Why would any ordinary working person dream of voting Tory? : Another Angry Voice

The Labour Party manifesto pledges to not raise Income Tax or National Insurance for the 95% of ordinary workers.

All workers should read the relevant parts of the Labour manifesto. which are their economic strategy (which contains the 95% pledge)and also the important section on securing a fair deal at work.

Theresa May loves to pretend to be on the side of working people, but since 2010 UK workers have suffered the worst slump in the purchasing power of their wages since records began.

The only other economy in the developed world where wages have slumped as badly as the UK is crisis-stricken Greece.

The difference of course is that Greece were forced to impose ruinous austerity and severe wage repression by the Troika. The Tories imposed their destructive austerity dogma and crushed our wages out of choice, because they wanted to.

One of the most notable things about Theresa May’s 2017 General Election manifesto is that she decided to delete David Cameron’s 2015 pledge to not raise Income Tax or National Insurance until 2020.

Just ask yourself why they would have deleted those pledges if they had no intention of hiking taxes?

There’s no other explanation is there?

We all know that Theresa May and her Chancellor Philip Hammond tried to break Cameron’s National Insurance pledge by announcing their hike in NI for self-employed workers. Thankfully she was made to do one of her countless U-turns on this occasion, but the tax raising intention was absolutely clear.

The Tories are clearly mad keen to hike taxes on ordinary working people, and it’s only the fact they didn’t have a big majority that stopped them from getting away with their National Insurance hike in March.

In the final week of the election Theresa May’s Defence minister Michael Fallon suddenly decided to pledge on tax rises for the super-rich 5%!

The choice is now absolutely clear.

You’ve got a party that is financed by millions of small donations from ordinary workers promising to not raise takes for the 95% …

And you’ve got a party that is financed by a small number of massive donations from millionaires promising not to raise taxes on the 5%!

If you’re an ordinary working person and you vote Tory, you’re so obviously voting against your own economic best interests it’s ridiculous.

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8 Comments

  1. Why would any ordinary working person even dream of voting Tory?

    I personally haven’t a clue, I’ve struggled for years trying to understand why any working class person would do that, and I’m still today just as mystified as I’ve always been.

    It’s one of lives great mysteries I suppose.

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  2. I heard one young voter phoning in on LBC radio last night.

    He had one of those jorry accents you’d never get tired of punching.

    I say…Jeremy is a lovely chap and all that, and I’m sure he’s very sincere, but where is the money going to come from ?, his figures look great on paper but it just doesn’t add up.

    When the host immediately reminded the young Tory (let’s face it, that is what he is, or is going to be) in a form of a question that at least Labour have released a costing in their manifesto, and the Tories haven’t even bothered.

    He deliberately dodged the question, and started speaking about something else.

    LITTLE PRICK.

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    1. Nope…there’s millions of them, I’m not joking, I know some personally.

      They all have certain things in common.

      They believe in the Union, rule Britannia and ruling the waves etc.
      The working class Tories in Scotland in particular (and even in England, with Chelsea being the other club) support a certain football club from Glasgow.
      The Union flag is sacrosanct.
      They all to a man believe in the armed forces, and that they can do no wrong.
      They tend – but not always – to have right wing political views.
      They love Margaret Thatcher, and the Queen.
      The trade Unions and striking for rights are – for some reason – hated and despised.
      In their view, Ireland will never ever be united. Scotland will never ever be apart from the Union.

      An example (of a working class Tory) from London is Alf Garnet, a fictional character but all so very true.
      A picture of the Queen and Phillip on his wall, potty under the bed, and an outside toilet, works all the hours god sends and is glad too.
      Hates immigrants, especially black type immigrants.

      It is obviously inbred into them, they can’t help it, even as I write this, I can hear one of them on LBC ranting about Brexit and the Falklands.

      As I said there’s literally millions of them.

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  3. Honestly…there’s some seriously sad people out there.

    A comment in the Sunstroke, written by a fruitcake, for…fruitcakes.

    Edward Studor
    1 hour ago

    @thnxfrth mmrs Momentum/Labour members you’ve been lied to. Labour are in fact a far-right party, funded by billionaire Soros, who wants globalism for the extinction of the working-class. Wake up before it’s too late.

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    1. Well, if the Labour Party are funded by billionaire George Soros, how come I had to donate a tenner last week, so that the poor sods could oust these Tory barstewards, as they are skint?

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