Why are the Conservatives seen as competent?

It was the Chancellors autumn statement today and he revealed a projected £120 billion hole in the public finances which has been caused by Brexit. Now I know this is only a forecast and not real money, but when forecasts show bad news they are invariably over optimistic when looked back on with the benefit of hindsight.

The most amazing thing I find in this is that the Conservatives still manage to keep their reputation of competence. The whole Brexit fiasco was created by David Cameron as a way to ‘solve the Europe problem’ and yet has left us staring over a cliff edge and still the Tories are seen as a safer pair of hands than Labour.

I look back to May 2015 and think about the choices people made in the general election and think we would have been much better off if Ed Milliband had won.

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