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  1. Dreams of 1995

    General Election 2019

    This is symptomatic of the way Labour have ran the election though. "We care, you don't" may as well have been their slogan. A scroll through this topic shows the likes of Jim, Tyrone, 47er etc all of the genuine belief that their opinion is the only one that is right - the "better days"...translated to the "better people" - and anyone who votes Tory is a nasty, self centred, careless, homeless murdering child killing monster. It's part of the reason they lost the heartlands. It's just them who can't see it. Their attitudes, and the parties attitude, are turning the Labour core voters away but they don't care because they are of the genuine belief that they are right and nothing can persuade them otherwise. Bring back the 70s!!!! Move on.
  2. Dreams of 1995

    General Election 2019

    Just not the people pushing it, which speaks volumes for the way you have come across even on here.
  3. Dreams of 1995

    General Election 2019

    The attitude voters faced came from Momentum-type people, branding anyone pro-leave as racist, xenophobic or the like. They are the main drivers of Labour policy right now. It comes hand in hand.
  4. Dreams of 1995

    General Election 2019

    Another Labour MP, Lisa Nandy, suggests that Labour party leadership is "out of touch with people" "Speaking to BBC News, she said that when people in constituencies like hers voted for Brexit they were dismissed as “stupid”, “racist” or not understanding the question." (The Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/politics/live/2019/dec/12/general-election-2019-uk-live-labour-tories-corbyn-boris-johnson-results-exit-poll) But, of course, we are "making it up" when we say the lefty-Labour policies were out of touch with the modern electorate. Same link, John Spellar MP for Warley in the Midlands, blames Momentum and the party for "forgetting its electorate". We are, of course though, "making it up".
  5. Dreams of 1995

    General Election 2019

    A few minutes later............ Couldn't make it up. "My way or no way" 😂
  6. Dreams of 1995

    General Election 2019

    And I know what I have to, just by talking to people. Brexit isn't the only thing that has lost him this election. To say you are out of touch isn't an insult but the truth.
  7. Dreams of 1995

    General Election 2019

    https://www.scotsman.com/news/politics/general-election-2019-ian-murray-puts-blame-on-jeremy-corbyn-for-labour-s-expected-bad-night-1-5061756 "Every door I knocked on, and my team spoke to 11,000 people, mentioned Corbyn. Not Brexit, but Corbyn." https://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/uk-news/jacqui-smith-piles-momentum-over-17412175 Jacqui Smith blaming Momentum and the far left Labour. https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/election-jeremy-corbyn-resign-labour-leader-constituency-quit-mps-a9245101.html Mrs Hodge, blaming Labour's economic policies, on the dreadful result of the GE. You've been making a lot up this election, Jim, and you've shown to be out of touch with the everyday man. Your experience is your experience but quite clearly that isn't the national picture. This vote is more than Brexit, it's a rejection of the far left ideology. Deal with it.
  8. Dreams of 1995

    General Election 2019

    Not according to actual canvassers in Ian Murray and Jacqui Smith. Genuine Labour MPs are all coming out and saying it is more than just Brexit that has cost them this election; Corbyn fans, McDonnell, are blaming Brexit entirely. Again, out of touch.
  9. Dreams of 1995

    General Election 2019

    Do you mean in the days of the National Union of Fascists walking around in leather boots and waving union jack flags? When the IRA was placing bombs in parks, pubs and hotels? When civil rights activists had died for the cause, arrested and interned with no trial? When unions striked and blackouts occurred regularly? When pubs had "No Blacks, No Dogs, No Irish"? Gangs of men roamed towns / cities on a weekend in mass hooligan disruption? Gay people not allowed to marry / or even be gay up until 1967? I'm struggling to find out what made Britain a kindler, gentler place in the 60s/70s/80s/90s than now...enlighten me, as you are right, I wasn't there but all rhetoric from those that were discriminated say the world is a better place now, whereas elderly white men seem to reminisce constantly about how better life was back then....strange.
  10. Dreams of 1995

    General Election 2019

    I don't understand. My post is literally what is currently trending on twitter / radio phone ins yet it has been removed on here for violating the rules. The truth is Labour lost this election because the champagne socialism that is running rife had alienated the modern working man or woman in the North and Midlands. That champagne socialism was rife on here with the comments of: "well, I know I will be worse off but I can afford that" or quite simply being told that today is a defeat for a fair, progressive nation. It isn't. It's the modern working class rejecting a political ideology that the people of Putney hold sacred that we, as working people, require saving from the state.
  11. Dreams of 1995

    General Election 2019

    😂😂 This kind of talk is exactly what drove a lot of Labour voters away from them during this election. This "we know best" attitude that has been displayed from Corbyn supporters young & old. This idea that people need protecting and saving from the state. Labour split people into 3 groups: victims, those that want to protect those victims and those at fault. The vast, vast majority of us don't see ourselves as any of them. The "getting by" segment of our population was forgotten. Those that wanted to see public services extended to our capabilities, but improved to show efficiency and updated with the modern world, those that wanted to continue to earn and see small businesses/entrepreneurs allowed the right to operate unhindered or those that simply didn't trust Corbyn and his links to people who have interests outside of our Union...we were all forgotten. A call to LBC this morning from a brummy Jaguar Land Rover worker, member of Unite, who supports Labour but could not bring himself to vote Corbyn because of his links to the IRA and the obvious terror they brought to Birmingham in the 70s. None of you could see that but Birmingham / West Brom showed a big shift away from Labour. Labour's Jacqui Smith / Ian Murray said that when they went door to door it wasn't Brexit it was Corbyn that came up. It was Momentum and the left constantly telling us that if we aren't "with them" we are against them - we aren't progressive, we aren't liberal, we are for poverty, for inequality. It simply isn't true. Imagine being told by that group what you stand for when the majority of them are (as Jim has said) lucky enough to have accumulated their wealth whilst you work 50/60 hour weeks to simply get by. Labour and its supporters rubbed the population up the wrong way and now they've paid for it. The only thing to come of this is that the Tories now actually have to represent the North or next election they could face an even bigger wipe out than Labour now.
  12. Dreams of 1995

    General Election 2019

    But the fact remains that the NHS probably won't be funded to the level it requires under Labour either. The health system needs an extensive overhaul from being a prescriptive treatment service to a preventative treatment service. More money is needed to improve the lifestyles of its people. This doesn't necessarily mean money direct to the NHS but money spent on awareness of the importance of health and wellbeing. Our population is @ 70m and we are living for longer, these problems will only be exacerbated in decades time unless we as people get a) healthier and b) our families bare the burden of our increased living age. It's no use homing people in social care when it is clearly causing huge deficits in the NHS and has done so long before the Tory austerity years. Deficits began before then and have continued to rise in line with an increasing population. In countries like Japan there is less emphasis on "more beds for the Elderly" and more about keeping them engaged in the community, not engaged in the state, and their living age / quality of life outstrips our elderly ten fold. The huge strain of this population increase is felt in all public services. They are still being run on systems designed decades ago, some (education) nearly a century ago! Funding "back to levels pre-2007" does nothing to address the actual problems and just enables those broken systems to continue to just get by once again.
  13. Dreams of 1995

    General Election 2019

    https://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/populationandmigration/populationestimates/articles/overviewoftheukpopulation/november2018 Immigration exceeding emigration by a quarter of a million. Births outnumbering deaths by 148,000. UK Born / British Nationals down from 2007. There are numerous reasons why our population is growing but the biggest contributory factors is immigration / ageing population. All of which is placing a huge strain on our public services / infrastructure as Amo pointed out. To accept the stats isn't "old-fashioned prejudice", racist or whatever other phrase people use to talk down the point - it's simply accepting the truth.
  14. Dreams of 1995

    General Election 2019

    The NHS is also reeling from the absolutely huge private investment extended on a huge scale by the Labour govt of the late 90s/00s. Some NHS Foundations are tied into contracts that force them to pay anything between 5-15% of their annual budget paying for the private investment in the NHS that people are currently showing on here as a "Labour investment". Make no mistake about it that all three parties have a hand to play in the "privatisation" of the NHS, not just the Conservatives, and the boom years heralded here benefitted majorly from such contracts.
  15. Dreams of 1995

    General Election 2019

    There's a lot that doesn't exist now that did in your generation. Time moves on. The "training boards" are the universities / colleges which take on the apprentices - the pathways are set and each student has to show competency / pass coursework throughout the entirety of his or her apprenticeship. It works very well.
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