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May Tells U.K. Conservatives End of Austerity Is in Sight

  • Pledge aimed at countering electoral threat from Labour
  • Premier vows new approach to be set out in spending review
Theresa May delivers her keynote speech during the Conservative Party annual conference in Birmingham on Oct. 3, 2018.

Theresa May delivers her keynote speech during the Conservative Party annual conference in Birmingham on Oct. 3, 2018.

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Prime Minister Theresa May promised austerity-weary Britons an end to years of public spending cuts, in a speech designed to paint a positive vision for the country outside the European Union.

“A decade after the financial crash, people need to know that the austerity it led to is over and that their hard work has paid off,” May told the Conservative Party conference in her keynote speech in Birmingham Wednesday.