15 March 2006
New labour: old scabbery
The Labour Movement owes a debt to places like Grimthorpe. The people who live there are our people. During the 1980s Grimthorpe poked two defiant fingers up to Thatcher and the vermin that she represented. They stayed loyal to their class. This is their reward after almost a decade of New Labour:
The grim facts of commercial life here are that just 37 per cent of Grimethorpe's adult population is economically active, the average household income is £8,000 compared with a national average of £20,000, nearly 46 per cent of locals are on housing benefit and 33 per cent are unemployed.
This is Blairism in a nutshell. Can anybody tell me why any working man should vote for these creatures?