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  • View Poll Results: Who will you vote for?
    Labour Party
    112
    20.90%
    Liberal Democrats
    186
    34.70%
    Conservative Party
    130
    24.25%
    United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP)
    25
    4.66%
    Green Party
    20
    3.73%
    British National Party (BNP)
    13
    2.43%
    Scottish National Party (SNP)
    5
    0.93%
    Plaid Cymru Party
    3
    0.56%
    Other Party (let us know!)
    11
    2.05%
    None of them ('wasted' vote)
    10
    1.87%
    Don't know (floating vote)
    21
    3.92%

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    anything but labour.
    which in reality means tory.
    Although I probably agree with UKIP policies the most, just not the party image.
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    Ukip
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    (Original post by Samz)
    Loving how you appreciate democracy, I hope you're on a very high wage otherwise you'll be screwed with the rest of us if the Tories get in.
    funny, considering the torries are practically the same party as labour just branded slightly differently. But please, enlighten me as to how their evil ways will screw you over so much ?
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    Lib dems, simply because imo they are the best of the three.
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    Probably the Liberal Democrats.
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    (Original post by James4d)
    Hey, I'm totally new to British politics, could some one give me a crash course, brief as possible, on the parties policies etc? Yeah yeah I'm googling it too..
    http://voteforpolicies.org.uk/
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    (Original post by Afrotortina)
    I don't get the hung parliament. Why would it be good or bad?
    It becomes ridiculously hard to pass legislation without a clear majority government to just pass them through. Basically no decisions will be made regarding the economy and **** will just get worse.
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    (Original post by CrookedLegs)
    I'm prepared to forgive him for thatmistake if it keeps Cameron out of the seat; he hasn't looked comfortable in the last year and recently cracks have started to appear. I have serious reservations over his ability to cope under the pressure of being a Prime Minister.
    Did you watch his post budget speech?
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    Ukip!
    I agree with most of their policies, especially on immigration and leaving the EU. The only one I disagree on is their opinion on climat change. At least they'll still carry on promoting recycling and a sustainable future though.
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    None of the main three as they only represent themselves not the people who voted for them.

    http://www.englishdemocrats.org.uk/i...d=13&Itemid=27
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    (Original post by mel0n)
    Aren't most who vote for lib dems basically.. wasting a vote? :erm:
    I wouldn't say so. Just because the party you vote for doesn't win doesn't mean that your vote has been wasted.
    I don't understand people who say they like the Lib Dems the best then go and vote Labour or Tory because "Lib Dems won't win so there is no point"

    Anyway, I'm going to be voting Lib Dem, because in an ideal world I would want them in power, I think Labour need a break and I'd rather saw off my own leg than vote Tory.
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    None of the main three as they only represent themselves and not the people who voted for them.

    http://www.englishdemocrats.org.uk/i...d=13&Itemid=27
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    No one.
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    Judging by the chancellors debate the other day on c4 it would be Lib dem for me. But due to that vote being wasted, it'll have to be the reds for me!
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    Ah nice guys. Lib Dems are all over the place! Is this just an age group thing then?
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    (Original post by Samz)
    Loving how you appreciate democracy, I hope you're on a very high wage otherwise you'll be screwed with the rest of us if the Tories get in.
    I don't appreciate democracy. It stinks.

    How do you work out that I will be screwed when the tories get in? Purely academic (because I live in the US anyway) but the burden of tax tends to fall under a Conservative government - surely that'd make me better off?
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    I'm waiting for a Labour-Lib Dem coalition. Should be any day now.
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    (Original post by sycophant)
    I've been eyeing up UKIP lately, and I seem to like many though not all of their policies.

    * UKIP will leave the political EU and trade globally and freely. We will re-embrace today’s fast-growing Commonwealth and we will encourage UK manufacturing so that we make things again.
    * We will freeze immigration for five years, speed up deportation of up to a million illegal immigrants by tripling the numbers engaged in deportations, and have ‘no home no visa’ work permits to ease the housing crisis.
    * We will have a grammar school in every town. We will restore standards of education and improve skills training. Student grants will replace student loans.
    * We will radically reform the working of the NHS with an Insurance Fund, whilst upholding the ‘free at the point of care’ principles. We will bring back matrons and have locally run, clean hospitals.
    * We will give people the vote on policing priorities, go back to proper beat policing and scrap the Human Rights Act. We will have sentences that mean what they say.
    * We will take 4.5 million people out of tax with a simple Flat Tax (with National Insurance) starting at £10,000. We will scrap Inheritance Tax, not just reform it and cut corporation taxes.
    * We will say No to green taxes and wind farms. To avert a major energy crisis, we will go for new nuclear power plants on the same existing site facilities and for clean coal. We will reduce pollution and encourage recycling.
    * We will make welfare simpler and fairer, introduce ‘workfare’ to get people back to work, and a new citizens pension and private pensions scheme insurance.
    * We will support our armed forces with more spending on equipment, military homes and medical care. We will save our threatened warships and add 25,000 more troops.
    * We will be fair to England, with an English Parliament of English MPs at Westminster. We will replace assembly members like MSPs with MPs. And we will promote referenda at local and national levels.
    * We will make customer satisfaction number one for rail firms – not cost cutting and will look seriously at reopening some rail lines that Beeching closed. We will make foreign lorries pay for British roads with a ‘Britdisc’ – and we will stop persecuting motorists.
    * Last, but never least, we will bring in fair prices and fair competition for our suffering farmers, and restore traditional British fishing and territorial waters.
    I like some of their policies too, but with the cutting of tax and our ridiculous deficit, I don't see how they can effectively accomplish all of them if the UKIP got into power.
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    Well as someone said I hope we will be voting in May.
    Tory.
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    No one, because afaik the election will be in around the start of May and I don't turn 18 until the 22nd.
 
 
 
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