Tuesday, 3 December 2019

What Am I Missing?

When it comes to voting, my father has always said that his golden rule is to think, 'Are we better off now then when this Government took over' and by any stretch of the imagination, we are not.
Look in any high street and you will see the homeless sheltering in doorways, look at any Food Bank and you will see queues including people who are in work but are unable to buy the food they need and look at a hospital and see the queues waiting to get seen and it is hard to say yes, we are better off than we were 10 years ago.  
To my mind, the Conservatives have been awful, as bad as i can remember any Government being and that was with them hamstrung with a coalition for the first five years and the lack of a meaningful majority in the second five with Brexit sucking the life out of their time in power so seeing what they have done while shackled, to unshackle them and let them really go to town with their right wing
agenda is a scary thought.
For ten years they told us at every opportunity that it was essential they cut benefits while at the same time cutting taxes for the richest and every politician spins, that has unfortunately become the norm, but now we have outright lies.  
The 40 New Hospitals they promised to build only a fortnight ago turns out to be now be 6, the 50,000 more nurses is a sleight of hand and somehow counts nurses already currently working in the NHS and the 20,000 new police officers is still less than the amount they cut under their austerity measures.
The Conservatives have announced a new house-building scheme and a tax hike on foreign home owners which is exactly what they promised in their 2015 manifesto and so far they’ve managed to build zero and Theresa May proposed exactly the same levy on overseas home buyers, before it was watered down and then disappeared altogether.
As Boris Johnson is a proven liar, and was even found to be lying to the Queen only just before the election was called, it is amazing that people are looking at the state of the country, the austerity, the lying and the broken promises and are thinking they deserve five more years and that includes letting them deal with Brexit which economists have said will make us poorer whichever flavour we
end up with.
The polls are showing a Conservative lead and i find myself asking what can all these potential Tory voters see which i can't?

2 comments:

Q said...

can't prove the negative. the US economy is better. is it because of Trump or circumstances? Did Obama delay a recovery and make things worse? who can prove any of the above? nobody.

i don't use your dad;s rule. i use a different rule. who is closer to pursuing the agenda i prefer?

democrats want to limit speech, take away self-defense, increase government control of commerce, force american's to retrofit every home for better efficiency, eliminate air travel, impose government health care, open our borders to uneducated/unskilled people in an era when education is essential, dramatically increase taxes, eliminate the electoral college, reformat the supreme court to minimize conservative rulings...

i will not vote for any of those things, much less multiple of them...

i'm not a republican, but the democrats force me to vote republican...


Falling on a bruise said...

As far as I can see you got the same problem as us with only two parties who can realistically make the government and if neither are particularly brilliant, a vote for the least worse and that’s not good.