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have y'all seen this informative but slightly patronising "red-green vote swap" thing? http://voteswap.org/
it tells me I should vote Labour because Bermondsey and Old Southwark is a target for Labour from Lib Dems, but I support the Green Party on so many more issues, so why wouldn't I vote for them? Even though they won't win at least my conscience is clear that I voted for the party that I want to represent me ffs
The site is very clearly aimed at people who prioritise preventing a Conservative government. If you're a Green supporter and anti-toryism is not high up your list then the site isn't for you, but then they aren't forcing you.
In your constituency it's a fight off between Simon Hughes and the Labour candidate. The Greens' main goal will be to keep their deposit. You can help them do that, but alternatively you could pair with me (a Labour voter in a safe Labour seat) without the Greens losing a vote at National level.
they are merely the lesser or two evils, or at least I feel much more aligned with Green (or SNP if I was still in Scotland) policy so I feel I should vote for them even if they won't win
my largest, current problem with the labour is how they handled and I completely disagreed with them during the Scottish Referendum, so feel voting for them now (even if I'm in England now) would be counter-intuitive to my beliefs.
scotland should shut up and stay in the country tho imo
IS THAT NOT ENOUGH?
albeit in a very minor way.
A boardgame of lies, and sillyness.
Someone, on the news somewhere, said all the parties make similar promises, but none of them has truly costed what they're promising
it's going to be massively fucking weird
that instead of having a debate they all just take it in turns to do impressions of Cameron and Clegg while all the others laugh.
are going to be good or really really shit
I know it'll be really really shit, just interesting to know if it'll fuck the Tories or not
The Tories do the job of fucking themselves
ed is my man
given that the Mail, Telegraph, Sun and Times had all submitted their verdicts on the debate by 8.00pm last time.
and we can all clearly see him hiding behind a bit of the set, waiting to jump out when a has a really good point to make
I've missed a lot of news recently, forgive me.
How the fuck is he a thing?
he's so warm and soft and gentle :3
Who he stabbed in the back!
what a lovely country we would become
holding a beer in each hand too, getting totally bevvied and watching yet another election debate and shouting at the television fucking loving it
sturgeon is great
but it's funny that tory mps and official tory twitter pages are constantly commenting on the debate, slagging off ed etc. Surely someone told them to lay low for a bit?
is how he says 'demand and supply' instead of 'supply and demand'.
Also his 'brownfield revolution' thing sounds... decent. Am I being thick?
just like his idea that we need to control demand so we can work out what level the supply needs to be at, it's just a shame he's a bit of a cunt and he leads a party where it seems alot of its members are big racist cunts
but there is going to be a european armyNO THERE ISN'T
the left is splitting and UKIP is going down the tube
Cameron's gonna win
so Obama said no to military action in Syria.
they'd allow grandparents of immigrants in without question or something along those lines
sometimes new stuff's scary but maybe it's a good thing
How do they do it??
All those big, brave words about not working with the SNP are clearly going to come back to bite him on the arse.
ah yeah i'm like 5 minutes behind when everyone was saying they loved him
he was like the rock. that was pure wrestler
where's the ashcroft poll
Times and Telegraph went for the SNP scaremongering angle.
or save it for first thing tomorrow
So watched this. Thoughts:
- Milliband largely came across well, except when dismissing the SNP on the last question... Understand the reasoning, but his position is barely credible. Think the Tories will be regretting allowing him the airtime.
- The Natalie Bennett did better this time. Still lacks polish when reading here prepared responses but she's not be the disaster she was billed at. Nailed the housing question.
- Leanne Wood again shone best when calling out Farage, but does sill come across a bit as Sturgeon lite. (She was Mrs CZUK's preferred leader)
- Given how little we've seen of Sturgeon south of the border and how recently she became leader she really impresses in how she tackles the questions and points made... She seems to have been in the job for a decade.
- Farage... Hit his sole point well on every question, but made an absolute dogs dinner of things when he attacked the audience and BBC. Will most likely have solidified his core vote though, which is all he could reasonably be aiming for. Seemed a bit unhinged on his closing statement though.
Damned if he does and damned if he doesn't. Think his and Sturgeon's warm handshakes at the end seemed to suggest a degree of stage management with how they went about it. Sturgeon very strongly defending her position/MO but not really going for Miliband as much as she could. The ever-reliable Dan Hodges said in his analysis that `Sturgeon nailed him to the wall`. Don't quite think so mate.
With things the way they seem to be at present, there's very limited mileage in Sturgeon ragging hard on Miliband. Especially so in front of a UK audience. Tickle him with the knife, sure. But stick it in and twist it? Nah. That'd potentially freak out soft potential Labour voters down south who might be erring towards Con if they thought Nasty Nic would be calling all the shots.
Poor old Nigel No Mates.
That Survation's post debate poll shows Milliband 5% ahead of Cameron on preferred to be PM. One swallow doesn't make a summer and all that, but absolutely not what the Tories were going for.
in this country
in this country
for this country
in this country
the people of this country
our country needs
in this country
decent honest hard-working honest decent families working decently and honestly as hard-working families that are decent and honest and work hard decently and honestly
but I do actually enjoy these debates and the leader interviews (that Ed Miliband BBC3 one is worth a watch). Shame we only get them once every five years tbh.