I don't know if UKIP will win here, but I would strongly caution against statements along the lines of "if UKIP lose here they're finished" or "if they win here they can sweep the industrial north/midlands". The one thing we should all know about Stoke is that it isn't really like anywhere but itself, and not just politically (its demographics, social/economic history, and indeed geographical location and culture are all distinctive). It could be that in these particular circumstances the Stokeness of Stoke lead to UKIP sneaking a gain or they could crash and burn on the back of widespread sentiment that Nuttall is a bad opportunist meff from Bootle, but it won't really tell us anything about their future prospects/challenges as a party.
"I enjoyed Nick Clegg losing his seat and it also proved how clueless all these political journalists are. The barmaid knows more about politics then they do, they’re all f***ing bluffers."
Her father was a teacher; her mother a Deputy Chief Executive of something in health.
She (Jessica Rose) worked - for a while - in her parents' company.
Don't make me laugh.
The issue isn't whether she is working class or not. It's whether she claims to be working class (as per the ridicule heaped on Michael Meacher). As far as I know she hasn't. John Prescott when asked a similar question staunchly said he was middle-class.....(intelligent guy Prescott).
I was responding to the poster on here who described her as working class; not making any claim re her.
John Prescott was middle-class by background; his father worked in the District Control Office (Chester), a lower middle-class occupation at that time.
EUsceptic Liberal Democrat. Socially Liberal, Fiscally Conservative. Semi-retired hack.
I confess that on occasion I wear a tweed flat cap, and the occasions are when it is raining and usually when I'm working outdoors, for which it is the best thing for the job. I don't wear a countryside cap when walking about the streets of a city on a dry day, any more than I would wear a pin-stripe suit and sober tie to a football match.