Here we are then. We’ve all sobered up, rubbed our eyes and taken stock. Everyone still hates the Tories, the party that cut everything from aid for the disabled to the taxes of the rich. But they won. Eighteen months ago I wrote that the government, without a hint of irony, would come to us in 2015 and ask to let them “finish the job”; the job of decimating our public services, welfare safety net, health service, care for the elderly and disabled and working conditions. I also said the scary bit was that with our track record as an electorate, we probably would. Guess what? They did – and we did.
The capacity of the British people to vote in large numbers against their own interests is mind-boggling. If we thought zero hours contracts were bad, just give it eighteen months and we’ll be begging to get on one of them for some job security! The jugular is about to be gone for, by a party that had to pinch itself to see if it was awake after the election result. Despite struggling to keep a straight face, they’ve started their mission to deliver “A brighter, more secure future” (their 2015 election slogan).
To this end, the queen will today sit on a golden throne to announce:
- Vicious cuts in support for some of the poorest members of society.
- The abolition of the Human Rights act.
- Draconian Legislation curbing the ability of trade unions to protect their members’ pay & conditions.
- Tax cuts for rich people.
She will be wearing a hat made entirely of precious jewels.