Roger Daltrey, The Who frontman, says that he is angry that Labour’s mass immigration policies have taken jobs from his friends
As reported in the Telegraph and the source of this post
Roger Daltrey, the lead singer of The Who, says he will never forgive Labour for their mass immigration policies as he says they “destroyed the jobs of my mates”.
The musician, who once supported the party, says that they have let down his generation by allowing an influx of workers which resulted in jobs being undercut because of “stupid thinking on Europe”.
It is the immigrants who get wrongly blamed for the problems, Daltrey says, when actually it was a political mistake which caused them.
“I will never, ever forgive the Labour party for allowing this mass immigration with no demands put on what people should be paid when they come to this country. I will never forgive them for destroying the jobs of my mates, because they allowed their jobs to be undercut with stupid thinking on Europe, letting them all in, so they can live 10 to a room, working for Polish wages,” he told the Sunday Times magazine.
“I’ve got nothing against the Poles at all, but that was a political mistake and it made me very angry. And the people who get it in the neck are the immigrants, and it’s not their fault.”
He refused to rule out voting for Nigel Farage in the election, saying that at the moment he does not who will get his support.
Daltrey, 69, grew up in working class Shepherd’s Bush, west London, and is fiercely proud of his roots.
He has spoken out about the impact of immigration on the British working classes before, claiming two years ago that the coalition did not “have the balls” to tackle the problem.
This time his attack is aimed directly at Labour and the European Union, the bureaucracy of which he says that he “can’t stand”, adding: “It’s detrimental to the whole place”.
The singer also criticised politicians over their use of social networking sites, particularly Twitter, asking how they find the time to come up with mundane postings when they should be concentrating on running the country.
“I find it really worrying that politicians tweet. That really worries the f*** out of me,” he said.
“They should be sitting there thinking about doing a good job rather than telling us what they had for breakfast or what colour suit they’re wearing.”
Modern technology has taken the joy out of life, he says, and we got more done before the invention of smartphones.
“We’re just busy doing nothing now”, said Daltrey, who runs a trout fishery at his home in East Sussex. “We’ve got no time to contemplate, no time to dream.”