Louise Mench and Andrew Mitchell 'booed' at rally

There were reportedly boos and jeers at the Conservative Home rally when the former Conservative MP Louise Mensch and chief whip Andrew Mitchell appeared on a video screen before Boris Johnson's address.

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Boris warm-up video descends into farce: @louisemensch booed, Andrew Mitchell applauded. And then booed. Suitably preposterous start #cpc12

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Osborne's £10bn benefits cut

The Government is to press ahead with plans to slash an extra £10 billion from the welfare budget by 2016-17, the Chancellor has said in his speech to the Conservative party conference.