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Incredibly, people still think the Conservative Party can be trusted with public money more than Labour.

A recent poll showed 44 per cent of people trusted Theresa May and Philip Hammond with our money, but only 18 per cent believed Jeremy Corbyn and John McDonnell had the right policies.

If you meet anyone who believes the Tories are better with our money, ask them about this:

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When David Cameron walked into 10 Downing Street, he was claiming the UK was in the midst of a debt emergency and drastic measures had to be taken to reduce it.

Six years later, after thousands of deaths that may be attributed to Tory spending cuts – real people who have lost their lives because of Conservative Party economics – the debt has doubled.

But nobody is talking about an emergency any more.

Is that because the only people who use those terms are friends of the Conservative Party, and the only time they use those terms is when Labour is in office?

Let’s just remember a few things:

Over the last 70 years, the Conservatives, in government, have borrowed more money – and repaid less – than Labour ever have.

In fact, George Osborne, in his six years as Chancellor, personally created more debt for the UK than every Labour chancellor there has ever been.

Mr Osborne missed every single fiscal target he ever set himself and Philip Hammond is set to do the same.

Oh, and the Conservative Party managed to lose the UK’s treasured AAA+ credit rating.

Tories cut and privatise because it puts more money into the hands of the rich and plunges the poor deep into poverty – making them easier to manipulate, to use.

Jeremy Corbyn and John McDonnell would do what Labour has always done – regenerate the economy and put a proportion of the GDP that it generates back into the Treasury.

So is a Conservative Government that is surviving on credit really to be trusted with our money?

Think about it.

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