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 fundingfor their school place. We have begun to correct this and in the next parliament we willmake funding fairer still. We appreciate that it is hard for schools receiving a higher level offunding to make cuts in order to pay for increases elsewhere, so while we will make fundingfairer over the course of the parliament, we will make sure that no school has its budget cutas a result of the new formula. We will increase the overall schools budget by £4 billion by2022, representing more than a real terms increase for every year of the parliament. We willcontinue 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 somecases the family home, down to £23,250 or even less. These costs can be catastrophicfor those with modest or medium wealth. One purpose of long-term saving is to coverneeds in old age; those who can should rightly contribute to their care from savingsand accumulated wealth, rather than expecting current and future taxpayers to carrythe cost on their behalf. Moreover, many older people have built considerable propertyassets due to rising property prices. Reconciling these competing pressures fairly and ina sustainable way has challenged many governments of the past. We intend to tackle thiswith three connected measures.First, we will align the future basis for means-testing for domiciliary care with that forresidential care, so that people are looked after in the place that is best for them. This willmean that the value of the family home will be taken into account along with other assetsand 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 matterhow large the cost of care turns out to be, people will always retain at least £100,000 oftheir savings and assets, including value in the family home
First, we will increase NHS spending by a minimum of £8 billion in real terms over thenext five years, delivering an increase in real funding per head of the population forevery 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.