It’s hard to say this was a Autumn Statement for ordinary working-class voters though – the voters who gave the Party its massive 2019 majority
It’s beyond frustrating to see the reputation of free-market policies trashed because of mistakes that could have been avoided with some basic research and planning.
Working class voters don’t yet hate the new policies, but it is easy to see how they will come to do so as a bad winter bites.
Ministers need to start making up for lost time and launch a high-profile public campaign alongside the energy companies.
They are not against rich politicians, as long as any success is earned fairly. The Chancellor’s greater vulnerability is the cost-of-living crisis.
Polls show they’re more in favour of lower taxes than professionals and believe that much of Government spending is wasted.
Simply put: the party needs to “prove” it has cut to the bone to justify existing or higher taxes.
A student-led group called LSE Class War has voiced its desire to abolish HayekSoc.
David Skelton catalogues the snobbish abuse heaped by progressive intellectuals on workers in neglected towns.
Starmer could show he understands the priorities of working class voters by spending more on universities and backing an English Parliament.