At the Tory conference this week, after lurching onto the stage to a tune the Tories had almost certainly used without permission, Theresa May promised an end to austerity – again.
She promised the same last year, just after the general election. But this time she reallyreallyreally means it, allegedly.
But as always with Tories, what they say and what reality is are two different things. The devil’s always in the details – like their long-nauseating claims to be spending more on education, which turned out to include what students spend on their university education.
In other words, we are spending more on education – with most students having to borrow heavily for it – and the Tories have been taking credit.
But the Tories are not even bothering to disguise the fact that May’s claimed end to austerity is a joke – or, more accurately, a merciless piss-take.
This week, according to the Times, DWP Secretary Esther ‘McVile’ McVey has told the rest of the Cabinet that half of all lone parents and two-thirds of working-age couples with children will lose the devastating sum of £200 a month under the disastrous Universal Credit system – a system that the Tories claim is all about simplification and ‘making work pay’, while mocking the plight of the poor and lying repeatedly about the results.
Making work pay by inflicting such bitter poverty on everyone that even a pittance is ‘better’, clearly.
The utter bankruptcy and depravity of Tory thinking is perfectly portrayed in the fact that the Tories are knowingly taking £2,400 a year from some of our most vulnerable families while May, straight-faced, promises an ‘end’ to austerity at the same time.
Not only claim it. Dance – or try to – and laugh about it, while the BBC fawns over the grotesque spectacle.
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