Wednesday, 11 November 2009

Cameron's claims exposed

Excellent analysis by Factcheck on Cameron's claims that "Who made the poorest poorer? Who left youth unemployment higher? Who made inequality greater? No, not the wicked Tories. You, Labour: you're the ones that did this to our society." Well worth a read.

And is this a case of Cameron just getting his facts wrong? Osborne not doing his sums properly? Poor advice from the ex-News International hacks at Tory Central Office? No - I think they know exactly what they're doing and saying. Anything that will win them the election. (And if you really want to know what the Tories would do in Government to 'help' the poor and needy... just Google "Wisconsin" and "welfare".)

3 comments:

bristolwestpaul said...

What the tories are proposing is fairly Victorian in its routes. A combination of trickle down with the encouragement of a small number to make a lot of money - so they can then point at those that don't and tell them that its their own fault because x could make it. The other lement is withdrawing the state and putting charities in instead hoping this will reduce public spending as charities struggle and use donations to prop up inadequate funding.

seebag said...

Interesting, and negative for Cameron, but at the same time this article is hardly an astounding endorsement of Labour, is it?
Combine that with the most unprincipled mendacious hypocrtical government we've probably ever had, and I certainly won't be voting Labour (not that I ever have).

marksany said...

12 years, and how much better is it ? I'm no Tory, they are as bad as Labour. But Cameron is the first major politician to say that a single mum with low skills loses earned pay at 96p in the pound. How did you take part in a system that did that?