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Just what is the Labour Party for?
THERE is surely an identity crisis within Labour as it struggles to represent the working class.
In fact the party should present its ID card, figuratively speaking, by compulsion to an exasperated public. What conclusion would we reach after reading the collated personal information on said card?
Support for Tory policies regarding welfare including state pension demolition, authoritarian ideology and fondness for globalisation?
Even that old stalwart Dennis Skinner, the Beast of Bolsover, seemed confused at PMQs this week as he remonstrated with the Tories for unfair play regarding fitness-to-work tests on disabled benefits claimants.
Mr Skinner retorted that £70 a week was not enough to live on, yet why didn’t he go further and demand citizens’ payments and capped rent for all working-class people?
Aside from being beastly to the Tories, Mr Skinner would do well to recall when he once exclaimed how the working class in his constituency would dearly love to be earning his £33,000 salary, yet he now earns double that at £66,000.
But what can one expect from politicians on a personal gravy train claiming expenses of 20p for cycling (Hugh Bayley) and 3p for a 100-metre car journey (Liam Fox), for example?
Tom Scaife, Manor Drive, York.
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