Tory policy is simple – they attempt to keep wages and public costs down to a minimum and give tax breaks to the rich. It has been that way ever since the party was created by the rich and wealthy. They are called Conservatives because they wish to maintain the status quo where the poor are kept poor and the rich maximise their profits.
That is why they were called the Nasty Party. They rob from the poor to give to the rich.
They have used the financial crisis as an excuse to follow a hardline policy of austerity. Under the guise of ‘We’re all in this together’ they froze public servants pay, cut services causing widespread job losses, set up a minimum wage ‘gig’ economy, slashed benefits for the disabled and poor and reduced corporation tax and income tax for the rich. While those at the bottom struggle to survive those at the top have doubled their already substantial incomes.
Fairness? No callous lying stupidity. We are still, in the face of all evidence, being told that they represent the working people. Liars.
Having now had seven years of this terrible policy, with no end in sight for the deficit, we are now in a situation where our public services are crumbling:
Crime is rising steeply, with violent crime steepest of all.
Prisons are rioting.
The NHS is missing every target going and struggling to cope.
Welfare is in crisis with huge increases in rough sleepers and food banks, suicides and despair.
Schools are in crisis with teachers leaving in droves, a curriculum that is stifling, and an endless stream of gimmicks designed to hide the reality.
How much more of this senseless, uncaring callousness can we take?
Let’s get Corbyn in and sort the mess out!