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SPEAKER'S CORNER: Tom Conti

PUBLISHED: 16:35 18 February 2010 | UPDATED: 16:47 07 September 2010

Renowned Hampstead actor Tom Conti is on the board of the London Motorists Action Group, set up to campaign for fair enforcement of parking and similar regulations. He thinks Labour should be thrown out at the election because they have been selling peopl

Renowned Hampstead actor Tom Conti is on the board of the London Motorists Action Group, set up to campaign for fair enforcement of parking and similar regulations. He thinks Labour should be thrown out at the election because they have been selling people short.

He said: "The main issues which will come up during the run-up to the election probably aren't what they ought to be.

"But what the Tories are saying about education is right. Labour has been selling the people short and they have utterly betrayed those who look to them for help with education.

"Their priorities have been completely skewed. They have run a completely illegal war and killed thousands of people instead of educating thousands of children.

"Not to mention the Olympic Games - billions of pounds for three weeks of games is obscene when so much has to be done in this country to help people improve their lives.

"I think people will vote Conservative. Labour really ought to be thrown out. It has been a

disgrace.

"Gordon Brown was borrowing like there was no tomorrow long before this financial crisis. It is no way to behave and sets a terrible example to normal people.

"Instead of talking about rises in taxation, all the parties should be talking about reduction in taxes while, of course, making sure that there is enough money for the people who really need it and must be looked after.

"The government has failed in the management of our fiscal affairs so why don't they let us do more of it ourselves. It is not the government which will get us out of this recession but businesses. All the improvements that have been made so far have come from the business community.

"I do not think that Glenda Jackson will survive another election but who knows what the boundary changes will mean. I would be very surprised if Labour came out of this with any honour.

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