You’ve never met somebody who cares about the majority of the population rather than a rather irrelevant but politically beneficial minority?
Christ, what kind of political circles do you hang around in?
Regardless, your numbers mean nothing out of context. They can lose 1000, 3000, 10000, 50000, I honestly don’t care. It means nothing. An in-context (appriopriate) comparison is talking about their material losses, such as how many will be forced into food banks.
If, however, we’re taking “1500 away from vulnerable families”, but all that 1500 is used for is holiday budget, Sky, cars or home interior, then we’re just taking away wasted money.
Use an appropriate comparison. Talking about money when you’re talking about poor people isn’t appropriate. Not all poor people are material poor, either mathematically or in media (Channel 5’s benefit shows)
Disability cuts, tax credit cuts, bedroom tax (all affecting a small % of the population) and they won the 2015 GE with the largest share of vote since 1992, so not sure what you’re talking about.
You have zero proof of this, and you have zero proof that the “regular working families” in question will go without food without that extra 200 p/m.
Then talk to Gordon Brown who bailed them out to the tune of 500 billion pounds, as far as I am aware he’s Labour’s guy.
It is fair, but we haven’t had austerity since 2011, so I’m really not sure what kind of ‘austerity’ you’re talking about, since no one with a real knowledge of economics would call what happened in the last 5 years ‘austerity’.
As you can see, government spending has never decreased under the Tories since they were elected in 2010. The current budget is 160 000 000 000 (160 billion) larger than the budget that they inherited from Labour in 2010. That’s equal to the NHS budget, which means that from 2010 to 2016 the Tories have basically created another NHS in public spending.
Which ones are Tories cutting? In secret and off-paper that you personally (somehow) know of?
…Where? There have been no tax cuts for the rich in the last 4 years.
I know that the stupid line “tax cuts for the rich, austerity for the poor” / “the rich keep getting richer and the poor keep getting poorer” is the favourite line for labour/green people with zero knowledge of economics, but that line really doesn’t hold up when the rich you’re talking about haven’t seen a tax cut since 2012. In which case, it really is an irrelevant line.
How can a person who is smart enough to understand this support Labour at the same time?