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What do you think about people who claim that Labour and the Tories are no different? watch

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    I agree with those who claim that there isn't much difference between the two
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    People who claim that the two are practically the same are ignorant
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    (Original post by L i b)
    I think they're well thick.
    x2 You only need to hear the debates in parliament to know the differences between their attitudes.
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    (Original post by Antonia87)
    No, I dont think so. Do you think the Conservatives would have allowed the devolved assemblies to formulate in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales giving them limited powers of self-government? Do you think the Conseratives would have signed the Social Chapter, implementing the Minimum Wage? Because they certainly opposed it initially. Do you think the Conservatives would have ever supported electoral reform and introduced the Single Transferable Vote System/Supplementary Vote/Additional Member System? Do you think they would have abolished hereditary peers in the House of Lords?

    There are, in fact, numerous significant diffferences between the two parties.
    This was in 1997. I don't the see point here.
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    To be fair, average viewers will tend to notice that Labour and the Tories are no different when presenting their policies. But it is when the Tories are put into power that a big change will occur. Both parties are tackling the deficit in the same manner. Both parties agree on the current Afganistan policy. Both parties want to deal with the expenses simiarly.

    At least the liberals are different! (although Clegg is awful)
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    (Original post by rajandkwameali)
    This was in 1997. I don't the see point here.
    What have dates got to do with anything? It was still New Labour.
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    But this was the past. As things have stood since Hague was leader, the Tories have adopted and agreed with many Labour policies.
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    (Original post by Antonia87)
    No, I dont think so. Do you think the Conservatives would have allowed the devolved assemblies to formulate in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales giving them limited powers of self-government? Do you think the Conseratives would have signed the Social Chapter, implementing the Minimum Wage? Because they certainly opposed it initially. Do you think the Conservatives would have ever supported electoral reform and introduced the Single Transferable Vote System/Supplementary Vote/Additional Member System? Do you think they would have abolished hereditary peers in the House of Lords?

    There are, in fact, numerous significant diffferences between the two parties.
    Aye, Labour have certainly ballsed up over the years.
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    The thing is that both Labour and the Tories have evolved in a big way in recent years - and the centre ground has changed big time with it.

    In the mid-1990s the reaction of the general public to an article in the Daily Mail about a recently deceased gay pop star would not have received anywhere near the reaction it did today - with or without the internet. (Remember that these were the years when there were no civil partnerships, ministers were almost "expected" to resign if they were "outted" - and finally people were still getting kicked out of the military for being gay.

    Professor Colin Hay's book "Why we hate politics" is an interesting take on why some people say that there's little difference between the parties - http://www.opendemocracy.net/ourking...cs-we-deserve/
 
 
 
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