U.K. People - Who will you vote for at next general election?
Currently in power: New Labour with Tony Blair
I'm simply curious here, who will you vote for in the next general election? (Not in the local and European Elections, but when the next General Elections come up)
I personally know I won't vote Labour, never have and never will, however won't vote Conservatives either at the next general election now that Michael Howard is their party leader.
I think I will most likely vote for the UKIP; I used to vote for the Conservatives however now with Michael Howard won't. I've never voted for Labour, and never will.
Reasons why I won't vote for Conservatives: It was Michael Howard who proposed the Poll Tax (if any of you remember), it was also him who cut police numbers by about 1,500 and it was him who had about one million Briton's lose their jobs. If he was able to do that then, and he wasn't even Prime Minister at the time, I won't vote for him and take the chance that he may become it.
Reasons why I won't vote for Labour: They have some good issues, as all parties do, however crime is on the rise and has been ever since Labour came into power. The fact that I personally believe that Labour has ruined Britain. I am also not happy as to how they are dealing with the asylum seekers issue. Another thing I'm not please about Labour is, all the bogus benefit claims.
So - The above are my reasons for not voting for the Conservative or Labour party. Why I wish to vote for the UKIP? If they are voted in, I highly doubt they can make Britain worse than it currently is.
Reason I will vote for the UKIP: They wish to leave the E.U., which I am fully for - I don't believe that the E.U. can benefit Britain in any way at the moment, if Labour actually tried to turn the E.U. around and make it work for us rather than the French and Germans, then yes I'd be for the E.U., but not at the moment. I fully believe in their Five Freedoms ( Found at http://www.ukip.org/index.php?menu=f...ivefreedomstop ), especially in Freedom From Crime and also their view "In additional we will give voters the right to decide on many issues of the day." - I'm not saying any party is perfect, I just don't think that another term with Labour will do Britain any good, and I don't wish to have the Conservative party in due to Michael Howard.
So - who will you vote for in the Next General Elections & why?
Who won't you vote for & why?
I think it'll be the UKIP for me. Many years ago we joined the EEC, notice that extra 'E'? It was supposed to be a trading agreement between European countries, now Brussels wants to take over the country.
Some issues have annoyed me but overall pretty happy. Life is good, plenty of work and my mortgage is low on a fixed rate,
I think the NHS is improving. I went to casualty one morning for concussion (not why I am voting Labour btw ) and got seen in 5mins. Also recently wife went to see about some fertility treatment and they have been great.
With an ageing population and new treatments all the time it is always going to be hard to fund a National Health Service. YOu have to increase year on year just to stand still I think.
Not really bothered about less tax, I can afford to pay a bit more really.
Would like to see a stronger independant foreign policy regards the Middle-east but in for a penny in for a pound.
EU wise I think we have to bite the bullet for once and for all and either signup for the Euro or remove ourselves. Rather than sitting moaning and vetoing everything. Personally I think the Euro is inevitable. Same with the Western European Alliance.
Asylym seekers are not really an issue I worry about, sure some bogus ones but mostly because our immigration policy needs sorting. People seem to see immigration and asylym as the same thing....weird. I would like to see a much clearer immigration policy. Proper quotas of skills needed and such. We need people badly as far as I can see. Scotland has a declining population. You need capasity in the labour force to expand your economy..
Anyway no major problems so will not be changing my vote. If I were to change it would be to vote liberal to force a hung parliament like the Scottish one where you get a not bad mix of Liberal and Labour policies.
Would never vote Conservative. Don't want another unfair tax a year before everyone else ;-)