A SENIOR Lib Dem has revealed the Tories do not like welfare spending and want to cut it.
Lib Dem treasury minister Danny Alexander said that during his five years working alongside chancellor George Osborne, he gathered evidence that the Conservative Party is secretly right wing.
He added: “I am lifting the lid. They wanted to slash welfare payments, including child benefit. I asked George why and he said it was because they are ‘opposed to it in principle’. I was shocked and said I felt betrayed.
“Then he slapped me, but I didn’t flinch. I stood there like a man and made a silent vow that one day I would expose them for what they are.”
Alexander said that whenever the Tories tried to slash child benefit he would find ways to thwart it, such as cutting telephone lines and ‘accidentally losing’ key pieces of legislation.
A Tory source said: “It wasn’t because of the brave Lib Dems. It’s because it would have been massively unpopular with the middle class and we’re not total fucking idiots.”
Alexander said: “No, it’s because I’m brave.”