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Meet David Bennett. A financial services worker, made redundant in “Labour’s recession”. Rather than claim Job Seekers Allowance, he decided to start his own small business, selling electrical goods from a market stall.
This guy should be appearing on posters for the Conservative Party. He’s the embodiment of Thatcherism. He’s the type of voter who kept her in power for 10 years. White Van Man. Striver.
I won’t get into why The Conservative Party wants to take large amounts money away from the exact demographic they need to capture, to win a majority.
But why is their response to his pretty fair question (whether IDS could live on £53 a week), to smear and attack him in the tabloid press?
Breaking News……….Sun Reader also gambles and drinks occasionally.
I know Lynton Crosby is known for his divisive politics – but you’re not supposed to divide your own vote.
Wouldn’t a better response from the party have been maybe an offer of private talks, or even help with his small business?
Instead we have a man who lives rent free, in a £2 million pound home (his aristocratic in-laws own), trying to claim he could happily live on benefits. And The Daily Mail attacking a decent, honest, guy, as he didn’t factor in housing benefit (that he never even receives as it’s paid direct to the landlord) into his off-the-cuff equation.
You know, who do you think the general public is going to back – Del Boy, or a Conservative millionaire, with a double-barrelled name
What a mess. Nice work Lynton.