Kevin Maguire says those who are filling Conservative coffers are purchasing a party to champion a wealthy few Jan 04, 2015 22:53 BY KEVINMAGUIRE
David Cameron’s plot to buy the election is nothing short or a flashing neon sign warning of the Tory party’s moral bankruptcy.
The spivs and speculators filling Conservative coffers are purchasing a party to champion a wealthy few.
So the Prime Minister who once billed himself, grandiosely, as “the future” reeks of a nasty past.
Slashing public spending permanently to 1930s depths is an ideological obsession of a millionaires’ club isolated in its ivory tower.
Cameron champions policies benefiting a small economic and social circle. Low wages short-change workers by boosting fatcat profits. High rents cheat tenants to fill landlords’ bank accounts.
Cameron is a Premier who likes to know everybody who is somebody and nobody who isn’t somebody.
It is easy to imagine the Tory leader enjoying a drink with high-rolling Tory donor Jon Moulton, who walked away from the City Link crash, leaving taxpayers to fund redundancy packages.
Hard as I try, I find it impossible to envisage an out-of-touch Cam sipping tea with drivers dumped on the scrapheap. Unless it is for a Conservative stunt.
Labour election chief Douglas Alexander’s calculation his party will be out-spent massively ahead of the May 7 election is a Tory advantage. Yet if Cam has £3 for every £1 at Ed Miliband’s disposal, he will still struggle to flog a Tory dead horse.
The toe-curling Road to Nowhere poster and shouting match on the Right of British politics over dubious Tory claims about the deficit showed Cameron running out of ideas.
He dodges three election campaign TV debates to avoid defending an indefensible record. The one-time self-described “heir to Blair” suddenly channelling a 1992 vintage John Major is going backwards.
Perhaps the next Tory poster will come with cones down the middle of the German road and a hotline number on the bottom.
Chucking the marble sink at Labour worked 23 years ago when Cam was a small cog in the Tory lie machine, nepotism securing his job with the help of a Buckingham Palace flunkey.
But telling porkies in 2015 about Labour’s tax and spending plans is the despairing politics of an electoral failure stuck in the past. His brass neck will snap when the Tories refuse to identify where their spending axe will fall or how they would fund £7.5billion of mythical tax cuts.
Cameron’s loot is the dirty money of a Premier rapidly running out of road as the election approaches.