A party’s election manifesto document is supposed to be its firm commitment to the electorate on the policies it will implement in government.
After a series unprecedented U-turns, Tory car-crash interviews and the exposure of their complete failure to cost any of their plans by a series of interviewers such as Andrew Neil, Krishnan Guru-Murthy and Evan Davis, it’s absolutely clear to any impartial observer that the Tory manifesto is a hastily cobbled-together insult to the intelligence of voters that’s worth neither the paper it’s written on, nor the time it takes to read it.
Surprisingly, it appears Tory candidates feel the same way.
Jacob Young is the Conservative candidate for Middlesbrough, pictured below with Theresa May in front of her campaign bus:
In a Facebook exchange with a friend, he admitted to an ignorance of what the Tory party actually stands for that some might find surprising.
After a discussion of politics and Tory policies with a friend, which ranged over issues including the proposed lifting of the foxhunting ban, Mr Young admitted that he didn’t know what was in the Tory manifesto:
Young appears – presumably following the example of his party leader – to be a lot more concerned about media exposure and the management of public perception than with actual, substantive policies and, well, ‘the national interest’. He also seems to find the matter amusing.
This is just one more piece of evidence showing the slapdash, arrogant approach May and her party have taken toward the election that they called – clearly considering the electorate to be too dim to cotton onto their bankruptcy of ideas.
The nearer we get to polling day, the clearer it becomes that the Tories can’t be allowed anywhere near power. They’re not just the ‘nasty party‘ – they’re the “we’re ignorant and think you’re too stupid to notice” party.
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