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Once in power, all promises cancelled
TOM Mitchell (Letters, October 15) said the conference speech by David Cameron “was just what the Tories needed”.
Of course it was, because Cameron was speaking to the converted at a Tory conference.
Likewise with Ed Miliband, whose “note-less speech” was given to a rapturous Labour crowd.
Now if Cameron were to get the same idol worship at a Labour conference or ‘‘Red Ed’’ stood up in front of a Tory audience and got a standing ovation, I would be mightily impressed.
Cameron and Miliband came out with the usual rubbish of how they will change anything and everything.
Yet once in power, all the promises are cancelled.
This Government of two parties is not a coalition in the true sense, but two parties with nothing in common.
Cameron joined forces with Nick Clegg to get the majority he needed to get into No 10 and promptly proceeded to govern as a Conservative.
The opinion polls have ‘‘Red Ed’’ and his bunch ahead of Cameron’s Tories and the Lib Dems.
The gullible British public will vote ‘‘Red Ed’’ into power at the next General Election because Cameron has proved himself to be a master of the U-turn.
After a lifetime of voting Conservative, I’ll be giving UKIP a crack.
Philip Roe, Roman Avenue South, Stamford Bridge.
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