On Thursday in Halifax, Yorkshire, Theresa May presented the election platform of the Conservative Party for the political elections to be held on June 8.
Since the shocking announcement of this election, in a blitzkrieg move three weeks ago, she had been regularly repeating the same slogans like a humanoid, claiming her “strong and stable” leadership is necessary to lead the country through the gauntlet of Brexit negotiations. So far, her election campaign has shown the limitations of leaders not used to be in contact with people, of the unlikeable spokeswoman embarked on a tour of clashes with North Korean spontaneity. Now finally, she releases “her” manifesto (after all, this is Theresa’s Team). The Conservative Party is almost never mentioned in the campaign.
And, in her opinion, this manifesto meets the five major challenges the country is facing: the need for a strong economy, the answer to Brexit and “a changing world,” addressing the “persistent social divisions,” “meeting the challenges of an aging society” and “keeping pace with technological development.”
This essentially translates into cuts to social assistance, causing tens of thousands of families to pay care to older relatives out of pocket, eliminating the universal subsidies of home heating utilities for pensioners, which will be replaced with an income tax exemption, and it will also eliminate universal free meals at primary schools.