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It’s certainly time we had honesty from the Conservative Party in its campaigns.

Remember “Britain Isn’t Working under Labour”? They got into government as a result of that, and cut millions of jobs. Millions!

Or how about David Cameron’s airbrushed “I’ll cut the deficit, not the NHS”? He managed to get his foot in the door of Number 10 with that one, in an awkward coalition with Nick Clegg’s Tory Democrats (oh, sorry, were they supposed to be Liberal?) and set about cutting the NHS. Claims that funding has been increased every year are meaningless when all the increases were below-inflation; those are real-terms cuts, as I have written in the past.

So we come to The Pileus’s recent poster for Theresa May’s NHS (above). Already, the information is out of date (the number of NHS hospital trusts unable to cope had reached 66 the last time This Writer saw any figures), but it certainly gives us all an idea of what an honest Conservative campaign poster would be.

What a shame they’ll never produce one.

I also enjoyed The Pileus’s image showing the different party leaders’ relationship to the current crisis – one which may be very useful in the forthcoming by-elections at Stoke Central and Copeland! Here it is:

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