Hypocrite: Gavin Williamson.

The Conservative Party’s chickens are coming home to roost.

We’ve seen in the past that they are happy to cut services across the country – as long as the cuts don’t affect them personally.

A classic example was David Cameron’s hypocritical attempt to stop Oxfordshire Council from cutting services.

Now, Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson wants to stop cuts to bus services in South Staffordshire – and has also been branded a hypocrite.

And West Midlands Tory MPs have been mocked for trying to stop police station closures, after voting consistently to cut their police services over the last eight years.

It’s ludicrous, isn’t it?

Do these Conservative MPs really think the public will put up with this nonsense? They can’t expect to be taken seriously, after having voted to cut funding again and again over a prolonged period of time, if they suddenly start campaigning against the very same cuts.

What are they telling people? “Stop these heinous cuts caused by this uncaring government”? People will simply point right back at them.

And you notice that none of them are trying to reverse the cuts in Parliament, where they might actually do some good.

A Tory minister has been mocked for starting a petition against cuts to bus services caused by his own government’s austerity programme.

Defence secretary Gavin Williamson has said he is “concerned” by a number of service cuts and complained that some constituents have no access to a Sunday service.

The petition is titled ‘Restore vital bus services across South Staffordshire’ – but so far only 144 people have signed it.

But Labour MPs and local councillors have given his complaints short shrift accusing him of “rank hypocrisy”.

Shadow Cabinet Minister Jon Trickett laid into the MP – highlighting that the Government has cut local authority funding by almost 50% since 2010.

Source: Tory minister ridiculed for petition against bus cuts in his constituency caused by his own government’s austerity programme – Mirror Online

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