27 April 2010

Latest Labour Party election broadcast shows a nightmare on your street if Tories elected

Labour’s fourth election film shifts the focus of the election campaign onto Conservative policies and how they would make families worse off.

The broadcast is a nightmare vision of the future following the election of a Conservative government. A few weeks after the Conservatives’ emergency Budget cuts £6 billion from public spending, three families in a typical surburban street are visited by a grey-suited government official who tells them:

  • The Conservatives have stopped Child Tax Credit payments to hundreds of thousands of families on middle and modest incomes;
  • The Conservatives have stopped Child Trust Fund baby bond payments for families with incomes over £16,000;
  • The Conservatives have ended the right to see a cancer specialist within two weeks of referral by your GP.