I have to agree the Tories don't give a stuff for the average Joe.
Their policies have always bent towards those born with a silver spoon who feel very little of the austerity they are imposing on the masses.
Let's be honest, non of the main parties give a stuff for average Joe.
I consider myself Mr average, average wage, worked for the same company for 20 years, paid into my company pension since my early 20's. The only benefit of any kind we are entitled to is child benefit (no tax credits or anything like that) Struggle to make it through each month with an average mortgage etc.
But I can say I've seen NO austerity measures at all, in my view they haven't done enough cutting back. Cut local government by another 10% at least, make the council top bods earn their 6 figure salaries by keeping all the services with less funding rather than just cut the ones that will give nice headlines in the papers.
They CAN do it, they just don't want to, reduce waste and inefficiency and stop relying on the money tree that is the tax payer.
I'm no real fan of the conservatives (although I did vote for them last time around) but I dread the next election where Liarbore will get in and spend spend spend a load of money we just don't have (they'll most likely pinch all the money from private pensions) and bankrupt the country like we're seeing in Cyprus right now.