The Tories have no answer to the ‘Cost of Living Crisis’. Now as a last resort they have turned to taxation as their preferred ( and only available) method of attempting to deal with the ‘Cost of Living Crisis’. Taxation and more taxation is their response to dealing with the gap in public finances largely caused by their election of an inept leader which they imposed on the Country and for which we all must now pay for her mistakes. The Tories are now the party of high taxation because they haven’t anything else in their locker. For the last 12 years in Government they have been forced to rely on borrowing to keep taxation down. Now in the time of crisis all their ineptitude is showing. The Tories have no other strategy available to them besides taxation. They have nothing that generates any substantial income for them because they have sold it all off. This is the legacy of Thatcherism. Sell off all your assets and by so doing the only income you will be left with is through taxation. Thatcherism has caused Britain to become bankrupt.
The reason that the Tories have no answer to the Cost of Living Crisis is because they still believe in Thatcherism
This is the end of the road for a system of Thatcherite policies dating back over nearly 40 years. The Tories still believe in Thatcherism and stand by the privatisations of the utilities and the railways carried out by Thatcher and Major. They refuse to reverse these privatisations and stand strong behind the principles of Thatcherism. However this has become problematic for them since it is the Energy Providers which have hiked up there prices and their profits and it is these companies that are the driving force behind Inflation and the Cost of Living Crisis. The Tories refuse to significantly challenge these companies and so have become ineffective when dealing with Inflation and the Cost of Living Crisis.
Take a look around you: this is 3rd World Britain created by Tory policies
This is the result of Thatcherism. Take a good look around you at the result of Thatcherism. This is now 3rd World Britain that you are looking at. This is an impoverished Britain and an embarrassment. Yes there was the Blair years of Labour and he too should shoulder some blame for the persistence of the Thatcherite policies that he failed to address and overturn whilst he held the reigns of power. Yes Blairism is also to blame because he made the Labour Party weak and ineffectual by failing to reverse the privatisations that Thatcher and Major had put in place.
The Tories cannot change because they still strongly believe in Thatcherite policies
The Tories cannot change because they still strongly believe in Thatcherite policies and that is why they have no answer to both the ‘Cost of Living Crisis’ and ‘Inflation’. Thatcherism is still at the core of the Tory Party’s policies and values. The Tories are incapable of reshaping themselves without core values of Thatcherism. They still stand by the ineptitude of their decision to sell off Britain’s assets. After you have sold all your assets what are you left with? Well the answer is nothing. The Tories are now bankrupt of ideas and have only one last resort to fall on and that is to tax you as much as they can. All of Britain’s assets have been sold off to make money for shareholders and outside interests in other countries who give back nothing to the British economy. These are assets which could have provided an income for the country to provide health care and education amongst many other things. But instead we now all face higher levels in taxation cuts to our public services as well as in health care and education budgets. The Tories haven’t got any ideas to tackle the ‘ Cost of Living Crisis’ other than to actually make us all worse off by raising levels of Taxation. The Tories fail to recognise that Inflation and consequently the Cost of Living Crisis is being driven by the Energy Companies and the utilities that it sold off to private concerns 30 – 40 years ago under the stewardship of Margaret Thatcher and John Major. Mainly because of the Tories, Britain faces a new era of Austerity Measures for the second time during their term in office. Take a good look around you, this is 3rd World Britain, all caused by the Tories with a legacy dating back to Thatcherism. A 3rd World Britain is the legacy of Thatcherism. The Tories are the biggest obstacle that needs to be overcome to deliver a new and prosperous Britain but first it must put aside Thatcherite policies. We must take back control of our assets to get them working for us. We have the choice to put them out of business through competition backed by Government or to re-nationalise them. It is imperative to do this to free Britain from the shackles of Thatcherism. The Tories refuse to do this and so have no answer to the challenges of the ‘Cost of Living Crisis’ and Inflation. The Tories are still resistant to ideas of public ownership of the utilities therefore they are the obstacle to be moved aside to make way for a new way to deal with the cost of living crisis and inflation.