Thursday, 7 May 2015

Act Today, Vote Labour #GetCameronOUT

I may be losing fans through supporting Labour, but I know that this country will suffer if the Prime Minister does not change on Friday. Only Ed Miliband can get in, not Clegg or Farage or Sturgeon or Bennett. The only way to get this bastard out is by electing a Labour government.


In the past five years, ordinary people have died as a result of their policies. A lot of people are significantly worse off, us included. A lot of people have to get their food from food banks and don't know where the next week's rent is coming from.

And at the same time, the rich companies, corporations and cronies get richer and richer and richer.

That cannot be an acceptable situation for our country.

Yes, the deficit has altered, although a true look at the figures reveals how those statistics can be made to lie, but at whose expense?

The happy demons embraced by the right - benefit cheats, shirkers and dole lurkers, immigrants, etc are fantastic bogeymen, but are they really the problem?

We could all be better off with a better redistribution of wealth, a better-funded and organised NHS, and certainly an end to the draconian bedroom tax to start. That's why I'm supporting Labour tomorrow and will do everything within my power to support their campaign.

I'm sorry to see fans go, but this site and social media will always contain a very hefty dose of my opinion. And at the moment my foremost thought and opinion is #GetCameronOut

So...

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19 comments :

  1. I think you're very brave to share your politics publicly. And it's great to read of someone who sees the Tories for what they are. I'm so torn about this election, because I also want to see him out, and very much hope Ed makes it to #10, but I'm voting Greens now. I've always liked the Greens, but only recently realised how close my politics is to theirs. I don't support tactical voting, never have. But believe me, if you get your wish, I will be celebrating with you - Louise :)

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    1. Thank you. I know most people wouldn't be so out there, but I feel it is my duty to do so. What this government has done to the poor of this country is a disgrace. Unfortunately. it seems many in the middle and upper income brackets care little for the appalling reality of so many people and still plan to vote Tory. A depressing thought.

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  2. I would also like to point out that the Tory's have said they would NOT increase any taxes, to the extent of putting it into law, so they couldn't. So why does your picture above show them making a 2% VAT rise?

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    1. I'll believe that when I see it, William! For me, increased taxes at the upper end of the spectrum would be preferable to even more cuts in welfare for those who need it. Too many people have died as a result already, I don't want to hear of any more blood on their hands. Or to hear of an even greater increase in child poverty and the use of food banks.

      The supposed 'not increasing taxes law' strikes me as a rather pathetic pandering to their target voters, just like the tax cut they gave the wealthy in the last parliament. And don't even get me started on tax evaders, dodgers, non-doms and corporates avoiding paying tax. Chasing them for what they owe would show the miniscule revenue increase from welfare cuts for what it is - a punitive tax on those who can ill afford it.

      To answer your original question, the further VAT rise has long been rumoured. We will see, but hopefully they won't get the chance!!

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    2. Ah yes, the tax dodgers - people who use a company to avoid paying tax - Like Ken Livingston did when he was Mayor of London, oh and Tony Benn did that a lot also.

      What you've got to realise is that if you don't have rich people and attract rich people to the country, there won't be any companies and therefore jobs for ordinary folk!

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    3. So you're voting Labour because of a rumour that the Tories might put VAT up?

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    4. I vote for and support the Labour party because I believe in their stance on helping the ordinary people of this country, and much more. I believe in a fairer, more equal society, where those who can afford it share their good fortune of birth and circumstance with those who don't have it.

      I also believe in the NHS, social housing for those who need it, and an education system for those who choose to use it. I do not believe in second homes, an out of control private rental market, private healthcare being foisted on us, austerity measures that hit only those at the bottom, child poverty, welfare sanctions, and the suffering of many, many people. VAT is the least of it!

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  3. So my first post has been censored?

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    1. I don't think so, I've just replied to it above. Is it not showing up for you?

      Like most blogs, all our comments are delayed before publication due to the huge amount of spammy links we get. I publish comments when I get online to work, and with three young children and life intervening, this will inevitably be at unpredictable times - often 2am!

      I do hope it's showing up for you though, and my reply. Thanks, Leta.

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  4. No, that was my second post, my first post isn't showing...

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    1. I have published all of the comments that have shown up in my inbox.

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  5. This is what happens in British politics:-
    1. Labour ruin the economy
    2. Conservatives rebuild the economy
    3. People say "Look at all those rich people doing well because the country is, let's vote Labour"
    4. Go back to step 1.

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    1. Or perhaps it's very easy to show people that 'Labour have ruined the economy' when we were in the midst of a global recession anyway?!

      The country is only doing well when ALL of the people in it are doing well. That is never going to happen with a Conservative government.

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  6. Strong support for UKIP In my local area, I would like to see Labour get in

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    1. I find the UKIP xenophobia utterly terrifying. How can so many people believe that rubbish?

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  7. Glad to see other blogs posting about politics today! We took a different tack, and made the argument for why you should turn up and vote even if you don't support any of the parties, because if you don't turn up and spoil your ballot with a comment indicating that, no one will no why you stayed home. We really feel political apathy is one of the biggest things holding Britain back from being as Great as it could be if everyone was more engaged with politics on both a national and a local scale.

    All that said, we like where you're standing… ;)

    Here's our blog post about why voting matters today, in case you'd like to read our argument in full: http://www.21stcenturyfamily.co.uk/vote-it-matters-the-reason-no-one-is-telling-you/ :)

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    1. Absolutely, the usual argument of if everyone that complained about it, voted against it would have seen a very different result today. Although I have had a lot of messages and e-mails from people who are voting for the first time in 15/20+ years, so hopefully even more people will be outraged and engaged by what transpires in the next five years. It's a terrifying prospect to see what they will do.

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  8. Thank you for some light relief and common sense ... so hoping they don't get another five years. I'm so angry about what they've done. The churches in our village have just opened a food bank to support people directly impacted by their policies and the way they've dismantled the safety net. I voted tactically for the candidate most likely to defeat the local Tory. As it was the person I'd have voted for anyway, it wasn't a biggie. Let's hope we're both happy tomorrow #brilliantblogposts

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    1. Thank you. It is terrifying that so many people in this country do not care about what has happened, and will happen, to the people at the bottom of society. I am ashamed of my country today.

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