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David Cameron's conference speech - live stream from 11.15am today

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JaneGMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 10-Oct-12 09:09:25


David Cameron's conservative party conference speech will be live streamed here at 11.15am today, if you're interested in taking a look:


JeanBillie Wed 10-Oct-12 11:32:02

Right then Dave, let's have it hmm

hoodoo12345 Wed 10-Oct-12 12:10:19

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slug Wed 10-Oct-12 12:11:33

Best tweet so far

Jamie Reed ‏@jreedmp
I want to hear more about how Dave struggled to get on the housing ladder. Shush, everyone.

sunflowersfollowthesun Wed 10-Oct-12 12:16:01

Such open minded, critical thinking hoodoo

slug Wed 10-Oct-12 12:25:00

Sophy Ridge ‏@SophyRidgeSky
Cameron says successful Harris Academy uses "Conservative methods". Interesting how Tories are taking credit for Labour initiative #cpc12

Jamie Reed ‏@jreedmp
"I want or your children, what I want for mine" No, Dave. You took away the child trust fund.

<<The live feed has failed me at the moment>>

NanaNina Wed 10-Oct-12 12:26:17

I don't want to listen to it - would raise my blood pressure. I think this govt is evil and is waging war on the poor in a way that I have not seen any govt do in my lifetime (I am 68) - I think it is very scarey what he is doing to all public services, the NHS etc and pulling the rug from under anyone who is sick, disabled, out of work, etc etc. Just hope to god it is a one term parliament but they are making sure that the privatisation of public services will not be able to be reserved. They are taking us back to the 1890s and the Poor Law.

hoodoo12345 Wed 10-Oct-12 12:26:49

^ I couldn't of described myself any better smile

NanaNina Wed 10-Oct-12 12:27:03

sorry meant reversed not reserved!

claig Wed 10-Oct-12 12:31:42

I liked the use of 'one notion', since that is a line that I came up with also on the Ed Miliband thread.

Speech had some good points, but overall not a very rousing speech. It lacked a consistent theme and didn't emphasise and punch home a line that really distinguished the Coalition from Labour. It had some good points, but overall a bit flat.

claig Wed 10-Oct-12 12:39:06

The speechwriter missed a great opportunity to stem the tide and sway the public. A speech has to get people out of their seats, clapping like the clappers. This didn't do it. It will have to get much better nearer the election or the public won't pay attention.

pumpkinsweetie Wed 10-Oct-12 12:43:04

Not really any point listening to it at all as all us poor are doomed and there isn't anything we can do about it unless more full-time permanent jobs are created!
He sucks his silver spoon like its a lolly the pompeous git

claig Wed 10-Oct-12 12:45:43

'the pompeous git'

What has he got to do with Pompeii?

chipstick10 Wed 10-Oct-12 12:48:50

I think it was deliberately flat, it was a contrast to milipeads theatrics last week.

claig Wed 10-Oct-12 12:50:11

Sounds like a good mobile banking company that he spoke about, but why focus on a company that has increased employment from 100 to 700 jobs? Britain has bigger companies that employ thousands and earn billions. They've got to think big to solve the big problems. We are in a crisis and small-scale won't fix it.

pumpkinsweetie Wed 10-Oct-12 12:50:56

Who cares anyway, it will all be lies.
Lies like he told to get elected.
He's a plum

ouryve Wed 10-Oct-12 12:51:52


Fishwife1949 Wed 10-Oct-12 12:57:01

I liked it, i really
Enjoyed the bit about education aqnd also teh dig about borrow borrow borrow

I always hated the way labour allows shools exuse poor performance useing the childrens race,religon or finical backround When you can almost always find other schools of the same make up excelling.

Fishwife1949 Wed 10-Oct-12 12:58:10

pumpkinsweetie oh right because the millionare milliband cares so much about the poor

Fishwife1949 Wed 10-Oct-12 13:00:07

slug we didnt have the money in the first place labour borrow borrow borrow

claig Wed 10-Oct-12 13:02:32

Wonga is a company that has probably increased employment as well.

claig Wed 10-Oct-12 13:08:42

No, it was not good enough. The speechwriter wanted us to believe that Labour is holding us back, stopping us from aspiring and that all they wanted to do was borrow. It won't wash. We know Labour are progressive and get some things wrong, but they aren't out to stop us doing well. Some people will prefer borrow, borrow, borrow in order to invest, invest, invest in public facilities, rather than lend, lend, lend to banks in order to invest in their profitability.

claig Wed 10-Oct-12 13:10:30

I missed Gove's speech. I suspect that that was a cracker, shame that I missed it.

Boboli Wed 10-Oct-12 13:11:47

To go off on a small tangent, I'm sorry but I hate that

1. every time there's a political debate on here, you can bet that some immediately launch into personal (in my view often offensive) attacks and name calling of the politicians instead of debating the issues.
2. it seems widely accepted that inverse snobbery is ok. How much control do individuals from wealthier backgrounds have over where they were educated and brought up anyway? It's pure discrimination to dismiss someone who isn't like you surely!?

On both points, what message does this send? That
1. to get your point across, verbally attack the individual making it
2. don't aim too high as you won't be considered one of 'us'. As someone said on the Ed Milliband thread, then the lowest common denominator is what you end up with.

sunflowersfollowthesun Wed 10-Oct-12 13:13:10

I was delighted (although despair at its necessity) at Cameron's words of one syllable explanation to Miliband, regarding the ridiculous notion that the government was handing cheques to the rich.

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