Following a controversial statement in the Financial Times by Liam Byre MP the Member of Parliament for Dudley North, Marco Longhi stated:
“This clearly demonstrates the contempt the Labour Party has for hard working people such as those that work on the frontline in retail. During these challenging times I believe parents are very proud of their children, who are working in retail in such places like Costa. This is not something to be ashamed of. Both my daughters work on the frontline in the retail environment and I’m extremely proud of them.
“If these are the type of views Kier Stammer is happy to support perhaps it is not only Liam Byrne that should consider his position. I know the current West Midlands mayor Andy Street would never make such disparaging comments to those that work so hard.
“If this is the way Labour plan on building their support then they have a very long way to go – they seem so detached from real people that they won’t learn whoever leads them.”