Exposed: Cameron’s hypocrisy over “disgraceful” leaflets

There are countless examples of Tory candidates spreading fear among voters and lying about Labour's policies - including the Tory leader himself.

In last night’s leaders’ debate David Cameron said it was “disgraceful to try and frighten people” by distributing scaremongering leaflets during the election campaign – yet there are countless examples of Tory candidates spreading fear among voters and lying about Labour’s policies – including the Tory leader himself.

In a letter to pensioners in St Ives two weeks ago, Cameron wrote:

“You may have read that Labour are also considering what the newspapers call a “death tax” to pay for care costs – a new tax on everything you have saved and want to leave to your children.”

This in spite of the Chancellor, 11 days earlier, ruling out such a tax – in a debate with George Osborne. Cameron’s signed letter spinning the death tax line is just one of several sent out by Conservatives over the past few weeks, a selection of which can be seen below:

Clockwise from top left:

• A dog-whistle leaflet on immigration delivered by Tory council candidate Osman Dervish in Andrew Rosindell’s Romford consituency;

• A leaflet about crime delivered in Enfield Lock, featuring David Cameron’s picture and a quote;

• The Tory leader’s signed letter about the “death tax“; and

Tory PPC for Edmonton Andrew Charalambous’s leaflet featuring a bloody machete and the “pure lie” (to quote David Cameron) that violent crime had gone up 44 per cent under Labour.

54 Responses to “Exposed: Cameron’s hypocrisy over “disgraceful” leaflets”

  1. Danny Carrington

    Exposed: Cameron's hypocrisy over "disgraceful" leaflets | Left Foot Forward http://is.gd/bIJ6A #toryfail

  2. Danny Carrington

    Exposed: Cameron's hypocrisy over "disgraceful" leaflets | Left Foot Forward http://is.gd/bIJ6A #toryfail

  3. Nadia

    RT @sametories: via @leftfootforward – tory hypocrisy over leaflets claim
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  4. Michael Szollosy

    Cameron's hypocrisy on lies and leaflets – good digging from LeftFootForward http://bit.ly/bonT0X

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