Here we’ll compare the actions of the majority Conservative government with their Conservative 2019 Manifesto pledges. With such a large majority there really shouldn’t be anything to stop them implementing all their promises.
As Workington’s newly elected tory MP told his local paper on Christmas eve 2019…
“We’ve got a working majority with the ability to deliver everything that was promised.”
Go on then. We’ll be watching. We want to see you do the good stuff too.
13/12/19 Already, within 24 hours of their election victory, the tory party is talking about needing private insurance for care services. These are services we’ve already paid insurance for via national insurance. It’s part of the ‘social contract’, the agreement between government and the people of Britain that provided for nationalised care from public subscription ‘from the cradle to the grave’. We, the people have upheld our part of the bargain. We continue to pay those taxes and national insurance contributions but this disgraceful government has chosen to give that money away to party donors instead of honouring the contract as it should.
16/12/19 In their manifesto the Conservatives pledged to begin healing our diverse nation with inclusive policies. They’ve begun this healing by literally criminalising identity. Roma people will have no legal way to exist in UK once Boris’ new legislation passes. I seem to recall a certain Mr. Hitler did exactly the same to the Roma in another place and another time. Be afraid… be very afraid!
16/12/19 Three short days after the Conservatives learned of their election victory and already the promises made about working peoples’ rights and environmental protections are being watered down.
17/12/2019: Boris brings back the bursary for nursing students. But don’t get too excited.
20/12/2019: The tory manifesto promised to increase the living wage and set the minimum at £10:50 by 2024. Now they’re saying that’s aspirational and might not happen. Never trust a tory!
20/12/19 Removing workers’ rights from the already agreed EU withdrawal bill has been jeapordised precisely because the rights of workers and of EU citizens have gone. This risks not getting Brexit done but it will make it easier for the tories to screw working people afterwards if it’s agreed. Worth a try eh, Boris?
20/12/2019 Just 7 days after the general election result was announced and the Business secretary, Andrea Leadsom is already flogging off British defence capability to the Americans.
21/12/19: Boris drops protection for unaccompanied, abandoned children.
23/12/19: When will we get to see the report on Russian interference in British democracy? Come on, Boris. We’re waiting.
23/12/19: Not strictly a manifesto pledge but a broken promise all the same. It seems the Tory party isn’t all that keen on exposing the Islamophobia within.
7/1/2020: Despite reassurances that European citizens living in the UK will be treated fairly the conservative government used its majority to refuse to honour that guarantee. They also ensured that any such citizens will be denied the right of appeal. This from the BBC website…
8/1/2020: The Tories just voted to abandon LONE children. Bastards!
9/1/2020: Forget the pre manifesto promises. They just voted to allow themselves open season on Workers’ rights. At present they say it’s so they can recreate working peoples’ rights in other legislation but that’s both pointless and stupid. Why remove limits to reducing rights protection if you plan to maintain high standards anyway? It makes no sense.
14/01/2020: So Boris lied about his ‘clear plan‘ for the NHS and Social care, eh? Of course he did!
16/01/2020: On Thursday 16th January 2020 every single tory vote went on refusing to increase funding to the NHS. This despite the fact that during the debate before the vote many of these same MPs had made clear their view that the NHS was not funded sufficiently. Nobody on either side of the House could have been in any doubt that such a vote would simply make a bad situation significantly worse. And yet they did it anyway.
18/01/2020: Page 38 of the conservative manifesto promised to overhaul the long-standing balance between Government, the Houses of Parliament and the courts. It was very clear to all who bothered to research the plan that this was really about dictatorship. Even before the proposed legislation has been presented to Parliament the Prime Minister and his government are behaving as though the UK has already become that dictatorship.
20/01/2020: Over 300 tories voted to remove their own right to vote in parliament. They have given up not only their own voices but also the voices of each and every one of their constituents. This is not representative democracy. This is not ‘Taking back control’. They’re turning our democracy into a Boris Johnson dictatorship. You really couldn’t make it up!
8/2/2020: Still no sign of the promised Russian documents. You know, the ones that apparently would prove that the Conservative party hadn’t done anything wrong. Why then, I wonder, are they so reluctant to publish?
14/02/2020: Boris has had an overall majority for a couple of months now. Let’s see how many of his Manifesto promises this effectively unopposed ‘man of the people’ has managed to keep, shall we?
18/02/2020: Not that the UK Government is in any way racist!
19/02/2020: We’re moving closer and closer to a Boris dictatorship.
20/02/2020: We’ve already noted some of Boris Johnson’s broken promises. We’ve seen his administration’s cruel and gratuitously malicious actions during its first few weeks in Parliament. Here’s a round up of some of the other travesties which can be laid at the door of this despicable excuse for a government. It follows the voting record of my own MP, Mark Jenkinson but since, Like Boris Johnson himself, he’s too spineless to go against even the cruellest demands of Mr. Cummings, it’s a 100% match.
21/02/2020: The tories keep on crowing about how Britain is fully employed and yet Priti Patel also claims that there are fully 8,500,000 (yes you read that right – eight and a half million) unemployed or under-employed workers who can fill the post-Brexit gap. They can’t have it both ways.
01/03/2020: The government follows in the footsteps of the third Reich as it vets staff in an attempt to keep national institutions ‘on message’.
5/4/2020: Boris finally appreciates the NHS that he and his party has abused for so long.
5/4/2020: A little comparison of UK deaths versus countries with decent governments.
5/4/2020: Now we see what people who voted for Brexit really got. At least they’ll get a bit of sunshine and fresh air!
11/4/2020: Health minister Matt Hancock blames nurses for the PPE shortage. Of course you’ll run out if you actually use the equipment!
12/4/20: The great PPE swindle!
13/4/2020: Tory MP risking lives to spread self-aggrandizing propaganda.
15/4/2020: Culling the elderly, the infirm, the vulnerable. ‘Useless eaters’, all!
16/4/2020: The calls from the back benches begin. There’s just no profit in saving lives!
27/4/2020: I have Emailed My MP to ask his opinion about SAGE, scientific integrity and political influence. This is in response to the news that political advisor, spin doctor and eugenicist, Dominic Cummings sits on the scientific panel advising the government about its response to Covid-19.
4/5/2020: How we know that the British government is following a eugenicist agenda. The Covid19 pandemic was a gift for them.
13/5/2020: There are many ways to say the same thing – each one brings to light a different piece of information to drive the point home.
28/5/2020: Government minister Robert Jenrick’s sleazy, illegal dealings in Tower Hamlets.
29/5/2020: The slow death of British democracy as Boris Johnston systematically destroys our right to influence political decisions made on our behalf.
9/6/2020: Dominic Cummings… the plot thickens!
9/6/2020: When Brexit means Remain
14/6/2020: Monumental sentencing increase
7/7/2020: The tories ‘kept’ their manifesto promise to help victims of domestic violence by voting against entitlement to benefits and accommodation for people fleeing abusive home lives. They also voted not to require local authorities to provide specialist support for victims and their children.
18/7/2020: Once again the government is flouting international law by refusing to acknowledge the citizenship of Shamima Begum, a British Muslim who fled the UK to join ISIS. A government tasked with making legislation really shouldn’t treat law so flippantly.
27/7/2020: Having promised in their electoral campaign to be determined to protect our National Health Service the tories have voted en masse to leave it undefended post-Brexit in the face of American and other private health speculators. So much for being the party of the NHS.
3/8/2020: Of course, the conservative abandonment of the NHS is no great surprise. They’ve opposed it ever since it was created by the Labour government of Clement Attlee from 1946-1948. Here’s a run down of tory attitudes to the service and what lies in store for us all.
9/8/2020: Personally I would never have believed that we’d see the infrastructure of fascism installed so quickly and easily in UK. And that’s not hyperbole – it really is the sort of system that was set up by fascists in the mid 20th century. Whether or not Boris is a fascist is a different question, but the legislative system he’s creating certainly lends itself to just that sort of dictatorship.
11/8/2020: Did you know that the government is spying on you? I don’t mean speed cameras and CCTV I ntown centres. They’re actually monitoring your emails and social media. Yes, really. It’s all been set up by a mate of Dominic Cummings. And we’ve paid his company £400,000 to do it.
18/8/2020: It’ll all end in tears, you know. The chief whip, promoted beyond his competence really should be sacked. He was always far more comfortable herding yes men into the division lobbies, anyway. But how can Boris dispose of the man who knows all his dirty secrets?