Hoping resignation speech brings clarity
✒ HOW many final nails can a Tory coffin take?
The loss of more than 1300 Tory councillors can only be described as catastrophic.
Yet Theresa May did describe the election night as have being “difficult”.
Well she certainly is having difficulty putting together her resignation speech.
I do hope that when it finally arrives it contains some clarity - something that has been sorely missing from her stint as PM.
During the Welsh Tory Party Conference it was left to a heckler to sum up the attitude of the voting public when he said “Resign-we don’t want you.”
Later, Mr Davies a former major of Llangollen who described himself as a lifelong Conservative said, “I’m furious at what she has done to our party. If she’s given a choice she always picks the wrong choice.”
Meanwhile at the Scottish Tory Party Conference, Sajid Javid, the Home Secretary, said the Tories are seen as a divided party and risk being locked out of power for “a generation” from the next general election. Well lets hope so.
Elsewhere, Damian Green, close advisor to Mrs May, says the over-50s should pay an extra £300 a year in National Insurance to fund their care in old age. It seems people who have worked hard and paid their way are to be punished in their twilight years instead of being able to enjoy their retirement.
Lets be clear the reason the Conservative Government expect the already hard-pressed tax payers to fill the £2.75billion funding gap is because of their savage cuts to local council budgets.
Yet the astronomical cost to tax payers of funding Trident goes unquestioned.
Also the Government needs to start taxing rich individuals and corporations at a fairer rate.
It used to be said that if you upset the pensioners you lose the election.
Putting Brexit aside upsetting the pensioners may well have been part of the reason the Tories were recently on the end of their worst election results in 25 years.