Theresa May sent a ‘snowmageddon’ message to Britain and it went down like a cup of cold sick

Theresa May looking nervous
Kerry-anne Mendoza

If there is something the Conservative Party should have learned by now, it’s that Theresa May is about as cuddly as a crocodile. Unsurprisingly, her attempt to warm British hearts with a message of kindness during ‘snowmageddon’ went down like a cup of cold sick.

Thank you

May’s message thanked the NHS, care workers, armed forces, and emergency services staff for their work during the snowy weather.

But members of the public found it a little hypocritical of the PM to thank the people and public services she spends most days cutting and undermining.

Others found May’s message a little trite, considering that victims of Tory austerity were literally freezing to death in the cold.

Extreme policies, extreme outcomes

Since 2010, ideological austerity has delivered a 134% rise in rough sleepers, a 2,792% rise in food bank use (from the Trussell Trust alone), and plunged 400,000 children into poverty. During the Conservative-led governments of the last eight years, a million jobs in the public sector were cut too. This includes a 20,000 drop in police numbers. And chronic underfunding and understaffing of the NHS is at crisis levels.

At the same time, the Conservatives have massively increased the national debt with excessive borrowing. And despite promising to end the annual budget deficit at the last three general elections, it is still there.

It’s going to take more than a tweet to sort out this mess, Theresa.

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