The Tories have questions to answer

Labour is calling on Theresa May to come clean with the British people.

The Conservative manifesto has betrayed Britain’s pensioners, threatened unspecified tax rises for tens of millions of working people and set out a grim future of underfunding and understaffing for our vital public services.

Given that the Conservative leader has already broken her flagship manifesto pledge on social care, Labour are challenging Theresa May to be straight with voters and give clear answers to the crucial questions she has continued to duck.

Questions Theresa May must answer:

  1. Will Theresa May confirm that ten million pensioners will lose their winter fuel payments if the Conservatives are re-elected?
  2. At what level will the cap be set on social care costs that those with conditions such as dementia will have to pay under Conservative plans?
  3. Will Theresa May match Labour’s pledge not to raise personal National Insurance contributions, and not to raise income tax for 95 per cent of taxpayers?
  4. Will the Conservatives confirm they are planning another five years of austerity for public services, as the Institute of Fiscal Studies (IFS) stated last week?
  5. The Conservatives have warned they will scrap free school meals for 5-7 year olds if they are re-elected. Will they now spell out a realistic costing for their school breakfast proposal now they have withdrawn their discredited 6.8p figure?
  6. Will Theresa May confirm she is proposing not a single penny of extra funding for the NHS, as the IFS has stated?

Theresa May has a track record of breaking her promises and failing to be straight with the public about her plans. The Tories must stop dodging the tough questions and set out exactly what they are planning for our pensioners, working people and school children.

Don’t trust the Tories: they are the party of the few, not the many.

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