Judge the Labour Goverment on their actions, not their words

The Labour Government is failing to tackle what matters to people.

On the five key measures of school discipline, more police, lower taxes, cleaner hospitals and controlled immigration, the Government is all talk.

 

 

School Discipline

In the Queen’s Speech, Labour promised that it ‘attaches the highest importance to extending educational opportunity so that all individuals can realise their full potential’.



But Labour has promised this before. They promised ‘education, education, education’ would be their priority.



What has happened?

• One in three eleven-year-olds leaves school unable to write properly.


• A million children play truant every year.


• There is an assault on a teacher every seven minutes.



More Police

In the Queen’s Speech, Labour promised ‘powers the police and others have to fight crime will be strengthened’.



But Labour has promised this before. They promised that they would be ‘tough on crime, tough on the causes of crime’.



What has happened?

• Gun crime has doubled under Labour. In 2003, a gun crime was committed every hour in Britain.


• For the first time ever, more than a million violent crimes were committed last year. That is more than the combined populations of Manchester and Liverpool.


• Police officers spend almost half of their time at their desks instead of being on the streets fighting crime



Lower Taxes

In the Queen’s Speech, Labour promised ‘policies which entrench economic stability and promote growth and prosperity’.



But Labour has promised this before. They promised that they had ‘no plans to increase tax at all’.



What has happened?

• Labour have increased taxes 66 times.


• Tax has gone up by the equivalent of £5,000 for every household in the UK.


• The number of tax collectors has increased almost twice as fast as the number of new doctors and nurses.



Cleaner Hospitals

In the Queen’s Speech, Labour promised to ‘continue its reform of the National Health Service, offering more information, power and choice to patients’



But Labour has promised this before. They said that they would ‘save the NHS’.



What has happened?

• 5,000 people a year die from infections they picked up in hospital – more than the number who die on Britain’s roads.


• Almost a million people are still waiting in pain for treatment on the NHS.


• The number of managers in the NHS is increasing three times as fast as the number of doctors and nurses.



Controlled Immigration

Labour had nothing to say about immigration in the Queen’s Speech. In the past Labour promised that they would make the asylum system ‘fairer, faster and firmer’.



What has happened?

• Only one in five failed asylum seekers is ever removed.


• There are now 250,000 failed asylum seekers, equivalent to a town the size of Brighton, living in Britain who have no right to be here.


• In the last 3 years there have been only 17 prosecutions and 6 convictions for employing illegal immigrants.