@matthaig1 | 326,580 followers
Fed up of private-school bankers speaking on behalf of 'the people' against 'the Remainer elites'. My in-laws are working class, live in Sunderland, grew up poorer than you, worked harder than you to make ends meet, and they voted Remain. Millions like them. Piss off.

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Absolutely. I grew up in a one-parent family, on a council estate. Son of a factory worker and builder. Grandson of a miner, cleaner, farm labourer and canteen worker. Went to a comprehensive school. I voted Remain. I’m as ‘elite’ as a non-league football team.
 
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Apparently I can't care for the northern working class if I admire Heseltine's decision to vote LD. Born 4th child to a Barnsley miner in the 50s. We were poor but had a decent ccl house. I worked like stink to own my 2-bed mid-terrace. I voted Remain cos I'm not daft.
 
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The Leave EU twitter account called somebody an oik today. An oik. There speaks the voice of the working class.
 
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I come from miners or farmers. My dad put labels on cans, or worked as a taxi driver. My mum, a cleaner. I've been poor most of my life. Unskilled. Briefly homeless. I voted Remain for the greater good & because I don't fancy being stuck on Austerity fucking Island after Brexit
 
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Yep well said. I'm an unemployed, northern, mid mental health crisis suffering 35 year old and I'm not falling for all this leaving/brexit/racist shite! 😠😫
 
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And while we are about it, Mr Farridge, there is nothing “fanatical” about wanting to remain in the EU. Any more than preferring being alive to being slaughtered is fanatical.
 
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Me too. I grew up in council housing, working class parents (post office worker, teaching assistant) sacrificed a lot to send 3 of us to grammar schools (through the 11+) & 2 of us to Uni. I did 25 years in civil service/NHS and am now an unpaid carer. Voted Remain. Stuff 'em.
 
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Agree watch the interview with Sheila Hancock beautiful really honest and explains why we should remain. No threat no hysteria just why.
 
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Well said. This divisive labelling & lazy stereotyping is, in my opinion, partly how we have come to be submerged in this Slough of Dread Disaster in the first place, & should be consciously avoided.
 
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My parents are a kitchen assistant and a roadsweeper who separated when I was eight. I grew up in a deprived former mining town in South Wales. All Remainers. Please help yourself to any of these lovely complementary fuck-offs
 
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Wrote my MA dissertation on the right-wing tabloids' targeting of the white working class throughout the referendum. They weren't the only ones who voted for Brexit... and this ideologically charged, manipulative campaigning has only isolated the working class more!
 
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Working class, Remain-voting Sunderland native here too, Matt. I'm sick of being told only the London elite want to stay in the EU, indeed sick of all the twisted facts in this whole mess.
 
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A friend of mine is pretty close to the anti-elite, voted Leave originally, now regrets it and gets ever-more infuriated when folk like Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson appropriates his vote as the voice of the common man. Doubt he's unique in that
 
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You might want to look at this great article on @bylinetimes details all candidates CV's it's extraordinary pic.twitter.com/QnoQzsk3PJ
 
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Exactly I'm a cheese maker from the dales in Yorkshire and I'm sick of hearing brexiteers saying their speaking on behalf of everyone in the north, making out that we all want to leave. So so untrue!
 
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I’m from a blurred lower-middle class/working class background, and currently work part time as a pub cleaner, studying at the OU, while caring for my Mum. Voted remain. Got called a ‘liberal elite’. 🤦🏻‍♀️ 🙄
 
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Baffling isn't it! And some people fall for it!
 
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My folks too. Born in liverpool, grafted for every penny, in theirs 80s, saw Farage and this show coming before me. Should have listened to them
 
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You mean they didn't get 450 grand given to them to fund a lavish lifestyle?
 
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I was born in Durham. Father was a miner. Both grandads were miners. Mother worked in a shop. Had a tin bath in living room floor and an outside bog till i was 10. We had nowt, far less than Johnson and fucking Farage thats for certain. I voted to remain and would do so again
 
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Yep, my mother was a cleaner, father in and out of prison all his life. Me a cleaner still poor and voted Remain and will do again if we are allowed.
 
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‘Private-school bankers is a euphemism isn’t it? 😉
 
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Also come from working class; good Welsh mining stock on my mum's side, publican on dad's. Born in Ebbw Vale. Comprehensive education. Voted #remain.
 
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Many people in Sunderland voted Remain and many voted to leave but one thing we all have in common is we know a 'banker' when we see one.
 
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I was called “metropolitan elite” by someone earlier. Really not sure that most of them actually understand the words they’re spouting!
 
 
 
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If only Farage gave a true account of his position: 'I think we should leave the EU... Because I will stand to make lots of grubby, back alley money & you idiots just want to hear me say it'll be 1950s Britain all over again' He's a dangerous prat!
 
Yep. My 68 year old mother voted remain. Working class pub landlady most of her life. The idea of all 'working class' supporting brexshit is nonsense.
 
 
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But more than a Million more voted to Leave. This is about Democracy. Not who voted for what. One side always loses in a Democratic Vote.
 
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But Farage is speaking for his members, oh wait..
 
 
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They actually have the cheek to call out the Elite? They ARE the ELITE. Why are idiots still falling for this?
 
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You spelt bankers wrong....begins with double u
 
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Wish I could like this twice!
 
 
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I voted to remain. Grew up in a high-rise on council estate in the East End. Single parent family, free school meals. Have been called a toff on twitter!!!!
 
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We’re all working class, as long as we don’t own any businesses or are in the government. Just thought I’d clear that one up. A lot of people think lower working class is the only working class.
 
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Son of a plumber raised just outside Manchester in the Peaks, snuck into uni on reasonable fees so I could train to be an architect with a mountain of debt behind me. Remain remain remain remain remain.
 
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The majority of Brexit support comes from the relatively well off middle England, middle class baby boomers. That is its core. It's a tragedy Labour & the left more genuinely has let the Brexiters paint it otherwise, & even reinforced it for their own agenda at times.
 
I’m a skilled, educated working class artisan. I earn £20,000 per annum. I voted remain. I’ve worked abroad as an economic migrant. I’ve never blamed the EU. My enemy is sitting in a gentleman’s club in Mayfair.
 
Hear, hear! A deliberate attempt to create division, us and them, the tory party didn't want the public to notice how they were treating the poor and the disabled in the UK, I'm a working-class northern girl who now lives in the South & totally agree.
 
Well said. I feel exactly the same. They talk like any consequences will affect them the way it will the working class.
 
Yes I fucking am fed up of those rich, money-grabbing, attention-seeking media prostitutes.
 
Excellent comment – and excellent responses on the lazy stereotyping of Brexit.
 
 
 
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