However, you’d like to think they’d at least have the common sense – let alone a sense of decorum – not to do it while their leader is live on national TV falsely accusing the leader of the Labour party of fake news.
Theresa May, talking to Andrew Neil during an interview which is the nearest she dare get to a debate, squirmed under Neil’s probing on her ‘dementia tax’ plans – and supposed U-turn, especially when Neil pointed out to her that
This must be the first time in history that a party broke a manifesto promise before the election!
Her attempt to deflect attention away from her incompetence and dishonesty was to accuse Jeremy Corbyn of making fake claims about the impact of her plan – which, of course, completely ignores the fact that pensioner groups are saying exactly the same.
At the same time, CCHQ were tweeting a claim that is not even distorted – it’s completely made up:
This is simply an outright invention – a flat-out lie. Nowhere has Labour given any such plan in its manifesto, nor do the Tories have any evidence for it.
Corbyn’s office communications team was quick to point out the lie and what Labour actually has said – its firm, fully-costed manifesto promise:
May’s performance on the BBC, meanwhile, was so poor that rumours are now circulating that she is deliberately trying to lose the election. Which is nonsense – but shows just how dire things have become since she pulled the toilet flush on Tory credibility on 18th April.
It seems she’s trying to live up to the old trope, “If her lips are moving, she’s lying to you” – and that CCHQ are following their leader’s example.
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