The British Conservative Party Conference in Blackpool faces a tough battle to win the hearts and minds of voters. The conservatives under the leadership of party chief David Cameron trail in opinion polls behind the governing Labour Party.
Cameron sees change as necessary: “We are going to be setting out an absolutely clear and compelling alternative to this government. We have had ten years of labour, we believe it’s time for change, time for real change. And we will be setting out this week what these changes are.”
Cameron says his party is ready to fight an autumn election. However, the public darling in Britain right now is Labour Party leader Gordon Brown who is bouncing ahead of his conservative rival in most polls. According to the newspaper, The Observer, Brown is considered by many to be the most capable prime minister to handle a crisis and deal with the problems affecting Britain in the 21st century.