This week the Tories confirmed what we had all long suspected: the ‘nasty party’ is well and truly back, if it ever went away.
When asked about the Minimum Wage, Lord Freud, David Cameron’s Minister for Welfare Reform, said that he believes some disabled people are “not worth the full wage”. He even said he would go away to look at this issue, suggesting that the Government would consider it.
Disability charities have condemned Lord Freud's comments and even senior Tories have called for Lord Freud to resign, yet David Cameron has failed to act.
Someone holding such abhorrent views shouldn’t be in government and certainly should not hold such an important job. If David Cameron continues to keep Lord Freud in his Government, we will have yet more proof of how he just stands for just a privileged few at the top.
In the dog days of this Government, the Conservative Party is going back to its worst instincts. The mask is slipping: the nasty party is back.