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:
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• 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.