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Leadership for a Better Future: The 2011 Conservative Party Conference

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Leadership for a Better Future: The 2011 Conservative Party Conference

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The Conservative Party Conference held between 2-5 October in Manchester this year contained some interesting discussion points on the UK job market, The theme of the 2011 Conference was'Leadership for a Better Future', punctuated in Prime Minister David Cameron's closing speech for Britain to "show the world some fight".

He said: "Some say that to succeed in this world, we need to become more like India, or China, or Brazil. I say: we need to become more like us. The real us. Hard-working, pioneering, independent, creative, adaptable, optimistic, can-do. That's the spirit that has made this United Kingdom what it is: a small country that does great things; one of the most incredible success stories in the history of the world.

"And it's a spirit that's alive and well today. I see it in Tania Sidney-Roberts, the head teacher I met in Norwich who started a free school from scratch, now four times oversubscribed. Her ambition? To set up another school and do it all over again. That's leadership."

Good business ethics and corporate social responsibility were rallied about in between frank discussions on high unemployment figures, freeze in wages and plunging consumer spending. It was here that the government highlighted the need to create smart stimulus in order to generate growth and counteract economical slowdown.

David Cameron remained upbeat and optimistic about the UK economy. Even though recent figures from the National Office for Statistics show that economic growth is not as healthy as Cameron would like it to be, Latest figures report that the UK has grown by 0. …

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