Edwina Currie strikes again: Young people must ‘learn sense’

Edwina Currie offended a whole section of the demographic again today by saying that young people won't vote or have economic power until they "start working, pay taxes, learn sense".

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Former Conservative MP Edwina Currie offended a whole section of the demographic again today by saying that young people won’t vote or have economic power until they “start working, pay taxes, learn sense”.

On the day that David Cameron revealed drastic cuts to housing benefits for under-25s, Edwina Currie had no problem airing her views on the matter.

However, her comments are sure to offend many under 25s, after she implied that none of them work, vote or have any sense.

Responding to a tweet from @racybaldhero, Currie said:

The under 25s and futureless youth will make you pay for attacking them as you defend your wealthy friends.

To which she replied:

No they won’t. They have the vote, don’t use it & have no economic power. Not till they start working, pay taxes, learn sense.”

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Left Foot Forward has previously reported on Currie’s unsubtle distaste for the less well-off, after she made a woman cry on a Radio 5 phone-in and refused to believe that people were going hungry in the UK:

“Are you telling me people in this country are going hungry? Seriously? Seriously? Do you know, I really have great difficulty believing that.”

I don’t think people in this country go hungry. But are these people at the same time maybe buying the odd lottery ticket? Do they just occasionally have the odd cigarette? Somewhere along the line does food come as the first priority?”

 


See also:

Edwina Currie is good at making people cry 16 Feb 2012

Currie v Jones: Do people go hungry in Britain? 14 Nov 2011


 

Commentators throughout the day have debated why Cameron felt it necessary to attack young people with his new measures but perhaps Currie has let on an attitude felt throughout the Conservative Party – young people have no ‘economic power’ (a.k.a wealth) so they are not favoured by the Tories.

 


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26 Responses to “Edwina Currie strikes again: Young people must ‘learn sense’”

  1. Rachel Allen

    Edwina Curry reveals core of the Tory calculation http://t.co/0RCwSkd4 They target young because they believe there'll be no consequences.

  2. Left Blogging

    @Edwina_Currie thinks young people should “start working, pay taxes, learn sense”, does she? http://t.co/dcdMcaB2 (via @leftfootfwd)

  3. Anonymous

    Do they have the odd fling while hubby is not around, a major mistake if you then tell people.

    For god sake why bother with this old bat.

  4. Blarg1987

    Interesting that someone who had a grant to University that was paid for by the tax payer can complain about young people using state services to to help further themselves i.e. getting housing benefit to ove to a location to get a job to pay taxes etc.

    Young people do vote they do not realise their potential as vote changes just yet, granted their is always a minority that ruin it for the majority but thats in all walks of life as Edwina Curriee has proven.

  5. Yrotitna

    “@leftfootfwd: Edwina Currie strikes again: Young people must 'learn sense' http://t.co/LgUDj7lN” "people in glass houses…!"

  6. Foxy52

    Edwina Currie strikes again: Young people must 'learn sense' http://t.co/lDyTAMwx Currie his a big idiot now (cont) http://t.co/gGcL2wHo

  7. Foxy52

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  8. Caitlin Bateman

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  9. Extradition Game

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  10. Mr. Sensible

    Why am I not surprised by this?

    The nasty party is back…

  11. TristanPriceWilliams

    If I had her past I wouldn’t spend my time making a Major idiot of myself by lecturing other people… otherwise I might get EGG on my face…

  12. UK Workers News

    Edwina Currie strikes again: Young people must 'learn sense' – Left Foot Forward http://t.co/m2PqTIlW

  13. BevR

    RT @leftfootfwd: Edwina Currie strikes again: Young people must 'learn sense' http://t.co/v8Jb66BE

  14. Sue

    "@britishroses1: RT @leftfootfwd: Edwina Currie strikes again: Young people must 'learn sense' http://t.co/LYzsH6L9" anyone have any eggs?

  15. JC

    At the risk of being accused of supporting MsCurrie, she’s right that unless you vote, you have no economic power. How can you change your MP or local council if you don’t vote?

  16. Knut Cayce

    More than a touch of traditional Tory (Liberal for Aussies) arrogance there, certainly, but Currie is on the money… http://t.co/z7BPUei7

  17. Ceri Leigh

    Edwina shows up Cameron's attitude?: RT @leftfootfwd: Edwina Currie strikes again: Young people must 'learn sense' http://t.co/oeO27DkE

  18. Celia Lawton-Livingstone

    They never went away!

  19. FurnessValeHistory

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  20. Simon Thompson

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  21. Noodlehands

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  22. strooomy

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  23. Anonymous

    No, but they can sure fool some people some of the time.

    Shame there’s no real alternative. Since Labour refuse to be.

  24. Andrew Smith

    @DavidAllenGreen leftfootforwards seems to think it is her – http://t.co/W6HalNYK

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  26. gawabian

    So the woman with no morals shows she has no morals, no surprise then that she talks out of her arse and thinks with her pussy.

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