- Voters staying at home because they believe their vote doesn't count. 61% last time, 59% turn out the time before.
- Voters believing the choice is only between two parties so vote for the lesser of two evils rather than their own believes.
- A first past the post electorial system that allows a party to get >50% seats with <40% of the national vote.
Maybe if more people took an interest, more people got out and voted, more people voted for what they believe - we'd have a chance at getting out of this mess?
i just can't believe that the most labour have to offer is another five years of tinkering with taxes and putting off any hard spending choices.
Is that going to stop the wealth gap from continuing to exist ? I don't think so. I agree with progressive taxatoin rather than the 'flat' tax proposed by some, but i can't believe that it's redistributive. Taxing high earners half of their salary isn't stopping them from earning those sums and ploughing the money into investment and assets which provide better returns....plus the rich know how to minimise the tax burden and seek out more tax friendly ways of moving their money around.
But then again that's all labour have, because they will never cut off the welfare to the high earners. Will they ever cut the high five figure and six figure salaries to managers in the public sector ? Will they outlaw some of the methods of financial speculation which allow high six figure and seven earners to coin it ? not a chance.
No. It's all after the fact taxation which doesn't really inhibit the earning power AND spending power of the high earners.
So both osbourne and darling have to be more circumspect when they discuss issues on the economy.....whereas the LD's can say all sorts and much of it doesn't really matter, until such point as they become a genuine contender for outright victory. Then what ? Would they still believe in the euro and nationalising the banks if what they said really mattered ?
I'd hope they would be following through on election pledges, and don't suddenly turn into the third copy of the conservatives.So both osbourne and darling have to be more circumspect when they discuss issues on the economy.....whereas the LD's can say all sorts and much of it doesn't really matter, until such point as they become a genuine contender for outright victory. Then what ? Would they still believe in the euro and nationalising the banks if what they said really mattered ?
If the Liberal Democrats had a real chance, then the other two parties would turn more of their scrutiny on them. At the moment the Liberal Democrats tend to get an easy ride. The Liberal Democrats best hope is to sneak to power, without people really getting a chance to vet their policies.
but i'm just wondering how different they really are from the tories [we know they're not that very different from labour], and how workable some of their proposals are under the current systems we have in place.
that comes under scrutiny now. i'd be interested to know what changes they are promising as a new govt. stand up to scrutiny. [and that's not just a case of 'if we don't vote them in we'll never know'].
Definitely want Brown out, that guy couldn't run a bath let alone the country (and he hates drivers as well so that's reason alone to kick him out!)
Somehow don't Cameron and as a football fan I know he was in charge of ITV Digital and we know what happened there so still a bit dubious.
I'll go for UKIP as I always do... won't get in but I feel better nonetheless
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