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Thursday, 4 June 2009

Reasons to be cheerful

Very interesting testimony as to why to support Labour:
"Here's one reason I still just about support Labour, or at least what Labour can be. I come from South Yorkshire, which was devastated in the 80s and early 90s, and ended up as one of the four poorest areas in the UK. The Conservatives chucked half hearted enterprise schemes in by way of "regeneration", but they didn't work. The young talent left, the area went into a downward spiral. It wasn't until the Labour Party won power in 97 and brought in good policies and funding that anything began to improve. Now the area is much, much better. It wouldn't have happened under a Conservative government.

Alas the party then lost all its support because of the immigration of the early-mid 2000s, which, whether you like it or not, drove down wages and weakened the work force ability to bargain. LP activists didn't have an answer for that, and tried to shut down the debate by calling anyone who mentioned it racist."

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