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Autumn Statement - Osbourne gets Tories off the ropes.

Autumn Statement - Osbourne gets Tories off the ropes.

 

George Osbourne stood in the Commons knowing the Tories needed a boost in the polls, and they needed it bad. For all the talk of crisis in the Labour party, most polls had them leading by 1 or 2 points. Osbourne knew this was the last chance to swing voters before the TV debates and with the Conservatives knowing they had to have more votes then they did in 2010 to win, he had to deliver.

 

His headline proposal was a Stamp Duty reform; the tax which you pay when purchasing a house. The idea is to make the tax more progressive, taxing the smaller houses less than the big ones. On the surface it’s not a policy that gets people out their seats but it’s going to get undecided voters in the working and middle classes who…

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The Difference Between Not Voting And Not Caring.

The Difference Between Not Voting And Not Caring.

 

Another box should be added to the ballot paper in May 2015. No, I’m not talking about a political party, this is something much more meaningful and in a way would be a game-changer in the political world. A non-voter box. It seems unnecessary at first thought, why should we care about those who refuse to vote? Because they’re not all the same. Unfortunately, there is a stereotype about not voting, as if it means you don’t care for politics. However, there are two kinds of non-voters, there are those who go about their lives uninterested in politics and then there are those like myself, who feel passionately about politics but at this moment don’t feel they are represented by any of the parties or have any trust in them either. Politicians have for far too long categorised…

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Why I Don't Want To Vote At The Next General Election

Why I Don't Want To Vote At The Next General Election

 

I’m a swing voter, I firmly believe that far too many people have political allegiances based on factors other than their actual views. The whole idea of “voting for party X because I always have” is to me a key fault with today’s politics in Britain. Due to this I will go into every election year with an open mind, deciding which party I think will do the best job for that term. Not voting is an extremely depressing idea to me, but this is the situation I find myself in. While I can’t legally vote in the general election next year I am imagining the hypothetical situation whereby I can vote. For a guy that spends so much time talking politics, the decision to not vote is one I would not take lightly.

 

Why won’t I vote? I tend to…

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