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.

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Shadow minister: 'Britain needs real change'

Labour shadow Cabinet Office minister Michael Dugher has criticised the Prime Minister after his comments on the welfare and tax reforms:

David Cameron can't be a One Nation Prime Minister. He says one thing, but time and again does another.

He says those at the top will need to pay more, but he is the man whose top priority is to cut taxes for millionaires, giving 8,000 people earning over £1 million a tax break of £40,000 this April.

On the deficit he says it's coming down, but the truth is that it's going up. So far this year the Government has borrowed 20% more than last year.

He promises to get immigration down. But all we get is reheated rhetoric while his Government gives us chaos at the borders, illegal immigration out of control and immigration remaining high.

Britain needs a One Nation Prime Minister to deliver real change. Instead we've got one that asks millions to pay more and millionaires to pay less.

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