You're learning, thundril....
This is a hard-working woman writing about what it's really like, being confronted with the juxtaposition of obesity and obscenity that is today's capitalism. You have no justificatrion to offer, so you treat it like some kind of joke. It's not a joke. For several years now I have been trying very hard not to conclude that all Tories are arrogant smirking bastards. That some of them are fundamentally decent human beings who, despite having some weird moral quirks and odd political theories, might still be worth engaging with. You're not helping here, Nick.
It would seem that the electorate thought the Grauniad
was wrong too, as they elected a majority Tory government rather than the Labour "anti-austerity" alternative.
*Cue disparaging remarks about the electorate....."
Sure, you can take it that I would indeed be making disparaging remarks about that tiny fraction of the electorate who
a: knew what Cameron and Osborne were actually planning to do to working tax credit, and
b: deliberately voted for it.
I would be making some such remarks, if I thought there was any point. But there isn't, is there, Nick?
As for the rest of us: we were offered an austerity-fanatic government, or an austerity-bemoaning government that was committed to austerity with crocodile tears thrown in. Five million of us rejected both offers, voting either Green or Ukip, and a third of the electorate saw no point in bothering at all. A real mandate, that. Well done.