If all the Tories can do is parrot lies they might as well start packing

15_september_2015A letter a day to number 10. No 1,203

Tuesday 15 September 2015.

Dear Mr Cameron,

I understand that this is difficult time for you with the Corbynstein monster on the loose. It seems Priti Patel was so rattled she swallowed a tape recorder and just kept saying the same things over and over on LBC Radio, leading Labour MP Wes Streeting to say, ‘That was so on message it hurt, I just think I… it’s my… my ears are bleeding’. This is clearly a distressing time for Patel as she couldn’t bring herself to offer a single word of congratulations to Jeremy Corbyn for his overwhelming, democratic, mandate to serve as Labour Leader. Given Jeremy Corbyn’s sympathetic attitude to refugees, is seems a tad ungracious of Patel not to congratulate him, given that she is, herself, from a family which fled to Britain from Uganda shortly before Idi Amin announced the expulsion of Ugandan Asians. Still, you can’t make a silk purse out of a sows ear and Patel is entitled to her ungraciousness and ingratitude to the nation that has succoured her and given her safe haven.

Defence secretary, Michael Fallon, came out with what now sounds like the Tory mantra, repeated word for word by Patel ‘This is a very serious moment for our country. The Conservatives will continue to deliver stability, security and opportunity for working people’. He condemned Corbynomics, ‘Whether it’s weakening our defences, raising taxes on jobs and earnings, racking up more debt and welfare or driving up the cost of living by printing money, Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour party will hurt working people’.

You said, back in 2012, that the ‘Bank’s (of England) Monetary Policy Committee decision to increase its quantitative easing programme was the ‘right stance’, all £375 billion of it, ‘equivalent to £6,000 for every man, woman and child in the UK, created by the bank of England electronically’.

Isn’t it curious that whilst you have imposed permanent austerity on the ordinary people of this country, demanding that the very poorest people should pay down the debt, the Bank of England could magic £375 billion out of thin air and pump it into the financial markets. In other words whilst poor people were dying of fear, hunger and cold, the very wealthiest in society were given a free gift that pushed share prices up by 20%. Whilst Iain Duncan Smith conducts his witch hunts on the poorest and most vulnerable people, you give away £375 billion to the very wealthiest and yet you have the effrontery to fabricate a lie with the single aim of falsely discrediting Jeremy Corbyn’s plan to create money to boost jobs and growth in the real economy.

Priti Patel has got a lot of damn gall parroting nonsense, given that she is Iain Duncan Smith’s new attack dog, replacing the execrable Esther McVey, demonising and hounding the poor for a living and depriving them of the means of survival. I reckon she’d have given Idi Amin a run for his money.







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