Arthur, 64, Opinionated Ambivalent
The turning point for me was probably Margaret Thatcher. Before her, I used to vote for labour because me and all the family are working class. But she encouraged home ownership, which I went for, and she encouraged nationalisation and shares, which I also went for, and I did ok. In fact I did well, really. So yeah, when I think about it, she changed my political views and she made a change in my life. The miners’ strike was a devastating blow because I always saw myself as a union man, and I was on the workers side… and yet my views are still with her. Now days, it’s a very easy decision not to vote, I just think whoever gets in you just go along with it, really. They’re just in it for themselves and nothing will change.
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