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can be hugely proud of it.
AGE OF AUSTERITY
But it has all been in preparation
conference – when we are well and truly in an age of austerity – it is pretty clear what you deserve to hear
Here in Britain we are living in the age of austerity.
Times are tough.
We are having
are luxuries that cannot be afforded an age of austerity.
I couldn't disagree more strongly.
had been tolerated in the interests of victory. Austerity and rationing were necessary and accepted concepts
But let's be clear.
This is not an austere message of tax and hardship.
On the contrary
record public debt.
We face a period of austerity.
So I promise you three things money
the public sector are over. This is the age of austerity and a new Conservative government will need to
Labour's decade of debt giving way to the age of austerity, people have changed with it, counting every penny
moved from the age of prosperity to an age of austerity.
But the current leadership of the Labour
GOVERNMENT OF THRIFT
In this new age of austerity, Britain needs a government of thrift.
policies for improving public services in an age of austerity, local councils have got on with doing it. When
for money. And believe me, in the new age of austerity all defence programmes will need to demonstrate
choices. Difficult choices.
In a time of austerity we have chosen to maintain our spending on science
principle that John Major believed in. Modesty, austerity, social responsibility came naturally to him.
It is the only sustainable route from austerity to prosperity.
Because a recovery built
Harold Wilson unveiling a car show room called "Austerity". Another depicts Dennis Healey in a balloon
from politicians being exempt from the age of austerity, they must show leadership.
unaccountable quangocrats and make sure - at a time of austerity - that we use every penny we can to keep teachers
of prosperity is giving way to the politics of austerity.
The crisis has also exposed two fundamental
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