A MAN who voices right-wing views, reads right-wing media and agrees with all right-wing policies is definitely not right-wing, he has confirmed.
Jack Bates, a Daily Telegraph reader who thinks the NHS is overfunded and Scotland needs slapping down, denies that his backing for reactionary social policies and trickle-down economics makes him anything other than a moderate centrist and classic floating voter.
He said: “Just because I believe in flat taxes, halting all immigration and that climate change is a myth, people wrongly assume that I’m some sort of Tory.
“It’s stereotyping. The moment I start voicing my opinion that there shouldn’t be a safety net for the elderly or the disabled and that all employment rights should be abolished, people start tarring me with the ‘right-wing’ brush.”
“Maybe I’ve voted Conservative. Maybe I was a member for a while. Maybe I still am a member and I wrote to Boris Johnson demanding that transes not be allowed to drive after I read a Daily Mail article about it. But I don’t see how that makes me a ‘gammon’.”
“Honestly, if liberal snowflakes keep claiming I’m right-wing, I might just start sliding right. They’re far less judgemental and open to debating issues like whether non-property owners should have the vote.”