Newly elected UUP leader Mike Nesbitt shows his true class colours


Comments by newly elected Ulster Unionist leader Mike Nesbitt that “I’d actually like to live in an area of social deprivation for a day because I think it’s important to get a feel for what it’s like,” is what you would expect from someone who was born with a sliverspoon in their mouth.  Mike was  privately educated at Campbell college and Oxford university.

While sections of the media have referred to the former UTV news presenter’s comments as ‘patronising,’ they are more an indication of how divorced our local corrupt political class at Stormont are from the rest of us who are facing the brunt of their savage cuts to jobs and services including housing benefits and healthcare. An estimated 12,000 homes in Northern Ireland are set to be repossessed in 2012, thousands of public sector workers face redundancy and there are over 100,000 people out of work.

The days of turning the other cheek are over. Mike Nesbitt and this rest of his cronies on the hill have clearly laid their colours to the mast which is on the side of the rich and powerful who are making us pay for their greed and arrogance. It is time to get organised because we don’t need their pity or patronage. Last November’s public sector strike provided a glimpse of our power and capacity as a class to show them that we mean business. They need to fear us because this is class war!