George Osborne tells Tory activists "Britain can do better than that"
Chancellor George Osborne has said he wants the government to be running a surplus in the next Parliament and can get there without raising taxes.
He told the Conservative conference the public finances should be in the black when the economy was strong as insurance against a "rainy day".
His comments were taken as suggesting more years of spending restraint.
Business welcomed the goal but Labour said Mr Osborne had missed targets before and could not be trusted.
can someone please call George Osborne a doctor, as far as I am aware, we have not started to pay off the debt yet, only slow down the rate at which the national debt is increasing.
someone please tell me if I am wrong...