Tory MP and minister Tracey Crouch describes herself as a “compassionate Conservative“.
Which is strange, because Crouch has rather uncompassionately told hard-up working families who are going to be hit by George Osborne’s tax credit cuts that they will have to “go without“:
“you just sit there and you think you have to sometimes go without if you are going to have people make ends meet”
“It is a stupid name, tax credits. It is just a taxpayer bung on top of their pay”
If compassionate Conservatism is lecturing over three million working families on the breadline who are about to lose £1,300 a year that they need to “do without”, and that they are receiving bribes – Scrapbook would hate to see what uncompassionate Conservatism is.
By the way, Tracey Crouch has claimed over a grand in expenses for ink cartridges in just the last six months and multi-millionaire Ken Clarke receives over £74,000-a-year from the taxpayer as a backbench MP.