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Isn’t it annoying that, this close to the election, there are still people commenting to this blog that there is no difference between the Conservative Party and the Labour Party?

In fact, the difference is huge. Look at deficit reduction: The Tories want to cut us back into the Stone Age with – what is it? – £55 billion of cuts over the next five years.

Meanwhile, Polly Toynbee in The Guardian tells us: “The IFS says Labour’s slower plan to end the deficit needs no cuts – none. Labour is shy of saying it for fear of sounding feckless, despite public opinion turning against austerity.”

So there’s one enormous difference straight away. Under the Tories: Huge, unnecessary spending cuts; under Labour: No spending cuts.

For further evidence, see Sunny Hundal’s article on LabourList.

The short version is as follows: “To claim that Labour and Tory ‘austerity’ is the same, as some on the left have done, isn’t just ludicrous but a bare-faced lie. It illustrates a huge distortion of the facts. Of course, the Greens and SNP have an interest in saying that Labour and Tories are the same, but that doesn’t make it true.”

Sorted? Good.

If you hear anyone suggesting Labour and the Tories are the same, send them to this article so they can be straightened out.

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