Cityunslicker, after siding with UKIP for much of the past Parliament argued strongly that a higher investment in infrastructure was needed with less of a focus on current spending. UKIP have no real policy in this area except to cut HS2. The Tory he sees economic policy is rose-tinted in the extreme.
Which is, after much deliberation, also Nick Drew's view. The Tory promise to create a surplus over the next 5 years is simply not credible given the refusal to advise on any real areas of further cuts in detail. Instead whimsical promises are made when we know that Local Government for example really has been cut to the bone.
Meanwhile, Mr Quango, has, as ever, decided which way the wind in blowing and considers the House of Lords reform least likely to happen under a Labour Government keen to fill Quango's and other pseudo-state apparatus with aligned placemen.
Taken together then we have come to the rather interesting, but entirely logical position of supporting Labour for the 2015 UK Election.
- Labour will avoid a damaging and silly attempt to leave the EU.
- Labour has plans to reduce expenditure in nicer way than the Tories and not to seek excessive tax cuts at the expense of the poorest in Society (i.e. the Scots)
- Labour are the only party really standing up to the crony capitalist oligopoly in the Country by attacking Banks, Energy Companies, Retailers who pay less than the minimum wage, Airlines and Media interests all in favour of standing up for the little guy. About time too.
We hope that you see it in your hearts to vote the right way come the May 8th Election and elect Ed Balls, easily the most impressive candidate for Chancellor, into the Treasury on May 8th.