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What Scorched Earth Polices Will The Tories Inflict On The Country To Spite A Labour Win?

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It's pretty obvious that the Tories don't have a hope in hell of winning in 2015 and there is likely to be a Labour majority.

So, seeing as politics seems to be full of petty spite and childish behaviour, what scorched earth policies will the Tories leave for Labour (possibly to be announced in Autumn Statement)?

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It's pretty obvious that the Tories don't have a hope in hell of winning in 2015 and there is likely to be a Labour majority.

So, seeing as politics seems to be full of petty spite and childish behaviour, what scorched earth policies will the Tories leave for Labour (possibly to be announced in Autumn Statement)?

They'#ll probably push up house prices to insane, unstable levels........Is it election week ?

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A bit like Gordon's policies before the 2010 general election but even more extreme.

It's quite likely they will increase debt by staggering and almost unimaginable levels (and at the same time say they're reducing debt) to boost GDP recovery to "tiger" levels and for a short burst of feel good factor.

They could boost public sector employment to help to massage the employment figures.

Labour will be claiming to offer prudent (they be won't using that word anymore though as it's been so discredited) economic policies and be saying don't vote Conservative because with the Conservatives' reckless policies the world markets will increase interest rates.

The names/policies of Labour and Conservative are interchangeable depending whether they're in power or out of power.

Edited by billybong

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They'll sign off tens of billions more in 20 year NHS contracts with huge penalty clauses.

By the way if you want to see the bias/agenda of the media in this country google for Hinchingbrooke hospital. The first privately managed hospital supplying NHS services.

Earlier this year they won an award for the quality of their care - this was all over the media with the Mail/Telegraph etc making it the main news saying it was clearly the future and all the doubters were wrong. They never mentioned that the award was given by Capita who are partners in the scheme to take over hospital contracts.

Anyway last week they were inspected and it turned out that the standards of care had dropped dramatically and they were amongst the worst performing hospitals in the country. They were also still a financial basket case and had gone begging to the government twice for more money.

Only the Guardian and Independent reported this. Nothing in the papers that trumpeted their success.

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They never mentioned that the award was given by Capita who are partners in the scheme to take over hospital contracts.

That's par for the course in the UK these days.

As of course is

They were also still a financial basket case and had gone begging to the government twice for more money.

It's the raison d'etre.

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It should be illegal to offer public sector contracts for more than 3 years or the remaining fixed term life of the parliament, whichever is greater.

Most of the major outsourcing contracts in banking are done on 3-5 year terms, good enough for the banks is good enough for the rest of the economy.

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Given they, without consulting any English voters, basically bribed the scots to vote yes, if the libdems by some fluke manage to hang onto enough seats to get another coalition, I suspect Cameron would offer the libdems lots of things. You want vacuum cleaners to be limited to 50 watts, you got it. You want all cars to be sold with the queer flag as a paint scheme, you got it, and so forth.

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They'll sign off tens of billions more in 20 year NHS contracts with huge penalty clauses.

By the way if you want to see the bias/agenda of the media in this country google for Hinchingbrooke hospital. The first privately managed hospital supplying NHS services.

Earlier this year they won an award for the quality of their care - this was all over the media with the Mail/Telegraph etc making it the main news saying it was clearly the future and all the doubters were wrong. They never mentioned that the award was given by Capita who are partners in the scheme to take over hospital contracts.

Anyway last week they were inspected and it turned out that the standards of care had dropped dramatically and they were amongst the worst performing hospitals in the country. They were also still a financial basket case and had gone begging to the government twice for more money.

Only the Guardian and Independent reported this. Nothing in the papers that trumpeted their success.

They're obviously suffering from a lack of competition! - we need more privatisation.

Edited by oldsport

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Conservatives to give a free house to all homeowners over the age of 45 to be paid for by cutting benefits and increasing taxes on the under 45's.

- Suppose they've already done that in a roundabout kind of way.

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what scorched earth policies will the Tories leave for Labour (possibly to be announced in Autumn Statement)?

Abolish Death Tax (in the pipeline), IHT and SDLT with immediate effect. Labour would reinstate them all along with the Mansion tax, but given the lag in re-establishing these revenue streams, Labour would be forced to borrow huge amount of money or raise higher levels of income tax to 50% plus.

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It is by no means clear that Labour will win. In fact the smart money is to go for a hung parliament and a Con minority govt. Ed is unpopular even in Labour heartlands and many white working-class people will vote UKIP.

+1.

Labour have a lead in the overall polls but it looks like a hollow one, on the key issues Millibrain trails by miles.

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+1.

Labour have a lead in the overall polls but it looks like a hollow one, on the key issues Millibrain trails by miles.

Which key issues are they then?

The only key issue the Tories seem bothered with is bribing the grey vote back from UKIP.

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Abolish Death Tax (in the pipeline), IHT and SDLT with immediate effect. Labour would reinstate them all along with the Mansion tax, but given the lag in re-establishing these revenue streams, Labour would be forced to borrow huge amount of money or raise higher levels of income tax to 50% plus.

Stick in MIRAS as well!

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At the moment it is all a guess.

My guess is that UKIP will devastate the Conservatives and also take a chunk of Labour votes. Liberals will vanish.

If Islamic terror escalates, expect to see huge Labour losses as voters turn to BNP.

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At the moment it is all a guess.

Agreed, the UKIP factor makes things very hard to interpret.

My guess is that UKIP will devastate the Conservatives and also take a chunk of Labour votes. Liberals will vanish.

Possibly but I think the detailed polling tells an interesting story.

"Other" are on 26% of which UKIP comprise 16% (SNP/PYC 5%, Green 4% and other 1%).

The key issue polling for "other" is:

NHS: 9%

Immigration:23%

Law and order:12%

Education: 10%

Taxation: 10%

Unemployment: 11%

The economy: 10%

These figures are a bit hard to interpret because we don't know how much SNP we've got in there but what it seems to show is on every key issue but one a large proportion of the 'kippers are planning to vote for a party that they don't think is very good.

The other interesting point is the one area where there is solid support for UKIP is immigration, where I think they're likely to draw more voters off Labour than Conservative.

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