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Laura Perrins: Sorry Dave, but you are too dim to get my money


On Tuesday I called the Prime Minister the dimmest leader we have ever had.

This was compounded when I received a begging e-mail from said Prime Minister, explaining his awesomeness. I know this was personal to me so don’t bother telling me otherwise.

Here I dissect the nonsense.

Today marks seven months since the General Election; seven months since the British people gave this government and this party an important responsibility: to deliver on our commitments for stability, security and opportunity for the working people of Britain.”

But as I am a full-time mother looking after three children at home, including an under one, you don’t consider me working, do you Prime Minister? This is true. Mostly I have my feet up watching Jeremy Kyle. Really.

“This year, we’ve seen more people in work than at any time in our history; more of our children starting university than ever before; more British entrepreneurs setting up shop than anywhere else in Europe.”

Children do not start university. Adults do. And they incur a serious amount of debt to do so, so let’s see how this all turns out in 10 years from now. Remember many thousands of these students will never earn anything close enough to pay this back, so the taxpayer will pick up the bill.

“Because of your support, we are now able to deliver on what we said we would do in our manifesto – a plan for every stage of your life.”

‘A plan for every stage of your life’ is quite possibly the scariest thing anyone has ever said to me. Why do you think, as a conservative, I would want the government to have a ‘plan for every stage of my life?’ Bloody heck, and if I go against your plan, what are you going to do? Intern me in a re-education camp. Please do explain.

“We’re building a country that deals with its debts and lives within its means – taking Britain out of the red and into the black by 2020.”

No you are not. You and your mate, Osborne are spending it like a Russian oligarch boring down in the West London soil. You know the type – they are your neighbours.

“We’re giving our young people the opportunity of the best possible start in life, with a million more children in good or outstanding schools, and the chance of a high quality apprenticeship or a University place when you leave school.”

Youth unemployment is still very high, and the schools have only moderately improved. The schools are only good or outstanding according to state-appointed inspectors so it does not really tell me much. They are not good or outstanding when subject to international scrutiny. In fact on international league tables, English school children continue to fall behind.

“We’re saying to those who get a job and work hard, that we’ll let you keep more of the money you earn. And to those who save, that we’ll help you buy that home of your own.”

But you are not building any more homes, are you. This falls far short of what is needed.

“We’re saying to working families that we’re on your side, by doubling free childcare and delivering a better, and truly seven day, National Health Service for you and your family.”

When you talk about a working family you mean a double-income family, which is not the same thing. You have attacked any mother and family who has sacrificed a salary to care for their children at home. Your whole childcare bonanza costs the taxpayer £6 billion a year, so it is not cheap really, this grand plan, is it?

“And we’re saying to those who have worked hard all their lives that you deserve dignity and security in retirement – so we’ll go on increasing your state pension and make it easier for you to pass on what you have to your loved ones.”

Triple-locking pensions to the detriment of the young is not something I support, nor is protecting the inherited wealth of the very rich.

“In all these things our aim is simple: a good life for you and your family. That’s what we promised and that’s what we’re delivering – holding firm to our pledges and paving the way for the brighter future people voted for.”

I don’t believe the State can deliver a good life for my family or anyone else’s. You can get out of their way so they can achieve this themselves but you prefer to meddle.

Also, I think your idea of a good life differs from mine. Mine includes seeing my children even if I have less stuff. You seem to think that every family wants the stuff. They don’t.

So I will not be contributing to your campaign, thanks all the same.

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