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What motivates people to vote Labour?

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    I shall never forgive the Labour party for what they put my family through during 2009-10. I am interested though in seeing what motivates people to vote for such a damaging party. They damaged the economy, they damaged family values, they damaged people's trust in their government. They damaged everything you can imagine basically. What motivates you to want another Labour Govt? My opinion of Labour voters is that they are extremely selfish and do not care about the good of the long-term economy, as long as they get their handouts courtesy of the taxpayer. Now of course this isn't representative of all Labour voters, but I am at a loss as to explain why they won so many local council seats, and am quite frankly damn worried.
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    Insanity.

    Oh and low-grade narcotics.
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    Because they're slightly less **** than the alternatives.
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    Laziness, stupidity, jealousy and a desire to take from those that work and give to those that do not.
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    Lack of a Monster Raving Loony Party candidate.
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    the same reasons why people vote for conservatives when they were in opposition
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    (Original post by Otkem)
    I shall never forgive the Labour party for what they put my family through during 2009-10. I am interested though in seeing what motivates people to vote for such a damaging party. They damaged the economy, they damaged family values, they damaged people's trust in their government. They damaged everything you can imagine basically. What motivates you to want another Labour Govt? My opinion of Labour voters is that they are extremely selfish and do not care about the good of the long-term economy, as long as they get their handouts courtesy of the taxpayer. Now of course this isn't representative of all Labour voters, but I am at a loss as to explain why they won so many local council seats, and am quite frankly damn worried.
    Put your family through? And this would not have occurred under a Tory government? I vote Labour because the Tories a simply a bunch of thieving, cowardly billionaires that couldn't give a toss about me. Privatisation is a failed concept, watch and see the NHS implode if the Tories succeed. Damaged family values? Like the childcare benefit? University was in theory a great idea, but they encouraged too many applicants. Selfish ay? You say this in same breath as you watch Tories targetting pensioners, students, all while charging money to see our local elected PM?

    Madness
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    (Original post by Aspiringlawstudent)
    Laziness, stupidity, jealousy and a desire to take from those that work and give to those that do not.
    Please tell me you're aware how stupid this statement is. NEWSFLASH, not every Labour voter is on the dole.
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    Common sense :awesome:

    Get neggin
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    Because the Daily Mail told them to. The end.

    EDIT: For the millionth time you pedantic prats, I get it, the DM isn't aligned with Labour. What do you losers want, a cookie?
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    (Original post by Tsunami2011)
    Please tell me you're aware how stupid this statement is. NEWSFLASH, not every Labour voter is on the dole.
    I beg to differ.
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    (Original post by That Bearded Man)
    Put your family through? And this would not have occurred under a Tory government? I vote Labour because the Tories a simply a bunch of thieving, cowardly billionaires that couldn't give a toss about me. Privatisation is a failed concept, watch and see the NHS implode if the Tories succeed. Damaged family values? Like the childcare benefit? University was in theory a great idea, but they encouraged too many applicants. Selfish ay? You say this in same breath as you watch Tories targetting pensioners, students, all while charging money to see our local elected PM?

    Madness
    No it wouldn't, because Conservatives and Conservative voters are not so selfish as Labour voters. Nationalisation of the health service is the reason our cancer survival rates are so awful compared with the USA.

    Pensioners and students had it so ****ing easy during Labour's rule. I am glad they are now paying their fair share.
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    (Original post by YahRah)
    I beg to differ.
    My Dad voted labour and he works.

    EDIT: Oh yes neither is he insane nor does he take low grade narcotics.

    EDIT 2: To actually answer the question i would say that in the current climate it was more of a protest vote against the coalition rather than for the Labour Party exactly... I think when watching some of the results this morning one of the things the News Reader said to Harriet Harman was pretty much what I said above, and also that when people were asked who they think would actually be a better PM, they said Cameron over Milliband... something to which (in typical politician style) she responded in a way which didn't really answer the question.

    It'll be interesting to see what happens in the next general election to be honest...despite some of the unpopularity they've faced, I think it will be a Tory majority with Labour in second and the Lib Dems pretty much consigned to the history books. At that point also I think Ed Milliband will be joining them, as if he's still the Labour leader then I just don't think he will convince people to vote Labour with him in charge.
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    (Original post by jaxxa)
    Because the Daily Mail told them to. The end.
    The Daily Mail telling people to vote Labour? :lolwut:

    Are you insane?
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    (Original post by NuckingFut)
    Common sense :awesome:

    Get neggin
    'Common' being the operative word.

    Insufferable proles.
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    A desire for a mediocre, undeservedly named Socialist party.
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    (Original post by NuckingFut)
    Common sense :awesome:

    Get neggin
    I won't neg you, I'll advise you to seek professional help if you believe that Labour are the way forward.
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    Lets be honest here- in some way or another every government f*ks us over, its the way of life.

    I offically couldn't care less who wins- as long as the country IS FAIR ie not spending millions of £s on doing up a train station that they admitt won't be big enough, spending money on slightly less sensitive doors on the tube trains at the cost of a couple million and instead giving that money to people who need it or putting it into community services like schools, after school clubs etc.
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    (Original post by Aspiringlawstudent)
    'Common' being the operative word.

    Insufferable proles.
    Wow, somebody is upset..

    (Original post by Otkem)
    I won't neg you, I'll advise you to seek professional help if you believe that Labour are the way forward.
    :lolwut:
    Likewise
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    (Original post by Aspiringlawstudent)
    Laziness, stupidity, jealousy and a desire to take from those that work and give to those that do not.
    As opposed to voting for the conservatives whose politicians have only gained their positions because of the background they were born into. :rolleyes:
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