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I voted Conservative, and am happy to admit it - why don't other Tory voters feel the same?

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MillyMolly99 Sat 09-May-15 15:05:38

I voted Conservative, and am delighted with the election result. However no one else seems to admit to being a Tory voter, but there are clearly lots of us around. I told someone at work about my voting preferences - she looked at me as if I'd just killed a puppy.

DH commented that being left-wing is a more fashionable view, even if you don't agree with left-wing politics.

I think he has a point. And I get heartily sick of people who brag about being brought up on a council estate, holding it up as a badge of honour, assuming this gives more weight to their opinions than those of us who come from a different sort of background. It's some weird, inverted snobbery thing.

I totally agree with David Cameron's comments about wanting to ensure a good life for those of us who are prepared to work for it. What's so wrong with that????

PrimalLass Sat 09-May-15 15:06:54

That's a soundbite though. Which actual policies do you agree with?

MitzyLeFrouf Sat 09-May-15 15:07:52

Well for a start, your excessive use of question marks.

thehumanjam Sat 09-May-15 15:08:19

All the leaders say that they will reward hard work etc etc.

ItsAllGoingToBeFine Sat 09-May-15 15:10:09

Presumably they don't want everyone realising what a selfish twat they are?

BertieBotts Sat 09-May-15 15:10:26

Well for a start because the notion that people who work hard get ahead and those who are struggling are there because they didn't work hard is a complete fallacy.

It would be really nice if it were true, but it's not.

BertieBotts Sat 09-May-15 15:11:27

And, it doesn't take into account those who are unable to work hard. Disabled people, those with ill health (including mental health), children, elderly.

carben Sat 09-May-15 15:12:26

It's a bit like being a shirker. No one admits to that either - although we surely all shirk at some point. Show me someone who doesn't think they're hard-working.

IAmAShitHotLawyer Sat 09-May-15 15:14:38

I voted tory too. Mainly because as I said on the other thread, I am fed up to the back teeth of lazy bastards at work refusing to work more than 16 hours a week because they'll lose a bit of tax credits. Thus leaving their workmates who aren't eligible for tax credits doing all the extra work.

And they can't see the irony in calling US selfish.

WorraLiberty Sat 09-May-15 15:15:00

<< Head - desk >>

jellybeans Sat 09-May-15 15:15:15

It is because they voted for them despite knowing people will suffer. Not everyone can work and it is not as simple as 'get a job'.

NRomanoff Sat 09-May-15 15:15:41

I voted Tory. I am not ashamed nor would I shout it from the rooftops. I didn't when I voted labour. Its just not me to shout about who I vote for.

Its not for any of the reasons outlined in the OP and I have said why on mn a few times. I don't regret it. Although I would have preferred another coalition.

NRomanoff Sat 09-May-15 15:16:47

jelly generalisation much?

Wantsunshine Sat 09-May-15 15:18:50

I did and luckily so did millions of others ��

Jobless123 Sat 09-May-15 15:20:39

As a Conservative having visited many Labour areas I think Labour policies are destructive. Labour were in power for 13 years and made things worse. That's why we now have a Conservative government.

usualsuspect333 Sat 09-May-15 15:21:23

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ClumsyNinja Sat 09-May-15 15:22:03

A lot of Tory voters voted tactically and are regretting it now. That's why they're not yelling out about their stupidity.
Shame on them, I say.

Sparklingbrook Sat 09-May-15 15:22:15

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SomewhereIBelong Sat 09-May-15 15:23:21

I was brought up on a council estate AND I voted Tory.

(council estate upbringing was in the 60s and 70s - it wasn't any better under Labour)

carben Sat 09-May-15 15:23:49

Iamashitlawyer - I thought you had to work in excess of 16 hrs to even GET Tax Credits these days. Surely it is your employer that decides contracts and working hours. If you have an issue with work overload then take it up with your Manager not your colleagues.

noblegiraffe Sat 09-May-15 15:24:05

David Cameron and a lot of his colleagues seem to have a good life because they were born into wealth and had an immensely privileged upbringing, not because they worked any harder than anyone else. Then they introduce tax breaks etc to ensure that people like them get to keep money that they have not worked hard for.

So when certain Tories talk about how other people should work for their money, it seems a bit, ahem, rich.

usualsuspect333 Sat 09-May-15 15:24:15

And if I read one more person say that Torys are all hard working people I might poke my own eyes out.

ghostyslovesheep Sat 09-May-15 15:27:23

is MN broke - it seems stuck in an endless loop of goady gloating

oh and anyone who take a political stance because it's 'fashionable' is a twat - hth

TondelayoSchwarzkopf Sat 09-May-15 15:27:38

A few things:

- a 0.8% shift to the Tories versus the last election wouldn't mean a huge shift in the political leanings of posters here.

- people who actively want things to change are going to be more vocal than those who are happy with things the way they are.

There are gazillions of threads with loads of Tories of them on this subject. They are not hard to find.

TracyBarlow Sat 09-May-15 15:28:17

Yes, you have to work 16 hours to get wtc. FFS.

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