In my previous entry regarding the Labour Leaflet that popped through my letter box I made reference to the statement made by a "Bishopbriggs family" who stated that:
"Gordon Brown's has demonstrated real leadership in seeing us through these tough times. Labour is the only party on the side of hard-working families, standing up for Scottish people nationally and in Europe".
In a startling coincidence families as far apart as Port Seton, Wester Ross, Sauchie and Manchester are portrayed on Labour's election leaflets as having all made statements which are exactly the same. Their statements, from different parts of Scotland and the UK, reads
"It's Gordon Brown's leadership that will get us through these tough times. Labour is the only party on the side of hard-working families, standing up for Scottish people nationally and in Europe".
Why has the wording suddenly changed from having seen "us" through these "tough times" to "will get us through" these "tough times"?
Is it more than a coincidence that those who vote Labour use exactly the same wording to voice their thoughts about the party except the family from Manchester who substituted Britain for Scotland?
A political journalist, with considerable foresight and a degree of cynicism, told me in 1998 that the Labour party voters consisted of two factions.
One faction, the poor and needy, THOUGHT that Labour was their party i.e. a party of the people dedicated to address their needs.
The other faction, the rich and greedy, KNEW that Labour was their party i.e. a party for the rich, willing and able to address their greed.