Tories vowed today to "squeeze the lifeblood out of the unions" so the party can win the next election.
The Trade Union Reform Group fringe meeting, attended mainly by young Tories, heard its chairman Aidan Burley warn that trade unions are the "political enemies of the Conservative party" and must be stopped.
He praised Cabinet Office Minister Frances Maude's plan to cut the amount of time trade union reps in the Civil Service spend carrying out duties but lamented that they "do not go far enough."
The disgraced Tory MP for Cannock Chase, who attending a nazi-themed stag party at a ski resort in France, attacked Unison and its "hard-line general secretary Dave Prentis" for moving offices.
Attendees laughed when he joked that the meeting clashed with a Twitter event. Mr Burley notoriously described Danny Boyle's Olympic opening ceremony as "leftie multi-cultural crap" on the service.
Mr Maude expressed his "privilege" at working alongside Thatcher in the 1980s during his speech, in which he spelled out a massive attack on trade unions in the Civil Service.
"One thousand trade union reps paid by the taxpayer to spend a week at the union's seaside conference? Forget it," he said.
"We will more than halve the cost of facility time to the taxpayer. Proper control. Rigorous monitoring. This is a new world and the old ways have to change."
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