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SPEAKER'S CORNER: Kathy Lette

PUBLISHED: 16:28 18 February 2010 | UPDATED: 16:47 07 September 2010

Best-selling author and West Hampstead resident Kathy Lette is a staunch Labour supporter. She hopes Labour wins the election to avoid the country being run by a bunch of Etonians out of touch with real people. She said: If Cameron was elected, Westminst

Best-selling author and West Hampstead resident Kathy Lette is a staunch Labour supporter. She hopes Labour wins the election to avoid the country being run by a bunch of Etonians out of touch with real people.

She said: "If Cameron was elected, Westminster would be like an Etonian old boys' reunion. The expenses scandal proved that the class divide is alive and well.

"The Labour party politicians cheated by claiming packets of HobNobs, tampons and nappies, while the Tories claimed for moats, mazes, helipads and tennis courts.

"Cameron might claim to be the Conservative new face but it is the same old Tories. He is charisma wrapping a vacuum, whereas Brown's brain is the biggest organ outside Westminster Abbey (and the brain is the only place where size does count!). I would rather have a politician with all substance and no style than one with style and no substance.

"When it comes down to it in May, I think people are going to look at Cameron and co more seriously and, even though they are pretending to be different, they will realise that they are still wearing the same old pin-striped underpants. They do not have sympathy with working and middle -class people.

"They are all from fantastically wealthy backgrounds - they are heir-conditioned - so how can they have any sympathy or understanding for the average man or woman.

"We do still have to worry about voter apathy and it is important to remind ourselves that 100 years ago women were imprisoned and force fed so we would get the vote. Apathy is the biggest thing we have to fight. Young people need to have an apathy-ectomy.

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