Week 15: Prat – The Conservative Party

by Charlie_East_West on April 12, 2015


This week’s Prat of the Week Award goes to the Conservative Party for their ugly election strategy of demonising any clear and present dangers to their election success, and in particular, their personal attacks on Ed Miliband. They also deserve the award for a spectacularly useless election campaign, with embarrassing photocalls and being all over the place on policy issues like Ed Miliband’s canny announcement to abolish non-dom tax status

This week we have seen the Tory Party go into panic mode. The polls are not shifting in their direction and so they do what they always do – they start slinging mud at the opposition.

Michael Fallon (probably acting as a mouthpiece for Tory HQ) stated that Ed Miliband will stab UK in the back just as he did to his brother David; Nick Boles stated that Vladimir Putin would probably want a Labour victory – and more politics of the gutter will probably follow over the next three weeks.

Margaret Thatcher once said, “If they attack you personally, it means that they have not a single political argument left.” – in this election campaign, it appears that the Tories and their media sycophants have forgotten the words of their mother.

For such a historically ruthless and efficient election winning machine, the Tories are displaying naive Thick of It campaigning in this election. They have been spectacularly outflanked on Non-Doms tax status by Ed Miliband, David Cameron has put in a couple of rather-dud election debate performances, and their PR control was somewhat undermined by a small child thumping their head on the table when sitting next to David Cameron.


Typically, the Tories are desperately trying to get some order over proceedings and are going into their default setting – reach out to their core audience and screw anyone else. Their announcement of an uplift in inheritance tax thresholds will appeal to the grey vote, and more of this will probably follow within their forthcoming manifesto.

But, for now, enjoy the shambles. The Tories are feeling a bit of election heat. After what they have done to the country over the past five years, they bloody well deserve to.

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