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What Policies Do You Think The Tories Will Implement If They Win In 2015?

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Regardless of whether they win with a majority (unlikely), what policies will they actually implement this time?

Also, if you think they are going to be in power again, who do you think they will be in coalition with?

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They can't keep borrowing at the rate they have without the interest on the national debt going parabolic so the budget will have to financed by printing, see Japan. A vast expansion of the BoE's balance sheet (QE on steroids) will be required to hold up economic activity and current prices as the housing market is finally allowed to correct. Sterling will fall dramatically and imported inflation will soar but a stagflationary slump is the best outcome we can hope for.

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Regardless of whether they win with a majority (unlikely), what policies will they actually implement this time?

Also, if you think they are going to be in power again, who do you think they will be in coalition with?

Tax breaks for the rich, especially large corporations.

Reduced rights for employees.

Large chunks of the NHS handed over to private providers, whatever the cost.

Continued 'Austerity', i.e. victimization of the poor and vulnerable for small amounts of cash (less than given away in tax breaks)

Continued high deficit, because cutting it would require wage rises, a lower rate of pension increases and tax increases on the well off, and besides it's a good excuse.

No social house building. House prices continued on support. Measured introduced to ensure that pensioners don't have to sell their houses.

Con/Lab coalition as they realize that they actually have the same policies. Government benches crowded. Opposition benches - 3 Lib dems, 2 UKIPS and a Green.

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They can't keep borrowing at the rate they have without the interest on the national debt going parabolic so the budget will have to financed by printing, see Japan. A vast expansion of the BoE's balance sheet (QE on steroids) will be required to hold up economic activity and current prices as the housing market is finally allowed to correct. Sterling will fall dramatically and imported inflation will soar but a stagflationary slump is the best outcome we can hope for.

This is why there is a concerted effort to restrict lending and crash house prices.

They need an emergency so that they can induce more austerity.

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If they gain a majority then there certainly will NOT be a referendum on EU membership... they'll screw the electorate and hope they forget their promises by 2020.

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Further roll back of retirement age, somebody has to pull up the ladder behind them so the retired can continue in the manner they have become accustomed.

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Con/Lab coalition as they realize that they actually have the same policies. Government benches crowded. Opposition benches - 3 Lib dems, 2 UKIPS and a Green.

If UKIP did really well and got say 200 seats (I know, I know, not possible, but I need a number large enough to make this a possibility) I can actually see the Conservatives and Labour forming a coalition just to keep UKIP out of power.

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Tax breaks for the rich, especially large corporations.

Reduced rights for employees.

Large chunks of the NHS handed over to private providers, whatever the cost.

Continued 'Austerity', i.e. victimization of the poor and vulnerable for small amounts of cash (less than given away in tax breaks)

Continued high deficit, because cutting it would require wage rises, a lower rate of pension increases and tax increases on the well off, and besides it's a good excuse.

No social house building. House prices continued on support. Measured introduced to ensure that pensioners don't have to sell their houses.

Con/Lab coalition as they realize that they actually have the same policies. Government benches crowded. Opposition benches - 3 Lib dems, 2 UKIPS and a Green.

Are you the Conservative Party policy advisor or something?

That is probably terrifyingly close to reality.

Edited by byron78

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Whatever their focus group results indicate will stand them the best chance of winning the next election, regardless of what is best for the country.

All three of the main parties are infested with career politicians who only care about one thing...... their careers!

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Further roll back of retirement age, somebody has to pull up the ladder behind them so the retired can continue in the manner they have become accustomed.

May start to get tricky.

There's a lot of occupations where working to 68 will present challenges, if they raise the age any further you'll see lots of stories of people having to sell everything (The House! Horrors!) to get from 60 to 70.

Of course, that could be the plan.

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May start to get tricky.

There's a lot of occupations where working to 68 will present challenges, if they raise the age any further you'll see lots of stories of people having to sell everything (The House! Horrors!) to get from 60 to 70.

Of course, that could be the plan.

Absolutely right. There is definitely a white collar perspective put on this policy from career politicians that did the rite of passage thing and gap years at being a ski bum and sees a non physical career path from ones late twenties. Not factoring in the roofer that began work at 15 with buggered knees by the age of 55.

A default retirement after 45 years NIC contributions would assist the burnt out early birds.

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Sell off anything that isn't bolted down to their mates

Frack everywhere to gift windfall energy profits to their mates

Keep pumping up the land market to gift windfall profits to their mates

Send kids from poor families to have their limbs removed in some far off country to gift windfall profits to their mates

Go and work for their mates

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A gerbil for everyone.

On finance at RPI+10%, only payable after 10 years, payments taken direct from income at a rate designed to maximize interest. Resultant bonds to be sold to Osborne's mates.

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Don't suppose there is any chance of abolishing excise duty on red wine so that we can live as long as our Mediterranean cousins. Or is the vital life saver just going to be the preserve of the wealthy. Comes to something when medicine is taxed.

http://www.express.co.uk/news/health/483365/Red-wine-s-a-tonic-says-doctor

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Don't suppose there is any chance of abolishing excise duty on red wine so that we can live as long as our Mediterranean cousins. Or is the vital life saver just going to be the preserve of the wealthy. Comes to something when medicine is taxed.

http://www.express.co.uk/news/health/483365/Red-wine-s-a-tonic-says-doctor

Government policies are unlikely to make you live longer, but some make it seem like it.

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Whatever their focus group results indicate will stand them the best chance of winning the next election, regardless of what is best for the country.

All three of the main parties are infested with career politicians who only care about one thing...... their careers!

There are four major parties now. All four are infested with career politicians who only care about what they can trough out the taxpayer.

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inheritance tax threshold is a certainty even though it's still a small chunk of 'middle class' people who actually pay, many aspire to. And genuinely wealthy never even think about paying it due to trust funds/investments etc.

Taxes and benefits generally will go down and public sector will be further shrunk.

The green stuff will be further watered down from it's low base

Really expect the 'big society' stuff to come back as well. People feel alien from most government provision and are happier with individual co-operation at a more local level.

From a narrow personal point of view, I'd like to see Labour lose the next election and a real Thatcherite hardcore Tory party win. I own my own property with no mortgage and have no 'skin in the game'. If it takes things to get worse before they get better (I see no sensible policies from Labour and there won't be until they are destroyed and the apathetic masses wake up) then so be it.

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There are four major parties now. All four are infested with career politicians who only care about what they can trough out the taxpayer.

Which prospective UKIP MPs are career politicians?

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Are you the Conservative Party policy advisor or something?

That is probably terrifyingly close to reality.

The properly scary thing is that you could copy and paste most of them to answer the question 'What policies will Labour introduce if they get into power..'

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