The Canary put it very well in a recent article – complete with video evidence:
Theresa May said she wouldn’t call a snap general election. But then she changed her mind.
David Cameron promised his government would not cut Child Tax Credits if elected in 2015. But once back in Downing Street, he changed his mind and cut them anyway.
Theresa May promised that, before she triggered Article 50 to leave the EU, she would agree a UK-wide approach with Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Instead, she triggered it without consultation. The first SNP MPs heard of the Prime Minister’s decision was when it was reported on BBC News.
The Conservatives came to power on the promise of reducing Britain’s debt and deficit. Instead, they have borrowed more than all previous Labour governments combined.
During the 2015 election campaign, the Tories promised not to increase National Insurance contributions. But in the first major budget of the May regime, Chancellor Philip Hammond announced an increase in NI contributions. They were later forced to U-turn, leaving a gap in their budget, after mass outcry.
But there’s more:
The Conservatives lied to the police about the accuracy of their election spending claims – and that’s not including the possible election expenses fraud prosecutions, on which we’re still awaiting progress.
The Conservatives lied about making a ‘sweetheart’ deal with Tory-held Surrey County Council to keep council tax down, while forcing Labour-held councils to make heinously difficult spending decisions with the limited funding granted to them.
The Conservatives lied in the Stoke-on-Trent Central by-election, claiming the town’s two other Labour MPs had voted against Brexit (which the electorate there had supported).
The Conservatives continually lie that they are helping people with long-term illnesses and disabilities – in fact their ‘work capability assessment’ drives those people towards death.
The Conservatives lied about the failure of a Trident missile test, so Parliament would vote to spend more than £200 billion renewing the nuclear weapons system – a system that doesn’t work.
The Conservatives habitually lie about giving more money to the National Health Service. In fact, they have taken money away.
The Conservatives regularly lied to the BBC, in order to make the broadcaster persuade the public that “various fiascos were triumphs”.
And that’s only going back as far as March this year!
Yet we are being asked to believe they can bring “strong and stable” leadership to the UK.
We are being asked to believe they can negotiate a departure from the European Union that will benefit us all (this is impossible).
And we are being asked to believe that we should not choose Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party instead, on the premise that he is weak, that his policies are practically Communist, and that he will “bankrupt” the UK (this is also impossible, as economists know well).
Let’s examine just one of these claims – that Mr Corbyn is weak.
When an Opposition leader forces a government to cancel policies, we don’t say he is weak; we say he is strong – and Mr Corbyn has forced Tory reversals on many of them.
Here are just 30:
— Eoin Clarke (@LabourEoin) April 26, 2017
Theresa May and her Conservatives are weak, and they are liars. Your vote should go to Labour – it’s the only sensible choice.
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