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No more austerity, no more benefit cuts, lock David Cameron out of No 10, higher taxes, scrap Trident, etc. This is all the electorate are hearing.

Do they not realise that most people are right-leaning in their views?
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(Original post by Lady Comstock)
No more austerity, no more benefit cuts, lock David Cameron out of No 10, higher taxes, scrap Trident, etc. This is all the electorate are hearing.

Do they not realise that most people are right-leaning in their views?
There are more Left Wing parties in the country, ergo you here more about left wing policy. Also these parties are often appealing in Labour areas, they think the best way to get those votes will be to tack to the left.
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So what? It'll just split the left wing vote
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(Original post by Lady Comstock)
No more austerity, no more benefit cuts, lock David Cameron out of No 10, higher taxes, scrap Trident, etc. This is all the electorate are hearing.

Do they not realise that most people are right-leaning in their views?
most people are not. there is the occasional lunatic and headcase with right wing views, but the majority of the UK are completely reasonable.
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Because:

1) Cameron is on the defence
2) It is more difficult to construct than to criticize
3) People think that right-wingers are evil and that left-wingers are not
and 4) The Scottish
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most people are not. there is the occasional lunatic and headcase with right wing views, but the majority of the UK are completely reasonable.
"The occasional lunatic" which comprises about 40% of the electorate..? An even larger number if you include labour?
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Lots of small left wing parties gaining media attention especially after those leaders debates. Cameron is on the defence as he is currently PM, also it is possible he could be PM again so has to think realistically with his election promises. Small parties with no chance of being elected can basically pledge anything knowing that they'll never be in a position in which they'll have to fulfill them.
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There are more Left Wing parties in the country, ergo you here more about left wing policy. Also these parties are often appealing in Labour areas, they think the best way to get those votes will be to tack to the left.
But at the same time, bar Labour, all the parties you refer to are rather samll, at best polling at about 5%, give or take, whereas on the left you get UKIP in the mid teens, and Lib Dems, at least centre-right, polling higher than any of the lefties, bar Labour (assuming you count Labour as left)
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Because the media feel that they need to give coverage to the Scottish and Welsh nationalists in the interest of "balance", which in reality just skews the media coverage towards the left.
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Because the media feel that they need to give coverage to the Scottish and Welsh nationalists in the interest of "balance", which in reality just skews the media coverage towards the left.
I guess you oppose the Union?
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I guess you oppose the Union?

Neither for nor against. I'm not Scottish or Welsh so I don't really care.

"Balance" isn't about giving regional parties who most of us can't vote for an equal standing with national ones.
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Maybe if the right didn't wimp out of the debates their voice would be heard :teehee:
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(Original post by ChaoticButterfly)
Maybe if the right didn't wimp out of the debates their voice would be heard :teehee:


As others have said, there are more left wing parties in the mainstream nowadays. The Conservatives are hardly even right wing anymore. The only right-wing parties we're really left with are UKIP and the practically defunct BNP.

But even if the left is dominating the election campaign, it just means the left-wing vote will be split, thus benefiting the right wing.
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