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    Linesman wrote:
    OSPREYSAINT wrote:
    loosehead wrote:
    So if you tell the truth you get called a liar or even worse a Tory? It was more than obvious to anyone that the Unions used the council workers to put Labour into power & now couldn't give a **** for those workers. A true Tory council would have just made the cuts even if it meant the size of redundancies Labour are contemplating. Please don't say they're not. The Tory council tried to come to a deal where jobs could be saved & cuts made but to no avail. How soon will it be before even more council workers/voters realise they've been conned into voting Labour?
    Can't think of anything worse than being called a Tory!
    An F*****g Tory?
    I would be happier if they didn't!"
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Betrayed by Labour

First published in Readers' Letters

AS A council employee in Southampton, I feel that I have been ripped off by the Labour councillors.

For months they were talking to council staff like myself via union reps and encouraging us that we should vote Labour in the elections or we would all be losing our jobs or working on less pay.

On polling day, we were encouraged to go to the polling station and even during times that we were at work on council business. Now I find that my vote for Labour will now see my council tax rise, more councillors taking bigger wages by expanding the council cabinet. I wish I could reverse my vote.

Royston Smith was unpopular among many of us but most of this was stirred up by our union reps which was then portrayed negatively in the media and gave the public a false image of him.

I shall never vote Labour again!


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