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    Linesman wrote:
    It is not me who stated, "Actually I learned from die hard socialists/shop stewards that you look after number one & then society" so I DO know something about you.

    You have previously stated the people that you would not vote for, so I also know a bit more about you.

    You claimed that you were more of a William Hague supporter than a David Cameron supporter, which is a bit more information that I know about you.

    Another thing I know about you is that you appear to be totally ignorant about the way that the leader of the Labour Party was elected. If, as you claim, it was Unite's block vote that got him elected, he would have got it on the first count, but he did not.
    So did the parliamentary Labour Party,The rank & file Labour members vote for Ed or his brother?
    was it not the unions who got him elected the head of the Labour Party?
    Linesman I won't let this drag on so you can try to use my own posts against me but I know this of you you are blinkered & no matter what proof is put in front of you your pro Labour council & down with the Tories so trying to have a debate with you is a total waste of time"
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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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