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    Conservative, because I make decent money and would like to keep a majority of it.
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    Labour, I work for the public sector.
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    Conservative - Labour have some nice ideas but they get us into debt every time they come into power because they can't fund their ideas. At least the Tories are realistic
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    I supported the Lib Dems because they said they would abolish or at least freeze tuition fees and VAT, they lied and also got us involved in Iraq 2.0 aka libya where black africans are now subject to inhumane treatment.


    Supported Ed Miliband as he promised to reduce fees to 6k and tackle monopolies in media and energy, he didnt win because of split left wing vote in Scotland and many ex lib dem voters voting for other protest parties or pro market liberals voting conservative.


    Didnt vote for Jeremy Corbyn as felt his policies were too heavy on state intervention and some policies just seemed punitive and his aggressive minimum wage policy was bad for employment. When it looked like a massive tory majority, voted for my moderate labour MP to ensure some level of check and balance in parliament
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    (Original post by hannah00)
    I supported the Lib Dems because they said they would abolish or at least freeze tuition fees and VAT, they lied and also got us involved in Iraq 2.0 aka libya where black africans are now subject to inhumane treatment.


    Supported Ed Miliband as he promised to reduce fees to 6k and tackle monopolies in media and energy, he didnt win because of split left wing vote in Scotland and many ex lib dem voters voting for other protest parties or pro market liberals voting conservative.


    Didnt vote for Jeremy Corbyn as felt his policies were too heavy on state intervention and some policies just seemed punitive and his aggressive minimum wage policy was bad for employment. When it looked like a massive tory majority, voted for my moderate labour MP to ensure some level of check and balance in parliament
    Sooo, you learned your lesson, which is not to believe that left-wing politicians will deliver everything they promise, because they won't (with regards to tuition fees). Corbyn still has support solely because of all the ****ing promises he's made, with no stable way of paying for them.
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    (Original post by Chaz254)
    Sooo, you learned your lesson, which is not to believe that left-wing politicians will deliver everything they promise, because they won't (with regards to tuition fees). Corbyn still has support solely because of all the ****ing promises he's made, with no stable way of paying for them.
    Well funded public services are vital for a humane and civilised society. Failure of politicians to uphold such values doesnt mean I no longer believe in such services should be provided by the state.

    The tories also provided massive bribes in the form of triple lock and they lied to students about EMA and froze the repayment threshold.

    Tuition fees probably cant be cut to 0, but if other european countries can have them close to 0 so can the UK. I think universities should be limited in spaces they can offer, a formula that takes into account how many grads find graduate employment.

    I think the tories have deregulated the sector too much.
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    (Original post by Reue)
    Conservative, because I make decent money and would like to keep a majority of it.
    I thought you said you were public sector...
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    (Original post by Ensorcell)
    Conservative - Labour have some nice ideas but they get us into debt every time they come into power because they can't fund their ideas. At least the Tories are realistic
    The Tories have added an enormous amount to our debts since 2010.
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    (Original post by Bornblue)
    The Tories have added an enormous amount to our debts since 2010.
    But the economy has grown during that period and we are the 5th biggest economy in the world. **** knows where we would end up with Labour in charge.
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    (Original post by Chaz254)
    But the economy has grown during that period and we are the 5th biggest economy in the world. **** knows where we would end up with Labour in charge.
    Hardly
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    (Original post by Kayleighm18)
    Are you labour, tory, libdem etc? And why
    Tory.

    I believe in lower tax and spend, i believe in the market over government and most importantly in current political epoch, i cannot tolerate the thought of Corbyn being PM, he'd utterly molest our nation.
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    I'm surprised how right wing this place is, compared to the general student and young adult population.
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    (Original post by JamesN88)
    They're not though, their policies are geared towards free-trade and low tax/low spend.

    https://www.thesun.co.uk/archives/po...cherism-alive/
    OK. But I'd rather vote for any UKIP leader than a deluded old twit who supports open borders. They instigated Brexit and to me that was a glorious thing. Next let's leave the Commonwealth :yy:
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    (Original post by Bornblue)
    I'm surprised how right wing this place is, compared to the general student and young adult population.
    Because it's a forum, where people can voice their opinions freely and flexibly without being scared of offending a friend or family member. That's what I think holds a lot of people back personally I don't give a **** I just say what I think. As for "young people" it's nauseating how it's portrayed as cool to be left wing these days - sheeple are people.
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    (Original post by Danny the Geezer)
    Because it's a forum, where people can voice their opinions freely and flexibly without being scared of offending a friend or family member. That's what I think holds a lot of people back personally I don't give a **** I just say what I think. As for "young people" it's nauseating how it's portrayed as cool to be left wing these days - sheeple are people.
    I never said they can't. Just statistically, the 18-25 category vote overwhelmingly Labour yet on here there seems to be more on the right than the left.

    I'd argue the reverse, people seem to think its cool to be young and right wing.
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    (Original post by Bornblue)
    I never said they can't. Just statistically, the 18-25 category vote overwhelmingly Labour yet on here there seems to be more on the right than the left.

    I'd argue the reverse, people seem to think its cool to be young and right wing.
    Because Corbyn tried to tap into their psyche by going to Glastonbury and proclaiming himself as the new God of grime etc, and also promising the tuition fee abolition (which he was never ever going to afford).

    He lost the election, nevertheless, because older, possibly more wiser people saw through it. Yes, he did get a large proportion of the youth vote but he marketed himself (ultimately, unsuccessfully) towards this votergroup.
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    (Original post by Danny the Geezer)
    Because Corbyn tried to tap into their psyche by going to Glastonbury and proclaiming himself as the new God of grime etc, and also promising the tuition fee abolition (which he was never ever going to afford).

    He lost the election, nevertheless, because older, possibly more wiser people saw through it. Yes, he did get a large proportion of the youth vote but he marketed himself (ultimately, unsuccessfully) towards this votergroup.
    Well, he's put the Labour party in a good position to win the next election. The 2015 result was so bad, that it was likely going to take any Labour leader two elections to turn it around.

    In many seats which Labour didn't win, they have significantly cut the Tory majority and many seats which were reasonably safe Tory seats are now marginals.

    Two ministers have resigned in the last couple of weeks and the tories have a leader with no control of her party. Then you factor in the absolute mess they are making of Brexit, and Labour is well placed.
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    (Original post by Bornblue)
    Well, he's put the Labour party in a good position to win the next election. The 2015 result was so bad, that it was likely going to take any Labour leader two elections to turn it around.

    In many seats which Labour didn't win, they have significantly cut the Tory majority and many seats which were reasonably safe Tory seats are now marginals.

    Two ministers have resigned in the last couple of weeks and the tories have a leader with no control of her party. Then you factor in the absolute mess they are making of Brexit, and Labour is well placed.
    OK he has, partly because May is bad leader - but it depends on his manifesto - and I wouldn't vote for Labour until he steps down either way (he'll be dead in 10 years anyway).

    They're not making a mess of Brexit, not as much as you'd believe. It's a two way thing with lots of tense and complex negotiations, it has to be, and will be, delivered and I think the Conservative party will move on from it stronger, probably without May.
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    (Original post by Bornblue)
    I thought you said you were public sector...
    The only time I have ever worked in the public sector was at the age of 16 as a lifeguard down the local council pool.
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    (Original post by Danny the Geezer)
    OK he has, partly because May is bad leader - but it depends on his manifesto - and I wouldn't vote for Labour until he steps down either way (he'll be dead in 10 years anyway).

    They're not making a mess of Brexit, not as much as you'd believe. It's a two way thing with lots of tense and complex negotiations, it has to be, and will be, delivered and I think the Conservative party will move on from it stronger, probably without May.
    We're likely to fall out without any deal or without any other trade deals lined up.
 
 
 
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