Is the end of the Tories in sight?
MRS May’s promises about easing student debt and resolving the housing crisis illustrate perfectly the huge difference between the Tory and Labour Parties.
Social justice and the combating of social inequality are at the heart of Labour’s agenda.
At the “heart” of the Tory Party - if that narrow, sclerotic organ deserves the name - is EXPEDIENCY. Take the NHS.
The Tory Party resisted its introduction and secretly resents what it perceives as a drain on the Public Purse, yet it dare not openly dismantle it.
So, while everybody is looking the other way - reading the Express, the Sun etc and watching Strictly Come Dancing or the X Factor, they beaver away like tunneling convicts in the dark to undermine it.
Only when the damage and the disruption becomes too obvious and too loud to conceal, do they pause, whistle and try to look all innocence - all smugness in the case of Jeremy Hunt.
In other words, the Tories cynically alter course only when their preferred policies inspire too much public disquiet and revulsion. Their main aim is not social justice or progress but to REMAIN IN POWER so that they can continue to work away under-cover in the interest of themselves and their financial friends and backers (as with privatisation in all its scandalous forms).
At long last, however, as the influence of the Rotten Press declines and younger people contemplate an ugly palette of insecurity, the demise of the Tory Party may be in sight.
Its membership has declined and its “activists” are getting too old to do door-to-door.
Its support among the over-fifties is also eroding, not impressed by Mrs May’s tactless threat to their pensions and property (she should have kept it quiet).
And yet it is deeply troubling that the dire effects of Brexit could well leave a reforming and radical government without the resources needed to make Britain a truly fit place to live - for the many, not the few.
Mr Corbyn needs to think again about implementing the decision of a mere 37 per cent of a restricted electorate (many younger unregistered voters, EU nationals here and British ex-pats had no voice) in a referendum which was only advisory and characterised by lies and distortions. Furthermore, the negotiations are led by Tories not competent to run a cabbage shop.