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Reader’s Comment of the Day: Labour’s long-hidden disdain for the working classes is now nakedly obvious


In response to, “Kathy Gyngell: Labour’s real problem is not Ed. Sanctimonious feminists have alienated its working class vote”, Groan wrote:

It was Frank Field who observed that the socially conservative, traditional Labour electorate put up with the socially“ liberal” (aka politically correct) Labour agenda, while the party overall supported the “working class”.

Yet “Diversity” does its biggest damage to that class. From the obvious effects on wages, like increasing the supply of skilled workers from the EU, to assaults on male council workers’ pay. Promotion prospects through “equivalent value” pay and ” positive action” are blatantly unfair practices in family courts and make up the criteria for housing support. Constantly, it is ordinary men who bear the brunt.

Just as Ukip has ridden a wave of protest against the current political elites’ disregard of those they look down on, so Labour has begun to be revealed as showing the disdain it has hidden for years, disdain for the very people who are their core voters.

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