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Charlie McEwan @CharMcew
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One thing that's been reaffirmed in me today through Twitter is just how little compassion and respect those who have, have for those who have not. It's so utterly ingrained in the fabric of the country that request for assistance, is a weakness which needs destroying...
And should be called out, to the embarrassment of the person asking for help.

This could be a long one, haven't decided yet, but I'm obviously talking about the Twitter activity of a certain popular LBC host...
So let's start the day labelling a couple hundred thousand people holocaust deniers, or at very least people who placate holocaust denial. Kind of impact does that have?

Well...
Considering so many keep suggesting Labour should somehow make a GE happen out of thin air to prove they're a more capable party than the Tories, a pretty fucking big impact.

Because somebody with a platform such as, let's say, LBC, can clearly get through to a lot of people...
That person, over time, will develop a following, as will MOST people who have anything to say about something, with a platform like that.

Making such a sweeping statement, and then adding another generalised statement about Brexit is damaging to Labour, and JOB knows that...
Now, for the record, I have said before and will continue with this stance, that I will vote at an election for anybody offering a solution stopping Brexit. It will be disastrous to so many people, and, frankly, damaging to my entire family and all those close to me...
But I am still a Labour member. That's because I believe in social justice. I vote for the party who introduced the NHS. I'm reminded as I put that cross next to the box of the work put in to the GFA, and the decades of utterly horrible conflict that put an end to...
I'm a socialist at heart, and that's because growing up with little to no money, in north Manchester, specifically an area voted the worst place in the country to live just a few years ago, it's hard to watch the effects that years and years of just being forgotten has...
Another 'to be clear' moment; I was by no means in the worst poverty in the area, but I wasn't far from it, and some friends and people I knew from school were definitely in that environment...
My father worked away a lot through my childhood to provide for us, like a lot of working class men have done in decades gone by. It just about kept us level. So obviously not a great bond there with a young boy and his father, all because the father has to go where the work is..
These are the experiences that I don't expect a lot of those who have been applauding JOB have had and it's why I'm providing the insight. Anyway, I'm a Labour member because for years I have lived with my head just above the water...
What's horrible is that for at least 16 of those years, I did so without ever actually realising just how precarious the world my mum and dad had created for my sister and I was...
So a party built on the ideals of socialism sounds good to me. Because my family, my friends families, my neighbours friends and families, are a good example of why a conservative approach to capitalism doesn't work for the largest socioeconomic group in the country...
So my patronage to Labour has fuck all to do with Jeremy Corbyn, or, for that matter, any individual MP. It's because the party has the potential to provide so much, to so many people and so long as I am a member I can help with the delivery of that potential...
Now, carrying on chest all puffed up, having a pop at Labour is just an amuse-bouche it would seem, because later on there's a reprehensible tweet aimed at @Rachael_Swindon, which is just personal to a point way beyond acceptable...
Final 'to be clear', I am not somebody who just blindly jumps to the side of somebody who happens to have a positive take on Corbyn, Labour, socialism, etc. I happen to disagree with Rachael on certain things, because hey! Me and Rachael are 2 completely different people...
We just happen to have very similar views about what happens to millions of people in this country, generation after generation, who struggle from day one to the final day of their lives, while a select few, get to have it all, and keep it all, generation after generation...
And it's why JOB thinks it's acceptable to openly mock Rachael for her life experiences, life experiences Rachael has made public to highlight the plight of literally millions of people like her who are, or have been in serious trouble financially...
You're a scrounger if you take benefits, isn't that the age old adage? Wonder where that sentiment comes from. Maybe those in lucrative positions needed to attach a stigma to unemployment "so they'll work for fuck all and actually be grateful!"...
And its from there that that sentiment spreads like wildfire, propagated by the likes of media outlets like Capital, BBC and Sky. By the end you have poor people in work, looking down on poor people out of work, rather than looking up at those earning more for doing less...
In trying to openly embarrass Rachael in the way he did, and i say try because I get the sense Rachael is an incredibly strong individual who will have brushed off such a comment, JOB proved what a sheer lack of class the higher class has in this country...
To use a Twitter page of over 600k followers to slag off a mum from Swindon who used her own life experiences to explain why she supports a certain political figure, is just low, classless, feckless, and low...
And ultimately those piling on in support of James over this is just as lacking in class.

Anyway, in conclusion, James O'Brien lost a follower today. @Rachael_Swindon gained one.
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