- Wed Jul 22, 2020 6:38 am
This ought to lay the Tory Party bare as the British equivalent to the GOP now. Over the last decade all of their previous identity myths have been debunked:
[*]"The party of economic competence" (even before the pandemic, they were borrowing larger sums and increasing the deficit more than the Labour government they had been deriding and who had to deal with the fallout from the global financial crisis.)
[*]"The party of law & order" (austerity cutting police budgets to the bone means anything short of murder rarely gets investigated long term, and even if they charge a suspect a similar defunding of the CPS means it'll be years before it comes to trial and even then a case might be dropped because a judge might not be available.)
[*]"The party to protect our borders" (okay, I invented that one but it's a presumption that Tories at the very least would be serious about national defence. And for all they mocked Corbyn's pacifism, Tories now don't hesitate about being bought by foreign interference. Their only reservations about it are if they get caught).
So yeah, just as openly corrupt and hypocritical as the GOP. It'll be the refuge of all the self-serving avarice masking itself as market freedom and the pearl-clutching moral decency brigade pretending they're not just afraid of new ideas/cultures.
EDIT: forgive my formatting, I was dozily up with the larks when I wrote this...
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