Are you incredibly wealthy? Do you own more than one property, and enjoy the benefits of private healthcare? Will you retire with a fantastic pension and vast amounts of cash hidden away in a sunny tax haven? Do you like to spend your free time hobnobbing with media moguls, and watching packs of dogs rip foxes apart? If you can answer yes to these questions, then it’s quite likely you’ll be voting for the Conservatives at the general election, and let’s be honest, in your circumstances you’d be crazy not to. But if you answered no, and still consider the Tories to be the best party for you, then I’m sorry to be the one to tell you, but you’ve been brainwashed.
For those at the very top of the pile, it’s absolutely in their best interests to keep this government in place. However the problem for them is that the wealthy elite only represent a tiny proportion of the population. According to The Equality Trust, the richest 10% of households in Great Britain hold a massive 45% of all wealth. But alas, 10% of the population does not a majority make. So how do they make sure we don’t rock their taxpayer funded boats? Well, with some beautifully choreographed spin, and a little help from their very rich friends in the media, they’ve convinced the proles that all is well, all is ‘strong and stable’ and that this Conservative government has everyone’s best interests at heart.
And if you believe that, then you’ve fallen for one of the biggest and most disastrous cons in recent political history.
Since the Tories came to power, policy decisions have seen the wealth of the super rich grow exponentially, with The Equality Trust reporting that the 1,000 richest saw their wealth increase by a staggering £82.5 billion last year alone. Tax cuts for the highest earners, tax breaks for rich landlords and large corporations, tax free savings and ISA’s with no income cap, cuts to corporation and capital gains tax are just a few of this government’s policies that have helped see such a huge rise in the wealth of this privileged minority.