Cameron: Wind farm subsidy under threat
David Cameron has signalled his opposition to onshore wind farms by promising they will not be subsidised for "a second longer than they're necessary". The Prime Minister raised the curtain on the Conservative Party conference in Manchester by indicating energy bills could be cut by reducing the £26 a year that critics say is added to pay for renewables.
Turbines, scattered across the Westcountry, have long polarised a region seen as a wind "hotspot".
And today, Chancellor George Osborne will unveil a further welfare crackdown – telling the long-term unemployed to do community work, attend the Job Centre every day or be placed on a hard-hitting programme or lose the dole hand-out.
On the economy, he will sound a note of caution: "There's no feeling of a task completed or a victory won."