I cannot vote to support Theresa May. I will remain a member of the Conservative Party because its fundamental principles of individual liberty, responsibility and small government are what I believe in. I may well be on the liberal, even libertarian wing of the party but it is Theresa May who is out of step, not me. Her leadership is cowardly, evasive and weak. I shall either be abstaining or voting tactically and that could even mean that I vote Labour for the first time in my life.
Source: Theresa May Isn’t Strong, She’s Cowardly, Evasive And Weak – And I’m A Tory!
While Theresa May was masquerading as a child in a part of Scotland so remote that no live coverage of the event was possible, Jeremy Corbyn was in London, speaking to a large crowd – and both looking and sounding Prime Ministerial. Not only that, but he then went walkabout – to meet locals rather than ignore and run away from them. Theresa May’s ‘out and about meeting people’ was clearly nothing more than an excuse to dodge debates with Corbyn that she and her handlers knew she could only lose badly – but this parade of (non-)event, (non-)appearances to bored-looking, hand-picked audiences and tours of empty factories is proving to be even more damaging to her credibility.
It’s up to us to make sure they are fatally damaging – to her credibility and her campaign..
Source: Corbyn looks PM material and meets public, May pretends to be b’day party (video) #GE17
The battle is just beginning, but it’s becoming clearer every day just why Theresa May’s keepers are keeping her out of the public view as much as they can get away with – and when she has to appear, she’s only allowed in the most carefully-controlled and quarantined settings. Corbyn looks the real deal and as he said today in his London speech, getting out the vote . especially among younger voters – is vital. So get out the word so people can see what’s happening and be inspired to turn out. They won’t see it on the BBC.
Source: Labour slashes Tory lead by a further FIVE points in two days
While Theresa May and her front bench only emerge from hiding to parrot the same dreary soundbite, Labour is announcing a stream of innovative and popular policies – thought-out, costed policies that are showing the British public that they are a government in waiting, while the Tories are a shambles.And a cowardly shambles at that.
Source: Breaking: while Tories hide, Labour policies show them a govt-in-waiting #GE17
Mrs May was at pains to avoid any interaction with members of the local community, pointedly ignoring one local man who called to her to ‘meet the public’:So keen were May and her handlers to avoid such interactions that they booked the village hall for a ‘birthday party’ under a false name, to prevent the locals getting wind of the event and turning up inconveniently.And that’s where the (bigger) problems start.Crathes village hall is an SCIO – a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation. As such, similar to charitable trusts, it has to produce a statement of its purpose. As SKWAWKBOX reader John Spencer-Davis pointed out, Crathes’ statement is quite short, only two pages long – and it’s very specific about whom it exists to serve
Source: Did May’s Scottish stunt breach contract, force a charity to breach its articles? #GE17
The right-wing glee over Diane Abbott’s stumble this morning is based on their desire to claim that Labour’s election promise is ‘uncosted’ – along with ‘magic money tree’ and ‘unsustainable’, it’s their favourite mantra. It’s also equally wrong and idiotic.Labour’s pledge to add 10,000 community police officers (CPOs) is fully costed – and the money has not been ‘spent twice’ or whatever nonsense right-wing pundits are coming out with today. Here’s how it will be paid for:Savings over 5 years by reversing Capital Gains Tax cuts: £2.75bnCost of 10,000 extra CPOs: £300m/year or, over 5 years, £1.5bnLeft over for other spending commitments: £1.25bn
Source: Diane Abbott’s poor interview? Tories are CUTTING police – and #KimJongMay’s still hiding
Theresa May’s bizarre and blatantly electioneering speech in front of 10 Downing Street last night has been described as ‘going full Trump’ in its ‘conspiracy nut’ strangeness. It smacked a little of desperation, which is odd since she’s supposed to be riding high in the polls – though even Tory-owned pollsters YouGov can’t disguise the rate at which Corbyn’s Labour is eating into her lead. Even the international media are starting to take note:It makes you wonder what the Tories’ own polling is telling them.
Source: May’s #fullTrump meltdown confirmed all No.10 denied re negotiating disaster