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The Conservatives, who once claimed they were trying to rectify their image as the “nasty party”, are vowing to spend more money on potholes than childcare.
As part of their manifesto, the Tories have promised £2 billion for potholes, apparently the "biggest ever pothole-filling programme".
In reference to the potholes, Boris Johnson has even confirmed, in a tweet that they 'will get the job done.'
We will get the job done.
https://t.co/DxR97HnU7n — Boris Johnson (@Boris Johnson)
Here's the official Tory Twitter account confirming the pledge.
Manifesto 2019: We will launch £2 billion for the biggest ever pothole-filling programme.
We're going to fix potho… https://t.co/Miawatvwzn — Conservatives (@Conservatives)
In contrast, there will supposedly be £1 billion made available for childcare providers, increasing after school and holiday provision for working parents.
A spokesperson for the Labour party said:
This is a no hope manifesto, from a party that has nothing to offer the country, after spending ten years cutting our public services to the bone.This pathetic offer from Boris Johnson’s Tories means more cuts, more failure and more years of Brexit uncertainty.
This is a no hope manifesto, from a party that has nothing to offer the country, after spending ten years cutting our public services to the bone.
This pathetic offer from Boris Johnson’s Tories means more cuts, more failure and more years of Brexit uncertainty.
People, predictably, had thoughts especially as the government no seem to value the state of roads over children's wellbeing.
Much sneering at the “£2bn pothole fund”. People *really* care about potholes. — Duncan Weldon (@Duncan Weldon)
Read the “key” Tory manifesto pledges below and tell me how much they’re spending on potholes vs. how much they’re… https://t.co/dK2ktvR2w9 — rob delaney (@rob delaney)
These are the potholes which haven’t been fixed for 9 years because of Tory austerity.
Buckinghamshire has one of… https://t.co/LVI8JSZKbG — Andrew #FBPE (@Andrew #FBPE)
Interesting that the #ToryManifesto contains pledges for potholes at twice the level they pledge funds for child ca… https://t.co/TI8FFQxS8P — Mark Hebden 💙 (@Mark Hebden 💙)
What a flat manifesto launch from the Tories, not much to offer voters. One big “theme” is more cash for potholes?… https://t.co/2qiEyLjMV5 — Angela Rayner (@Angela Rayner)
That Tory manifesto in full:
1. Reverse all the shit we've done.
Ends. — Her Holiness Pope Mrs Trellis, the 1st (@Her Holiness Pope Mrs Trellis, the 1st)
Pledging more for potholes ( a council issue) than for reopening railways. It’s John Major’s cone hotline all over… https://t.co/Y5N5LSnrgH — dominicmhinde (@dominicmhinde)
I wish someone would fill Boris Johnson's hole! #ToryManifesto https://t.co/Sj69PjYO3D — John Spiers (@John Spiers)
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