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Response to brentspeak (Original post)

Mon Sep 14, 2015, 04:18 AM

8. The statement that Cameron was elected 'on a promise to cut welfare spending' is a very misleading

one.

Most British people, even many of those who vote Tory, do not vote mainly on the basis of who will cut the most in welfare.

People voted for Cameron because he seemed on the surface more competent than Miliband, who is a good man but an ineffective campaigner; because the propaganda was all about how the Tories were safer on the economy; and because the right-wing took up the 'Labour will govern in coalition with the evil SNP!' mantra, which scared some voters in England, and Labour panicked and said they would never make deals with the SNP, and thus alienated Scottish voters without reassuring the aforesaid English voters.

There was certainly propaganda about how 'Labour overspending' had supposedly caused the economic crisis (as though it was not a global crisis) but this was about spending on the public services in general, not welfare in particular.

There is certainly a chronic media hate-campaign against benefit claimants; but I think it mainly influences those who would vote Tory - or UKIP - in any case.

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