The Real News: Tory Lead Slashed to 5% – Corbyn Definitely Electable!

This is a very interesting perspective on the massive downturn in the Tories’ lead in the polls here in the UK from the Real News Network. From the looks of things, this is a global Indian news programme based in America. In this video, Sharmini Peries in Baltimore talks to Kam Sandhu, a young woman, who is the founder of Real Media in the UK.

They discuss how the Tory polling lead has fallen from 20 per cent to just 5 due to May’s ‘Dementia Tax’, in which the homes of the elderly were to be seized and sold by the government to pay for their social care. Sandhu makes the point that this policy, and May’s removal of the cap on social care costs, attacked the Tories’ own supporters. The result was that afterwards, 28 per cent of people said they were less likely to vote Tory.

Sandhu also talks about the impact of the Tories’ plans to remove free school meals and replace them with free breakfasts. The Tories’ hadn’t costed this either, and when it came out that there was going to be only 7p spent per pupil on these breakfasts, it caused outrage and the Tories had to admit they didn’t know how much it would cost.

Sandhu admits that the 5 per cent polling lead of the Tories is only in one poll, but she says it has overturned the criticisms against Jeremy Corbyn – that he was too weak to lead, as against May, who was ‘strong and stable’. This has refuted these allegations.

She also states that even if Corbyn does not win, and is forced out of the Labour leadership, he has still set the Labour agenda on tuition fees, the Health Service and other major areas of Labour policy, which will be permanent. This is positive, and Sandhu is very glad that Labour now have a real chance of winning.

Advertisements

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

4 Responses to “The Real News: Tory Lead Slashed to 5% – Corbyn Definitely Electable!”

  1. The Real News: Tory Lead Slashed to 5% – Corbyn Definitely Electable! | Beastrabban’s Weblog | sdbast Says:

    […] https://beastrabban.wordpress.com/2017/05/30/the-real-news-tory-lead-slashed-to-5-corbyn-definitely-… […]

  2. Michelle Says:

    Hi Beastie,

    I was also talking to a lady involved with the change to free school meals and she made the comment that the change to breakfasts had also been a calculated move to cost less because the very people who need them are often later in to school!

  3. Michelle Says:

    Ps but to clarify she was not connected to the policies or government.

  4. Michelle Says:

    Hi Beastie,

    FYI Ref to the Cons. not costing the free school breakfasts properly, they had (cynically?) calculated only a 1 in 5 take up per pupil:

    http://schoolsweek.co.uk/breakfast-confusion-continues-as-greening-suggests-only-1-in-5-pupils-will-benefit/

    Hope you have a good weekend.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s


%d bloggers like this: