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General Election - 06/05/2010

thrustmaster Avatar
6y, 8m agoPosted 6 years, 8 months ago
Who will be getting your vote and why?
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6y, 8m agoPosted 6 years, 8 months ago
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#1
A day off? Haha.
#2
day off-no-unless you work in a school or public building used as a polling station.
#3
barky
day off-no-unless you work in a school or public building used as a polling station.


Ahh sucks..
Can't remember the last election :thinking:
#4
~No day off,, but yes I will be voting.

Why, because I have no right to complain if I don't!
banned#5
I will be voting..
#6
Conservatives will be getting my vote

Most parties are as much of a muchness tbh – If they tax you less one place – they’ll tax you more elsewhere. Just don't really trust someone who yells "No more boom or bust Britain".. Then structures the economy so it's perfectly positioned to "boom or bust", slightly ironic.
#7
Cant make my mind up at the moment, so will prolly not bother.
#8
Conservatives will get my vote
Time for a change
#9
No idea who's getting my vote, I don't trust David Cameron, yet I've no confidence in Brown, he actually bores me. And I'd cosider a vote for anyone else as wasted.

Day off?? Wishful thinking!!!
#10
since none of the parties have actually published their manifestos yet would be strange if anyone had decided who to vote for based on zero information.
banned#11
I won't be, can't see the point
#12
I am tempted to vote for the Conservatives too but don't think they would do much good for Scotland.
#13
thrustmaster
I am tempted to vote for the Conservatives too but don't think they would do much good for Scotland.


OFC they won't Scotland have had it too easy for too long and even I can say that when I could be moving there at some point.
#14
barky
since none of the parties have actually published their manifestos yet would be strange if anyone had decided who to vote for based on zero information.


Since when did you need a political parties manifesto to make up your mind

The run up to election day is like pantomime – not one of them will bring any significant change they could bring to the country. All too scared to make bold moves, worrying about alienating to large a demographic with one sweeping statement.

You go Conservative – you’ll have no NI rise but they’ll make damn sure they tax the vast majority elsewhere.. You go labour you’ll have an NI increase. This has always been and always will be what happens, they all take from the same piggy bank at the end of the day.. And that piggy bank is never big enough. One takes from the left hand, the other takes from the right.
banned#15
thrustmaster
I am tempted to vote for the Conservatives too but don't think they would do much good for Scotland.


Yeap..nothing like having scottish PM to look after his own country while running England into the ground
#16
barky
since none of the parties have actually published their manifestos yet would be strange if anyone had decided who to vote for based on zero information.


Zero information....do they not have TV/Newspapers where your from....
#17
whatsThePoint
Yeap..nothing like having scottish PM to look after his own country while running England into the ground


Considering the job market I don't see how he has been "looking after his own country".
#18
spritey
Since when did you need a political parties manifesto to make up your mind

The run up to election day is like pantomime – not one of them will bring any significant change they could bring to the country. All too scared to make bold moves, worrying about alienating to large a demographic with one sweeping statement.

You go Conservative – you’ll have no NI rise but they’ll make damn sure they tax the vast majority elsewhere.. You go labour you’ll have an NI increase. This has always been and always will be what happens, they all take from the same piggy bank at the end of the day.. And that piggy bank is never big enough.


theres more to it than just the rise in NI-I dont,and never would tell anyone how to vote-its a personal decision based on facts and figures-my point was,lets see those facts and figures and THEN make up our minds-doesnt that make sense?

people who say "vote conservative,because its time for change"-what does that mean? vote liberal then-that would be a change too wouldnt it? at the moment,the way I see it,we can either have labour again and hope that they can turn the economy around.

or we can have the conservatives who we know from history will spend the next 5 years saying"look what we inherited,its not our fault"

tbh,for the first time,I am swithering over who to vote for-do I back brown to get things sorted,even tho as an individual I dont like him,or cameron,who I dont like either,who when given power,may well revert to old tory type,and when the tories get voted in,all the right wing extremists they have kept under wraps will crawl out the woodwork.

I will read the manifestos and decide,but I will vote for what I believe will be best for the country,rather than who will put the most money in MY pocket.
#19
thrustmaster
Considering the job market I don't see how he has been "looking after his own country".


22.9% of Scottish jobs are in the public sector mate...
#20
zoozoo
Zero information....do they not have TV/Newspapers where your from....



FYI,none of the parties have published properly costed plans for anything yet,they will do in their manifestos as they do at every election so how can a newspaper report something that doesnt yet exist exactly?
#21
Education worse in last 10 years
NHS worse in last 10 years
Immigration up...to bolster Labour vote.
Soldiers being killed everyday...not sure what for?
More and more teenage pregnancies...etc etc etc
Enough said.
#22
spritey
22.9% of Scottish jobs are in the public sector mate...


Both Wales and Ireland had a higher percentage. Most parts in England were only a few % behind.
#23
barky
theres more to it than just the rise in NI-I dont,and never would tell anyone how to vote-its a personal decision based on facts and figures-my point was,lets see those facts and figures and THEN make up our minds-doesnt that make sense?

people who say "vote conservative,because its time for change"-what does that mean? vote liberal then-that would be a change too wouldnt it? at the moment,the way I see it,we can either have labour again and hope that they can turn the economy around.

or we can have the conservatives who we know from history will spend the next 5 years saying"look what we inherited,its not our fault"

tbh,for the first time,I am swithering over who to vote for-do I back brown to get things sorted,even tho as an individual I dont like him,or cameron,who I dont like either,who when given power,may well revert to old tory type,and when the tories get voted in,all the right wing extremists they have kept under wraps will crawl out the woodwork.

I will read the manifestos and decide,but I will vote for what I believe will be best for the country,rather than who will put the most money in MY pocket.


Of course there is more to it than just the N.I increase - what i was trying to point out was that while Labour will always tax you one place.. The conservatives will tax you elsewhere, leaving you, me and joe bloggs in a similar position.. The situation is bleak at the moment, increases are going to happen everywhere.. And where each side will argue they have the answer to our problems, neither do..

I'm voting conservatives based on one fact.. And it's a very important one, which is going to affect our country for the next 10 years..

Gordon Brown has created the largest state deficit in our countries history..

This was a man who while promising to structure the country to avoid boom or bust.. Removed many of the regulatory restrictions on banks, which as a result made London flourish into a utopia of financial services.. But also caused us to experience one of the deepest recessions in Europe.

While ordinarily - politicians will make mistakes.. Lie a little and screw up momentously.. I can't in good conscious vote for somebody that has essentially done the exact opposite of what he/she promised. Especially when it was their main goal.. No matter what a manifesto says.
#24
tinkerbell28
OFC they won't Scotland have had it too easy for too long and even I can say that when I could be moving there at some point.


In what way has Scotland had it too easy? Not an argument btw, I'm genuinely interested in why you think that...
#25
Totally disillusioned with politics I really do not trust top ranking politicians but the vote is the only say we have in how this country is run however futile it may be i'm still going to vote.

Not sure who for though definitley not the liberals way too far to the left, it's between labour and the conservatives really.

I think it boils down to not who I trust the most but who I distrust the least... probably the consevatives tbh, and i've always voted labour in the past I just really do not trust gordon brown.
#26
does anyone vote for the local candidate or do most people look nationally, thats how we end up with knobs like neil hamilton in government as no one actually looks at who they are electing.

My local MP is Stephen Williams who is Liberal Democrat, if it was proportional representation i wouldn't vote for the lib dems but he has been a really good MP so i will vote for him.
#27
thrustmaster
Both Wales and Ireland had a higher percentage. Most parts in England were only a few % behind.


Yes.. But Scotland in particular is most economically vulnerable from cuts in the public sector at the moment.

http://business.scotsman.com/economics/Fears-grow-over-second-recession.6150040.jp

It's been like a life support system since the recession started.
#28
Goofeys Girl
Education worse in last 10 years
NHS worse in last 10 years
Immigration up...to bolster Labour vote.
Soldiers being killed everyday...not sure what for?
More and more teenage pregnancies...etc etc etc
Enough said.


Nowt really changed then has it since Tories were last in power either then?

It never changes!! The MP's only ever tell you what you want to hear then after they are in power they give excuse after excuse Blah Blah!!

You think the expenses would be out in the open NOW!! if the government had their way and stopped publication? No chance.

They all lie through their teeth. The problem we have is who to choose, the least bad lair of them all.

For me DC will not get my vote cos i just do not trust them Tories yet. I still remember what they did to the UK. Riots, poll tax, minors stike e.c.t. I remember Thatcher and how she privatised everything.................................and see what happened to the Banks!!

They all lie....................................ALL!! :x

renagade27
#29
The televised election debate should be interesting at least.
Betting odds are in favour of the conservatives.

Labour may have stood a chance but only with a different leader.
#30
tinkerbell28
OFC they won't Scotland have had it too easy for too long and even I can say that when I could be moving there at some point.


civms47
In what way has Scotland had it too easy? Not an argument btw, I'm genuinely interested in why you think that...


me too.
#31
Goofeys Girl
Education worse in last 10 years
NHS worse in last 10 years
Immigration up...to bolster Labour vote.
Soldiers being killed everyday...not sure what for?
More and more teenage pregnancies...etc etc etc
Enough said.


That's bad parenting rather than the fault of the govt... I don't think Gordon has been personally planting his seed in the bellies of those chavs :p
1 Like #32
DragonChris
That's bad parenting rather than the fault of the govt... I don't think Gordon has been personally planting his seed in the bellies of those chavs :p


Actually I did laugh at that one myself !!
#33

tinkerbell28:
OFC they won't Scotland have had it too easy for too long and even I can say that when I could be moving there at some point.
civms47:
In what way has Scotland had it too easy? Not an argument btw, I'm genuinely interested in why you think that...



bossyboots
me too.



me three - how exactly have Scotland had it easy???
#34
Monster Raving Loony Party
1 Like #35
Labour.

People have really short memories. I remember the last time the Tories had power and it scares me to imagine them back again. I would happily vote Lib Dems if it wasn't a wasted vote.
#36
Ungreat
Labour.

People have really short memories. I remember the last time the Tories had power and it scares me to imagine them back again.



agreed:thumbsup:
#37
Goofeys Girl
Education worse in last 10 years
NHS worse in last 10 years
Immigration up...to bolster Labour vote.
Soldiers being killed everyday...not sure what for?
More and more teenage pregnancies...etc etc etc
Enough said.


you need to stop reading the tabloids and the daily mail.......seriously.
#38
I will be voting Lib Dems.... if we all say Lib Dems is a wasted vote then it will never change and always be the 2 parties.

If all those that considered voting lib dems but don't because of the view that its wasted actually did vote Lib dems, then they may stand a chance?!:whistling:
#39
Scotland have it a hell of a lot easier IMHO than those south of the border just with every day living.

University fees

No hospital parking.

Soon to be free prescriptions for all.

Soon to have this year free school meals for all children 4-7.

Free NHS eye checks.

High % of public sector jobs which are deemed safer.

To name but a few, tbh, I kind of hope we ended up posted to Scotland will save us a fortune!
#40
tinkerbell28
Scotland have it a hell of a lot easier IMHO than those south of the border just with every day living.

University fees

No hospital parking.

Soon to be free prescriptions for all.

Soon to have this year free school meals for all children 4-7.

Free NHS eye checks.

High % of public sector jobs which are deemed safer.

To name but a few, tbh, I kind of hope we ended up posted to Scotland will save us a fortune!


It's not Scotlands fault that England can't get their act together and implement all these wonderful policies that make it the land of milk and honey up here.

Me I'll be voting SNP and hoping that the Tories get power and leave labour in disarray, as a tory govt and no credible opposition from labour will only hasten calls for scottish independence.

Then the english might stop moaning about the grass apparently being greener up here.

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