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How should Conservative leaflets attack Labour?

Ideal Over the next few days - with your help - I want to produce an ideal election leaflet.

Stage one is happening on the site now. I'm gathering together the best components for a leaflet, as started last night with producing a comprehensive list of best doorstep policies.

Stage two will be a vote of all ConHome regular readers. We'll vote for the best doorstep policies and on a few other components of the leaflet.

Stage three will see the results of the vote published in the form of an ideal Tory leaflet. We'll produce one for Lab/Con marginals and one for Lib/Con marginals.

As part of stage one I'm now asking for the best attack lines on Labour. Ten are below*. What would you add?

  1. Labour has doubled the national debt.
  2. Brown is borrowing £277,719 every minute.
  3. Britain suffered the longest recession of all major economies.
  4. Superbugs have killed thousands in dirty NHS hospitals.
  5. 900,000 more people are living in extreme poverty.
  6. The gap between rich and poor has widened under Labour.
  7. Labour's failure to control immigration will add nearly seven million to the UK population in the next 20 years.
  8. More soldiers have died in Afghanistan than in the Falklands, partly because of inadequate equipment.
  9. Anti-social behaviour has soared in places where Labour introduced 24 hour drinking.
  10. Brown broke a promise to hold a referendum on the Lisbon Treaty.

Tim Montgomerie

* A good number from John Major's demolition of New Labour's record in the Mail on Sunday.


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