The following tweet was issued by the Conservative Party’s press office:
Our balanced approach means dealing with our debts to keep the economy strong, whilst investing in public services and keeping taxes low. pic.twitter.com/YFMYKFGMUH
— Conservatives (@Conservatives) November 24, 2017
“Dealing with our debts to keep the econom strong, whilst investing in public services and keeping taxes low” is, of course, Labour’s approach – although Jeremy Corbyn’s party would achieve this by vastly different methods; effective methods.
The Tories behind their press release thought they could fool people into believing that they’re doing the right thing, just because they say they are.
They thought wrong – and the reactions are hilariously disparaging.
See for yourself:
This reads as if they have put a series of phrases into a program and hit Return
— Terry McGinn (@TerryMcGinnUK) November 24, 2017
is that why the NHS was refused the extra £4bn it needs? Is that investing in public services?
— Andy Gullick (@AJGullick) November 24, 2017
You said that #austerity was needed to get rid of the #deficit created by the Financial crash, not the vulnernable or #Labour as you ideologically blamed. Now it's predicted to be 2031. You lied & failed yet still the cruelty continues. Shame on you.
— Cracking Good Food (@CrackingFood) November 24, 2017
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA, HAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Good one. …wait, you’re serious?
— Geoff White (@ThatGeoffChap) November 24, 2017
Total BS; borrowing is up, deficit elimination delayed by 16 years, and you're slashing taxes (thus tax revenue) during supposed austerity. You are making it increasingly impossible for the UK to have public services in the future.
— Haravikk (@Haravikk) November 24, 2017
Haravikk is referring to a policy that David Cameron stole from George W Bush. It’s called starving the beast and intentionally creates debt in order to provide an excuse to take funds away from public services.
Cool story but extreme poverty and starvation for children isn't really balanced.
— End Prohibition (@afterprohibends) November 24, 2017
— Jackie #FBPE (@CarrollJackie99) November 24, 2017
Balanced? You sure? The economy is performing woefully, especially compared to our European neighbours. We're on track for two decades of lost wage growth. We have a living-standards crisis. You're an embarrassment. https://t.co/rzPwIpLvIb
— Jay Filmer (@UncleJaysus) November 24, 2017
You've trebled National Debt & "lost" over £500m. And for what? you've certainly not invested it in our interest (NHS, Education etc) so what do we have to show for it? You have bankrupted us fiscally as well as morally. #NoConfidence
— sarah mac #NHSLove #CorbynWasRight (@MacMacaslin) November 24, 2017
Which public services are you actually investing in? I didn't realise Panama was a "public service", still you live and learn!
— play nicely, we're all in it together (@GaryOpinionated) November 24, 2017
That’s one way of saying you’ve absolutely screwed everyone but the rich!!
— Michael (@mickwatson65) November 24, 2017
The sooner, the better.
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