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A Labour Activist Sets The Record Straight About Who Really Represents The Working Class

Guy Matthews' blistering denunciation of UKIP went viral this week.
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Britain's Labour Party is often derided by the far right, much like the Democrats here, as really being run by liberal elites rather than those who "fully understand working-class concerns." Guy Matthews, a Labour Party activist from Retford, has heard that bullshit too often and went off, setting the record straight in a video that went viral on Facebook and Twitter.

Or as he says in the video, "I’m closer to a Jamaican born brickie than I am Jacob Rees-Mogg. I've got more in common with a Polish hotel maid than I do with Nigel Farage. There's a lot of money and effort that goes into obscuring that simple truth."

"The working class is the working class, regardless of skin colour".

Labour member and activist Guy Matthews on how the right will never represent the working class.

— Labour Voices (@VoicesLabour)

He's garnered much praise on for saying what needed to be said.

WHYYY did I wait so long to watch this?? So happy to share with my American friends after it’s made the rounds here in the UK.

— rob delaney (@robdelaney)

"I am closer to a Jamaican born brickie than I am Jacob Rees-Mogg. I've got more in common with a Polish hotel maid than I do with Nigel Farage. There's a lot of money and effort that goes into obscuring that simple truth."

This is simple but really good

— Sunny Hundal (@sunny_hundal)

I think this is incredibly incredibly powerful and so so true.

We should always remember our roots and the communities we are so proud to be from.

Not crumbs off the table just fairness equality and opportunity.

Not the world ! But fairness !! 🤷‍♂️🤷‍♀️

— Ian Lavery MP (@IanLaveryMP)

"I’m closer to a Jamaican born brickie than I am Jacob Rees-Mogg. I've got more in common with a Polish hotel maid than I do with Nigel Farage.”

This is one of the best arguments against the poison of divide and rule you will ever watch.

— Owen Jones🌹 (@OwenJones84)


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An earlier version of this article mistakenly identified Mr. Guy as an MP.

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