My first conference was Eastbourne in 1986. It was a sober affair and not just due to the lack of free alcohol. The debates were worthy, but generated little media interest. The lunchtimes and evenings were filled with fringe meetings, none of which had as much as a crisp on offer, let alone a
Energy and Climate Change Secretary, Chris Huhne, set out his vision on creating a “zero-carbon economy” by 2030 and spoke about the “Green Investment Bank” at a fringe held by the CBI. The Green Investment Bank will attempt to reduce the monetary risk of those who invest in renewable energy.
A large proportion of the last Government’s funding of the postal system was spent on closing post offices. Last year the Liberal Democrats in Government promised investment in the Post Office averaging out at over £330m a year – more than double the subsidy paid to the Post Office