After a Tory supporting letter appeared on the front page of this morning’s Telegraph, the Labour Party have tonight released a letter of their own – signed not only by businesspeople and Labour supporters, but also by many on zero hours contracts – backing Labour’s plans, including cracking down on zero hours contracts.
Update: The party have started letting people add their names to the letter.
The letter has been sent to – and will presumably be splashed on the front page of – the Guardian. Here it is in full:
We all care about Britain’s economy and we all have a stake in the future.
We are all working people. Some of us run businesses, large and small. Some of us used to work on zero hours contracts, some of us still do.
We come from all walks of life, this is what Britain looks like.
We believe that the fundamental choice at this election is: who does this country work for? Does it work only for those at the very top or does it work for working people – those trying to make ends meet, working in British businesses across the country to create wealth and support their families?
A symbol of the failure of this Government’s economic plan is the proliferation of zero hour contracts which has helped fuel the low wage, low skill economy that is letting down working people and letting down Britain.
Britain only succeeds when working people succeed. We need a better plan for prosperity. We need a better plan and a better future. We need a Labour Government to put working people first.
Oware Ampem Darko
Keith Clarke CBE
Keith Peter Evans
Philip Hedley CBE
Wayne Hemingway MBE
Graham Jones OBE
Sir Michael Lyons
Ashik Shamji Patel
J P Rocks
Margaret Wood MBE