What different parties are promising. What do you think?

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-29642613

This was a good comparison between what the parties are wanting to do after the next election!
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Lib dems best policies overall. Prefer labours on defence and lean more conservative on jobs.
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Favour the Lib Dems on most everything from a glance. I'm not too sure about getting cutting down on Trident unless we get a new nuclear deterrent though :woo:
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It was quite surprising for me to discover that UKIP seem to have the most sensible education policy. They should shout about that more...
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Favour the Lib Dems on most everything from a glance. I'm not too sure about getting cutting down on Trident unless we get a new nuclear deterrent though :woo:
Yeah agreed. Nick clegg seems to have cooled on the idea of scrapping trident he says he has spoken to experts who say it will be a long and costly process. In addition he knows we have an aggressive Putin to contend with.
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The Liberal Democrats are the most promising. They're are not Left wing or right wing which I like. Why aren't the Liberal Democrats referred as Whigs?
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(Original post by soanonymous)
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-29642613

This was a good comparison between what the parties are wanting to do after the next election!
Immigration: Liberal and Labour
Taxes and Economy: Conservative
NHS: Liberal (would have been Conservative but they pandered to throwing even more money at it)
Security, defense and foreign affairs: None from this.
Jobs: Ukip and the Conservatives have the best offer here but the fact that neither nobody mentions private sector jobs is damning.
Education: Ukip and Conservative
Housing: Vague on how they'd do it but Liberals, also Ukip
Law and Order: Conservative, Labour, Liberal, SNP
Welfare: Liberal and Ukip

In this parliament i credit the coalition for tax, employment, education and foreign affairs so not overly shocking.
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(Original post by Davij038)
Lib dems best policies overall. Prefer labours on defence and lean more conservative on jobs.
Unfortunately Labour's current defense plans also include cutting the defense budget even more than the Tories will (granted there's a lot of back bench pressure for the Tories to stop that in their manifesto). Personally i want the defense budget increased.

(Original post by jenkinsear)
It was quite surprising for me to discover that UKIP seem to have the most sensible education policy. They should shout about that more...
I've always thought this was their strongest area.

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The Liberal Democrats are the most promising. They're are not Left wing or right wing which I like. Why aren't the Liberal Democrats referred as Whigs?
Changed their name after Peel and Tories that supported free trade merged with them. The Tory party not being protectionist is actually something that did not occur until around 1900.
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Tory party not being protectionist till 1900 .
It's funny how they're are still referred to as 'Tories'.
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Funny how short people's memories are.
As we saw after the last election manifestos and party political promises mean heehaw once in power.
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Funny how short people's memories are.
As we saw after the last election manifestos and party political promises mean heehaw once in power.
Do you think it should be illegal for government parties to go back on their promises once they're elected into power?
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Do you think it should be illegal for government parties to go back on their promises once they're elected into power?
I don't know if that could be possible but they should be called out on it and mocked and abused for being the lying barstewards they are when attempting the same game in the run up to subsequent elections.
Question Time audiences etc should laugh out loud in their faces when they try to spout it again.
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I don't know if that could be possible but they should be called out on it and mocked and abused for being the lying barstewards they are when attempting the same game in the run up to subsequent elections.
Question Time audiences etc should laugh out loud in their faces when they try to spout it again.
Agreed, it dilutes the apparent 'democratic' society we live in, the public get a say yes, in the party going into power, but if that party goes against what we all vote for, and the reason we vote for them, then where's the democracy in that? I believe there should be some form of legislation that makes that possible in one way or another. Although, I doubt any of the government parties would allow an Act like that to pass.
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Lib dems best policies overall. Prefer labours on defence and lean more conservative on jobs.
I agree. But I won't vote for them.
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They are all lies.

It's about ideology. not specific policies. make it up as you go along.
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(Original post by soanonymous)
Do you think it should be illegal for government parties to go back on their promises once they're elected into power?
That statement might have more weight had the coalition agreement not implemented the majority of both Lib and Tory policy. Its truer to actually say that they can't be trusted to deliver on big headline policies as opposed to policies overall.
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No of the above. UKIP on EU.
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Been told I throw the best parties. So I'd say mine.
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Replacing Trident seems entirely pointless to me, that money should be put back into actual defence that would be used like naval and training. We can rely on the Americans for nukes.
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(Original post by jakeel1)
Replacing Trident seems entirely pointless to me, that money should be put back into actual defence that would be used like naval and training. We can rely on the Americans for nukes.
Unfortunately for yourself no party will do that. Those that dislike trident want to reduce the defense budget a lot more while those that value defense all want trident.
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