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Charlotte Church 'lost faith in humanity' following Conservative General Election win

She tweeted: 'The politics of fear is the politics of control'

Helen Nianias
Friday 08 May 2015 09:43 BST

Charlotte Church, who has become a persistent voice for the political left in recent years, has said that Britain has "given the reigns to the bogey men".

The former opera singer, who issued a passionate anti-Tory plea before Britain went to the polls, argued that Britain's vote for the Conservatives was a response to "fear".

Church also tweeted a picture of a puppet of David Cameron, calling him a "d**khead".

Writing on her website prior to the vote, Church urged her followers to vote Labour, and argued that Cameron ignored pressing issues such as the poverty gap and the power of the media.

"If the economic definitions of Left and Right are that the Left want to increase taxes and spend on public services, and the Right want to lower taxes and reduce spending on public services, then never has it been more glaringly obvious that the Rightwing getting their own way [sic].

"Multi-national companies are paying less tax than ever before, whilst the NHS has already been carved up and is primed to be sold off. The trickle-down economics that we have unwillingly propped up since the 60s is so far from functioning as to make it farcical."

Church had more choice words for Cameron's party, opining that: "David Cameron has presided over the most capricious, shambolic government that there has been in my lifetime. They are scandalous, and they cannot be the right people for the job."

Apparently, the British public disagreed.

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