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June the 8th

After the vermin terror attack in Manchester the political parties are going to continue voting campaigns – they have to do. I would like to have seen more condemnation from the hard left liberal lot but hey…

So, just to say that I will be voting Labour as I do. I do not like many of the current shadow leadership, I’m not a hard left liberal type, I’m a Labour supporter with many opinions on ‘our’ party. It is such a shame that not only is the Labour party divided more than ever but also the Labour party’s members and supporters, I’ve had friends fall out with me simply because I disagree with their Labour ideologies, many of those folks have not condemned the terrible attack on Monday night, OK as that is their choice, as are my opinions.

Politics are changing and most certainly many of the Labour party members and supporters need to understand this – if you want it all your own way without accepting others opinions, then you seriously are going down the fascist route – as is terrorism.

Which way should you vote?

I know, dammed tough one but it is my opinion. It’s a little like the two choices in the US of A, I’m not keen on both but Clinton appeared to be the most untrustworthy. So, June the 8th 2017 it is the UK’s time.

Being a Labour supporter I find myself at a cringing decision, I wont vote Tory and most certainly non of the others (but the Yorkshire Party sounds interesting?!). What is my problem? Well I certainly do not like many of the Labour leadership, especially Jeremy Corbyn and that Diane Abbott. He just doesn’t have that presence, the persona that is seriously needed to lead a party, especially in government and she is just dreadful as a leading (astounding isn’t it!) MP.

So how best to explain my vote for Labour in the general election on June the 8th 2017. I love Bradford City but do not agree with everything they do, I like Team Sky and certainly do not agree with everything they do, I’m a Labour supporter yet I’m really struggling with the leadership lot – they do make me cringe to vote for them.

The old left, middle and right are out of date, it needs some kind of organisation that will take everything on board, I’ve not called it a party but I believe a new one is on the horizon that just might represent me…

It must be realised that folks who want everything their own way are teetering on fascism and it seems like many of the Labour supporters are on this trip and do not seem to realise it? Challenge them and expect a slating coming your way.

Do not be a fascist of any type.

Who, what are the working class in the UK

A tricky one? The goal-posts always get moved by those in and out of power. I’m going to be quite conservative about this and say those on around or under £10/hour fall into the working classes. Through my opinion I will try explain this.

Various reports suggest the United Kingdoms average wage in 2017 is in the region of £27k/year, that is huge and certainly not working class. I believe you can not put a working class wage into yearly, as most of those on low income will work as much overtime as possible. So lets say a round figure of the £10/hr.

Many self employed folks who employ others would ask who should pay this rate, yet those business owners would have five or six ‘flashy’ holidays a year, they would have three or four ‘posh’ meals a week, so, lets leave it at that. No, lets say they have one less brilliant expensive holiday per year, one less ‘everything you can eat’ meal out a week, also the obvious other things that being wealthy brings? and share it with the small work force.

The working class certainly are not those who moan and complain they are struggling yet can have some of the finest materialistic personal and home items, pointless trying to mention everything but they have all the top technology items, more than one Suburban Utility Vehicle, far larger home than they need, having more than one – any type of home! So much more that I’m sure most of you will recognise someone like this yourselves.

Who, what are the working class of the UK. yes it certainly is a tricky one but I would say no political party truly represents those working class folks. June the 8th 2017 has caused alot of conflict between friends, the conflict is usually within my party, the Labour party I support, but it has lost its way. Those who work in the public sector on lets say at least the given average wage of £27k/year, you most certainly are not working class, this also goes for the private sector but it seems to be the public sector lot on very nice packages that complain the most.

Just a little example, those junior doctors strikes, they always seemed to be smiling while doing the strikes…
Doc strike

While many miners were…


Welsh Office, Cardiff - 30 July 1984. Women and children demonstrating against £15 being deducted  from striking miners’ benefit in lieu of strike pay (which was not being paid).

Welsh Office, Cardiff – 30 July 1984.
Women and children demonstrating against £15 being deducted from striking miners’ benefit in lieu of strike pay
(which was not being paid).

No one represents the working classes anymore. We have the pretend poor living in the poverty of their own comfortable bubble.