And this is how Twitter reacted to his speech
David Cameron has promised tax cuts if the Conservatives are elected next year.
In his speech at the Tory party conference, the prime minister said he would cut taxes for 30 million people.
He proposed the threshold for the 40p tax rate would be increased from £41,900 to £50,000 if he was in power in 2015, to reward those who “do the right thing”, he said.
He also announced he would be helping people who earn less, by increasing the tax-free personal allowance threshold from £10,500 to £12,500.
The PM also promised “English votes for English laws” – referring to plans to correct the system where currently Scottish and Welsh MPs can vote on issues that affect only England, while English MPs cannot vote in devolved matters.
The PMs speech included:
- A plan to build 100,000 affordable homes for first-time buyers.
- He said: “If you vote UKIP, that is really a vote for Labour.”
- A place on the National Citizenship Service scheme for every teenager.
- He said he would not “take no for an answer” in EU negotiations before 2017’s membership referendum that the Conservatives promised.
However, Cameron created some controversy by calling former foreign secretary “our greatest living Yorkshireman”.
Cue Twitter outrage.
Some southerner reckons #Hague is the greatest living Yorkshireman. Tell me, what is his batting average?
— Sam Walsh (@sewalsh91) October 1, 2014
William Hague the greatest living Yorkshireman? I nearly spilt my bloody pint!
— Martyn Shepherd (@martytyke) October 1, 2014
If nothing else William Hague is definitely not the greatest living person from Yorkshire. Perlease
— Jack Falkingham (@jackfalkingham) October 1, 2014
People from Yorkshire better than William Hague: everyone, ever. Possibly not Jimmy Saville or the Yorkshire ripper but other than that…
— Football Charlie (@Footballcharlie) October 1, 2014
Entire cast of Last of the Summer Wine take offense to David Cameron calling William Hague the greatest living Yorkshireman
— Luxury Trump (@LuxuryTrump) October 1, 2014
William Hague is probably the only Yorkshireman Cameron has ever met.
— C. Buckthorn (@CBuckthorn) October 1, 2014
So Cameron thinks that “William Hague is our greatest living Yorkshireman!”. Has he not heard of Alan Titchmarsh?
— Arabella Sock (@ArabellaSock) October 1, 2014
On my occasional jaunts over the border into the North I have been harangued for loose change by better Yorkshiremen than William Hague.
— Cornelius Townedge (@seti2342) October 1, 2014
Patrick Stewart is from Yorkshire. Game over William Hague, game over.
— keewa (@keewa) October 1, 2014
As a Lancastrian I would suggest Hague is the Greatest Yorkshireman Living. That’s as good as it gets for them! 🙂
— GrumpyChairman (@grumpygrounds) October 1, 2014
After that absurd “Hague is the greatest Yorkshireman” comment by Cameron, it’s definitely time to start Operation Yorkshire Independance.
— Andy Thomas (@antom) October 1, 2014
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