David Cameron has given his speech at the Conservative Party conference in Manchester, using the opportunity to slam the opposition leader for ‘hating Britain’.
Cameron misquoted Jeremy Corbyn’s comments on the death of Osama Bin Laden, saying: “He thinks the death of Osama bin Laden was a ‘tragedy’.” In reality Mr Corbyn said it was a tragedy he wasn’t put on trial to pay for his crimes, as he opposes the death penalty.
The Prime Minster went on to tell the conference: “My friends – we cannot let that man inflict his security-threatening, terrorist-sympathising, Britain-hating ideology on the country we love.”
It’s Cameron’s first speech as the leader of a Conservative-only government, and he promised the party would “finish the job we started”, as well as making the nation collectively throw their breakfast up with a terrible sex joke.
When mentioning The Joy of Tax, a book written by economist Richard Murphy, whose ideas Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has taken on board, Cameron made a joke about bringing the book home to show his wife, Mashable reports.
Cameron said: “I took it home to show Samantha. It’s got 64 positions and none of them work”.
Cameron on "The Joy of Tax": "I took it home to show Samantha. It's got 64 positions and none of them work"Advertisement
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In another surprise announcement, the Prime Minister went on to claim he was the saviour of the poor, The Mirror reports.
But he failed to mention the recent cuts to tax credits, which Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt claimed were implemented to force people to work harder, like the Chinese, as well as the numerous welfare cuts that have devastated the poorest in the country.
As Labour leans to the left, Cameron’s trying to firmly establish the Conservatives in the centre ground of British politics, promoting them as the compassionate party of the working people.
However, if the protests that have hounded their conference from start to finish are anything to go by, he’s got a long way to go to convince people he genuinely cares about the poorest members of our society.