By Darren Atwater | Monday 8 May 2017
ShareProphets reader Goggles last night posted the comment below on Tom's piece about last week's council elections.
As one of those working class Labour Voters I can tell you this.
I'm not a Liberal! All these new Labour MP's knocking about on TV pushing Liberal policies are getting right up my nose. I believe in collective bargaining, workers rights, welfare, NHS, etc. Though I'm sick & tired seeing the things I hold dear being abused and ruined (I know Thatcher screwed us but Blair carried on the shafting).
So now, for the 1st time in my life I will be voting Tory, not because I like or trust the Tories but because Labour betrayed me.
The only thing that will annoy me about Labours drubbing is having to listen to the same Liberal Labour MP's blame everything on Corbyn whilst continuing with their Liberal dross!
I think Labour needs a bit of nationalism back in the party. Do you remember Gordon Brown's comments on 'British Jobs for British workes', the controversy of it, how quickly he backed down and the subsequent sell of f of those British jobs to EU workers. They said he was racist!
As someone who voted to remain - and a voting non-British citizen to boot - this argument makes no sense to me, or as far as I can tell, to anyone that wishes to hold consistent values. Yet I've heard it from many people and seen it on the telly interviews.
Goggles says, "I believe in collective bargaining, workers rights, welfare, NHS, etc." and that "Though I'm sick & tired seeing the things I hold dear being abused and ruined."
Clearly Goggles would want to vote Labour again. The Tories are not known for their desire to improve, or even keep, collective bargaining, workers rights, welfare, and the NHS.
Yet Goggles says, "for the 1st time in my life I will be voting Tory, not because I like or trust the Tories but because Labour betrayed me."
Labour isn't in power. For the past seven years, it's been the Tories (and the Tory/LibDem coalition) in control of Parliament. Labour hasn't done anything to you.
So, what is the betrayal? What is that thing that isn't being said that is making people vote against their own interests?
Also, thank you Goggles for continuing to read ShareProphets.
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