I have an acquaintance who is tribal Labour ... probably has a picture of MJS on his wall somewhere ... union background, his niece is an aspiring Labour candidate, hits a mean golf ball, salt of the earth kind of guy, generous to a fault. We have 'engaging' discussions.
Decided to rark him up the other day (he normally reciprocates in spades) ... 'Not the best timing to announce a youth employment policy against a backdrop of a fall in unemployment to a new low of just 4.9%'. His response ... 'Sonny (always calls me Sonny) you wouldn't say that if you were one of the 4.9% ' ... fair point I guess. But then he opened up ... 'Just who were the dickwits in Labour who f****d up the figures and made Little look stupid' ... and 'Little understands Labour's values ... some of the pricks around him don't'.
This guy will never vote anything else but Labour. I enjoy our discussions. But this is the first time I've seen him angry.