Back to the actual Tories today after my previous post’s gripe at Labour.
In their 2011 manifesto the Tories pledged to “provide 4,200 more Sure Start health visitors, with Sure Start providers pay partly based on results, with Early Years Support Team to look after early intervention and parenting support”
Cameron even accused Brown of scaremongering
Yes, we back Sure Start. It’s a disgrace that Gordon Brown has been trying to frighten people about this. He’s the prime minister of this country but he’s been scaring people about something that really matters.
So why aren’t I surprised of reported cuts of almost £1 billion in Sure Start and Council cuts to child services? Oh I know why, it’s because they didn’t give a damn then and they still don’t.
When May got into Number 10 her speech included
That means fighting against the burning injustice that if you’re born poor you will die on average nine years earlier than others.
So you’d expect some mitigation to those cuts. Yeah, right.
The Budget last month allocated no extra money to early years or other children’s services. It’s been predicted that children’s services will face a £2 billion shortage by 2020.
Caring conservatism is as much an oxymoron as green conservatism.