UPDATE: New information has come to light, alleging that the Twitter account mentioned in this article is fake. Read the story here.

2017 is a bad year to be a Conservative Parliamentary candidate.

Already this week we have had the scandal of Peter Cuthbertson’s opinions on rape – and the scandal of Theresa May’s defence of him.

Today we heard that Craig Mackinlay is being charged with offences in relation to his expenses in the 2015 general election.

Now this:

This Writer hopes everybody in Lincolnshire agrees with Mr Huijer.

This was a tweet made on behalf of all Conservatives in the county, stating that all Conservatives in the county believe poor people to be “dangerous” and claiming that they are addicted to drugs and spend their benefit money (so we know this means people claiming benefits) on drugs, alcohol and gambling.

That is indeed one of the most obnoxious attacks on the vulnerable that This Writer has read.

Many people on benefits have been put there because of Conservative economic and employment policies, and struggle to meet the ever-increasing conditions demanded of them by the Department for Work and Pensions, in order to keep those benefit payments.

They aren’t living the life of Reilly!

If this is genuine, it is nothing less than evil of Lincolnshire Conservatives to suggest otherwise. Once again, it seems the Tories are demonising the poor.

The reason?

They like it.

And that applies, whether or not the Twitter account is genuine.

I hope everyone in Lincolnshire not directly connected with whoever wrote this disgusting screed – including those who may have been Conservative supporters before – will come out next Thursday…

… And vote Labour – for decency and understanding towards the poor and vulnerable.

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