Wednesday, 3 February 2010

Letter from George!

Dear Manuel,

Today the Conservative Party has set out a new model of economic growth, a model very different from the one pursued by Gordon Brown.

It sets out our plans for a private sector recovery driven by business investment and exports, instead of consumer borrowing and government debt.

For the first time ever, we are also setting out eight benchmarks - the Benchmarks for Britain - against which we are happy for the next Conservative Government to be judged.

Achieving them over the next Parliament would mean we have put Britain back on her feet and are building a new British economic model, very different from the debt driven model of the past.

At the end of the Parliament, you will be able to use these benchmarks to hold your government to account over whether our economy is more stable, more balanced and more competitive.

We've set them out in detail on our website so you can see exactly what we're proposing. Then, as you have already done with David on our NHS and education policies, you can ask me any question about our plans for economic growth.

You can also vote on any of the questions that have been submitted, so that next week I'll be able to answer the most popular questions in a live webcast.

I look forward to hearing from you.

George Osborne