Exposed over police cuts, Tories smear – but six times May voted down anti-terror laws

 

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After a disastrous day for Theresa May in which she was hammered by Jeremy Corbyn over police cuts during PMQs (Prime Minister’s Questions) – and then the Tories voted through further cuts to police budgets – the Conservatives have been on a desperate (and desperate-looking) smear-offensive to try to limit the damage.

The Tory slurs have centred around Jeremy Corbyn’s voting record on anti-terror laws – blatantly ignoring the fact that Theresa May herself often also voted against them. Here are six occasions when she did:

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As one Twitter observer pointed out, even the police have denounced Theresa May over police cuts and her claims about them:

When terrorists struck in Manchester and London last year, the Tories were hugely criticised for policing and security cuts – cuts they continued to push even after the attacks.

And today they’ve cut even deeper – in spite of the rising crime figures pointed out by Corbyn at PMQs.

Comment:

The Tories’ moral bankruptcy and economic foolishness mean that when the consequences of their policies are exposed, all they have to fall back on are smear-tactics. So it was today as their ideologically-driven cuts to policing exposed the fallacy of their supposed strength on law, order and security.

But those lies are so threadbare the public is increasingly seeing right through them to the desperation behind.

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