Tory Broken Promises: There are more than you think!

5 months ago Chad 1

So the election has come to past and the Tories have been rebuffed. They will form a coalition of chaos with Northern Ireland’s DUP. My head is in my hands but then I thought the campaign for the next election begins now. With that said, I want to put on record promises made and promises broken by the Conservatives since they have held the reins of authority in Westminster.

In the last 7 years, there have been broken pledges on balancing the books, running a budget surplus and delivering a strong NHS – and now Theresa May has another [possible] five years in power.

Weak and Broken

Two years ago, Britain went to the polls and gave the Tories their first majority since 1992. They made a lot of bold promises before, during and after winning their first overall House of Commons majority in more End of Maythan two decades. But a lot of these promises were broken – and ordinary men, women and children were left counting the cost.

 

 

The Conservative Party and Theresa continuously say we should judge them on their record. Let’s do that. And keep holding their feet to the fire for the next five years.

These are at least 20 promises the Conservatives have broken…

 

Promise : 

We will balance the books by 2017 and then run a budget surplus.

 

Reality : 

The deficit is still £50billion a year and will not even be closed by 2020.

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Promise : 

We will not increase VAT, Income Tax or National Insurance Contributions.

 

Reality : 

Chancellor hiked NICs in first Budget before being shamed into a U-turn a week later.

 

Promise : 

We will work to end child poverty.

 

Broken Tory

Reality : 

Child poverty is on the rise and forecast to get even worse when new welfare cuts kick in.

 

Promise : 

We will deliver a strong NHS.

 

Reality : 

Waiting times have soared, A&E is in meltdown and medics were forced to strike

 

Promise : 

We will safeguard British interests in the EU single market.

 

Reality : 

Theresa May is pulling us out of the single market as part of her plan for Brexit .

 

Promise : 

We will protect schools funding.

 

Reality : 

Funding is being cut by 6.5% with many inner city schools facing even bigger losses.

 

Broken Egg

Promise : 

We will boost mental health funding.

 

Reality : 

Only half of mental health trusts say they received a real-terms increase to budgets.

 

Promise : 

We will scrap the Human Rights Act and introduce a British Bill of Rights.

 

Reality : 

Theresa May abandoned the plan after becoming PM.

 

Promise : 

We will abolish long-term youth unemployment.

 

Reality : 

Latest stats show 80,000 aged 16-24 have been unemployed for more than 12 months.

 

Promise : 

We will recover £500million a year from migrants who use the NHS by the middle of the next Parliament.

 

Reality : 

Barely half of that is being recovered.

 

Promise : 

We will give workers the right to three days’ volunteering leave a year on full pay.

 

Reality : 

It never happened.

 

Promise : 

We will increase British exports to £1trillion by 2020.

 

Reality : 

Now admit target will not be hit.

 

Promise : 

We will electrify main North rail routes.

 

Reality : 

Project was “paused” two months after the 2015 election and is now well behind schedule.

 

Promise : 

We will cut net migration to below 100,000 people a year.

 

Reality : 

Migration is running at 273,000 a year.

 

Promise : 

We will ban wild animals in circuses.

 

Reality : 

Tory MPs blocked the Bill in Parliament.

 

Promise : 

We will ensure the NHS has enough staff to meet patients’ needs.

 

Reality : 

NHS has a staffing crisis while pay rises for key workers are still pegged below inflation.

Cake Or Death

Promise : 

We will clamp down on dangerous extremists with new Extremism Disruption Orders.

 

Reality : 

Counter-Extremism Bill never appeared as lawyers failed to agree a definition of “extremism”.

 

Promise : 

We will improve welfare with the new Universal Credit system.

 

Reality : 

It was delayed yet again in 2016. Late payments has led many to into debt and eviction.

 

Promise : 

We will introduce a new Victims’ Law to enshrine key rights for victims of crime.

 

Reality : 

It never happened.

 

Promise : 

We will cap residential social care charges from April 2016.

 

Reality : 

The plan was delayed until 2020.