Ever since Theresa May took control of the Conservative party they have taken a serious decline in public opinion as well as public confidence. Things for the Tories have been in decline for some time and they have managed to cover up their plummeting membership. They now claim to have roughly 100k members, which many believe in reality is far less than that, but they do admit that their membership in the decline and has been for the last decade.
So since the snap election that May called, they have gone from one politician disaster to another. They claimed every vote at the GE would make her hand stronger at the negotiation table with the EU. The public clearly rejected this as she lost her majority. We see that the negotiations have been somewhat a disaster thus far. 6 months on from article 50 yet still no real headway made. We have seen the PM travel twice to the EU basically begging to move the negotiations on. Germany and France both slapped down the Tories decision to beg for a transitional period. For now at least. Remember when David Davis claimed it would be a cinch and the EU need us more than we need them? Seems those lies have well and truly been exposed.
Add to this that Jeremy Corbyn was asked to give a speech to the EU conference in which he got a standing ovation, makes this government look very weak and clinging to power.
They have been engulfed with the disastrous universal credit roll out. Not only have they had to back down and drop the 55p a minute charge for the line, they were embarrassed when they called a three line whip to abstain from voting to postpone the next phase roll out. They were defeated 299-0. So not only were they defeated they are ignoring this result and still steam rolling it through. This is their flagship policy that they know has been a disaster. This just shows the contempt the Tories have for the poor and those on benefits. They are ignoring the vote in parliament, avoiding debating the issues and forcing it through.
The Tories also lost the vote to increase student tuition fees. The increased then £250 but they wanted to basically double them. The vote Labour forced shows this government can’t govern a sweet shop let along parliament.
Then we have the Tories other idea of closing job centers across the UK. Their idea is to close a few for their planned cuts in Glasgow to start. Then eventually roll this out across the country and it will be chaos trying to get appointments or help for job seekers. This on the back of their blatant attack on the NHS and closure of A&E’s along with countless walk in centres. Look at the mess the health service is in!
The national debt has doubled under this government. When they took office, the UK was 750 billion in the red, with 150 billion of that being a deficit. Since taking office they have driven the deficit down to roughly 55 billion and at the same time created debt of 1.7 trillion.
The economy has stalled and inflation is on a continues increase, while productivity is the poorest in the EU. Wages are squeezed and no sight of pay rises as the Tories allow companies to exploit workers while paying their top brass lavish bonuses and pensions.
We have also seen the latest crime figures expose the failed policies the Tories forced on the police. The rise in crime has hit 13%. On top that police say they can’t afford to spare what little resources they have to investigate burglaries, muggings, shop lifting and robbery unless there is good camera/CCTV footage as they can’t afford to spare officers where crimes have a unlikely probability of catching the perpetrator.
This government is incompetent but they are also guilty of grouse negligence. It’s time they stepped down and let the Labour government in waiting take the rains as that old saying states, you can’t trust a Tory.