Ed Balls tells businesses Labour backs working people in Crawley

Ed Balls tells businesses Labour backs working people

Ed Balls tells businesses Labour backs working people

First published in News

Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls has told business owners in Crawley that Labour is “all about standing up for working people”.

The MP visited the Borers Industrial Estate in Crawley yesterday morning before meeting party members, voters and independent business owners in Northgate Parade in the afternoon.

The campaign day marked the launch of Labour’s EU and local election campaigns.

He said: “People have listened to David Cameron and George Osborne saying their policies are working and most people are saying it’s not working for me.

“We’ve seen parents whose energy bills are going up, wages that can’t keep up with the cost of living and they’re asking us can you show that you can sort out that cost of living crisis.

“People do ask ‘are they on my side?’ and I don’t think people believe the Conservatives stand up for working people. That’s what Labour is all about.”


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6:54am Fri 2 May 14

Plantpot says...

Have you ever heard such cobblers in all your life? Certain members of the Royal Family work much harder than the majority of Britons. We can be sure those workers aren't included in his little class rant.

In fact, I feel sure that Ed Balls in't actually talking about working people at all, it's actually a euphemism for people who want or would like the chance of a handout at the expense of other taxpayers.
Have you ever heard such cobblers in all your life? Certain members of the Royal Family work much harder than the majority of Britons. We can be sure those workers aren't included in his little class rant. In fact, I feel sure that Ed Balls in't actually talking about working people at all, it's actually a euphemism for people who want or would like the chance of a handout at the expense of other taxpayers. Plantpot
  • Score: 11

7:08am Fri 2 May 14

AGT999 says...

The mess that the current government is trying to sort with our finances is the sole responsibility of the previous Labour government. They were in charge of the purse strings and spent our taxes as though there was no tomorrow. Just remember, Balls and Miliband were senior advisors to Brown at the Treasury. To put them in charge again would be devastating.
The mess that the current government is trying to sort with our finances is the sole responsibility of the previous Labour government. They were in charge of the purse strings and spent our taxes as though there was no tomorrow. Just remember, Balls and Miliband were senior advisors to Brown at the Treasury. To put them in charge again would be devastating. AGT999
  • Score: 11

7:44am Fri 2 May 14

rogerthefish says...

Yes they left the country financially and morally bankrupt.
Yes they left the country financially and morally bankrupt. rogerthefish
  • Score: 13

7:51am Fri 2 May 14

leftysmellbags says...

The only people that Labour back is the Feckless, workshy and the minorities.

Oh and lets not forget the real people they care about - THEMSELVES.

Bunch of lying, anti-English, Financially inept, war mongers.
The only people that Labour back is the Feckless, workshy and the minorities. Oh and lets not forget the real people they care about - THEMSELVES. Bunch of lying, anti-English, Financially inept, war mongers. leftysmellbags
  • Score: 13

8:28am Fri 2 May 14

Spx says...

Of course he backs the working man, they 'keep' him in the lifestyle he's accustomed to. Having never had a proper job or the need for employment he can travel the country telling people how much he likes us until his dying day, that's his 'job'!
Of course he backs the working man, they 'keep' him in the lifestyle he's accustomed to. Having never had a proper job or the need for employment he can travel the country telling people how much he likes us until his dying day, that's his 'job'! Spx
  • Score: 9

8:31am Fri 2 May 14

Spx says...

Browns right hand wiper
Browns right hand wiper Spx
  • Score: 8

8:49am Fri 2 May 14

Alison Smith says...

Aptly named industrial estate for your visit Ed
Aptly named industrial estate for your visit Ed Alison Smith
  • Score: 2

10:36am Fri 2 May 14

BlackRocker says...

Here's Ed, living up to his name with even more Balls.
Here's Ed, living up to his name with even more Balls. BlackRocker
  • Score: 1

3:13pm Fri 2 May 14

Sussex jim says...

Real workers attempt to get on in life and improve their lot. They usually end up voting Tory so they can keep their honest gains.
For Labour's "working class", read shirking class.
Real workers attempt to get on in life and improve their lot. They usually end up voting Tory so they can keep their honest gains. For Labour's "working class", read shirking class. Sussex jim
  • Score: 3

8:18pm Fri 2 May 14

mnairb says...

Would this 'champion of the working man' be the same private school and Oxford educated Ed Balls who (like most of his colleagues on the Labour benches) has never had a proper job. At one time (not so long ago) Labour MPs WERE working men and women, not some privately educated toff masquerading as a socialist who just happened to have been in a different debating society at Oxford.
Would this 'champion of the working man' be the same private school and Oxford educated Ed Balls who (like most of his colleagues on the Labour benches) has never had a proper job. At one time (not so long ago) Labour MPs WERE working men and women, not some privately educated toff masquerading as a socialist who just happened to have been in a different debating society at Oxford. mnairb
  • Score: 4

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