DodgyDave wrote:I suspect the mudslinging of the media have a lot to do with perceptions. As well as the fact in the eyes of the media Cameron can do no wrong.
But before you all go voting the tories in at the next election (this from someone who remembers the 80's) do consider:
If you want the minimum wage to rot
If you want the BBC to become commercial
If you want SKY tv to become the dominant broadcaster
If you want free entry to museums to end
If you want a government whose answer to the recession was to do nothing (the ONLY party in the world to have this policy)
If you want a PM who behaves like a school bully
If you want the country to be run by old etonians
If you want a party that will dismantle higher education
Then vote conservative
Record peacetime debt.
Record peacetime deficit.
The first facist MEP elected to European Parliament.
UK drops from 7th to 24th in international maths and literacy rankings.
100 new taxes on the middle class.
Council taxes double for the middle classes.
Council tax revaluation if Labour are voted back in.
4,300 petty new laws.
Authoritarian police state oppressing legitimate protest, photography and law abiding citizens.
Doubled the length of tax law and created a mass of new regulations.
Sold the UK's gold reserves at the bottom of the market.
Ripped up a system of financial regulation proven over 300 years; 10 years later the UK has 5 failed banks.
Destroyed the best private pension provision in europe, taking £100bn from prudent pensioners.
Destroyed more of the UK's manufacturing sector than Thatcher.
Politicisation of the police, the civil service, education.
Falling productivity in public sector despite 48% real-terms increase in spending.
Overseen the rise of the unaccountable, unsackable, feather-bedded bureaucrat, taking control over every aspect of people's lives.
New GP contract increased average pay to £100,000.
Most GPs refuse to provide care during evenings and weekends.
Arrest of an opposition MP for doing his job.
House prices unaffordable for workers on average salaries.
Soaring knife and violent crime in our cities.
Debasement of politics, endless re-announcements of the same policy, cash for peerages, lies, spin and deceit.
200+ service personal killed.
First non-jury Crown court trials.
3 million immigrants invited into the UK to take 81% of all new jobs created.
1 million young people unemployed.
Foot and mouth crisis (twice)
Under funded ill-equipped Forces
Home Office failures
Uncontrolled immigration (am I a racist for mentioning immigration, dear me)
NHS in tatters
School standards at the lowest ever
Thousands of knee jerk badly written laws
Rampant EU fraud
EU ignoring its own people
EU referendum promise reneged
Lost data – child benefit and dvlc
Cash for Honours
Economy in complete tatters
First time buyers taken out of market
Rich and poor divide becoming bigger
Plenty of tax rises – both direct and indirect
Uncontrolled private sector
Crime out of control
Guns on our streets
Quangos controlling parliament