21 broken promises by the Tories – one for every week they’ve been in government

To mark 21 weeks of all-Tory government, the party has revealed 21 broken Tory promises – from tax credit cuts to protecting the disabled.

David Cameron made a string of pledges in his May manifesto as he sold a Conservative message to the nation.

The nation bought it, returning Mr Cameron to Number 10 with a stronger majority and freed from Lib Dem shackles. But what did they buy? And have they been short-changed?

Here are the broken promises:

1. No child benefit cuts
2. No child tax credit changes
3. Support for working families]
4. Tax-free childcare this autumn
5. An electrified Midland Main Line
6. An electrified Transpennine route
7. A budget surplus by 2019
8. A greener government
9. Three days’ ‘volunteer leave’
10. Achieving NHS targets
11. A care cap by 2016
12. Cutting ‘productivity weakness’
13. No change to Sunday trading
14. Pledges on child poverty
15. Protecting the most vulnerable
16. Building more affordable homes
17. Transparent government
18. £1 trillion in exports
19. Public chance to buy Lloyds shares
20. Money for the Cancer Drugs Fund
21. No plans to privatise Channel 4.

Now visit Labour reveals 21 broken promises by the Tories – one for every week they’ve been in government – Mirror Online for the full details.

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6 thoughts on “21 broken promises by the Tories – one for every week they’ve been in government

  1. Joanna

    To quite honest, I am starting to agree with the two children rule. I wouldn’t have agreed to a one child rule because every child needs a sibling. There are exceptional circumstances where another child being born, could help save the life of an existing child. Where would it end?

  2. Edward E. Smith Ph.D

    Joanna, think about what you have just said that you agree with. Do you 1. think that poor people should be prevented from “breeding” in large numbers? 2. thnk that women who have been raped should have to provide proof to some scptical and/or hostile dwp/hmrc clerk? 3. think that the government should have control over people’s reproductive rights? I could go on. I thought that IDS was famously a Roman Catholic: doesn’t a “two child policy” imply a large use of artificial contraception or abortion? I rather think that the RC church may take issue with this repugnant idea.

  3. NMac

    Why on earth did people believe them, because for Tories’ honesty is just a word they use for their own propaganda purposes. They are the Nasty Party and the word honesty alongside Tory is an oxymoron.

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