Theresa May can barely open her mouth without saying the words “strong and stable”.
She and other Tories used the phrase a whopping 11 times during this week’s Prime Minister’s Questions.
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It’s the latest use of a long-running Tory tactic around election season – which some have attributed to David Cameron ’s election strategist Lynton Crosby.
So can the Tories offer “strong and stable” leadership? And will Labour lead a “coalition of chaos?”
David Cameron made a similar pledge ahead of the 2015 election, tweeting:
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Britain faces a simple and inescapable choice – stability and strong Government with me, or chaos with Ed Miliband: https://www.facebook.com/DavidCameronOfficial/posts/979082725449379 …
So how did that work out?
Since the 2015 election, Britain has seen:
- The shock result of the EU referendum which was David Cameron’s idea
- The resignation of David Cameron
- Leadership contests for all three main parties
- The calling of a snap general election, three years earlyNot terribly strong and stable.In fact, the word most people would use for the last two years in politics would be…