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http://www.labour.org.uk/page/-/Imag...sto%202017.pdf

I'm not really picking on Labour, it's just that their manifesto is out and the tag line works for my title.

All the detail is great, but I'm never going to sit down and read that whole thing and I'm pretty interested in politics. People wonder why there are so many disinterested voters, it's because there is no easy to read, bullet point list of the main policies. All we hear is how individuals feel that politics is not accessible to them and that they don't really understand the issues or who to vote for - and its hard to blame them when this is the document waved about as the source of that information.

Obviously the manifesto needs that detail and it should be there for those who want to read it. But you can't really complain about people feeling disconnected when you publish a 128 page document.
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jeremy corbyn!!! Jeremy corbyn!!! Jeremy corbyn!!!
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This is why campaign leaflets are a thing.
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This is why campaign leaflets are a thing.
I think I received one from UKIP once, beyond that, I don't really recall seeing these. I think the political stuff that has come through my door has mostly been for the local elections than the general elections. Maybe I'm wrong.

It'll be interesting to see the quality of these leaflets (following the Lib Dem one in the news). I think something between a leaflet and a full manifesto is needed. Outline a specific policy and briefly explain it.
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(Original post by _Sinnie_)
I think I received one from UKIP once, beyond that, I don't really recall seeing these. I think the political stuff that has come through my door has mostly been for the local elections than the general elections. Maybe I'm wrong.

It'll be interesting to see the quality of these leaflets (following the Lib Dem one in the news). I think something between a leaflet and a full manifesto is needed. Outline a specific policy and briefly explain it.
If you live in a safe seat then chances are you won't be seeing much political canvassing going on. I got a whole bunch of leaflets in the run up to the 2015 election because the swing % was low enough for my constituency to be a target, but now it's very much considered a safe seat and I've had a grand total of one leaflet through the door for the 2017 election thus far.
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Just ctrl F for the things you care about.
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Tbh they do make posters and pages summing up their policies. You're complaining about a manifesto which is meant to give authority to what they do in government, it's not only a crucial election tool but it's also crucial if they got into government as it'd be the backbone to all decisions and policy. Athough most manifestos have been under the 80 page mark for years. My grandma still has a hard copy of the 1997 labour manifesto and I think it was about 40-50 pages (you might think that's small but half the pages weren't wasted with photos, much of it was down to the point with the odd half pages and a few just photo pages).

Content wise this 2017 manifesto isn't too long at all, much of it is images and design to make it a pleasing read. I find it surprising you aren't aware of the fact you can find these as key point summaries… is this the first election you've paid attention to?
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Well one reason I'm not voting for Labour is that I don't want my country to be a socialist muslim refugee filled ****hole :^>>>>>>>>>>>>
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(Original post by Dez)
If you live in a safe seat then chances are you won't be seeing much political canvassing going on. I got a whole bunch of leaflets in the run up to the 2015 election because the swing % was low enough for my constituency to be a target, but now it's very much considered a safe seat and I've had a grand total of one leaflet through the door for the 2017 election thus far.
Can back that up.

I live on the border of 2 safe seats and since the first general election I could vote in, 2010 I have received less than 20 or so pamphlets for elections including local elections, European elections, general elections and the referee fun.

It is very hard to justify voting for MPs who clearly don't care about my vote.
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