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Also, who did you vote for in 2010 (if you don't mind asking)?

I voted Lib Dems in 2010.

Plan to vote either Labour or Green (not because I love either party but they are the best of the worst and I think the Tories have been disastrous for the country and I have seen my standard of living go down under them).

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Also, who did you vote for in 2010 (if you don't mind asking)?

I voted Lib Dems in 2010.

Plan to vote either Labour or Green (not because I love either party but they are the best of the worst and I think the Tories have been disastrous for the country and I have seen my standard of living go down under them).

I love that people actually believe there is any f'g difference between the major parties. Just love it.

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I love that people actually believe there is any f'g difference between the major parties. Just love it.

Right now, I don't know who I would vote for. See my signature.

At my last local elections I did not know who would be on the ballot sheet.

It turned out to be just Con, Lab, and UKIP.

I found my hand unable to connect with the paper - it literally hovered above the paper as mental conflict raged.

I don't think it would have been any easier with a greater choice.

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I also voted Lib Dem - more fool me.

I normally think of myself as a socialist, but I would never vote for 'Labour'. I haven't forgotten Iraq, or ID cards, or protest restrictions, or PFI, or the bank bailouts. House prices tripled between 1997 and 2007. Now, there's not a cigarette paper of real difference between Labour and Tories on privatisation or benefits or other economic issues - their policies are spun to be superficially different while actually being almost exactly the same. Rachel Reeves is a right-winger who wouldn't be out-of-place in UKIP. And on social issues Labour are a bunch of nosy nanny-state illiberal warmongering fascists.

Three years in London have made me bitter and angry and more right-wing. If the Conservatives had engineered an economy where I could buy a flat, I might even have found myself voting for them. Too late now, George.

So it's Greens for me. I wish I was still in Scotland and could vote left-wing Socialist or moderate SNP.

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.....anything that is not the same old same old....blaming others, when they are all to blame, say lots, do little, and mislead lots buy concealing truths that should be made public, and confusing/obscuring issues and facts, avoiding answering simple straight forward questions...saying lots about what is wrong but very little about what will be done to put it right...telling people what they think they want to hear to gauge a reaction....creating policies that will do very little if anything to change peoples lives for the better, always tweaking at the edges....only creating more bureaucracy, expense and layers, far too many costly public enquires that don't always become public, only shows far too many things are allowed to go wrong and are still going wrong even now, allowing it to happen......being over easily led by lobbyists and powerful people and corporations....working for the wrong people....not the great many little people, the consumers.....divide and rule. ;)

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Greens this time for all the reasons mentioned by previous posters and the fact they are untainted by the housing, vested interest groups that so many other parties are infested with.

I wasted my vote last time on the rump end of the dying new labour regime. But to be fair, my only choice was between lib dems, conservatives and labour, which is not much choice at all.

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For their monetary and fiscal policies...the Greens.

1. Land Value Tax

2. Citizens' Income

3. Full reserve banking

They are full of nutters, but for me, these are the 3 policies that are required to restore a functioning capitalist system.

Ongoing concentration of wealth and growing credit are not sustainable in the long run and have led us to no longer having effective interest rates to help guide us as to where to invest scarce resources. Labour and the Tories have both presided over this over the last 40 years and have shown, along with the Bank of England, that they simply don't understand how to keep the economy going properly.

Not seeing LVT on the Green policy summary on the VoteOnPolidies website

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I also voted Lib Dem - more fool me.

I normally think of myself as a socialist, but I would never vote for 'Labour'. I haven't forgotten Iraq, or ID cards, or protest restrictions, or PFI, or the bank bailouts. House prices tripled between 1997 and 2007. Now, there's not a cigarette paper of real difference between Labour and Tories on privatisation or benefits or other economic issues - their policies are spun to be superficially different while actually being almost exactly the same. Rachel Reeves is a right-winger who wouldn't be out-of-place in UKIP. And on social issues Labour are a bunch of nosy nanny-state illiberal warmongering fascists.

Three years in London have made me bitter and angry and more right-wing. If the Conservatives had engineered an economy where I could buy a flat, I might even have found myself voting for them. Too late now, George.

So it's Greens for me. I wish I was still in Scotland and could vote left-wing Socialist or moderate SNP.

And that ladies and gentlemen is what people misunderstand. They equate prudent economic management as right wing. it isn't. it is not a wing.

It is capitalism. Right and Left are two sides of the same coin. Took me 10 years to suss that out.

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I voted Lib Dem at the 2010 election. I voted "Other" as I have no clue who to vote for at this election.

I know that I won't be voting Labour, Conservative or UKIP. I'm not that impressed with the Lib Dems either; so I may well write "none of the above" on my ballot paper. I will however "vote". Too many people have died fighting for democracy around the world for me to just not turn out.

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And that ladies and gentlemen is what people misunderstand. They equate prudent economic management as right wing. it isn't. it is not a wing.

It is capitalism. Right and Left are two sides of the same coin. Took me 10 years to suss that out.

This is correct.....right and left is just a way they try and split people by putting them into boxes, it is more sophisticated than that.....divide, confuse and conquer. ;)

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And that ladies and gentlemen is what people misunderstand. They equate prudent economic management as right wing. it isn't. it is not a wing.

It is capitalism. Right and Left are two sides of the same coin. Took me 10 years to suss that out.

To me, becoming 'more right-wing' means that I now believe less in people's capacity for constructive cooperation, and more in people's inherent selfishness. I am less concerned with society as a whole and more concerned with my own situation. That is what earning an merely decent wage in a city designed for millionaires will do to you. Everyone else appears to have bought into social darwinist greed-is-good rubbish - a game I am bad at playing.

Left-wing beliefs include public ownership of services, a safety net for those who fall on hard times, protection for workers, and perhaps some kind of national economic plan. Everyone contributes for the wellbeing of everyone - and the well-off can afford contribute a little more.

Right-wing beliefs include in everyone paying their own way, in the efficiency of the private sector, in free movement of capital and labour market flexibility, and in the wisdom of markets. In a right-wing state, why pay tax at all - much more efficient to decide yourself if you need insurance, or education?

Neither has anything to do with economic prudence. A successful economy with a high standard of living is what we should be aiming for under either system. Labour's 13 years were a complete disaster, and I wouldn't call them left-wing. Indeed, by now, I'd welcome John Major back with open arms. Or even, dare I say it, Thatcher.

All 'main' parties in the UK are far to the right of what used to be called the centre. And they like waging wars and locking people up.

Having now experienced the vast gulf of UK inequality a little closer up, I don't see in the people around me any appetite at all for a system where we all cooperate to increase living standards. Instead economic insecurity ensures that everyone is preoccupied with defending their own shrinking patch of ground, justifying their relative wealth by pretending success is correlated with merit or effort, and their infighting allows the people with the real wealth to take an ever bigger slice of it.

Capitalism is eating itself. Everyone's played Monopoly - eventually one person ends up with all the money, the game is over, and all the hotels stand empty on the board.

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I'd like to be able to resolve to vote Green or UKIP - they both have policies I agree with, but they both have a load that I don't - neither party reflects my views in the broad sense, but they are at least, not part of the LibLabCon who ONLY reflect populist views and have no discernible principles other than feathering their own nests and crawling on their knees to corporate & establishment interests in order to secure ongoing political donations.

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I shall be voting UKIP this year.

Previously in 1970, 1974 x 2, 1979, 1983, 1987, 1992, 1997, 2001, 2005 and 2010, I have voted Conservative but I shan't be doing that again until the current leadership are consigned to history.

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Also, who did you vote for in 2010 (if you don't mind asking)?

I voted Lib Dems in 2010.

Plan to vote either Labour or Green (not because I love either party but they are the best of the worst and I think the Tories have been disastrous for the country and I have seen my standard of living go down under them).

Quite clearly politics isn;t your thing if you are bothered about your standard of living going down yet are willing to vote for the Greens who want unlimited immigration.

Come on brains what do you think happens when 50 million from the 3rd world enter the country almost over night.

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The NAZI party.

If they had won the war in 1945 at least we'd have affordable housing, thus an improvement on the LIBLABCON.

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Labour.

For panic abroad, and rates forced higher, whether they like it or not.

Hate Labour, Vote Labour.

Feed them their own shit.

Yes thats the only reason to vote for them, unless of course you work in the public sector.

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