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    Just vote Conservative.
    Or if you want to go slightly more radical vote UKIP.
    If you want to go more radical vote Libertarian Party.

    My personal favourite is the Libertarian Part - Abolish Income Tax and Inheritance Tax.
    That would get my vote if we had PR. However, we don't, so Conservatives it is.
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    (Original post by SteveMz)
    Conservative MPs would sell their own mothers for a vote
    Whereas Labour MPs would hold their own mothers to ransom for influence.
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    (Original post by Teaddict)
    Whereas Labour MPs would hold their own mothers to ransom for influence.
    And who would pay it? The Democrats - just as bad you torys
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    (Original post by Teaddict)
    Just vote Conservative.
    Or if you want to go slightly more radical vote UKIP.
    If you want to go more radical vote Libertarian Party.

    My personal favourite is the Libertarian Part - Abolish Income Tax and Inheritance Tax.
    That would get my vote if we had PR. However, we don't, so Conservatives it is.
    You know where its at bro. :cool:

    You might as well vote for whoever you support the most, it's highly unlikely that one vote will make a difference. But then LPUK are only standing in Devizes. :sad:
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    (Original post by CandyFlipper)
    You know where its at bro.

    You might as well vote for whoever you support the most, it's highly unlikely that one vote will make a difference. But then LPUK are only standing in Devizes.
    http://lpuk.org/pages/about-us/candidates.php

    A few more than just one.
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    (Original post by Teaddict)
    http://lpuk.org/pages/about-us/candidates.php

    A few more than just one.
    I check LPUK news everyday, and have done since May last year, I know their website candidates list says 6 or so - but their website needs updating (Chris Mounsey tells me its in the process of an entire overhaul at the moment actually) and they've now decided to probably only field the one candidate, Nic Coombe. There is a chance it might be 2 or even 3, but probably just the 1 and definitely not all 6.

    It costs £500 to just pay the deposit, and then thousands more to do a real campaign. LPUK doesn't have enough funds to do more than one really, and that is mainly because he is paying the £500 himself, not the party. It means all volunteers can focus on one area I guess.

    There will be some local candidates too, no idea how many, at least a few though. In the two elections we've had so far, the local council one worked a lot better than the by-election. In the local council one the LPUK candidate got about 7% which isn't bad at all really.
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    (Original post by CandyFlipper)
    I check LPUK news everyday, and have done since May last year, I know their website candidates list says 6 or so - but their website needs updating (Chris Mounsey tells me its in the process of an entire overhaul at the moment actually) and they've now decided to probably only field the one candidate, Nic Coombe. There is a chance it might be 2 or even 3, but probably just the 1 and definitely not all 6.

    It costs £500 to just pay the deposit, and then thousands more to do a real campaign. LPUK doesn't have enough funds to do more than one really, and that is mainly because he is paying the £500 himself, not the party. It means all volunteers can focus on one area I guess.

    There will be some local candidates too, no idea how many, at least a few though. In the two elections we've had so far, the local council one worked a lot better than the by-election. In the local council one the LPUK candidate got about 7% which isn't bad at all really.
    Fair enough.
    I hope in the decades to come the LPUK does become a "significant" party. Maybe not as significant as the Conservatives or Labour, but maybe UKIP size significant.
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    If you are a jealous, non aspirational socialist vote labour. Otherwise vote tory.
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    (Original post by Teaddict)
    Fair enough.
    I hope in the decades to come the LPUK does become a "significant" party. Maybe not as significant as the Conservatives or Labour, but maybe UKIP size significant.
    I think in decades it will grow by enough to pressure tories/UKIP into becoming more libertarian to gain some lost votes back; that's all I intend to gain from the party, I have no delusions of winning government or anything.
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    In a nutshell, the Conservatives will tax you less but cut investment in public services whilst Labour will tax you more but invest more in public services. Ignore most of the biased BS on here, and have a look on Wikipedia or on BBC Politics.
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    (Original post by CandyFlipper)
    I think in decades it will grow by enough to pressure tories/UKIP into becoming more libertarian to gain some lost votes back; that's all I intend to gain from the party, I have no delusions of winning government or anything.
    It is a shame. The Libertarian Party have a great manifesto and excluding their immigration policy, I would say I totally agree with them. Shamefully, the wider public would never vote for it.

    (Original post by JW92)
    In a nutshell, the Conservatives will tax you less but cut investment in public services whilst Labour will tax you more but invest more in public services. Ignore most of the biased BS on here, and have a look on Wikipedia or on BBC Politics.
    Ignore the bias BS he says... Use Wikipedia or the BBC he says...
    Contradiction me thinks.
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    (Original post by Teaddict)
    Ignore the bias BS he says... Use Wikipedia or the BBC he says...
    Contradiction me thinks.
    Well everything's a little bit biased or skewed. Wikipedia and the BBC are a better start than TSR...
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    (Original post by wizz_kid)
    Hi,


    To be honest, i never actualy paid attention in citizenship classes in school and am a politics noob! Since this general election would be the first time i would be voting, i thought i should do my research before voting. So what i know is that there are two major parties, conservatives and labour. Is there like a list which outlines the proposed policies of each party and why i should vote for them?

    In addition, are there any good websites which i should be following in order to keep myself up to date with the latest political affairs?

    Any help would be highly appreciated.

    Cheers!
    In basic terms Labour has always been the party of the working people and the Conservatives have been the party of the middle classes.

    They aren't the only two political parties though and I suggest you go out and research as many parties as you an before the election
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    (Original post by JW92)
    Well everything's a little bit biased or skewed. Wikipedia and the BBC are a better start than TSR...
    I know Just messing with you.
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    labour will continue spending, but this will keep the country running for the time being, while running up a higher and higher national debt.

    cameron and the tories wouldnt have even done the stimulus package, and recession would be much worse.
    He wouldnt support the poor who suffer from the recession because him and his wealthy freinds are immune to the effects of a bad economy. By cutting public spending it will be us normal people who suffer, and at least Brown has taken some measures to protect us. If you want to see how the tories deal with a recession just look back at the last one, that should ut anyone offf voting conservative.
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    (Original post by Teaddict)
    Just vote Conservative.
    I think whoever made this thread has the right to vote for who they want not who they are told to vote for...

    Is that not the meaning of this thread, to help this person look into political parties and make there own decision not "oh just vote for X and everything will be ok"?

    Sorry for the rant
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    "oh just vote for Labour and everything will be ok!"
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    (Original post by Rubgish)
    Okay heres a basic list:

    Tory policy:
    • Our leader will always be more fashionable than the other guy :cool:
    • We'll drastically cut the defecit! (Only without making any cuts, YEAH!) :facepalm:
    • If you're married and middle class we'll make it even easier for you!


    Labour Policies:
    • You know how much we screw things up, so you can be prepared for how bad we are! :awesome:
    • We may not look as good as the tories, but we'd win in a fight! :mob:
    • Our golden rule is, if in doubt, throw money at it!

    hahaha so simply put but so true.

    I'd have to add to Tories, as of the last few months:

    "like the sound of this policy? No....? Hmm...how about now we've reworded it? ....hmm still a no? Well....then...lets just push that under the carpet and pretend that never happened, NO ONE LOOK INTO THE FINANCES BEHIND IT PLEASE!!...so anyway........BOO LABOUR!!! FAILURES!! BOOOOO!!"

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    hey forget either party, gordon brown is no good as a leader, he was fine as chancellor of the ex. Conservative will raise tuition fees to 7000 a yr, lib dems said they'd cut it altogether!
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    (Original post by greenjenkins)
    hey forget either party, gordon brown is no good as a leader, he was fine as chancellor of the ex. Conservative will raise tuition fees to 7000 a yr, lib dems said they'd cut it altogether!
    Lib Dems can say what ever they want, their policies are barely looked at closely, as no one actually thinks their going to get in power. Hell they could probably announce free gold plated Ipods for every person in Britain, people would go "hang on a minute how the hell would that even work....oh it's Lib Dems! Wow cool sounding policy, cba to read it though, not like they'll get in."
 
 
 
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