There have always been Blue Collar Conservative voters in Wales sometimes this is due to a genuine right wing thinking and other Times it was simply a reaction to Labour's Hegemony throughout Wales. The election of Jeremy Corbyn to the Labour Leadership probably leads to the "Welsh" Tories ti believe that they can exploit the fact that areal socialist leads Labour to their advantage but there must be some worry in Tory circles that they themselves could lose votes to Ukip among working people.
With the May Assembly elections looming on the horizon, Mr Davies wants to establish his party as a champion of “working people”.
The Vale of Glamorgan-based farmer said:
“Forget the cliché of public schools, country mansions and trust funds. Welsh Conservatism is about freedom and fairness, and a belief that aspiration and hard work are by far the best route out of poverty and hardship.Davies was educated at Llanfair Primary School, St John's Preparatory School, Porthcawl, and later boarded at Wycliffe College, Stroud. so not Eton but pretty dam close .
“The party I lead is built on blue-collar Conservatism, and driven by a sense of hard work and aspiration... After 17 years of successive Labour governments, Wales remains the poorest part of the UK with many people on low wages, trapping them in poverty.”
Daran Hill, who the Mule describes as one of Wales’ leading political consultants, said Labour and Plaid Cymru were making “overt” appeals to working-class voters but “aspirational” politics was now the “predominant preserve” of the Conservatives.
“Class as an indicator of politics has been declining for many decades, as shown by significant research. However, there are some signs that this decade is significantly more class-based in terms of the strategies of some political parties than it has been in the past.How can you be "aspirational" if you are dependent on Food Banks just to live?
“Labour since 2010 and Plaid Cymru under Leanne have both adopted a much more overt appeal to working class voters and changed the vocabulary of their politics. The election of Corbyn has only reinforced this approach.
“What that has meant is that the ‘aspirational’ aspects related to class and class mobility have now become the predominant preserve of the Conservatives in a way they have not been able to dominate since the 1980s. They know that as well as a working class there is a huge section of the electorate which is
“Interestingly, though, when it comes to the education level aspect of class, the Conservatives are unique in Welsh politics in that a majority of their Assembly Members and Members of Parliament never attended university. This gives them a different perspective perhaps and also increases the party’s self belief in the ability of anyone to change their social status.
How can you be aspirational if you have a major illness bit are forced into Job seekers allowance?
How can you be aspirational if you re a Steel Worker in Port Talbot who has been made redundant.
Socialism is however all about aspiration but it aspirational for all .
It is not what I can do do make my life better it is about making everyone life better.
The Tories success has come from Thatcher on and which was shared by Blair was that you can win an election with the support of less than 30% of those eligible to vote.
So you cater for them what Darren Hill who refers to have " much more concerned with holidays and home ownership than it is with bedroom tax".
Those you intend to kick in the teeth are not going to vote for you they are often not even to bother to vote . Indeed not even register.
You convince people that Andrew Davies words
After 17 years of successive Labour governments, Wales remains the poorest part of the UK with many people on low wages, trapping them in poverty.”
But you then demonise those above by labelling them as workshy and scroungers and of course lacking aspiration.
It could be argued that there are some in the Labour Party who have an interest in having a electorate base that is relatively worse off.
What we need is realise that we can create a Nation that caters for all and lift all out of poverty. Do this we need to copy Scotland where the Independence campaign united all and saw Labour and the Tories lose by the idea that "Another Scotland was possible".
It is up to Plaid and maybe the Greens to fight for Another Wales by first becoming the main Opposition in the Assembly by far and then replacing Labour followed by a successful independence referendum.
Fail and poverty under Labour or the Tories will always be with us.