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Who will you vote for at the 2015 General Election Watch

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    Conservatives
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    Labour
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    UKIP
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    Lib Dems
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    Green Party
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    UKIP. No other viable option.
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    I find it odd that the Greens have this reputation as a nice friendly, harmless alternative. To imagine the Green Party in power you'd have to imagine France under Hollande with hate taxes, high unemployment, the rich leaving en masse and out of control trade unions. And then you'd have to add energy prices skyrocketing because of an emphasis on green energy.

    Socialist environmentalism is not the way to go.
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    (Original post by tengentoppa)
    I find it odd that the Greens have this reputation as a nice friendly, harmless alternative. To imagine the Green Party in power you'd have to imagine France under Hollande with hate taxes, high unemployment, the rich leaving en masse and out of control trade unions. And then you'd have to add energy prices skyrocketing because of an emphasis on green energy.

    Socialist environmentalism is not the way to go.
    I feel that the Green party belong not in Westminster, but rather in Brussels. In the EU election, and my constituencies by-election, I voted Green and Lib Dem respectively.
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    Labour.

    I live in a Labour heartland with a strong working class community, but my reasons for voting for them in 2015 will be:

    1) They're against the Bedroom Tax
    2) They want to sort out the NHS
    3) They want qualified teachers in schools
    4) They want to part renationalise and cut fares on the trains
    5) They want to freeze bills, support the poor and heavily tax the rich
    6) They don't have Michael Gove

    I truly believe Labour will help the working class, regardless of Milliband's personal ratings, he has a good team with clear policies to sustain economic growth and reduce the deficit, supporting the poor and meaning those with most money pay the most tax.
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    UKIP.
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    I have a real, real aversion to the current government. But it's not so much based on its policy agenda (terrible as it may be) as its colourless technocratic and PR-obsessed tendencies. Peacetime coalition government is a mockery of democracy, and frankly (even as a leftie) I'd be happier with a Tory majority than with another blue and yellow mess.
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    (Original post by tengentoppa)
    And then you'd have to add energy prices skyrocketing because of an emphasis on green energy.

    Socialist environmentalism is not the way to go.
    Fossil fuel prices are rising, the cost of renewables is falling. The idea that renewable energy is a major factor driving up bills is a myth. It certainly doesn't cause energy prices to "skyrocket".

    No one is suggesting a green party government. But a few green MPs in parliament wouldn't hurt.

    I won't be voting green because I have major issues with some of their policies, but we need more politicians who take the environment seriously. I don't feel that any of the current main parties take it seriously, but who knows, some manifestos might surprise me.
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    (Original post by RFowler)
    Fossil fuel prices are rising, the cost of renewables is falling. The idea that renewable energy is a major factor driving up bills is a myth. It certainly doesn't cause energy prices to "skyrocket".

    No one is suggesting a green party government. But a few green MPs in parliament wouldn't hurt.

    I won't be voting green because I have major issues with some of their policies, but we need more politicians who take the environment seriously. I don't feel that any of the current main parties take it seriously, but who knows, some manifestos might surprise me.
    While I'm certainly not advocating it as I'm happy with a nuclear trade off, if you left energy to the market and scrapped taxation on the bills you'd see dirty coal plants open en masse and energy prices halve.

    Your long term view of fossil fuels and renewable is correct but right now we've jumped too early.

    My personal view is nuclear for the moment and then when Germany gets an annual average of 75% renewable we can make the jump.
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    I actually don't know anymore...

    But I do know it won't be Conservatives. Why would I vote for a party who in my eyes have made things worse for this country?
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    Labour are scum
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    Conservatives.
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    UKIP. I don't believe in everything they stand for, but I do believe that they are the only party with the balls to pull us out of the EU. Cast Iron Dave won't be getting my vote, that's for sure.
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    Labour because they are the only party which can oust the Tories.
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    (Original post by ridwan12)
    Can't stand conservatives after:

    Tuition fee's increase
    Bedroom Tax
    Cutting Tax for the rich
    Micheal Gove's ruining of the education system.
    Scrapping EMA
    Not cutting the deficiet
    Cutting legal aid

    If labour renationalise trains, cap electricity bills and reduce tuition fees they'll get my vote.
    If Labour gives me free money I'll vote for them too. Students got by without EMA for years and years. The deficit has been reduced- not by as much as originally hoped, but it has. Look these up before you post rubbish.
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    (Original post by ridwan12)
    Can't stand conservatives after:

    Tuition fee's increase
    Bedroom Tax
    Cutting Tax for the rich
    Micheal Gove's ruining of the education system.
    Scrapping EMA
    Not cutting the deficiet
    Cutting legal aid

    If labour renationalise trains, cap electricity bills and reduce tuition fees they'll get my vote.
    Tuition fee's increase - Necessary, how else should the increasing numbers of students be paid for? It's clearly not deterring people either, record numbers are going to uni since the hike.
    Bedroom Tax - A fair welfare system has those take what they need, not what they want.
    Cutting Tax for the rich - Revenues have increased, and the rich are been taxed more than they ever were under Labour.
    Micheal Gove's ruining of the education system. - Much improved, far fewer failing schools, reduction in grade inflation, more academically rigorous, fewer pointless subjects.
    Scrapping EMA - I can't stand this entitlement culture.
    Not cutting the deficiet Much room for improvement, but would certainly have been worse under Labour.
    Cutting legal aid - Only thing I agree with you on

    (Original post by ridwan12)
    If labour renationalise trains, cap electricity bills and reduce tuition fees they'll get my vote.
    Renationalising trains could mean lower fares, but would mean higher taxes - so no gain - there would also be a lack of investment and no incentive towards efficiency. Capping electricity bills would not work, pick up an economics textbook. Reducing tuition fees is unaffordable and unnecessary. Vote Conservative.
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    The next election, for me, will be a tough vote to cast. Whilst I lean conservatively on the economy, I'm more left leaning regarding social issues . Granted, no party is perfect, but the uncharismatic nature of Miliband will be a detriment. Despite this, I'll be voting Labour. I hold no more faith in the Conservative party anymore, and I believe the millions relying on food banks embodies my concern.


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    I'll be voting Labour.

    I don't believe the NHS is safe in the hands of the Tories.
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    (Original post by meenu89)
    If Labour gives me free money I'll vote for them too. Students got by without EMA for years and years. The deficit has been reduced- not by as much as originally hoped, but it has. Look these up before you post rubbish.
    I'm really concerned about the blow the alcohol, tobacco and fast food industries took from the abolition of EMA.
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    (Original post by Hewitt)
    Tuition fee's increase - Necessary, how else should the increasing numbers of students be paid for? It's clearly not deterring people either, record numbers are going to uni since the hike.
    Bedroom Tax - A fair welfare system has those take what they need, not what they want.
    Cutting Tax for the rich - Revenues have increased, and the rich are been taxed more than they ever were under Labour.
    Micheal Gove's ruining of the education system. - Much improved, far fewer failing schools, reduction in grade inflation, more academically rigorous, fewer pointless subjects.
    Scrapping EMA - I can't stand this entitlement culture.
    Not cutting the deficiet Much room for improvement, but would certainly have been worse under Labour.
    Cutting legal aid - Only thing I agree with you on



    Renationalising trains could mean lower fares, but would mean higher taxes - so no gain - there would also be a lack of investment and no incentive towards efficiency. Capping electricity bills would not work, pick up an economics textbook. Reducing tuition fees is unaffordable and unnecessary. Vote Conservative.
    Tuition fee's increase- Student in England should have to pay extortionate prices for education. What is worse is there are numerous studies which show that actually it won't raise much money so your point is invalid anyway.

    Bedroom Tax- Are you serious?. The Bedroom tax has especially hit household's with disabled people. We already know their is a shortage of houses, and many people can't downsize even if they wished to. This is going to hit the poorest the hardest. You are so out of touch.

    Cutting Tax for the rich - So instead of solving the actual problem you allow them to pay less?. :rolleyes:

    Micheal Gove's ruining of the education system. - "Much improved, far fewer failing schools, reduction in grade inflation, more academically rigorous, fewer pointless subjects."

    LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL

    • Grade inflation hasn't really reduced, and as we have seen in the past the goalpost have been moved unfairly after exam results were known
    • Many more failing schools and scandals such as trojan horse, free schools
    • more academically rigorous- proof?

    Scrapping EMA - I can't stand this entitlement culture.

    It isn't about entitlement culture. It is about promoting post 16 education and helping the poorest children with their educational requirements.

    Not cutting the deficiet Much room for improvement, but would certainly have been worse under Labour.

    No proof, an opinion which has no basis what so ever.

    Renationalising trains could mean lower fares, but would mean higher taxes - so no gain - there would also be a lack of investment and no incentive towards efficiency.

    Investment would occur from government. Trains in London are publicly owned and have lots of investment and have improved dramatically. Yes their would be an incentive towards effciency, spending would be placed under tough scrutiny.

    Capping electricity bills would not work, pick up an economics textbook.

    Actually yes it would work.

    Reducing tuition fees is unaffordable and unnecessary.

    The fact you said it is unnecessary say's it all.

    It isn't unaffordable as I have said above increasing it to £9000 per year will not increase any extra funds.

    VOTE:

    Anyone but conservative; as I have just shown they know nothing.

    Oh and also UKIP .
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    (Original post by meenu89)
    If Labour gives me free money I'll vote for them too. Students got by without EMA for years and years. The deficit has been reduced- not by as much as originally hoped, but it has. Look these up before you post rubbish.
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/e...ing-rises.html

    Should have phrased it better :L. Deficit on course to increase, so not really cutting deficit. They are way of their target.

    EMA: your point is.
 
 
 
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