Daily Archives: October 16, 2015

Tory Voters Hit With the Truth

CameronForkedTongueIt’s tempting to say that people who voted Conservative, and who are now suffering from their policies deserve all they get.

Tempting, but wrong.

It’s easy to stick your head in the sand, and almost everybody does so, to some extent. I’m not immune myself, though I try to minimise the effect.

On last night’s “Question Time” on BBC1, an audience member, Michelle Dorrell, tore into the Tory panellist, Energy and Climate Change Secretary Amber Rudd, about the proposed cuts to Tax Credits, cuts that David Cameron insisted (before the election) weren’t even being considered. Rudd couldn’t give a satisfactory reply, and didn’t bother to try. She couldn’t even bring herself to look at Dorrell.

That Michelle Dorrel now realises what the Tories are really about should be cause for celebration, rather than rebuke.

The exchange will very likely have a wider effect, prompting others to switch from the Tories, perhaps even to Labour.

There are even a good many Conservative Party members opposing the Tax Credit cuts: