General Election Poll (UK) Watch
Oh, yeah, just talking for Westminster Parliament here.
It would not be a happy vote for Labour, they are still centrist despite what the anti-Miliband press claim.
A simple rule for the internal machinations of the Labour Party executive is that if they have a shadow minister who is a Blairite (IE Foreign, Education and Work & Pensions) it means they agree with the Conservatives on that relevant policy. For Reeves to say that Labour will be further right wing than the Tories on welfare, doesn't do much to promote the idea of a pluralist democracy. It doesn't debunk the myths perpetuated by the media either.
The Liberal Democrats have associated themselves with the Conservatives too much, Tim Farron seems to be the only MP at the head of the party who doesn't tow the line. I respect him to some degree because of that and how he seems to be on the left of the party.
UKIP also seems to disregard the views of its grassroots. As many of its members advocate public ownership, 8 out of 10 to be precise, whilst the leadership peddles a minimalist state, in terms of economics. Anyone on the left who thinks all UKIP members are right wing or neo-fascists are being judgemental, there is a reason these voters have become disenfranchised with mainstream parties, I mention why in my final point.
As a point that may seem irrelevant to this topic. The party executives need to listen to their grassroots again, they need to stop focusing on what appeals to 'Middle England' as it damages democracy.