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General Election

It's 50 days to the General Election. The election is to be held on Thursday, 7th May.
All parties will be working hard to convince us they should have our vote. Which party will come out on top and will one party secure an overall majority or will we end up with another coalition government?
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Re: General Election

Fair chance it'll be another coalition, that's not such a bad thing in my opinion (as long as 'that lot' aren't in it).
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I'm afraid that it will be another hung parliament with secret deals done in locked rooms to form a coalition. My fear is that the minority parties will include constitutional changes which will make a clear majority impossible in the future. The Libdems did this with fixed term elections  Undecided
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I don't think it's a case of each party telling us why we should vote for them but more like a slanging match of why we shouldn't vote for the other(s).
Let's be careful out there !
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Re: General Election

Cameron is running scared....he only wants to appear in a tv debate, once,.. with SEVEN others,...so that limits the actual amount of time HE will be appearing/spouting/speaking, giving him less of a chance to look stupid, cos he don`t know the answers.... 
on the good side....
It also lessens his chances of slagging off the opposition !..  Cheesy
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Re: General Election

Do you think any of the others will do any better?
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Any tv debate will need someone to bring out the old clap-o-meter to make it interesting.
And stop the audience from falling asleep.
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Any tv debate will need someone to bring out the old clap-o-meter to make it interesting.
Either that or Simon Cowell presses the buzzer like in Britain's got talent only with politicians  Cool
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Re: General Election

Highly likely Labour and the SNP will be running the country, sorry what I mean is the EU and SNP will be running the country with Milliband doing as they tell him.
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miliband wont be doing anything other than sucking in huge wedge's of public funds just like he and his comrades did the last time they were in charge, the SNP will get another referendum on going it alone and probably succeed and the only people who might give a fig are those that thought they were poor now and find out just how poor a labour government will make them complete with rationing because of too many mouths to feed and not enough income ....
miliband will sign away every remain power the government has including the rights of the country to hold referendums and we will all be spending whatever the successor to the bankrupt euro will be, well so long as we don't mind queuing for a few hours to get the weekly handouts and the ration card stamps that is ..... end of communist Russia will look like a garden party when compared to the suffering we will endure and at the end of it all everyone will still vote labour for another few elections, complaining bitterly about CMD +thatcher and the posh boys club members that ruined the country just like they did when Callahan and the unions ruined the country and complained about thatcher......

strange that for some reason people at large would rather believe the lies that drip from the so called socialists than the reality of the truth that every time they have taken power they have screwed over the masses and torpedoed the public finances for personal gain because at heart there are worse than the toff's because not only are they greedy but there also too lazy to earn the cash and would rather steal it from others......
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Whatever the outcome I will just be glad when it's all over and we won't see some politician's face on our screens so frequently Wink

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Re: General Election

I still want to hear the party leaders say no VAT increases in the next Parliament.
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It seems all parties are very quiet on VAT. Anyone threatening to put it up will certainly be committing political suicide Wink
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that's because they no longer have the power to control vat rates!
VAT rate variation requires full consent of the EUP for all member states, no politician could change the rate without achieving that consent before announcing the change and so far none of them hold enough sway to be able to negotiate such a change !
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Re: General Election

Rubbish
The EU sets a minimum VAT rate - currently 15% - but member states can set what they like above that value
http://www.vatlive.com/vat-rates/european-vat-rates/eu-vat-rates/
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The EU sets the broad VAT rules through European VAT Directives,and has set the minimum standard VAT rate at 15%.  The 28 member states are otherwise free to set their standard VAT rates.