- The most important speech of Party Conference will be given by George Osborne
- The new Conservatives.com
- Boris’ new head of policy calls for amnesty for illegal immigrants
Today’s must-read: "Del Boy has been more honest down Peckham market than the spiel Brown spewed on Tuesday." – Jon Gaunt in The Sun
Change, Preparedness for Government and Austerity emerge as themes for the Birmingham Party Conference
"David Cameron, the Conservative leader, will unveil a slogan used by Barack Obama as the theme for this year’s party conference which starts on Saturday. The motto, "Plan for Change" has been used by Mr Obama, the Democrat Presidential candidate, over the past few weeks. It underlines the growing confidence in the Tory party that they will win the next election and that planning for Government is now the top priority." – Telegraph
Jeremy Hunt talks to The Independent about tough decisions on tax and spending
David Cameron talks to Sky News
"Mr Cameron said he did not regret letting the cameras film him with his kids Ivan, six, Nancy, four, and two-year-old Elwen. He said: “I am asking British people to trust me, to make me their next Prime Minister, and I think people have a right to have a look at you and who you are. “My family is the biggest thing in my life and that’s why I’ve done what I’ve done." – The Sun
Cameron accuses Brown of misquoting Osborne – Herald
44% of Tory voters are voting against Labour
"The Populus pre-conference poll shows that just 56 per cent of Tory supporters say their choice is more a positive vote for the party, while 44 per cent say it is more a vote against the Labour Government." – Peter Riddell in The Times
Who is the greatest Tory hero?
Michael White previews a Guardian debate on the fringe of Tory conference in which David Willetts MP will champion Disraeli; Lord Kenneth Baker, Churchill; John Whittingdale MP, Margaret Thatcher; and Michael Gove will advocate Edmund Burke.
‘The Conservatives broke Britain’s society’
"Britain’s poverty, poor health and low life expectancy are concentrated in those parts of the country whose means of economic existence were destroyed by the 1979-97 Conservative governments, demoralising whole regions, destroying social institutions and breaking up families. The growing economic divide that the Tories now complain about is between the victors and victims of 18 years of Thatcherism." – Playwright David Edgar in The Guardian
Red faces at LibDem HQ
Embattled troops should get a written pledge of fair treatment, recommends Ming Campbell – Times
Sarah Brown meets Sarah Palin at dinner to promote better childbirth care in developing countries – BBC
Neil Midgley welcomes making the BBC fight for the licence fee – Telegraph
And finally… ‘Three legs Sarkozy’
"Paris Match journalists are up in arms over a photo in the glossy weekly featuring President Nicolas Sarkozy of France sporting a ‘third leg’" as he stands next to the Pope, due to a hastily touched up photoshop edit." – Telegraph
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