UK 20 July 2010 Caring Cameroonian Conservatives? Quote of the day. Print HTML Oh, that was easy. I just threw in plenty of programmes for children and vulnerable people. That should give them something to think about. I wasn't born yesterday. If that's how they want to play this game . . . * Unnamed Tory minister, explaining to the Telegraph's Ben Brogan how he'd come up with a package of 25 to 40 per cent cuts in departmental spending, in the face of resistance from civil servants. (Hat-tip: George Eaton). › Here’s why Osborne will have to raise taxes Mehdi Hasan is a contributing writer for the New Statesman and the co-author of Ed: The Milibands and the Making of a Labour Leader. He was the New Statesman's senior editor (politics) from 2009-12. Subscribe More Related articles Tony Blair might be a toxic figure - but his influence endures PMQs review: George Osborne is improving but Angela Eagle gives Labour MPs cause for cheer North Yorkshire has approved the UK’s first fracking tests in five years. What does this mean?