Labour elite thinks Northerners are stupid, MP complains

Burlington Arcade off Piccadilly. Source says “Love it or loathe it, Oxford Street is the centre of London’s shopping scene and a major draw for its temples to retail. It also divides the two wealthy areas of Mayfair and Marylebone. The former takes its name from a fair once held here, but today it is a rarefied bastion of the exclusive, its Georgian streets and squares packed with high-class shops, galleries and businesses.”

Ed Miliband’s inner circle think people with Northern accents are stupid, a Labour MP has claimed.

Prominent Left-winger Ian Lavery said the party’s elite looked down on working-class supporters in the North.

The Wansbeck MP, a former miner, said: ‘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”.’

Mr Lavery, a former president of the National Union of Mineworkers who took part in the 1984-85 strike, spoke out at a conference organised by left-wing think-tank CLASS.

He said too few of the Labour hierarchy in Westminster have done manual jobs, adding: ‘Sadly there’s not enough MPs who’ve actually worked on the coalface, on the factory floor’…


The elite class won’t give up its pleasant lifestyle without a huge fight — and that includes mass immigration. They hold virtually all the cards.  The Labour Party is now the Immigrant Party.  The Conservatives are not far behind.

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  • Drunk_by_Noon

    When you vote Labour, how could the heads of Laubor, who really know what the party is about, NOT think you are stupid and then treat you accordingly?
    Don’t “vote stupid”. Don’t vote Labour.

  • Brett_McS

    It’s the formerly staunch Labour voters that UKIP are picking up – not just disaffected Tories. That’s what is frightening the Labour MPs.

    • Frau Katze

      Yep. They did their best to import a new electorate, and they might succeed yet, given a few more years.

      • Achmed

        The demographics are on our side.

        We have lots of cousins to marry.

        • Linda1000

          You are so lucky. Too bad ya’ll end up half brain dead and start killing each other in the end. Maybe Allah is great and has plan after all.

      • Billy Bob Thornton

        Both Labour, the Tories and the Lib Dems all stand for the same things which is neoliberal economics, austerity as a default, debt rising and the bailouts involving the taxpayers as the last resort. The only way out is the Icelandic model of having to make those who caused the messes pay. Remember the Argentine solution of 2001 to 2006. Argentina paid off much of their debt with state currencies. Don’t forget Russia used a similar method to Argentina. There is also such thing as devaluing the currency. Why aren’t people thinking about alternative methods instead of using the same things over and over again. That is what a nationalist government would do. Even Labour in the 1970s as old Labour did a devaluation. Quite frankly to build a nation it is best to have a mixed economy and not the service economic models we have now. Nations have been hollowed out. Why else do you think Spain has 25 to 27% unemployment. A nation must produce things to sell. The same goes with any other nation. Money must be backed by something. UKIP won’t nationalize the British pound the same with Labour, the Tories or the Lib Dems. Only the BNP might the same with Respect and the Green party of Britain. Britain needs radical nationalist policies. I am saying nationalist and free trade agreements are a big part of the current messes.

        • Billy Bob Thornton

          And Thatcher even admitted making the Labour party a watered down Tory party was her greatest achievement. All Labour is now is not just a watered down Tory party but a third way centrist party that will forever back policies similar to that of the Tories meaning being neoliberal and for Blairite policies.

  • simus1

    Mr Lavery, a thick old red, seems to have had normal circulation suddenly restored to what little remains of his brain. But it’s much too late now to undertake anything useful.

  • mauser 98

    …thinks!?
    Kathleen Wynne knows Ontario voters are stupid

  • G

    ‘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”.’

    —Very much the same in Canada except it’s not just the left wing political parties. It’s all of them as well as the judiciary & media.