In case you’re still wondering who to vote for in this May’s local elections, here’s a list of Tory achievements during the last thirteen years:

  • 1,000 sure start centres closed.
  • 780 libraries closed.
  • 700 football pitches closed.
  • Food bank use is up 5,400%.
  • Homelessness is up 1,000%.
  • Rough sleeping up 1,200%
  • Evictions at record highs.
  • Student fees are up 300%.
  • Student debt has risen 150%.
  • Eradication of EMA (education maintenance allowance).
  • National debt has risen from £850billion to £2.25trillion.
  • GBP fell by around 15% versus EUR and USD.
  • Manufacturing in recession.
  • Construction in recession.
  • Services close to recession.
  • 25-30% cuts to all govt departments.
  • 25,000 fewer police.
  • 20,000 fewer prison officers.
  • 10,000 fewer border officials.
  • 10,000 fewer firefighters.
  • 10,000 fewer medical professionals.
  • 14,000 fewer bed spaces for mental illness.
  • Creation of 1.3m jobs, mainly temporary, self-employed, gig economy and Zero Hours Contract.
  • Only 30k full-time work positions were created.
  • 25% cuts for our disabled community.
  • 80% cuts to Mobility allowance.
  • Closing Remploy.
  • 40% of working households with practically no savings.
  • 70% of households have less than 10k savings.
  • 60% of households can only survive 2 months without a wage.
  • Increase of 50% in hate crimes.
  • Increase knife crime by 150% to 22,000 per year.
  • Life expectancy down 3 years.
  • Voted down a bill which would have forced landlords to make their rental properties fit for human habitation
  • NHS satisfaction level at lowest recorded rate.
  • Council home building down 90%.
  • 200k social homes lost since 2010.
  • Zero starter homes built, despite the Tory flagship programme.
  • 36,000 fewer teachers.
  • Six form funding cut by 25%.
  • 33,000 nurses leave the NHS each year.
  • 14 prisons closed down, and the land was sold to developers.
  • 50% of all police stations closed.
  • 300 + courts closed down, leading to a huge backlog.
  • Millions to a shipping company with no ships
  • Economy the worst in Europe
  • Billions to Tory Donors for PPE that either didn’t work or never turned up.
  • Brexit deal that has seen the economy drop even further and exports evaporate.
  • Repeatedly broke laws they’d only just made and had parties whilst the rest sacrificed
  • Largest tax increase for 70 years whilst the chancellor’s wife and rich people like her simply avoid it.
  • Crashed the pound.
  • Chancellor of the Exchequer on the fiddle and fined by HMRC
  • Voted to allow water companies to dump raw sewage in our rivers and seas for the next 15 years.

It’s not all bad news, though. Although inflation is at a 40-year high, at least corporate profits are at 70-year record levels, so that’s good.

PS - here’s a tip for any grovelling Tory apologists. Save time and brain-ache by selecting one or more of the following responses:

Option 1 response “None of this is true”

Option 2 response “It’s all true, but it’s Labour’s fault”

Option 3 response “More leftie nonsense”

Option 4 response “Labour would have been worse”