Poll shows that electorate is overwhelmingly in favour of cutting public spending Watch

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http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/new...cle6832427.eceIs the electorate finally fed up of the vast stealth tax increases under labour?
Has the electorate moved further to the right since 2005?
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The fact is that all three main parties and the electorate favour cuts at the moment for the same reason - to maintain or increase current spending levels would destroy the treasury and our credit rating.

It doesn't signal any sudden support for the right wing. They could vote for any party and the base level of cuts would be guaranteed out of necessity to balance the books.
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Come on this is an interesting debate
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Undoubtedly they are in favour of cutting taxes, maintaining the quality of public services and decreasing the deficit. People don't understand that these things are contradictions.
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They could vote for any party and the base level of cuts would be guaranteed out of necessity to balance the books.
Only some, however, would own up to this fact immediately, it must be said. We'd have to accept the cuts as trying to salvage sensible financing, but at the same time, I'd personally want to vote for transparency.
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Undoubtedly they are in favour of cutting taxes, maintaining the quality of public services and decreasing the deficit. People don't understand that these things are contradictions.
Quality is not directly related to spending. As they said, the Americans spent $1mn trying to make a pen that could be used in space, the Russians just used a pencil...
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Quality is not directly related to spending. As they said, the Americans spent $1mn trying to make a pen that could be used in space, the Russians just used a pencil...
To be fair, it is quite an awesome pen. I have one.

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To be fair, it is quite an awesome pen. I have one.

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The million dollar pen :holmes:
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Undoubtedly they are in favour of cutting taxes, maintaining the quality of public services and decreasing the deficit. People don't understand that these things are contradictions.
I think this has hit the nail on the head.

We all want good public services and low taxes. :rolleyes:
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And now i realise that democracy doesn't work.
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And now i realise that democracy doesn't work.
Democracy is flawed, as is every political system.

Doesn't mean we should give it up.
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http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/new...cle6832427.eceIs the electorate finally fed up of the vast stealth tax increases under labour?
Has the electorate moved further to the right since 2005?
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the electorate nowadays seems to just be in favour of the exact opposite of whatever Gordon Brown does - he could offer everyone in the country a free Greggs iced doughnut and the majority would go 'crawling, brown-nosing git'
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Many households have to cut their costs, so why shouldn't the government? I'm sure that's the mentality of most of the electorate.
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Quality is not directly related to spending. As they said, the Americans spent $1mn trying to make a pen that could be used in space, the Russians just used a pencil...
That isn't actually true you know... http://www.thespacereview.com/article/613/1
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