In the end we were left with a speech which seemed merely cruel. It was a tantalising glimpse of a country we'd much rather live in, where the Tory party was building opportunities for migrants, ensuring civility and decency in politics, acting consistently against antisemitism and providing security for national finances. It was like a dream of a sunny afternoon on a bleak midwinter night: You feel more depressed about things for having been given a glimpse of something better.
The speech contained outright lies, the most grievous of which was stating that austerity was over. This is not the case by any measure; budgets for education and policing amongst other things are scheduled to fall in real terms for the next two years at the very least and there is no sign of any extra funds for council services. The challenge of funding the growing need for social care still has a massive question mark hanging over it after the aborted attempt to do something in their last manifesto. The chancellor himself outlined his commit to austerity at this very conference.
Another lie was implying that good times were ahead. This is not true, at least in the short term. The global financial situation is extremely perilous at the moment even before you consider the fallout of Brexit and severe consequences a potential no deal will have on living standards with currency depreciating sharply, major redundancies and homeowners being thrown into negative equity. Telling people that good times are ahead is irresponsible as it may lead to people who believe her into making risky decisions that will blow up in their faces.
One good thing to come out of this conference was allowing councils to build much more housing. It will take a few years to actually impact available social housing but you have to start sometime. It would have been better five years ago but no use crying over spilt milk I suppose.
The angry person i was expecting it to be an old man when I read about it before
To be fair, I find aspects of that video a bit more hopeful. All the younger people (while I don't agree with them on large) were able to argue their standpoint and could see faults in their own party. Watching the old people is a bit depressing at times, but even some of them weren't SO bad, but the younger people give me some hope that things will change in the future. I'm never voting for them ever, but the Conservatives can be far better than they are currently.
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