Monday, 18 May 2009

Is It Dawning On Them At Long Last...?

Brown to make an unscheduled Commons statement in a few minutes, according to Iain Dale.

Perhaps someone's finally got up the courage to thrust this under his nose:
And Labour-inclined voters? I could not find a Labour voter.

I found plenty of people who had always voted Labour, or backed Blair's government last time: pensioners, men in their 30s, mothers, grandmothers, small business people and those on benefits. All said they would not vote for this Labour government again.

The most disillusioned parts of Britain were the poorest, in Labour's heartlands – Hazel Blears's Salford constituency and Geoff Hoon's Ashfield constituency, in Nottinghamshire. Here the expenses scandal is seen as the last straw, and the ultimate proof that the party Tony Blair modernised and centralised, and stuffed with professional politicians intensely relaxed about people getting filthy rich, no longer understands, let alone represents, the interests of the ordinary working person.
Cheer up, Patrick.

Perhaps the Guardian will send you out looking for something easier, next time. Like the Abominable Snowman, Loch Ness Monster or the Chupacabra.


Hank Vermin said...

The Chupacabra? Is he in Ulduar?

JuliaM said...


JuliaM said...

That might be where you'd have to go to find a Labour voter, mind...