Seraph wrote:Indeed. Off the top of my head, look at the following Prime Ministers: Thatcher (England), Howard (Australia), Merkel (Germany), Belusconi (Italy). The majority of voters of France, Canada and many other nations have also brought in governments that promised to support and improve opportunities for the common folks to make it to the top one day. In Australia the poor and deluded suckers who keep falling for this trick are known as "the aspirational classes".MrJonno wrote:Really so there is an equivalent of people in the bottom of society thinking that one day they will be at the top voting for conservatives outside the US?
To be fair, at least in the case of Australia, there is always the question of the competence of the Labour party under some of its leaders. Voters vote "against" just as much as "for"