UK Politics

Conservative Party: Osborne outlines eight benchmarks for economic growth

News   •   Feb 03, 2010 10:14 GMT

George Osborne has set out a new model of economic growth, which plans for a private sector recovery driven by business investment and exports, instead of consumer borrowing and government debt.

The eight clear and transparent benchmarks published today are something against which a future Conservative Government can be judged.

Speaking at the launch of the document, the Shadow Chancellor contrasted our detailed approach with that of Gordon Brown who "will say anything and spend anything to cling on to power."

And he added, "The man who failed to fix the roof while the sun was shining, and took Britain into the deepest and longest recession for generations, cannot be trusted to take us out of it."

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