Saturday 7 December 2019

The Tories Know That Drunks, Druggies and Losers Are Not the Working Class

Do you remember Rachel Finn, interviewed by the BBC, who only had 14p to her name? Needless to say, the great and good immediately began to wail about this heartless Tory government and promptly dipped into a crowdfunded appeal for the charmer.

Before you contribute, just read this:

The authoress of that angry piece is Kerry Louise Finn, the sister of Miss Rachel 14P. As you can see it puts a whole new perspective onto the story. Click this link and read the original Facebook post by Kerry Louise and you will see that she is not the only family member or friend who is outraged at the way that a woman who is both a dipso and a druggie is being pandered to by the liberal middle-class whilst they are left to shift for themselves.

Go to any council estate and the bulk of the people are pretty much the same as they have always been: decent, working-class souls who are just trying to live their lives without causing grief to anyone. Many of them have fallen victims to the economic changes that have occurred over the past few years. For instance, I had a neighbour, Colin, who worked all his life as a coach driver. Colin lost his job a few years back due to a reorganisation, and cannot find another one as he is not very literate. Expecting him to go online to apply for pretty much any job is out of the question and the days when he could wander along to a bus depot and speak to the inspector of buses are long gone.

So, there is a great deal of sympathy for the Colins of this world, but none whatsoever for the dipsos, druggies and losers who far too many middle-class types equate with the working-class as a whole.

The Tories seem to understand this, but sadly today's Labour Party doesn't. Until Labour gets it through its collective head that the drunken, druggie losers are a small minority who are detested by the rest of the population then it will fail to recover the votes of untold millions of working-class people.

Thus the forward march of Conservatism into what were once Labour heartlands will continue.

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