10 most evil Tory deeds of 2012 explained in 130 words.(58 Posts)
* Homelessness is up 31% under the Tories (evidence).
* Gas Prices are up 31% under the Tories & 40% of families are on the brink of fuel poverty (evidence, evidence).
* 400 Sure Start Centres have been shut under the Tories (evidence).
* 11,000 Hospital Beds have been axed & 7,000+ Nurses sacked under the Tories (evidence).
* 95 Academy & Free School bosses now earn more than MPs & up to £300,000 a year (evidence, evidence).
* 250,000 Disabled People have been forced onto Unpaid Workfare with a 2% success rate (evidence).
* £7 billion worth of NHS Services have been privatised under the Tories (evidence, evidence, evidence).
* The Tories announced a total of 25% cuts Tax on Profit & scrapped the 50p Rate (evidence).
* Cameron has spent the year bullying, mocking & insulting women, disabled & the elderly (evidence).
Shocking. The odd thing is that so many people are hit, and the transfer of wealth from poor to rich so blatant, yet so many seem to think there is no other way. Get these b--tards out pronto.
Marking place. I hate the Tories and love a good Tory bashing thread
The night I met DH, pretty much my first question to him was 'are you a tory'?
It would have been a total deal breaker, for all these reasons and many more.
Marking place-Those baffoons will be voted out next election, you will see
pumpkin, I think you are right. Not many pundits give the LibDems a chance.
I think we should all start free schools and pay ourselves 300k a year. Ka-ching!
The employment for shares scheme is quite evil and should have been included. Without protection against unfair dismissal, women are going to be particularly vulnerable to being fired for no reason other than getting married or becoming pregnant. You know, as it was before we got these protections in place.
Noisy toys, I love reading Tory bashing threads too ....and i voted for them.
I hate these bastards. Marking my place too.
The Tories are saving money. Which is exactly what a responsible government should be doing. It's what Labour should have been doing throughout the boom years, instead of spending like drunken sailors. Why are so many people in this country reliant on the state if not because of Labour's largesse?
The Tories are saving money. Which is exactly what a responsible government should be doing. It's what Labour should have been doing throughout the boom years, instead of spending like drunken sailors. Why are so many people in this country reliant on the state if not because of Labour's largesse
First of all, they're not saving money. Thanks to the austerity measures, the recession has dragged on and our economy has shrank. Our tax receipts continue to fall in this economic climate, and therefore our deficit increases. As the Tories continue to cut more and more, we accelerate in to a downward spiral of lower tax receipts and 'negative growth'.
The strategy of cutting during the recession has historically been disastrous, and is disastrous now. So they are not saving money. They are costing this country more as the deficit, and therefore the debt increase.
^ It's what Labour should have been doing throughout the boom years, instead of spending like drunken sailors. ^
Once again, here is a historical graph of government deficits:
Do you see how, in the years prior to 2007, the deficit remained roughly the same or a bit less than during the Tory scum years of 1990-1996?
Why are so many people in this country reliant on the state if not because of Labour's largesse
They aren't - at least not in the way you think. The majority of the welfare bills is taken up by pensions. Secondly, the majority of people on some sort of welfare in the UK (like housing benefit) are in jobs.
What is happening is that the state is subsidizing the wages to keep British people from starving or being without a home being wages are too low and companies don't pay people a living wage.
You want to sincerely, honestly reduce the welfare bill?
1) Put a cap on housing rents, so there is more affordable housing, and people don't need to take out housing benefit and other benefits to put a roof over their head
2) Put in place a living wage, so that the state doesn't have to subsidize the wages of the poorest paid. This will shift the cost over to corporations, and away from citizens who pay their wages through taxes.
I moved here in 1996: used to see beggars on the way to work every morning. Didn't for, oooh, 15 years. They're back now.
Didn't for, oooh, 15 years
Must have been going around with your eyes shut then.
Nope, definitely didn't see them here for really quite a long time, and now they are back: am trying to work out what or where has been closed or suffered cutbacks. I appreciate it's anecdotal, but certainly observably so here.
I was just thinking that, Nit. I've worked in London for a loooong time and recently - the last two or three months - I've noticed a massive increase in the amount of homeless people I see on my walk to the office. Just today I was wondering if a shelter or similar had closed...
Same in Brighton. When I was at college in the 80's the streets from the college to the station were crowded with homeless people, standing around drinking tea (or from cans) sitting in doorways. It's now like this again, how could anyone not equate Tories with Homelessness.
I agree with the thrust but am wary about the detail. Eg there are too many hospitals sucking up too much of the budget of the NHS. Money should be shifted to primary and community care. If I really wanted to get cross about the NHS, I'd point instead at the decision to centralise 40bn of spending in a quango, which has apparently announced today that it is going to change the formula for £ per head so that poverty no longer plays a role and it's all about old age only. So Liverpool et al are up the shitter and the money goes to Surrey et al instead. Despite the continued existence of a 10year+ mortality gap between rich and poor areas. Not sure if this is true but if so it's a really big deal.
Our local authority closed its only winter shelter some years back. Result: More homeless out in this harsh weather. Yet we have to send overseas aid to failed states.
All I can say the sooner this nasty bastard Tory party go the better!
I've noticed an increase in big issue sellers here and not just in the city centre... they've been popping up outside out of town supermarkets too which I've never seen before
did you not do this already? I am no Tory voter, but the Labour Party and their tax credits have really fucked everything by manipulating the economy.
I'm no Tory but what do the salaries paid to heads of academies have to do with the current government? Also rising gas prices have been a problem for many years. Maybe people are in fuel poverty more because of the wider economic picture more than the prices themselves?
Ttosca, brilliant last post. I do love a well researched put down
Labour got us into a massive mess by spending what we do not have. Everyone knew that however got in at the last election won a poisoned chalice and would probably never govern again for a generation.
The left always seem to want to think the right are evil, wicked, malicious, bad. In fact politicians on all sides mostly want to do good and improve things. The right don't label the left in similar ways. I suppose they have more sense.
Also both sides suggested cuts. Labour's were 20% and the coalition 25%. There is very little between them. Indeed the libs today have asked Labour - well what would you have done had you been in power.
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