And we wonder why there is so much hate targeted towards elected members, an increasing polarisation in our public discourse and intolerance on views by others. As Angela Rayner and others continue to cheerly use such disgusting phrases, proudly state how they could never be friends with a “Tory”, such thoughts and words will, in the words of Lau Tse, become the actions, habits, character and the destiny of not just individuals but of those you are carrying with you.
I am left wondering why the word “Tory” is being used so liberally but with such hate and distain as it is nowadays- is there a version for Labour members? This indiscriminate abuse and hate against an entire body of people- the Conservatives- that thousands of people are members, and some half the population actively choose and vote for- erodes our whole society, legitimises abuse and cannot be allowed to stand unchallenged.
The Honourable Member for Ashton-under- Lyne, the Deputy Leader of the Labour Party must apologise.