‘Final demand’ letter appallingly conceived: “Clearly whoever designed this has never lived in fear of an envelope like this landing on their doorstep’
The Labour party has been slammed for distributing leaflets designed to strike terror into the hearts of the millions of UK people struggling financially.
The brown envelopes containing the leaflets are designed to look like ‘final demand’ letters from a creditor – a situation that would terrify many who are barely keeping their nose above water – even bearing the phrase ‘final demand’ in the biggest and boldest font.
Residents in Hartlepool, one of the places where the leaflet has been delivered through letterboxes – including by Keir Starmer’s Shadow Work and Pensions Secretary Jon Ashworth, seen above, and one of the towns hit hardest by poverty and child poverty under the UK’s broken system – have been appalled at leaflets designed for shock value but without even a shred of empathy for those it targets.
One told Skwawkbox:
This is being done for shock value, but clearly whoever designed this has never lived in fear of an envelope like this landing on their doorstep.
Seeing something like this on your doormat when you walk in, the first words that will hit you are ‘final demand’. It’s enough to give someone a heart attack if they’re already drowning in debt, it’s appallingly callous.
The leaflets are still being sold to local party groups on Labour’s website:
The ‘final demand’ is just the latest in Starmer’s sorry history with tone-deaf and even outright racist leaflets. At the same time as he was destroying Labour’s popularity in Hartlepool, Labour was also handing out horrific anti-Gypsy leaflets in local election campaigns.
Labour’s contempt for Hartlepool was clear last year when Starmer’s machine rigged the selection for the town’s parliamentary by-election to hand the candidacy to a right-winger with a record of misogyny, who they admitted didn’t even know the area.
The party was punished for that arrogance and contempt when Hartlepool voters installed a Tory MP for the first time in the constituency’s history – one of a string of disastrous results for Starmer’s lack of vision and substance – but Starmer and his allies have clearly learned nothing from that result and is now showing contempt for the poor and struggling across the country and not just in Hartlepool.
And Starmer has so far failed to come up with any policies to help those struggling under the latest crisis beyond a one-off financial contribution and a tiny cut in costs by reducing fuel VAT – and he has repeatedly opposed renationalising the energy companies that are gouging the population, despite promising to do so during his leadership election campaign.
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