Friday, 2 January 2015

Labour elite think those with a working-class accent aren't too bright?

Ian Lavery, Labour MP for Wansbeck and former President of the National Union of Mineworkers, told it as it is during a December 2014 conference organised by the left-wing think tank, CLASS, when he said:
"There’s not enough MPs who’ve actually worked on the coalface, on the factory floor... We’ve got an elite in, we’ve got an elite in Westminster which quite frankly frightens me. They haven’t been anywhere or done anything, and when you’ve got an accent like mine they think well that man doesn’t really know too much.”
Unfortunately, his PC credentials were also on show when he added:
“We haven’t got enough ethnic minorities.”
After being roughed up (presumably) by the damp-handed, done-nothing ‘elite,’ Lavery backtracked, saying:
"My comments were… in no way a criticism of Ed or his office… I believe Ed Miliband is absolutely the right man to bring in policies that will be of great benefit to people in the North and across the country."
Whole truth gets you very little in the land of LibLabCon.

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