Only the 'haves' will truly enjoy this Conservative majority. For the unemployed the advice must be: that zero hour contract you were offered (and that Iain Duncan Smith wanted to rename)? Even if you can't live on it, you should take it, because the alternative of a civilised period on benefits with quality jobsearch support while you you look for real work is even less likely now.
The election result sends a very clear and positive message; the Conservatives understand business. However, there is work to be done and the government must continue to invest in small and particularly micro businesses, i.e. the shop owners, the hairdressers, the local pubs, to ensure they are properly supported and can continue to flourish.
Thus far, I have remained uncharacteristically quiet about the election. For those that don't know me, in 2010 I created a Rage-Against-the-Machine for #1 style online group designed to support the Liberal Democrats - the party who have always been closest to my own political ideologies and who were the 'underdog' at the time. If we can get Rage to #1, went my thinking, then why not try and use the same methodologies for the election? Could a huge populist movement help to shape an election?
As part of the interesting 'maths' in their manifesto, the Tories have committed to £12 billion more cuts in benefit payments over the next parliament. In interview after interview MPs and ministers have consistently refused to say where these cuts will come from, including multiple times to the BBC's Andrew Neil on The Daily Politics ever since the promise was made.
One of the things I find most infuriating about politics is the tired old cliché that the Conservatives are the party of the privileged few. As the Leader of the Welsh Conservatives I feel an immense sense of duty to dispel that myth, not least because I believe that it contributes to the sense of alienation that many working people feel about politics.