As the SKWAWKBOX showed last night, leaks of the Tory manifesto for the General Election show it represents what may be the ‘stupidest suicide note in history’, with measures that attack both our babies and our grandparents writ large.
The arrogance stupidity of the policies will not be properly highlighted by the Establishment media today, but even the most self-centred voter – all but the most sociopathic – cares about his/her children and grandparents.
You’d think about the only thing the Tories could do so make it more stupid would be to attack the nations pets. You’d be wrong though. The Conservative party has added a ‘PS’ to the leaks of its manifesto last night that might be almost as damaging as declaring a cull of our dogs and cats.
A cut to pensions.
As journalist Paul Mason pointed out this morning:
It’s impossible to overstate the importance of the pensioner vote to the Tories remaining in Downing Street over the last seven years. Pensioners vote – almost all of them – and that fact has forced the Conservatives to avoid any measures that would damage them directly.
Until now. Pensioners were already starting to desert the party as they realised the damage that the Tories were doing to the health, education and life chances of their children and grandchildren. But an attack on pensions, social care and the winter fuel allowance?
The Tories may well turn a river into a flood – accompanied by any of their kids who usually vote Conservative, as they realise the effect this is going to have on their parents. And on their own inheritance.
Just in case you need a reminder of the horror show Theresa May is about to unveil, here are some of the Tory manifesto policies – the attacks on the vulnerable which, if elected, they will claim an explicit mandate to carry out:
Or watch this brilliant video by EL4JC:
— EL4C (@EL4JC) May 18, 2017
Even the few safeguards they’ve included are meaningless – they’ve promised them before and conveniently ‘forgot’ them as soon as they’d served their electoral purpose:
#NastyParty announcing protected £100k inheritance threshold for care, in 2015 manifesto same pledge for £75k, they never delivered
— The Awakend #EL4C (@the_awakend) May 18, 2017
Is this move driven by hubris or by desperation to appear tough? Either way, the postscript to the most electorally stupid manifesto in history shows just how far the Tories have slid from reality.
So tell your mum and dad, your granny, nanny, grandma, gramps, grandad, grandpa. They might not read Facebook or Twitter but when they realise what the Conservatives plan to do to them those middle fingers (or possibly the first and middle for a good old-fashioned V-sign) will be twitching.
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