If you had seen the Tory party conference you would have noticed this event was…….seriously lacking in debate, ideas and enthusiasm. It was flat, mundane and boring. This was all before Theresa May’s speech at the end of the conference. This was the polar opposite of the Labour conference just the week prior.
What we did see, which was very clear, was that the Tories are on the ropes. They can’t fight back, they have nothing to challenge Labour with. When Philip Hammond took stage all he did was ignorantly boast was how Labour and Jeremy Corbyn would take us back top the 1970s. Claiming socialism had failed the world and that a vote for him was a vote to turn the UK into Venezuela. What utter nonsense! Philip Hammond, in his speech, summed up the Tory parties problem. They keep producing spin and lies. At a time when the economy is performing the worst of all of the G8 countries and the worst in the EU, to spout these lies shows you are trying to cover your failures.
With continuous rhetoric this switches people off, their eyes glaze over as it begins to bore them. The fact that Hammond, being probably the most boring man in politics, delivered this speech that was so lacking inspiration that he failed to fill half the seats in the conference room. When you remove the spin, they have nothing to offer the country. They have no new ideas as they keep promising the same old policies with little detail, this majorly backfired at the last election. I thought they would have learned this as it cost them many many votes. With the constant attacking on Labour, social media had a field day, tearing into them like hungry wolves devouring their prey. The constant attacks on Corbyn was as if he had infiltrated their conference with the Tories even realising.
We then had Boris Johnson making idiotic jokes about cleaning up dead bodies in Libya to make it the next Dubai. Not only was this insensitive to the civil war he’s making jokes at the innocent people who have been caught up in this conflict and lost their lives.
Then we had Theresa may’s speech. It was basically Ed Miliband’s speech from back in 2015 or so. So many policies were basically stolen from him. Claims of building an extra 5000 homes year was laughed at by the media as this is a drop in the ocean as to what is required in this housing crisis. Caps on energy prices were also a “major” policy announcement. We have heard this for almost a decade now and that prices are to high and they need tackling. This is basically another failed policy that will do nothing.
All of this, before I even mention the disaster that her speech became. Now she had a very bad cough so I will not hold that against her as we all get these. She tried to deal with it as best she could. What was a real concern is a prankster that got to the stage and handed her a fake P45. This was hugely embarrassing, where were her security? The prankster was gently ushered away and he then approached Boris saying “I have given her the P45, you now have a clear run at the leadership like we agreed Boris”. This could have been a Boris ploy all along, but we are getting into conspiracy theories here. Then as she delivered her speech, the wording behind her began to fall down. Letter by letter.
Apparently after the speech she burst into tears knowing how bad things has been for her while on the stage, knowing the media are going to talk about this for a while. These are selfish tears. Tears about how bad it was for her. Not a single tear for how badly she, and the rest of the Tories, have treated the public sector workers, the sick and the disabled. The extreme austerity they have beat the country down with. I have no sympathy for her.
They say what goes around, comes around. Maybe karma is just returning to her for what her and her government has done to this country!