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When asked to name just ONE Labour-supporting business leader, Ed Balls' only answer was Bill...Somebody.

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More business leaders – including a Trade Minister in the last Labour government – have come out and said that Labour doesn’t understand business.

  1. Lord Jones, the former Labour Trade Minister, says that Labour have a ‘problem with business’ (Today, 4 Feb 2015).
  2. Brent Hoberman, founder of Lastminute.com, says that by waging a war on business, Labour are trying to ‘intimidate people into not voicing their opinion’.
  3. Simon Woodroffe, founder of YO! Sushi, says that the prospect of a Labour government is scary: ‘What I don’t hear from Labour now is a good understanding of business and that scares me’ (Times, 4 Feb 2015).

These damning verdicts follow criticism of Labour from other business leaders, including the boss of Boots and the former head of Marks & Spencer.

Businesses bring investment to Britain and create the jobs that give security to hardworking families – but Labour doesn’t understand that.

It’s clearer than ever that Labour are anti-business and would mean chaos for our economy. They want to hit businesses with higher taxes, which would cost jobs and make families more insecure.

Only the Conservatives have a long-term economic plan that’s backing businesses, creating jobs and helping hardworking families.

So let’s keep working through the plan and secure a better future for Britain.

Labour are anti-business, have no plan, and would cost jobs.

That’s the verdict of Britain’s business leaders:

  1. Sir Stuart Rose, former boss of Marks & Spencer, says Labour ‘lacks a clear and credible plan’. He also says that Labour’s ‘business-bashing’ would lead to ‘shuttered shop fronts, empty high streets and lengthening dole queues’. On Labour’s plans to raise Corporation Tax, Sir Stuart says it would ‘see British jobs being lost overseas’ (Daily Mail, 3 Feb 2015).
  2. Stefano Pessina, boss of Boots, says a Labour government would be a ‘catastrophe’ and ‘not helpful for business, not helpful for the country’ (Telegraph, 31 Jan 2015)
  3. Marcus Bowman, President of the UK Chamber of Shipping, says Labour’s policy agenda ‘amounts to more tax, more spending and more regulation’, and that ‘this is not an economic strategy but a political one’ (UK Chamber of Shipping, 2 Feb 2015).
  4. Simon Walker, Director General of the Institute of Directors, says Labour’s policies are a ‘disappointment’ and that Ed Miliband ‘seems to have abandoned all understanding of the way markets work’ (Telegraph, 2 Feb 2015).

Businesses are the lifeblood of our economy. They bring investment, and create the jobs that give security to hardworking families.

But it’s clear that Labour are anti-business and have no plan for the economy. They want to hit businesses with higher taxes, which would cost jobs and make families more insecure.

Only the Conservatives have a long-term economic plan that’s backing businesses, creating jobs and helping hardworking families.

So let’s keep working through the plan and secure a better future for Britain.

Labour refuse to rule out a deal with the SNP - and reports say they're also trying to secure the support of Sinn Fein to make Ed Miliband Prime Minister.

The SNP, Sinn Fein or who-knows-what other minor party propping up a weak Labour leader would mean chaos for Britain. Share this video to let everyone know.

We’re committed to giving every child the best start in life.

Every parent wants their child to leave primary school able to read, write and add up – and that’s what we’re delivering.

With a more rigorous curriculum, and a refusal to tolerate failure, we’re raising standards – and there are now a million more children being taught in schools ranked ‘good’ or ‘outstanding’.

But there is still more to do. So we will expect every pupil by the age of 11 to know their times tables off by heart, to perform long division and complex multiplication, and to be able to read a novel and write a short story. This is about giving every child the chance to master the basics and succeed in life.

We will also deliver new powers to give 3,500 failing or coasting schools new leadership and extra support, so that no child is left behind. Any school judged by Ofsted to ‘require improvement’, unless it has a clear plan to improve rapidly, will be taken over by the best headteachers and backed by expert sponsors or high-performing neighbouring schools.

Under Labour, standards in schools fell and Britain slid down the international league tables. Parents, and children, were let down.

But as part of our long-term economic plan, we’re delivering the best schools and skills for young people – so they can reach their potential and succeed in the global race.

Our aim is clear: the best start in life for every child, wherever they’re from – no excuses.

2015 is just 30 days old but already Labour are in chaos:

Read Labour’s 30 days of chaos in full (PDF)

The choice at the next election is clear:

The competence of David Cameron and the Conservatives, working through the long-term economic plan for a stronger economy and a better future; or the chaos of Ed Miliband and Labour, who have no plan other than more spending, more borrowing and more taxes.

Share the facts and let everyone know the choice facing Britain.

Share our new video to let friends know that the only way to secure a stronger economy, and a better future for Britain, is to vote Conservative.

We’re investing a further £1 billion in local communities.

Our Growth Deals will help improve roads, build new homes, provide education and training facilities, and support our manufacturing industries. That will deliver skills, jobs and opportunities for people from communities all over the country – helping hardworking families get on in life.

Giving local communities the power and funding to unlock their potential and make decisions that work for them is a key part of our long-term economic plan to secure a recovery for all.

That recovery is on track, with Britain growing faster than any major economy in 2014. But with uncertainty in the global economy and an election less than 100 days away, now is not the time to abandon the plan and risk chaos for our country’s future.

So let’s keep working through the plan – and secure a better future for Britain.

First the SNP said they’d help Ed Miliband into Downing Street - now reports say Labour are trying to secure the support of Sinn Féin to prop him up as Prime Minister.

At a time when we need to stick to our long-term economic plan, a deal between Labour and any of Sinn Féin, the SNP, the Greens or UKIP could mean chaos for Britain. We just don’t know what they would demand in return for propping up Ed Miliband in Downing Street – but we do know that hardworking taxpayers would pay the price.

This election is the most important for a generation. It’s a choice between competence and chaos; between David Cameron and Ed Miliband; between the Conservatives’ plan to secure a better future and Labour turning back from the progress we’ve made as a country.

Share our new poster to let everyone know that only a vote for the Conservatives will secure a better future for Britain.

Last year the economy grew by 2.6% – faster than any other major advanced economy.

New figures from the Office of National Statistics show that the economy grew more last year than any year since 2007 (ONS, 27 Jan 2015). It shows that our long-term economic plan is working and building a stronger economy and a better future for hardworking taxpayers.

A growing economy means more businesses creating jobs and more people with the security of a regular wage to provide for their families.

A growing economy also means that we can afford to get the deficit down while continuing to invest in the things that matter: great schools, better health services and more apprenticeships, so our young people can get on in life.

But with the outlook in the global economy getting worse, there are many risks to the recovery.

With 100 days until the election, now is not the time to abandon the plan that’s turning Britain around. Labour have no plan other than more spending, more borrowing and more taxes – and that would mean chaos for the economy and our country.

So let’s keep working through the plan and secure a better future for Britain.