Tory governments seem to be unlucky, always being called upon to sort out the mess they have inherited.

The new Tory government surely can no longer blame the last Labour one for the current mess: the NHS in crisis, shortage of hospital doctors and nurses, GPs and beds; the justice system short of police, prison warders, etc; the armed forces short of servicemen and women, ships, planes and tanks; shortage of road repairers; shortage of new houses.  

Not short, however, of homeless people dying on our streets, not short of money (judging by what is promised)... and should it be that they fall short on any of these promises I suspect it will be the fault of the old Tory government, not this new one.

David Hutchings