and your family."

"Realising the potential of Britain."

"Not as a debt-addicted, welfare-burdened, steadily-declining, once-great nation which is what we found but a country where a good life is there for everyone willing to work for it."

"A good job, a good home, a good start for your children, a good and secure retirement."


Chief Whip Michael Gove exclusively told TBG's Geoff Brooking who was at the launch that the manifesto amounted to a "very meaty and policy rich" document.

Asked by if it would provide a breakthrough in the opinion polls Mr Gove exclusively told TBG:

"It's a game changer. I think that's already happened - it happened yesterday, didn't it!"

Or did it?

The Chief Whip was referring to a poll for the Guardian by ICM that gave the Conservatives a record six point lead over Labour which is the highest of the campaign so far.

Unfortunately it was contradicted by the latest Ashcroft poll which says that the race to Downing Street remains neck-and-neck with both Labour and the Conservatives on 33%.

Even though things look good for Charlie Elphicke in Dover and Martin Vickers in Cleethorpes, Ed Miliband's party seem to be making big in-roads in the close marginal seats of Crewe & Nantwich, Finchley & Golders Green and Milton Keynes South.