As the Tory machine ramps up the spin – don’t let them get away with it

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This Tory conference has shown what we’re up against. Today the right-wing press are hailing Johnson as some kind of saviour.

Meanwhile, the unelected PM continues to ride rough-shod over the public and democracy.

Make no mistake: he’d love to shut down Parliament again (Johnson just told Tory conference ‘It is were a school, Ofsted would shut it down’). And this conference, ministers have mooted plans to slash inheritance tax on the rich, end our freedom of movement, and cave in to lobbyists.

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One Response to “As the Tory machine ramps up the spin – don’t let them get away with it”

  1. Julia Gibb

    Why should I support the Labour Party? They are satisfied with the system of turns each in the commons. The stuff the Lords in the same way as the Tories. They support WMD. They sell out to big business at the end of their careers ( Blair, Darling, etc etc)
    You may have Corbyn speaking like a socialist. However he is not a leader so the country will never elect him.

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