Ukip voters feel disconnected from mainstream politics because they don’t know how to send emails or browse the internet, Labour’s shadow business secretary has suggested.This does seem a bit rich from a party who used to rely on votes from working class communities to the extent of a running joke that if you put a red rosette on a donkey it would get in. Thing is though that those communities and groups who traditionally voted labour wised up when said Labour government flooded their communities with masses of immigrants who caused problems and disruption for the people there reducing wages in semi skilled jobs and removing the chances for the school leavers to find work. The strain on health facilities and education as well as the ongoing sensation that they were taking the pee over benefits as well as the feeling often enough that when you went shopping you were no longer in an English speaking country was just the icing on the cake as it were.
Chuka Umunna, said that “a lot of those voting for Ukip” in the local and general elections were not computer literate and “can’t do things like” sending and receiving emails or browsing the internet.
The UK Independence Party stormed to victory at the European elections, the first time since 1906 that a party other than the Conservatives or Labour had won a national election.
Nigel Farage's party also picked up more than 100 seats from Labour, the Tories and the Lib Dems in council elections nationally.
Yet these people aren't stupid, they can use computers, pads and phones to see what's going on, the read headlines and they've learned not to trust said headlines or politicians who spout off about who or what they think they are and why they do what they do.
Essentially Labour like the Tories are losing traditional voters because in their scramble to make new friends they trampled over their old ones and in the case of Labour called them racist bigots to boot.
For years political parties have presumed their core groups would vote for the proverbial donkey with a coloured rosette, they are now finding that it was possible to go too far in their arrogance and hubris, they no longer can count on our support so believe us to be stupid or ignorant.
Once again it appears that they never learn...