Hague: We need 'less Europe, not more'

Foreign Secretary William Hague said it is time for a "new settlement" between the UK and Europe. Speaking to delegates at the Conservative Party conference in Birmingham he said:

"Some people look at the crisis and say more Europe is the only answer; I profoundly disagree. Sometimes less is more, less is better. So we want less bureaucracy, less pointless or damaging interference, less meddling in the issues that belong to national democracies."

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Cameron signals further cuts

The Conservative Party's annual conference opened in Birmingham today. David Cameron ruled out the 'mansion tax' saying this 'not going to happen.' He also signalled that additional benefit cuts would be necessary to fight the deficit.