In 2008 the Tories were being hailed as the compassionate conservatives. Three years on, a Coalition in place, and attacks in the most vulnerable in society impossible to ignore and this now sounds like a bitter joke.
But Cameron tried to reaffirm his compasionate Conservative credentials at the Tory conference where he said: “Conservative methods are not just good for the strong and the successful but the best way to help the poor and the weak and the vulnerable.”
Adding: “Because it’s not enough to know our ideas are right. We’ve got to explain why they are compassionate too.”
I don’t know about you but – as more people need benefits at the same time as…
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