Labour’s Red Wall: the places that will decide the election | Anywhere but Westminster

Labour’s Red Wall: the places that will decide the election | Anywhere but Westminster

There comes a point in an election
or referendum campaign where we feel we have to go three or four places
that are mandatory. Radio: … Labour’s own polling suggests
that its vote is draining away in the very places
that it needs to hold on to. Pollsters and pundits are talking
about the so-called Labour red wall, the string of seats from the Midlands to the
north that might fall to the Tories. We’re starting our journey
here in Wolverhampton. This is where we first divined
the Corbyn surge of 2017. Do you know who you’re gonna vote for? Oh, like, last week it’s 100% Conservative, and now through my daughter
and through watching television I’m not sure. I might change my mind but I might not. He seems quite sincere. For those depressed by the YouGov poll,
it needs only that poll to be 9.5% out and then a 1% swing from Tory
to Labour in the next two weeks to reduce that 68 majority is zero. If the people who do opinion polls have their
methodology, we have ours. No one is going to talk to us
on a bus stop. Making the country worse instead of better. Who is? The politics. Are you going to vote? No. I should vote but
haven’t decided who. And have you voted Labour in the past? Yes. What’s changed? We all know what comes next. Corbyn. Go on. Corbyn. You read a paper every day? Yeah. Which one? The Sun. What we want to know is whether
we can get beyond these quick fire superficial responses. Of course we’ve got to work
harder than that! It can be a thoroughly dispiriting business because the voice in your
own head constantly says: What you doing? This is completely
unscientific nonsense. I did vote two years ago but
I won’t be voting this time now. What has changed? Confusion, really over
what’s happening with Brexit and what’s happening
in the political world and the lack of understanding
and lack of trust within the government. Well, what about the other …
the opposition? What’s opposition?
– Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour party. Is that what you call opposition? Is it?
– Is it? I don’t know, you tell me,
what’s your feelings about it? I don’t think Conservatives have any
opposition in this country no more. And you voted Labour in the past? I have and I’ve always voted Labour. What do you do for a living? We look after children
who have got learning disabilities, autism, behavioural issues, etc. And we bring them back
into the community into small homes and the funding for that has been stretched, the government isn’t giving us enough funding to make an improvement back into and
integrate them back into the community. God, so you work in a caring occupation …
– Yes. You’re well aware of the cuts,
totally aware of the cuts … Correct. And yet, you’re not voting Labour? No. God, they’ve got work to do. There’s a younger person
on the other side of the street. Are you going to vote in two weeks’ time? I don’t know. Don’t know. I think we’re part of the younger generation, we don’t bother in following politics, do we? Really? What’s your sense of the future of the
country, where’s Britain going? Out of Europe. Yeah, out, yeah. So you feel strongly about that? Yeah, I think … I don’t know why I feel
strongly about it, I just … How do you feel about the future for you? I don’t feel optimistic.
– You don’t feel optimistic? No … I’m 24, I only get £8.21 an hour
and it’s the minimum wage. And I think it’s ridiculous, £8.21 an hour. It’s nothing. But your job title, is what? Duty manager. You’re a duty manager and you get
the minimum wage? Getting the minimum wage. Something gone wrong there. Tell me about it,
it’s ridiculous. There’s nothing I can do about it … Join a trade union? What’s that?
– What’s a trade union? You don’t know what a trade union is? No, I don’t. And do you have a sense of what
the Labour party stands for? People in left behind towns,
come home to Labour, it’s just … Right, we’ve come here to spend some time
with the Labour candidate which we also did two years ago. OK everyone, I’m ready when you are. Make this clear, you’re not taking us to
people you already know are pro-Labour. Oh God, no. As some political parties do. Well, we’re not like that. I thought we might be able to
but I don’t think anybody’s organised it. I just can’t make my mind up
and neither can my husband, neither can anyone, my friends … We talk about it frequently and we are
all still very indecisive. The all-important ground
game, never mind the TV and the internet. We’re making a film about the election
in Wolverhampton, so … Are you going to vote in two weeks’ time? Well, I don’t know who I’m voting for. That’s your MP.
– Is this our MP? Yes, your member of Parliament. OK, so basically what I need
is for our youth. Our youth, to make it better change for some, we, they don’t have to go through all we’ve been through. You know what I mean?
See where I’m getting to? Because obviously, there’s youth
clubs anymore they’ve shut all that down, they’re all just
going around, stabbing each other, doing bad because there’s nothing
out there for them. You need to set up some schemes
to bring all the young people together again … Can I ask you, what are your circumstances
at the moment? Are you working?
– I’m unemployed … everything. Do you have a sense of
what the Labour party is all about? Do you know what it stands for? You don’t know what it stands for? The thing is, because you feel
so disengaged because you don’t think it’s going to suit you, because you don’t
feel ‘that’s for me’ and every politician you’ve met in your entire life has
promised you the earth and gave you nothing. Yeah, exactly.
– Exactly. It’s good that you’ve come out here, though. Yeah, but this is what we do, this is what Labour does. I said to him the other day,
there’s nothing for the kids, like I said, so even if we set up a little scheme
in Wolverhampton town … Something to entertain that city, coming together,
making people do music in the town … We were at a shopping parade in Penn this morning, right? And when we were there two years ago, straightaway we got a sense that people were warming to the Labour party and warming to Jeremy Corbyn and that things were shifting, and as
much as coming out with you, everything I would like to think about
the Labour party’s true, as soon as I meet the local Labour party here, we didn’t meet anyone who
said they were voting Labour. And we spoke to a lot of people,
different sizes, shapes, backgrounds as if something had changed a bit. Well, yeah, Brexit. I, you know, I was brought up in the
Labour party. We haven’t come here to say, oh the Labour party’s having trouble, ha ha ha, you know, there’s something tragic about it,
I suppose. There’s no other political party that
looks like that up close. You know, full of moral force about social justice and with members from
every background and class and all that and it’s having a hard time. We’re driving north and we are stopping off in Worksop, the former coal town in Nottinghamshire. And pretty much everywhere we’re passing
through here is a kind of Labour-Conservative leave-voting battleground seat. You can’t see as it’s dark but these
are the places that are going to decide what happens in this general election. How do I feel about it? I really don’t know who to vote for. What did you use to do for a living? I worked at the pit.
– You were a coal miner? Yeah. I voted Labour as everybody did. When did you stop voting Labour? I can’t remember. When was it? They’ve changed policies then you just
change your ways, you know. Thank you.
– Thank you! Labour voting in these places has
been softening and weakening for a long, long time. Because the culture of the
place has completely changed that gentleman said he stopped voting Labour
when he stopped being a coal miner. It’s not Jeremy Corbyn’s fault either. The history of this goes back
much further than when Jeremy Corbyn became leader in 2015. I want to buy a Sex Pistols wallet. How much is that?
– £10. £10? Can’t do it. You do it for £6? Right, you’re on. There’s no future and England’s dreaming. We are making a film about the election. The election?
– The election! I think I voted for Jeremy Corbyn last time. Right, and this time? This time … I’m undecided because they’ve all got … The policies are all a bit … hit and miss, I like some of the things they’re all saying …
but it’s choosing the right one. He’s got a of policies this time. I think he’s got a bit too many. They don’t listen to what we want. What do you want? ie … the Brexit and everything else. We voted, four, three years ago
and it’s not going to happen. What’s the point of having a democratic country if they’re not going to listen to the word of the voters, in the first place? So you’re not going to vote at all? I don’t think so. These are the precise metrics we use folks, because that fella there had a beard,
we thought he looked a bit hipstery and therefore he might be a Labour voter but
it turned out that they felt that the fact Brexit haven’t been delivered
rendered everything worthless … Shall we ask these? Excuse me, do you know who you’re going
to vote for? Corbyn. You’re going to vote for Corbyn?
Tell me why. Because … Look at this, look at this! No, this is interesting,
go on, tell me. I just, I like him,
he’s for the people, isn’t he? Like, Boris, he just wants to sell the NHS,
doesn’t he, that’s all he wants. And what does Corbyn want
as you understand it? He wants, listen, he wants to raise
minimum wage to £10 there’s plenty of stuff that Corbyn’s for. Where do you get your information? The TV. Yeah, a lot of Facebook and stuff like that,
social media. And has Labour stuff being
coming up on your Facebook? Yeah, I can show you. In all the likelihood, the Brexit party
hasn’t got a cat in hell’s chance here. Something is happening, Grimsby has been
held by the Labour party for 74 years, I think and it is said that the Tories are
in with a very serious shout of winning it. Grimsby is also somewhere that’s been
on the receiving end of all sorts of snobby media, cultural sneers,
dodgy documentaries about life on benefits and all that stuff. There’s actually some very
interesting stuff going on here. There’s nothing you don’t do. We’ve come backstage to a fashion show. It’s for a thrift shop here
on the Nunsthorpe estate. The shop is one small part of Centre4,
a pioneering community initiative that’s bringing ideas to life
in this part of Grimsby. New businesses, an urban farm, support
for loneliness and a gym. You’re filming everything then.
– Yeah. I better behave myself then. None of it would happen
without these volunteers and activists. Most of whom are women. We have asked people for help before but the idea was that because we’ve done
a lot of things with the centre, that we put our own Community Action Group
together to do it ourselves. So, I brought a flower shop
into the centre and a gift shop. What was your thinking in doing that? I mean, it’s not purely a money making exercise. No, definitely not. I believe it’s got to be affordable for this
community and that’s what I’ve set out to do and I do small bunches that people can take home
and cheer themselves up for a weekend or anything like that. We are looking into trying to get funding and
stuff because we want a skate park over the road. so families, especially the youth,
have somewhere safe to go, somewhere where they can go and they don’t have to be out on the
shop fronts. People are doing things and there’s a lot of organisations and community things but they just don’t get recognised
because all that gets … sadly, all that gets focused
on is the drugs side of Grimsby and poverty but not everybody
is like that and we want to help, we want to
help people get out of that and we want Grimsby to move on. So, you’re you’re sort of a
community activist, right? You’re very involved in changing things. Trying. How do you feel about the election? Only because that’s a conversation about what kind of country we are meant to be and all that … Now you’re leaving us. I don’t really get involved. Are you going to vote? I don’t know because
I don’t really vote, so … Really? I love politics.
– You love politics? Do you? Seriously. How do you feel about the election? I would like to see Jeremy Corbyn getting in. Go on, why? They have bled the council dry, the government has, the funding, just about everything, schools, councils, local environment … I feel very disillusioned with the whole
parliamentary process at the moment, I feel we need a brand new party of some
kind and I just don’t feel they are in touch with anywhere in the north side … My instinct is to ask you how you’re going to vote, and as far as you’re concerned
that’s almost irrelevant. Yes, to be honest with you. One person says one thing, one another
and the people here … they cannot … it doesn’t mean
anything to them, they want to … to see actual tangible
transformations for them. it’s the spectacle of loads of people,
200, 300 miles away, saying, I’m gonna pull this lever and this is gonna happen to
where you live. Perhaps that doesn’t work and what works most effectively is you being able to do it yourself. Yes, yes, and I think it’s pride. I think it’s about people’s pride and
they should be involved more and make them feel as if they’re worth something again. Everywhere we go we find people trying to turn it around and make it better
and enable people collectively to do stuff at the absolute grassroots and
it’s amazing. And it’s amazing in a way
that nothing the distant state could do, could beat. It’s really moving up close to see. We did speak to someone in there
who’s sort of passionately pro Jeremy Corbyn, and I totally understand why, you know? But for other people, we spoke to, national politics is just like extraneous noise, somehow it doesn’t connect itself,
it’s not interested nearly enough in what happens here. In places like this. Too much of a gap. We had time for a night out in Grimsby
and a few less sober voxpops which mostly fell Labour’s way. We all make it work in one way or another. We try to! But it’s not working, is it? Then it was a long drive to our ultimate
destination in search of some kind of final answer. You never find it out do you?
But on these trips, we sort of have some notion … Talk to as many people as you can. There are puzzles to be solved
and I can’t even articulate what the puzzle is that we’ve been trying solve for 10 years. So now we’re on the A1M
which I’m beginning to think goes on forever. Right, here we are in Darlington. Is the only way. The election, the election. Politics! Politics. It’s all bullshit.
It’s all lies. fucking immigrants,
make the English proud again. We’re hit by a wall of noise that seems
to capture the nastiness that’s seeped into British politics. You going to vote in two weeks’ time?
Come on! But there’s also a sense
that if you look and listen hard there are quieter signs that we may not
be all that divided after all. – They ran away into a shop. And underneath, many of us
still want the same kind of things. Oh, Brexit, Brexit.
I’m not very smart. I don’t think the politicians themselves know, because the country wouldn’t be like it is, so … don’t think you’re not smart,
because they’re not either. Are you going to vote? I am going to vote. I think for the Brexit party. You’re going to vote for the Brexit party?
– Yeah. Tell me why. Because he’s not fighting for a chair
in parliament, he doesn’t want to be Prime Minister. … lunatic people in London in charge of
our decisions and what we want. Once again, this is someone who wants the
country to change but she has no trust in the established parties. You said you’re going to vote Labour? I just think about the NHS, I feel like it
should be for free. Well, it’s not even that, it’s about the NHS
it’s like … My daughter wants to be a paramedic but I’m going
to have to pay for that. Because they’ve stopped the bursaries
for the NHS, like, students wanting to go on and be nurses
and doctors and they can’t financially afford it … I’ve just finished university
this year doing psychology and criminology I wanted to go back and do
my masters and the funding doesn’t even cover my rent, and my fees for me to live enough.
I’ve got four children. So … they need to be
put money back into education to get the nurses and getting the staff they need
for the NHS, they need to get that wow factor to encourage the young people … Young kids now are like, they don’t what to do,
especially from families that are broken down, like, underclass, they haven’t got a lot of money,
it’s not fair, I think that the NHS should offer that. What kind of country do you want? I want to live in a happy country. As soon as that woman in there, if we
just put her picture on Twitter and said, she lives in Darlington
and she votes for the Brexit party, can you imagine the rage and sneering
that would follow? You start talking about state of the country
and she has a very ingrained experience of the way that things are going wrong. She’s just done a degree
as a mature student in psychology and criminology to try to turn children’s
services round. She’s got a child diagnosed with ADHD, keen sense that the NHS is
brilliant and needs help and support and more money … So complicated and yet
we live in a world where, ‘I’m going to vote for the Brexit party’ and suddenly you just
become the subjects of a great noise again, don’t you?

Comments (100)

  1. Ahh reading the sun, how intellectually challenging.

  2. Another great video!

    Unfortunately the Labour Party will continue their policy of mass immigration and will disenfrance and alienate the British people because of their (let’s face it..) increasingly anti-British and pro-world stance. It’s a real shame but it’s true. Their thoughts are just too universal to care for our nation or our communities. The Labour party need to come back down to earth and think more locally and nationally. They need to care for the ‘British’ people instead of the rest of the world. The Conservatives are no better.

  3. I find this so disappointing. I have no hope for this country

  4. Why in god's name can these people vote labour.

  5. The reason why Labour are losing voters is so obvious even a blind deaf and dumb person knows ….Its Corbyn and Co …Simple

  6. I think what this series points out very clearly is that the current picture is far more nuanced and complicated than those who are happy to just make sweeping generalisations.

  7. Say it with me, the *clap British *clap people *clap are *clap *stupid *clap *clap literally dumber than dirt'

  8. The bleakness, the depression, the gloom….and that's before BREXIT has actually happened!

  9. Until we replace the moral vacuum that is our current UK government we'll continue to limp on trying to put plasters over gaping wounds.

  10. It's grim up north

  11. At 2:50, why din't John say: 'and you know Labour will invest in services such as the ones you provide?' What would the guy's answer have been then?

  12. Apathy party wins the election!

  13. Our electoral system promotes apathy and stupidity. One X in a box every 5 yrs for one party that wins but never even attempts to represent the majority of country’s view. The lack of sophistication amongst the voters merely reflects what it’s offered. We need proportional representation but the whole system especially the media is wedded to the old adversarial system. It’s a simple and cheap way to sell the story of modern British politics. Two sides fighting over two views of the world. Complex issues boiled down to an X in the ballot box and unrepresentative government in perpetuity. China is dreadful hell hole but if they are ever in the market for a democratic system they should avoid ours or at least learn from its massive shortcomings.

  14. Austerity has crushed spirits to the point where people have given up on trying to oppose the Tory government – the unfortunate thing is the opposite is what is needed now more than ever. This may have unwittingly been the Tory's greatest political machination.

  15. Netenyahu supporters hate Jeremy Corbyn……… Mmmm…… I wonder if that's got anything to do with the antisemitism claims.

  16. Most labour voters look down there nose a poor white working class.

  17. dubious centrist alert

  18. The U.K. is ignorant corporate police state. 😉

  19. As depressing as I always find these videos to be, they are great pieces of journalism and give interesting insights. Kudos guardian

  20. The heart says Corbyn, but the brain says Johnson.

  21. I've lived in four different countries and I can safely say that the brits are the most ignorant folks I've come across.

  22. The film is filled with people complaining about the lack of investment and austerity but won't vote for a party that is specifically campaigning on reversing those Tory policies of austerity and lack of investment. Has the North been completely gaslighted? I ask that sincerely.

  23. I'm sorry, but this is why referendums should not even be a thing and that's why politicians did not make it legally binding in the first place. I mean, most of these people have no idea what's going on in the UK, let alone the EU, yet they were the ones who voted to leave because of lies about millions of Turks who'll flood the UK and all that money for the NHS. Absolute nightmare.

  24. I found this quite moving. There's something heartbreaking about people at humanity's best feeling apathetic and disillusioned. Every time a politician has ever or ever does tell a lie, it is these people's trust they hurt.

  25. Cutting through the BS once more, top journalism. Labour definitely needs to tap into that self empowerment stuff within communities. We can be better!

  26. Because votes matter. People can have the most complex logic behind their vote, but ultimately, if that vote contributes to the problem – the nasty division sowed by the extreme Right and the furthering of the economic divide under the Neoliberal Establishment – it ultimately doesn't matter.

  27. All this indecision and disillusionment ought to be ripe for a strong ground game from Labour, Momentum and other activists. Where is it? There's no one talking happily or with conviction about voting Tory.

  28. No sympathy for Turkeys who voted for Xmas!

  29. Why don't they just call this series Labour party political broadcasts?

  30. The gov should spend more money! Tax hikes? No, get notted! Well, you can't have it both ways!

  31. all you voters all over the country should vote for the brexit party and get rid of these corrupt party's . they promise the earth and deliver nothing. don't make the same mistake again farage is for you .

  32. Must be hard to remain neutral when interviewing people, complaining about things that are a top priority within Labour policies.

  33. So a social worker appalled at Tory inflicted austerity doesnt know who to vote for. FFS. The UK deserves what is coming to it.

    no longer working class, no longer for working people.

  35. Most people realise that Labour's plans, if carried out would set this country back 50 years.
    Labours policy on brexit is a joke and after extending this uncertainty we face, reverse brexit.
    No brexit means no nationalisation of services as you can't do that as a member of the eu.
    The economy will be wrecked and the UK will be split once the snp force corbyn into independence vote after vote until they get the result they want. If you don't believe me then go and speak to someone who remembers the 70s.

  36. And what paper do you read? The Sun…says everything.

  37. They look and sound like a lot of Trump supporters in 2016. A lot of legitimate and nuanced arguments against the government and the culture but vote in protest against 'establishment' even though that vote makes it worse. I don't know how the Brexit party would help with NHS and affordable higher education but I get her frustration.

  38. How about a map to show where you are going?

  39. These shorts are brilliant, but depressing AF

  40. Remember "ohhhh Jeremy Corbyn"? It's telling that I haven't heard that chant once this election

  41. John Harris's final dispatch captures the zeitgeist of this dispiriting campaign but sees the shoots of some sort of future?

  42. Violet Wall – I get the sense talking to people up here Labour are in real trouble this time.

  43. Labour are finished and rightly so. I hate anyone who votes for Labour since Blair. Trouble is we are politically homeless as a result. I'll never so long as I live vote Lib Dem or Tory. So I wont be voting – again.

  44. Labour betrayed 148 of it's constituencies and I for one will not be getting bitten by the same snake twice.

  45. I feel GRIMsby about the Election

  46. All these people who won’t vote labour will regret it for a generation

  47. "What paper do you read?"

    "The Sun"

    Ah yes, because Rupert Murdoch, a billionaire who pays no taxes, would have no incentive to slander Corbyn every chance he gets even if he has no basis to do so.

  48. Moral thoughts … Let's tax pensioners who earn over £20,000.00 and scrap the benefits cap. I think people who work hard for 30+ years and pay into pensions schemes deserve to enjoy their retirement.

  49. The only conciliation of this is that noone seems to want to vote Tory and would rather nit vote at all. Still really depressing that people feel so apathetic.

  50. One of the many issues that ive observed is young people are so overworked and underpaid, and under organised that they don't engage with complex information on policies etc and they end up having no rights or ability to know how to improve their circumstances. Add the Murdoch press and Facebook to that terrible predicament and here we are.

  51. Well its going to be a conservative landslide

  52. Her southern accent does it for me. Why have these useless minorities and women shortlists while the very existence of the labour party is on the line in these leave voting area?
    Also these poisonous, corrosive rightwing tabloids writing in baby language needs to tackled head on.

  53. 16:25 middle lane hog

  54. Id vote labour if i was English. the things they are saying they want to do are totally affordable for one of the richest countries in the world, Stop believing the right wing media and politicians.

  55. It's terrifying to see how many people just get their information from tabloids.

  56. this series never disappoints, so insightful

  57. Labour party wants to spend more money, another 23Billion so far this week on top of there existing spending plans…….magic money Forrest again to fund it all

  58. What we need is a forward plan. Look how eager they all are to get on with something but they're not big thinkers are you all? I think they can all agree with that. What would you like, would you like to know how many children you should have and would you like to be told how many migrants we need? Do you want scientists on TV every week paid for by the government telling you what you can expect about sustainability? Would you like to vote on benefits and the tax on tea or sugar? Yes they all do, they want to understand something about who they are, don't you all, honestly?

  59. i hate corbin vote for him self distruct

  60. People on here don't seem to get it.

    Some of you say "they're voting against their interests", when the issue is that they just don't believe Labours promises.

    Which is fair.

  61. Everyone talks about voting for a person when it should be a party, as the Tories are fond of reminding us with their internal leader elections. Education amongst electorate is shocking.

  62. People want things to get better but won't vote for it. Imagine the country we could have if everyone who feels strongly about something actully put those beliefs into a vote

  63. This is Not journalism.

  64. Largely a class divide between Labour and Working Class voters.

    A divide between those who benefit from globalization, neoliberalism and those who lose out.

    A divide between those who feel they have all the answers and those who feel those people aren't listening and are often shitty about it.

    There are people who find this situation an outrage, unfathomable, ignorance.

    How did they manage to hide from this for so long, finally catching up.

  65. Why are there ppl as thick as turkeys ready for the oven? Murdoch has made ppl stupid as F. The bloke on 2:27 is willing to sacrifice children with autism to his own stupidity. Incredible.

  66. "I don't know who I'm going to vote for" … Shy Tories?

  67. Johnny(ies), the cataloging of our times you've dedicated your lives to over the last decade is not only stunning journalism for the present and recent past but how our children and grand children will understand this car crash we call now.
    There is an Olivier winning playwright in 2040 that owes his award to researching your work.

  68. Had you thought the UK is about to saved from going down the tube, this video will remove all doubt.

  69. Unemployment levels in the communities visited are moderate, although stats do not show what quality of jobs is and at what salary. The complaints are all very vague, apart from the general opinion that Westminster is out of touch. Hard to fathom exactly why there is such a malaise. What concrete policies do these people favour apart from decentralization? Do they even have a clue?

  70. I feel that if UK could ever actually come back together again, it will be long after it’s completely fallen apart

  71. When you've continuously attacked and demonised the communities you're supposed to be representing, folk then wander why they're apathetic or look elsewhere….

  72. "We can always get one half of the poor to turn against the other half"…

  73. Little Britain frightens me deeply.

  74. Come to Gateshead next. I can guide you around.

  75. This election's already decided lads. Give it a rest.

  76. It seems the Tories have won by making people not care.

  77. The absolute banter of John Harris. Mourns what he perceives as the decline of Labour but refuses to acknowledge the role he and his colleagues have played in the disillusion and disenfranchisement of the working class. John, I 'd love to talk to you about this, I really would.

  78. Corbyn has fully wasted the opportunity. He's got to go.

  79. People in ‘left-behind towns’ voted labour for years and years. My home town (Hull) has been left behind time and time again – even when we had the second in command of a labour government representing us – they did nothing at all for the city except a city of culture party for the guardianistas . Labour always say they will do XYZ and deliver jack…all

  80. ‘Self-help’ seems to be beating any kind of ‘state help’ in this video so is there any wonder they are becoming don’t vote / won’t vote / or believe that politicians are useless?

  81. The lad at 3:25 complaining about only getting £8.21 an hour…get a better job then..?

  82. Thank you so much for doing these. Been watching for years. Really feels like my only insight into the country. I'm from a working class background in the south and now live in London which leaves me very disconnected from everything. Anywhere but Westminster is so useful. Please don't stop.

  83. Vote Conservative and lose NHS and all our progressive achievements for equality and fairness..That blonde rat will leave the most vulnerable of this country in the gutter!! Kick the tories out!!!

  84. We need jobs and coppers.
    Jobs to employ people and coppers to ensure people aren’t making a living from crime so they have to get a job. Add in some restrictions on benefits if you’re taking jobs offered and hay presto you’ve got a tax base to provide all the youth projects you want.

  85. Goes to show it’s the press who choose who they vote for.

  86. Still not going to vote Labour but great doc.

  87. The problem is that a lot of these people are thick and disengaged with the world in which they live.

  88. Works in social care, knows that the Tories have cut funding massively, still won't vote Labour. FFS what is going on in that man's brain?

  89. These videos are so great, yet so depressing

  90. I have been abroad for 39 years now. The picture I see of the land I grew up in is alarming. What on earth lies ahead. How will this end up. Brexit or otherwise. Poverty and despair are wide spread.

  91. More shocking anti Semitism news tonight about Corbyn.

  92. This noise is also why Labour can still win these seats. Labour has an impressive ground game compared to the other parties, and talking to voters on the doorstep can really cut through the noise. Join a canvassing session in your nearest marginal and help get Labour in!

  93. He does the same for children as my mother does she will never vote labour again corbyn wants to shut down Ofsted and make england a 3rd world country people in this country know the guardian hates us the country watched ginna miller and x11 judges do the unbelievable.

  94. 'Labour' the word evokes 'work', yet those in the party have never done a days graft in their lives.
    Labour is not a moral force on social justice.
    Labour is a party of hypocrites.
    They can all do one.
    We need a new party, actually for the workers.
    Labour can die. It needs to.

  95. With the Brexit slump – as predicted – it is these Labour Heartlands who will be hit the hardest and no doubt in 5 years will flood back to Labour, expecting the Labour Party to pick up the wreckage and work wonders with the catastrophic problem of being outside the EU as a supplicant lap dog of the USA. A situation they have brought on themselves and the rest of the country, only the wealthy elites or the friends of Johnston and Farage will escape the mega Brexit slump brought on by these people.

  96. Tories dragged out Brexit and manage to pin it on Labour. It's Socialism or Barbarism. Once The City of London becomes the financial cesspool, Baberism wins. Love your show.

  97. John, please come to Birmingham Erdington.

  98. I'm losing hope, that lady who reads The Sun everyday, and the working young lad who didn't know what Labour stood for, Conservatives will win yet again. I feel like crying.

  99. Someone who had an ounce of self awareness wouldnt wear that stupid hat door to door like youre coco chanel. Your pretending to represent the working class at least dress like it.

  100. The A1(M) doesn't go on forever, it stops being (M) and keeps going for a bit then you get to where the people talk proper.

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