If you live in Blighty you’ve probably been bombarded by Party Political Broadcasts and news media about the various main players in the upcoming General Election.
Blogs are a great way to get one’s personal views across, but rather than expound my own views, I thought I’d give you lucky readers an impartial look at what these nefarious Tory miscreants have achieved thus far. (Told you it would be impartial.)
The number of people using food banks has gone from circa 40,000 under Labour in 2010 to one million under the Tories, in just five years. (This graph is about a year out of date. Figures have now surpassed one million.)
Our National Debt has not reduced as the Tory charlatans claim but has, in fact, tripled under the Tories.
Britain has one of the lowest immigrant populations in Europe. The more the merrier I say. We’re all from Africa anyway.
I’m sick to death of that maleficent rapscallion, Iain Duncan Smith referring to people on benefits as scroungers.
Benefit cheats account for £2 billion whilst tax avoiders account for £32 billion.
And let’s not forget, for most people claiming benefits, they are just claiming back a fraction of what they have put into it in the first place.
LABOUR AND BIG BUSINESS
Read ’em and weep.
THE GREAT DEPRESSION
The current economic catastrophe was not caused by the last Labour government. It was caused by the banks. Admittedly, Labour deregulated the banks more than they should have. But financial deregulation began in 1986 under, guess who… Thatcher.
Don’t get me started… 70% of NHS contracts have been awarded to private sector companies since 2013. (Most of them with connections to ConDem politicians.)
Did you know, as part of the government curriculum, primary school kids do maths every day but art only once every two weeks?
Obviously, there’s no value in the arts.
No value in creativity.
No value in imagination.
No value in self-expression.
And there’s certainly no maths in art… no fractals, no Fibonacci sequence, no Golden Ratio, no geometry, no equations, no dimensions, no fractions, no angles or shapes…
That’s not a criticism of my daughters’ school, in fact, it recently got an outstanding from OFSTED, it’s merely a criticism of the curriculum handed down by the government.
I’d also have free tertiary education for all too. (Something which Labour have not put in their manifesto.)
So, dear readers, as you can see, I have no personal axe to grind and have been as unbiased as I possibly can.
Under the coalition the economy has stagnated,
the national debt has tripled,
the NHS is in meltdown,
1 million people rely on food banks,
3.5 million children live in poverty (that’s a staggering third of all children in the UK),
The Tories believe the people who should pay for our country’s debts are the poor rather than their rich benefactors to whom they give tax breaks and government contracts.
All-in-all, a successful term of office, don’t you think?
All you can do is evaluate the facts laid before you and then decide who to vote for. After all, that’s why we live in a democracy.
Just remember, a vote for the Tories is a vote for the Dark Lord. And a vote for UKIP is a vote for the Dark Lord’s imbecile sibling with xenophobic tendencies.
I must give a shout-out to a few blogs from where I’ve filched most of the above stats, graphs and images. Although, I can’t remember what I’ve nicked from where.
So thank you to:
Tom Pride at Pride’s Purge.
Kitty S. Jones at Politics and Insights.
David Hencke at David Hencke.
Mike Sivier at Vox Political.
Thomas G. Clark at Another Angry Voice.
If you see something of yours that I have not credited just drop me a line and I’ll amend the post and give you the credit you deserve.