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Patronizing Beer and Bingo Tweet

Patronizing Beer and Bingo Tweet

Written by: Glo Wood on 20/03/2014 20:15

Recently Grant Shapps, the Conservative party chairman took to Twitter in what was perceived as patronizing voters.

Shapps tweeted the following along with a picture and asked followers to retweet: “Bingo. Cutting the Bingo tax and beer duty: To help hardworking people do more of the things they enjoy.”

Danny Alexander, Shapp’s coalition ally and chief secretary of the treasury said: “I thought it was a spoof at first, it’s just pretty extraordinary. It may be our Budget but it’s their words, I think it’s rather patronising.

“Also I think it actually demeans some quite sensible things. There are good reasons to be supporting bingo, there are good reasons to be encouraging our pub sector to be stronger - that’s the analysis behind those measures.”

Stephen Pollard, a conservative columnist for the Daily Express and Daily Telegraph and editor of the Jewish Chronicle believes that using the “they” symbolized a distinction between Shapps and the Conservative Party from the rest of the public.

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