Answer Time

Thanks for asking your questions. First question, “why Labour”? – When I was seven years old, members of my family were living on food parcels and handouts. In this country. Not even 30 years ago. Admittedly, the circumstances were exceptional. It was the miners’ strike. I remember the Christmases with nothing. The poverty, pain, and hardship. The suffering that Thatcher sanctioned. So I guess I grew up into the party. As I got older, I began to realise everyone is born with nothing in a maternity ward somewhere. The only difference after that is the opportunities offered to people. Tories believe in people pulling themselves out of the mire by their bootstraps. Labour believe in giving everyone who needs it, the help they need to succeed. I was the first member of my family to go to University. I was the first member of my family not to work in industry. I couldn’t have done either of those things on my own. I couldn’t have pulled myself up by my bootstraps, and not just because my Nike Air don’t have straps. Despite not being as left-wing as I’d like sometimes, Labour really are the party of the many. Tories really aren’t.

Second question, “what period of history would I visit if I could visit any”? – That’s a bloody tough one! I studied history and politics for my graduate degree so there’s a load of eras to choose from. I think if I had to settle on one period, I’d make it a right long one and I’d visit Europe from the Glorious Revolution (1688) to  J K Hardie’s first election (1892). In other words, the entirety of the industrial revolutions from first sparks to world domination. It’s probably the most important period in history with the biggest social, political, economic, and technological changes to people.

Third question, “red wine, really”? –  Yes, really. It’s yummy.

Hope that cleared that up, and wasn’t terribly dull. Any more questions, leave a comment and I’ll do my best.

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