When Labour get desperate they get dirty and boy are they desperate at the moment. The more desperate Labour get the more dirty they get and the more repulsive their lies are.
There are a few nasty lies that Labour are using at the moment concerning what is in the Conservative Party manifesto. If you really want to know what is in the Conservative Party manifesto you can read it in full here.
One lie is that the schools budget is going to be slashed. The Conservative Education policy can be found in the Manifesto on pages 48-53.
This paragraph is of note.
The way funding is distributed to schools in England is not fair. Across the country,
children with the same needs and expectations receive markedly different rates of funding
for their school place. We have begun to correct this and in the next parliament we will
make funding fairer still. We appreciate that it is hard for schools receiving a higher level of
funding to make cuts in order to pay for increases elsewhere, so while we will make funding
fairer over the course of the parliament, we will make sure that no school has its budget cut
as a result of the new formula. We will increase the overall schools budget by £4 billion by
2022, representing more than a real terms increase for every year of the parliament. We will
continue to protect the Pupil Premium to support those who need it.
Another despicable lie that Labour are peddling is that the Conservative plan to take everything pensioners earn to pay for their care. That is absolute bollocks. At the moment local authorities can take virtually everything. They can take everything below £25,000 and try to take more so that relatives have to get a good solicitor to stop the vultures taking more. The conservatives are going to stop this injustice as pages 64-66 of the Conservative party Manifesto explains in these three paragraphs
Under the current system, care costs deplete an individual’s assets, including in some
cases the family home, down to £23,250 or even less. These costs can be catastrophic
for those with modest or medium wealth. One purpose of long-term saving is to cover
needs in old age; those who can should rightly contribute to their care from savings
and accumulated wealth, rather than expecting current and future taxpayers to carry
the cost on their behalf. Moreover, many older people have built considerable property
assets due to rising property prices. Reconciling these competing pressures fairly and in
a sustainable way has challenged many governments of the past. We intend to tackle this
with three connected measures.
First, we will align the future basis for means-testing for domiciliary care with that for
residential care, so that people are looked after in the place that is best for them. This will
mean that the value of the family home will be taken into account along with other assets
and income, whether care is provided at home, or in a residential or nursing care home.
Second, to ensure this is fair, we will introduce a single capital floor, set at £100,000,
more than four times the current means test threshold. This will ensure that, no matter
how large the cost of care turns out to be, people will always retain at least £100,000 of
their savings and assets, including value in the family home
Labour are also saying that the Conservative Party wants to privatise the NHS as they said in 1983, 1987, 1992, 2010 and 2015. The fact that the NHS hasn’t been privatised at any point between 1983 and now inform the public that Labour are a bunch of liars.
But this time, their disingenuous histrionics have hit a new level of desperate dirtiness so that they are now sounding ridiculous. They are actually claiming that we’ll all have to pay health insurance by January next year. If this is the case then it has already been through parliament and Jeremy of Islington let it get through. Can you recall such a bill being debated in parliament? How the hell could something like that get through the Labour and Lib Dem dominated, House of Lords?
Labour also claim that the Conservatives will cut NHS Funding
The Conservative Party Policies on the NHS are found in pages 66-70 of the Manifesto
This paragraph is of note.
First, we will increase NHS spending by a minimum of £8 billion in real terms over the
next five years, delivering an increase in real funding per head of the population for
every year of the parliament.
So desperate Labour are getting dirty telling lies about the Conservative manifesto because the reality is Labour have absolutely nothing. Only the Conservatives are giving hope for the future with a measured manifesto for a fairer, more prosperous country that works for everyone through strong and stable leadership through Brexit and beyond.