01 May 2010
Bigotgate continues to rumble
In what is likely to become the defining image of this election campaign, Gordon Brown holds his head in his hands as his words of contempt for Labour's core voters are played back to him.
That contempt looks set to be paid back with interest as the working class abandons Labour in droves either to abstentions or the minor parties. In Dagenham, a seat that has had a Labour MP since the Second World War, the people are repeating the refrain that came over loud and clear in Rochdale and is now spreading throughout the country: Labour no longer speaks for the British working class.