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Conferences 2008



Here are the highlights of The Daily Politics coverage of the 2008 party conferences.

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Wednesday 1st October

GQ editor Dylan Jones on Cameron

Day Three of our coverage from the Conservative conference and it is leader's speech day.

Is a year a long time in politics? We ask IDS and Hattersley

Shadow chancellor George Osborne, former Tory leader Iain Duncan Smith and Labour's former deputy leader Lord Hattersley offer their thought's on David Cameron's big day. GQ editor Dylan Jones has given us his take on David Cameron's last twelve months.

We also hear from The Spectator's Peter Oborne, Tory Policy Review Chairman Oliver Letwin, shadow foreign secretary William Hague and Lord Heseltine. Plus the Daily Politics guide to "sealing the deal" in a leader's conference speech. And to add some glamour we had Dragon's Den star Simon Woodroffe and Coronation Street's William Roache from conference.

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Tuesday 30th September

Hammond says no to British only plan

On Day Two of our coverage from the Conservative conference we looked at the growing global financial crisis. In Birmingham we spoke to Shadow Treasury Minister, Philip Hammond.

In our London studio we were be joined by Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Yvette Cooper. American economist Irwin Stelzer also gave us his thoughts on the situation in America and Tony Benn joined us to to look at whether the Left could thrive in the current economic climate.

We spoke to Shadow Schools Secretary Michael Gove about education and Cherie Blair. Anne went to the Tory marginal seat of Edgbaston to find out if the Conservatives can pick up the seat at the next election.

Later on Today at Conference I spoke to Shadow Justice Secretary Nick Herbert about have-a-go heroes.

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Monday 29th September

Cameron tells Andrew there is no money for tax cuts

On Day One of our coverage from the Conservative conference in Birmingham, Tory leader, David Cameron told Andrew there is no money for tax cuts.

Fellow Conservative, Nadine Dorries MP had a different message. She explained why she wants her party to promise tax cuts to help families and business.

Andrew asked London Mayor Boris Johnson if he is the most important Tory in the country. And we considered the 'Cameron brand' with Mrs Thatcher's advertising guru Tim Bell.

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