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Steady as She Goes, George!

We welcome Chancellor George Osborne's Autumn Statement. Only by working through the Conservatives’ long-term economic plan can we achieve prosperity and security for families in Poole. The Statement confirms the Government’s long-term economic plan is working. We must carry on working through our plan and stay on course to prosperity.

IMMIGRATION

We have always been an open nation, welcoming those who want to make a contribution and build a decent life for themselves and their families. But people have understandably become frustrated. They want Government to have control over the numbers of people coming here and the circumstances in which they come. And yet in recent years, it has become clear that successive Governments have lacked that control. So my objective is simple: to make our immigration system fairer, and reduce the current exceptionally high level of migration from within the EU into the UK. This is an issue which matters to the British people.

The Moral Case for Tax Cuts

Today the contrast between the Conservatives and Labour could not be more clear. One party is reforming welfare and limiting entitlements, the other wants to turn the welfare taps back on. We want brilliant new schools set up in the state sector, Labour has set its face against them because its friends in the unions don't like it. Conservatives celebrate the workers and entrepreneurs who create jobs, Labour demonises them and would make life more difficult for British businesses. And nowhere is the contrast more stark than on taxation.

Does Wind Power Work?

The present UK wind fleet has a rated capacity of 10 gigawatts. A model of of its actual output shows that the output power surpasses 80% of its rated capacity for just 163 hours a year. It passes 90% for only 17 hours a year. The power delivered is below 20% of the rating for 3,448 hours (20 weeks) per annum, and below 10% for 1,519 hours (9 weeks) per annum.

EU Referendum Bill

Last Friday, the EU Referendum Bill passed its second reading unopposed. The Conservatives have a plan to deliver real change in the EU: to renegotiate the relationship so that it works for Britain, and to put the outcome of that renegotiation to the British people in an in-out referendum in 2017.  

We Cut Crime By 25%

The latest Crime Survey for England shows crime in the year to June 2014 is 25% lower than in the year to June 2010. The new statistics show that since June 2010, crime has fallen by more than a fifth, according to the independent Crime Survey for England and Wales. This year there were more than 2.3 million fewer crimes than the year before this Government came to power.

Unemployment Below 2 Million

Britain now has a record number of people in work. Unemployment is below 2 million after falling by 538,000 in one year. This is the biggest one-year fall since records began. Thanks to the Conservatives, more and more people are getting the security of a good job and a regular pay packet.

Cameron Wows Conference

David Cameron’s conference speech at the Conservative Conference yesterday was a brilliant success. Commentator Philip Johnston: “This is what a pre-election speech is supposed to be: confident, optimistic, patriotic, and laden with ideas that make voters feel there is something in it for them. The contrast with last week’s gloomfest in Manchester, where Labour’s leader, Ed Miliband, failed to cut a credible figure as a potential prime minister, could hardly have been starker.” 

Our Duty to Fight Militants

Prime Minister David Cameron tells a packed House of Commons that it is our duty to take part in military action against Islamic State militants in Iraq.

Top Ten Conservative Achievements

The Conservatives have not only delivered successfully on a referendum for Scotland but also scored a number of successes that every voter in the UK should remember when considering how to vote next May. Here are the top ten.