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So... Which way would you vote?

Can some mod add a poll (not pole, there's enough of them there anyway), with Tory, Labour, LibDems, SNP and UKIP as options, can't do it from my mobile, anonymous of course.

For my 2p I'd vote UKIP if the candidate had any chance of winning, failing that Tory.
 

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I vote for anyone who is not Conservative OR Labour. Or Socialist or whatever the prejudiced parties are. If I had a vote that is :)
 

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Hi,
Right now a Labour government would suit me - as I would be able to get a better exchange rate on the money we send home each month.
However, I really don't trust Wallace & Grommett to run the country properly - so that there is something stable to return home to in the future.
Average voters are so thick - they believe anything that the slick politicians tell them and they so quickly forget the bad times that were brought on by the boom/bust antics of Blair & Brown.
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No denying that times have been hard for many people in the last five years, but there was a remarkably difficult economic period that had to be handled on top of escalating debt and the Coalition did it well enough. Unemployment is now dropping, wages are now starting to rise. It's not perfect but it could have been far worse, so I have no desire to change horses in midstream.
 

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Hi,
Right now a Labour government would suit me - as I would be able to get a better exchange rate on the money we send home each month.
However, I really don't trust Wallace & Grommett to run the country properly - so that there is something stable to return home to in the future.
Average voters are so thick - they believe anything that the slick politicians tell them and they so quickly forget the bad times that were brought on by the boom/bust antics of Blair & Brown.
Cheers
Steve
I'd be fine with Gromit leading the country, he knows where it's at.
 

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I'd vote for keeping political opinions to yourself on the internet.

Got my postal vote in a week ago when I was back in the UK, no changing my mind now.
 

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The job of a good government is to balance the needs of the country as a whole, not pander to special interest groups or privilege one group over another. A good government has to consider the economic well being, long term security interests, infrastructure, education, and a whole host of social requirements for all its people, not just one or two groups. It's a difficult tightrope walking act and of couse people will disagree on the degree of certain priorities for certain groups versus other priorities for other groups, but in a democracy this is means a compromise from everyone.

As it is, the Tories in the current coalition have done an excellent job balancing the demands on the national interests. You can see how successful they have been given how unhappy people on both the far left and far right are with the Tories! That tells me they're doing something right, plotting a steady, pragmatic course through the recession and putting the country on a solid footing for the future.



Thankfully enough in the pot for trident and without the need to call on corporations to pay their way too.
 

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As it is, the Tories in the current coalition have done an excellent job balancing the demands on the national interests. You can see how successful they have been given how unhappy people on both the far left and far right are with the Tories! That tells me they're doing something right, plotting a steady, pragmatic course through the recession and putting the country on a solid footing for the future.
I hate to agree with the Tories, but yes I actually do agree ...
 

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The job of a good government is to balance the needs of the country as a whole <snip>
I'm not sure why you quoted me there with that vague rhetoric, a politicians answer if ever there was one ;)

Regardless, it's looking like a lot of the country is disagreeing with you and if Cameron does this "it's my ball, so my it's rules" stunt that's being muted, then the UK will descend well into new depths of farce.
 

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The idea of the Labour/SNP coalition that is rustling the jimmies of every Englishman would be delicious, after all, we're better off together aren't we?
 

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Thankfully enough in the pot for trident and without the need to call on corporations to pay their way too.
Assuning this was sarcasm, its worth noting that Trident in effect employs tens of thousands of high technology engineers which create multiple peacetime spinoffs - which knitting doesn't.

The problem with the Corporations argument is the minute you start tinkering with the 'free movement of goods and services' in Europe, you end up with horrendous unplanned consequences - like major UK employers suddenly having to pay a lot of their taxes in other European countries.

Everyone wants everyone else to pay their taxes in the UK but blithely ignores the consequences of the very same laws being applied against successful UK domiciled companies who currently pay massive tax bills here.
 

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The job of a good government is to balance the needs of the country as a whole, not pander to special interest groups or privilege one group over another.
But the whole point of being a successful political party is to win power by appealing to the worst instincts of your supporter base. He who robs Peter to pay Paul can always rely on the backing of Paul.

It's not in my nature to be selfish but I have to say that the idea of a Wallace/Wee Jimmy Krankie coalition gets more attractive by the minute. Not only would the pound take a hammering but also the currently over-valued stock market would collapse.

The dream scenario for my timeline is three years of chaos and crisis followed by someone sensible, like Boris Johnson, coming to the rescue when I get home.

Keep the red flag flying (just for three years). :spit:
 

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But the whole point of being a successful political party is to win power by appealing to the worst instincts of your supporter base.
Not any more - we have polarised extremes of support bases but those who get the vote of the middle will win.

Blair ditched the Clauses and moved to the cenyre and won.

Cameron, despite being disliked, won because the middle was sick of Brown and the mess.

It remains to be seen who will win today, but Labour appealing to Unite members wont win any more than the Tories appealing to millionaires.
 
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