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Tories 'party of working people'

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posted on Dec, 31 2006 @ 06:00 AM
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The Tories will become the party that represents working people rather than the rich and powerful, David Cameron has said in his New Year message.

The Tory leader also promises that next year his party will set out its alternative policies in more detail.

He warns that 2007 will be the year "Labour's dark side comes to the fore".


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The Tories, working class? I am a working class boy...but the Tories...? excuse me, but..

LMFAO




posted on Dec, 31 2006 @ 02:59 PM
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So, Cameron says the tory party are now the party of the ordinary working man?

OK, there's the proof, the guy has lost his mind.

Doubly so if he honestly imagines anyone taking this seriously.



posted on Dec, 31 2006 @ 03:15 PM
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If the grass root Tories still support him, i will be very suprised by this.

Lost his mind is an understatement.



posted on Jan, 1 2007 @ 01:14 PM
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I'm very interested to see how the public and his own party react to this. He's not very popular with some of the old guard in the Conservative Party... you may recall Norman Tebbit branding the new party logo as "a bunch of broccoli". Looks like we're in for another interesting political year



posted on Jan, 1 2007 @ 04:59 PM
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Just as bad as the other parties. All of the main stream parties say they are the party of the working people. The 19th century defination of a working person is so out of date today.

And lets be honest, the vast majority of us work, so it does not matter what party you belong to, there are all parties of the working people.



posted on Jan, 1 2007 @ 06:43 PM
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The concept of a political party being the party of the working people is just a perception that provides a field for partisan debate.
Is there really such a thing as that represents working people ?
The Tories could be easy to paint as being against the working man and in some cases the perceptions may be true.

Just my 10 cents.



posted on Jan, 1 2007 @ 10:36 PM
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Wow sounds a lot like when Hitler called his party National Socialist to trick the left into thinking his party was Socialist.

Do you think the British working class, especially those that still remember thatcher, will fall for this crap? Has it become that much like America?


Expert11 is right, no political party has represented the working class since at least before WWII.

[edit on 1/1/2007 by ANOK]



posted on Jan, 2 2007 @ 04:58 PM
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Originally posted by ANOK

Do you think the British working class, especially those that still remember thatcher, will fall for this crap? Has it become that much like America?


Is there such a thing as British working class today? We all work.

Expert11 is right, no political party has represented the working class since at least before WWII.

Even before WWII, what party represented the working class and had the ability to make a difference?



posted on Jan, 12 2007 @ 07:49 AM
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Firstly he doesn't say working class he says "Working people" The conservatives have allways had a policy of supporting people who work and reducing benefits for those who don't.

However if we take it to mean working class, A lot of tory policy is in line with the demographic. Tough on immigration, tough on crime, Taking education back to the three R's

Don't get me wrong, I have no desire to see another tory government but New labour Is best represented by the attitudes of the 80's yuppie conservative attitudes probably are closer to the working class.



posted on Jan, 12 2007 @ 01:01 PM
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Exactly. It seems it's ok for 'New' Labour to drop all it has stood for and what it was built on to rush to the centre ground to win elections, and then running amok with increasing amounts of taxes across the board...

Stealth Tax Compendium

But if the big, bad Tories want to be a friend of the working man then it's...



The Tories, working class? I am a working class boy...but the Tories...? excuse me, but..




OK, there's the proof, the guy has lost his mind.




sounds a lot like when Hitler called his party National Socialist


Lost his mind for engaging policies which are meaningful to the vast majority of working people?


A lot like Hitler?












posted on Jan, 12 2007 @ 01:27 PM
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A lot like Hitler?


- What, you think Cameron's like Hitler?

Did you mean crassly populist, backward looking, superficial, short-termist but fundamentally dangerous, damaging and holding to lunatic policies?

Hmmm, you might have something there......



[edit on 12-1-2007 by sminkeypinkey]



posted on Jan, 12 2007 @ 01:35 PM
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Cameron is what you call a "President style" leader, Conservative party are only getting support and donations because of him. His Party is trying to shape themselves to fit him, not the other way around.




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