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Lets give the Liberals a go! Review with images

AdvantagesDemocracy

DisadvantagesCameron

"...on teaching stranded holidaymakers on how to get back into England, lorry axels highly recommended! But its not volcano's that are choking the country but illegal immigration, the number one issue on the doorstep, the one that lets people have a good old grumble so to make themselves feel better and blame someone else for their failures, me included. But Polish immigration has caused a problem for Labor as we quite like this particular Eastern Europe ..." Read review
23.04.2010

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Government for Everyone

AdvantagesMay not be in your short term interests

DisadvantagesNo class war!

"...recent argument with someone over how to vote that inspired me to put finger to keyboard, and argue the basis on which I think one should vote. So, I'll start with the whys (and why nots) - I'll say how I'll probably vote at the end. Firstly, why vote at all? Some people say if you don't vote, you have no right to complain. I have to say that I've never heard an argument for that exactly, or really understood it. It strikes me if you don't think ..." Read review
20.04.2005

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VOTE BADGER..........

AdvantagesGreater Policing, less red tape, reduction in central government and cleaner hospitals

DisadvantagesNone

"...obscure areas of our lives. How could I finish without mentioning that over £5 billion pounds of the public purse has been spent funding a war that OUR country did not need to fight. Phoney and his pals are constantly high on their ego trips, annual budgets consistently penalise the average worker and once spun out of control the same old lines are trotted out to the public. Increased spending on hospitals, schools and public services. Yes, it ..." Read review
28.04.2005

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A gesture worth making

AdvantagesLiberal and Democratic

DisadvantagesUnlikely to win this time

"...integrity intact”. That’s how much, or rather how little, our Prime Minister understands the meaning of integrity. As for Michael Howard, well, would you buy a used car from this man? I know I wouldn’t. Indelibly fixed in my mind is the squirmy evasiveness with which, time after time, he refused to give a straight answer to a simple question from Jeremy Paxman. And why did it stick when a close colleague described him as having “something of the ..." Read review
12.04.2005

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Welcome to the Madhouse

AdvantagesThis is my personal view of politics

DisadvantagesI am probably going to get slated for it.

"...this country. I find it amazing how the running of this fine country of ours is brought down in value by the laughable word games our so-called representatives play with our lives. Have you ever listened to Prime Ministers question time or any other debate for that matter? All they try and do is put down the opposition, for the sake of it most of the time whether they actually agree with what is being said or not. Trying to find hidden meanings ..." Read review
25.04.2005

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stephen_logan

Vote Pendragon

AdvantagesRead the opinion

DisadvantagesDon't Read the Opinion

"...candidates for Prime Minister, but how have you been made to feel about each one. Blair - Bliar, Howard - racist, boom or bust economist, Kennedy - just an incapable leader. No single leader has received a continual appraisal from any neutral media source just a dull succession of similar attacks and taunts. How can we vote for anyone, who is right for this country? We get to told the projections, and simply swallow them in as fact. Projections are ..." Read review
29.04.2005

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Community Level 6Shortsharp...

Shortsharpshock

Spoil my vote. Not settling or a token gesture?

AdvantagesYou may make a difference.

DisadvantagesYou probably won't.

"...align my views with on how things should be done? Why vote if there is no effective party that reflects my views? Surely my refusal to vote is a reflection of the poor state of the political system and lack of a party that represents my needs. Democracy is about representing the individual and at present I feel there is no one party that can do that. People died so I could vote for change that would improve not devalue British society. "To not ..." Read review
03.05.2005

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Community Level 2coleman123

coleman123

Election 2005

AdvantagesShow you care - vote!

DisadvantagesThe voting age

"...I couldn't, and cant fathom how you can vote for a man who lied over Iraq, refuses to answer questions, is obsessed with image and celebrity, who has created an over-dominant Executive eroding core democratic principles that have been in place for hundreds of years. Even if you are Labour through and through, this isn't Labour, remember how in 1997 we were constantly being told 'New' Labour, that's not happening anymore because Tony Blair and his ..." Read review
22.04.2005

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Community Level 5coleecip

coleecip

VOTER APATHY IS A GOOD THING!!!!!!

AdvantagesIt probably doesn't matter who wins

DisadvantagesPeople forcing reasons why it does

"...& Excise I have seen how the EU has stopped USA from beating countries around in trade negotiations very well. The EU has more power than USA and I think Use is only a step away from damn well signing this environmental treaty - I hope. LibDem 1) I saw the Jeremy Paxman interview last night with Charles Kennedy and any politician that can sit in front of the whole nation and say, "Yes, if we are to make the country better overall - there will ..." Read review
19.04.2005

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No vote, no moan

AdvantagesAll those promises

DisadvantagesAll those broken promises

"...and they do not know how to communicate properly anymore, or am I just an Old Fuddy Duddy. Drugs are also a Major problem, once again it seems that the younger generation are seeking something to set them free from what they perceive as HUM DRUM. Dealers wait outside schools giving away free samples so as to get them hooked and have another buyer on their books. I know there is a lot being done to stop this but NOT ENOUGH. I think ALL drugs should ..." Read review
10.04.2005

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Community Level 1whornigold72

whornigold72

May 5th

Advantagesusing your vote

Disadvantagesdepends on who wins, not everyone votes

"As the 5th May approaches the more we all get hit with whos going to do what and whos not going to do that and we all look at it all and think, thats hope its all okay. Or so i used to think. I must admit at the last General Election i was one the the thousands who did not, why should I ? What will they do for me? so on so on and so on!!! But with this election I have noticed a different thing, or perhaps i have just looked and listened ..." Read review
23.04.2005

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Community Level 3silver_g18

silver_g18

DEMOCRACY

AdvantagesNONE

DisadvantagesFAIRNESS

"...allowed a say in how things are done. The Labour government of the day have taken that all away from us. Why shouldn't we the people have had a say / vote in what happens to our country? and the way it is portrayed and used? I have lived here for 20 years. Me and my family came over here from Italy and have always paid our way and never flounced off the government., my Dad paid his way until he died and even then the my mother was refused any ..." Read review
10.05.2005

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Community Level 1Womble76

Womble76

Frustrated

AdvantagesKennedy

DisadvantagesBlair / Bush

"I am not a politically minded person. I can quite happily go through each year not paying any attention to anything anyone has to say on this matter, but this year I have found myself getting involved. Each year I have voted based on the person whom I like. This may be a very simplistic way of looking at things but each day we make judgements on people in this way and it's served me well so far. I have never liked Tony Blair. He's never seemed ..." Read review
26.04.2005

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Community Level 1slater1983

slater1983

STOP THE BNP!!!!!!!!!!! JUST MY OPINION!!!!!! AND A FEW FACTS!!!!

AdvantagesSTOP THE BNP.

DisadvantagesSTOP THE BNP

"PLEASE USE YOU VOTE. TO KEEP THE BRITISH NATIONAL PARTY OUT!!!!! I think If the BNP get into power it will be bad news for this country,you and people you know. The BNP is a racist and fascist party. The BNP have declared their views and beliefs in an all white Britain. The BNP has its roots in the neo-nazi group the National front and other violent groups. Mark Collet, the BNPs former youth leader, was caught on TV praising Hitler. In the ..." Read review
22.05.2009

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Community Level 1haucaz

haucaz

Fantasy football meets politics

AdvantagesThe best possible political team for our country

DisadvantagesIt will never happen!

"Consider this... When England are playing a football match, the manager will chose the best English players to represent the country. He will pick our best centre forward, our best goalie etc and put them all together to make a great team. He will not pick our best team from the premiership and hope it does ok. In politics, we chose what we think is the best team. I reckon we should instead chose our best players...the prime minister could be ..." Read review
19.04.2005

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