Roger Daltrey, one of the two remaining members of the legendary British rock group, The Who, lashed out at the country’s Labour Party on the issue of immigration during their most recent stay in power.
In a wide-ranging interview with The Daily Mail, Daltrey (a lifelong Labour supporter), said: ‘I was appalled at what Labour did to the working class -- mass immigration, where people were allowed to come here and undercut our working class.”
Daltrey, who was born into a poor, working-class family in West London, further vented: ‘It’s fine to say everybody can come into your country, but everybody should work towards a standard of living expected by people who live here. Not come here, live 20 to a room, pay no tax, send money home and undercut every builder in London. They slaughtered the working class in this country. I hate them [Labour] for it because it is always the little man who is hurt badly. It’s terrible. It frustrates me.”
The man who once played the starring role of Tommy, the deaf, dumb and blind boy added: ‘We have got to stop pandering to people because we won’t be able to afford to keep this going. At the very least, it should be a pre-requisite that people have to learn English. What really made me angry about that period is not that people shouldn’t come here -- that’s fine -- but you have to make allowances for the strain that is going to put on your social services and they made none.”
Daltrey, who is worth about 32-million pounds, defended the lot of the average British working man.
‘Talk about sticking their head up their a***,” he said. “The arrogance, the audacity. They don’t realize how hard the average man has to work to get that and to pay those taxes.”
However, this doesn’t mean Daltrey is suddenly turning to the Conservatives.
‘I’ve become very cynical,’ he said. ‘I don’t see anybody with a pair of balls out of the whole bunch. They are so spineless.”
Daltrey further blasted the National Health Service (NHS).
“When you look at how it is run you see there is nobody in charge,” he charged. “Everybody’s been digging trenches for 50, 60 years and now those trenches are so deep it’s going to be really hard to get any sort of movement.”