Real people

This graph from YouGov, showing majority support for inflation or more-than-inflation increases in working age benefits, is doing the rounds:

It certainly seems to vindicate what I said on Tuesday, in advance of the YouGov poll result:

There really is no need for Ed Miliband and Co. to beat themselves up about getting ‘on the wrong side’ of public opinion, of  being seen to side with the shirkers, not the strivers.

How could I possibly be this wise? I hear you asking.  How could I possibly know in advance of the polling that Osborne’s latest wheeze had fallen flat.

Well, here’s the secret to my success.

It’s all because I have access to information that people like our Dan apparently don’t have.  This information comes in the form of something called ‘real people’.  I speak to ‘real people’  on a regular basis, and many of these ‘real people’ have been making it increasingly clear that they’re not falling for this bollocks about everyone on benefits being a total scrounger.

‘Real people’ , telling you stuff that you listen to.  It could catch on.

  1. December 13, 2012 at 11:58 pm

    Sadly labour is scared of the fact the Tories may pick on them and say as they do your the party of shirkers, and Miliband is so scared that the public will agree with the Tories, because sadly Miliband is weak, he’s not a great politician or a great speaker so he hopes by not annoying the group who thinks that me losing the use of my legs in an accident just proved I’m a scrounger

  2. treborc
    December 14, 2012 at 12:02 am

    The problem with Miliband he;s worried he cannot win an argument, when Cameron’s says your the party of scroungers or shirkers Miliband cannot respond for what ever reason.
    Perhaps he thinks well yes they are scroungers he has pointed it out enough which his rhetoric o about hard working, and of course his middle England squeezed middle.

    maybe the problem is that as we know Balls is all for cuts and cuts to welfare the differences between Labour and the Tories is rhetoric.

    People say they have got a lift from people in the Para games, bet they not get a lift if they knew a lot of them are getting benefits, after all they only get £5000 training expenses against the non disabled £120,000

  3. Peps Pepper
    December 14, 2012 at 1:33 pm

    Anyone remember when these things used to rise in line with earnings? Then government macroeconomic policy switched its priority from employment to inflation. So basing rises on inflation was a bit of a wheeze. But now that inflation is rising faster than earnings… well, you know the rest of the story.

  4. December 18, 2012 at 3:50 pm

    Really minor correction, but this is an Ipsos-Mori poll, not Yougov.

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