Speeches recovered from the Conservative party’s online archive
But it has all been in preparation for what lies ahead.
austerity – it is pretty clear what you deserve to hear. And that’s what you can expect from me if my Party
Britain we are living in the age of austerity.
Times are tough.
We are having to
that cannot be afforded an age of austerity.
I couldn't disagree more strongly.
been tolerated in the interests of victory. Austerity and rationing were necessary and accepted
the world has changed, with Labour's decade of debt giving way to the age of austerity, people have
greener, safer Britain.
But let's be clear.
This is not an austere message of tax and
And record public debt.
We face a period of austerity.
So I promise you three
. The years of plenty in the public sector are over. This is the age of austerity and a new
GOVERNMENT OF THRIFT
In this new age of austerity, Britain needs a government of thrift
We have moved from the age of prosperity to an age of austerity.
austerity, local councils have got on with doing it. When it comes to rooting out waste and cutting
"That was also the principle that John Major believed in. Modesty, austerity, social responsibility came
We have made choices. Difficult choices.
In a time of austerity we have
shows Harold Wilson unveiling a car show room called "Austerity". Another depicts Dennis Healey in a
the hands of these unaccountable quangocrats and make sure - at a time of austerity - that we use
It is the only sustainable route from austerity to prosperity.
of austerity, they must show leadership.
And leadership is about doing, not just telling
they offer value for money. And believe me, in the new age of austerity all defence programmes will
giving way to the politics of austerity.
The crisis has also exposed two fundamental
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