Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the final day of the Conservatives' annual conference in Birmingham. Prime Minister David Cameron will be taking to the stage later this morning, but before that Culture Secretary Maria Miller will speak in a session on "Celebrating the UK".
In his speech, the prime minister is expected to warn that the UK is facing an "hour of reckoning" with tough economic challenges ahead. Aides say it will also be a highly personal speech where Mr Cameron will speak about his family and his values.
From the BBC's Brian Wheeler, in Birmingham: Britannia Unchained, a book of economic essays by "rising stars" of the Tory party including Dominic Raab and Priti Patel, is topping the bestseller lists at Blackwell's book stall. It also sold very well at last week's Labour conference apparently.
Foreign Secretary William Hague has been out doing the media rounds this morning with a series of interview. He told BBC Radio 4's Today programme that on the economy the PM's speech will include a "clear recognition that the world has changed". "It is tougher, it's not going to change back to how it was ten years ago," he said.
On gay marriage, William Hague told the BBC he supported the move because "successful political parties move with their societies". On Monday, a rally on the fringes of the conference against plans to allow same-sex couples to marry was attended by hundreds of people.
From the BBC's Brian Wheeler, in Birmingham: Had a nice chat with the staff on the Harvey Nicholls stand yesterday. Everything was going swimmingly until I asked how much champagne they were selling. They're not allowed to say...
London Mayor Boris Johnson may have charmed the conference yesterday but he has not had the same effect on Max Hastings, whose article in today's Daily Mail is headed: "If Boris ever becomes PM, I'm on the first plane out of Britain".
In the Daily Mail, Max Hastings describes his former journalist colleague Boris Johnson as "an authentic star" and "a magnificent journalist and showman" but warns Conservatives against choosing him as their leader. "He proved himself the perfect maître d' for the London Olympics. But few maître d's are fit to cook the dinner," he writes.