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    Conservatives
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    Labour
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    Lib Dems
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    Who will you support, who do you think will win and why?

    I haven't added the various other parties simply because they don't stand a chance.
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    Green party, because they're the only party i identify with at all.
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    (Original post by fletcheroo)
    Green party, because they're the only party i identify with at all.
    Fair play, but you don't honestly believe that the Green Party will win the next general election?
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    Conservatives will win (unless something major hppens). I'd vote for the Lib Dems.
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    (Original post by EnthusiasticEnthusiast)
    Fair play, but you don't honestly believe that the Green Party will win the next general election?
    Ofcourse i don't, but as i'm revulsed by the centre-ground mundanism of british politics that really doesn't bother me.
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    I'm voting labour because they have the best chance of keeping the Cameron out.
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    ID VOTE uknip or bnp
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    I'll vote Lib Dems, despite their ardent pro-EU stance.
    The Tories will win whatever happens, so I'm not going to vote New Labour just to keep them out.
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    I'm hoping for a hung Parliament.
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    Lib Dems. If we didn't use the FPTP system, then it would be the Green Party.
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    (Original post by JW92)
    I'll vote Lib Dems, despite their ardent pro-EU stance.
    The Tories will win whatever happens, so I'm not going to vote New Labour just to keep them out.
    love the Irony of you having Tony Benn as your Avatar :p: .

    Anyway this thread could cause some bitter arguments, but anyway I'll be voting Labour... for the simple reason I am not Liberal or Tory I am a socialist, yeah I am hardcore :rolleyes:
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    (Original post by ukmaxi)
    love the Irony of you having Tony Benn as your Avatar :p: .

    Anyway this thread could cause some bitter arguments, but anyway I'll be voting Labour... for the simple reason I am not Liberal or Tory I am a socialist, yeah I am hardcore :rolleyes:
    Yeah, but Benn is pretty far removed from New Labour, whose politics have a lot more to do with Thatcher's government than Wilson's or Atlee's.
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    (Original post by JW92)
    Yeah, but Benn is pretty far removed from New Labour, whose politics have a lot more to do with Thatcher's government than Wilson's or Atlee's.
    Well true, some argue thatcher was more of a liberal than a tory..... But I don't like her anyway, and well mainly its due to the fact people are scarred of socialism, they relate it too much to communism.

    Thats why the image is different, the only difference really was the alteration of clause 4 of the labour party.

    well I say only difference, it had a major impact on how the party worked... But I wouldn't say its a thatcheristic government, she would have never ever had a national minimum wage introduced for one example... Plus its annoyingly difficult to try and renationalise.... Some people will obviously disagree with me, but If we have a nationalised industry we are stronger as a country, economically through trade. and are self sufficient when at times of global trouble. Whilst trying to help others. The problem is in the 70's Labour were too soft on letting the Unions striking every 2 seconds, which is why labour had to change to shake that image off... That people feared of.... Now as a result we have a bloody over capitalised banking system....
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    None of those.

    (Original post by EnthusiasticEnthusiast)
    I haven't added the various other parties simply because they don't stand a chance.
    Winning isn't everything. Ensuring that your views are best represented is also a worthy goal.
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    I think the Conservatives will win pretty comfortably. I'm not sure it'll be a landslide because you need to have people change who they vote for. The Labour voters that are left at the moment are the die hards. They'll still vote for Labour no matter what even though the Labour Party they vote for at the moment probably has little in common with their ideas or view. To get a Landslide you'd need a few million of these folks to switch to the Conservatives which is unlikely. More likely is people who would have been inclined to vote Labour in recent elections will either stay at home or vote for a smaller party instead - and some will switch to the Conservatives. The Conservatives i'd imagine will be looking to secure nearly everything south of Sheffield and possibly pick up a few more in places like Scotland and Wales.

    Problem for Labour is they've been around too long that people are getting sick of them. Even if people dislike Cameron compared to Brown he is more youthful, energetic and leader of the party who seem to actually be doing something interesting - ie, not talking a lot of crap and putting us into uncontrollable debt.

    If Labour dig in over the next 6 months on stuff like the Royal Mail and get more strikes coming out of the woodwork then those traditional union voters might end up staying at home even more than they would have anyway.

    With Clegg in control I can't see the Lib Dems doing much. He simply isn't recognisable compared to a Kennedy or Ashdown or even a Campbell. Most people see Vince Cable or Sarah Teather when it's something to do with the Lib Dems. When Clegg appears most people are "who's he?"
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    Across the UK - Conservatives.

    But in Scotland? Definately not the Conservatives. I'd say the SNP or Labour.
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    (Original post by S.Beall)
    Across the UK - Conservatives.

    But in Scotland? definitely not the Conservatives. I'd say the SNP or Labour.
    Well, I question exactly how much quasi-regional results matter, even when the devolved areas now have their own peculiar systems too. It is, after all, a national election and - even if the Labour Party or the SNP were to hoover up Scotland on a landslide, it wouldn't mean diddily squat except for its (relatively small) impact on the national scene.

    Personally I think Labour will probably overtake the SNP - on both popular vote and (probably disproportionately) in terms of seats. The Nats will make gains, as they start off from a pretty low level, and will undoubtedly overtake the Lib Dems as the second party in Scotland - indeed, the Lib Dems will almost certainly drop to 4th place from 2005.

    Due to the fairly peculiar 2005 results, I suspect Scotland will be quite interesting in 2010.

    If the Scottish Tories took second place north of the border - which is possible if difficult - I think that would be a rather grand-scale victory - although of course it would only be rolling the clock back to 1992.
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    I'd happily bet a tenner that the Tories will win.
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    I'd say the Conservative party have probably got this one, but I'm still voting Green.
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    (Original post by Gesar)
    I'm voting labour because they have the best chance of keeping the Cameron out.
    and your benefit payments, obviously...
 
 
 
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