Sunday, 22 June 2014

The Labour Party: Patronising working people since 1900


Chuka Umunna, a Labour Party frontbencher is continuing the champagne socialist tradition of patronising ordinary people. In this case ordinary people who (wrongly in my view - they should vote Conservative) chose to vote for UKIP:

UKIP voters are disconnected because many cannot send and receive emails, use search engines or browse the Internet, Labour’s shadow business secretary has suggested.

Chuka Umunna said that ‘a lot’ of people who voted for the party in its European elections victory were not computer literate and did not have basic online skills.

He promised that a Labour government would be ‘absolutely focused’ on connecting people who have been alienated from the wider economy.

Judging by my blog comments, email in-box and Twitter feed, UKIP folk seem only too well acquainted with the joys of the online world!

Essentially Chuka, in his £1000 suit, is telling the proles that they're too thick to understand. But then his party has been doing this for 114 years so far.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Dear Mr Cooke

"(wrongly in my view - they should vote Conservative)"

They would and I would, if the Conservative Party were truly conservative.

I am a conservative: unfortunately the Conservative Party isn't. That's why I joined UKIP, vote UKIP and stood for UKIP in parliamentary, county and district elections.

If the Conservative Party lived up to its name, its heritage and the expectations of most of its rapidly declining membership, there would be no need for UKIP.