I didn't - you did. I most certainly do not think for that all working class people are rednecks but it is a fair statement to make that most rednecks are working class. Why - because this is the generally accepted definition of 'Redneck': a poor white person without education, especially one living in the countryside in the southern US, who has prejudiced (= unfair and unreasonable) ideas and beliefs
This definition comes from the Cambridge English Dictionary: https://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictio ... sh/redneck but others all give very similar definitions.
You may not like Mr Johnson but I have never, ever heard him called a redneck (a 'gammon' perhaps but not a redneck)! To be honest, I have never heard the term redneck used to refer to Britons of any background.
Incidentally, it was you who took a dig at the American working class with your smug and snobbish comment on their politics. I simply questioned why, for someone who seems so proud of his far left-wing credentials, you would choose to show such contempt for the real working class just because they are in another country. I suppose that rather sums up your version of the Labour movement; it's all to do with theorising in Hampstead drawing rooms and nothing to do with the problems that the less-well off actually face on a day-to-day basis. There is a reason, however misguided we may feel it to be, that these folk voted for Mr Trump. It is the same reason that marginalised people voted against their best interests for Brexit in places like Port Talbot and other industrialised / formerly industrialised areas in the UK. In the US, they are increasingly feeling that the American dream has passed them by and Mr Trump has promised to bring it back in reach. In the UK, by blaming all our woes on the EU, Mr Farage, Mr Johnson et al appealed to the same concerns. As a retiree, these are simply not problems you face Mr Redshaw but they are very real to those that do. Do not look down on them with contempt but try and emphasise with their fears.