I'm not too sure this time, I'll probably end up going for Labour.... because....
Conservatives: I simply think that if they get in, it'll be a disaster, I know that many people who seem to get interviewed right now on the news say "Oh the country is a disaster!" yadda yadda yadda... is it really? I mean really is it? The ecconomy is recovering, crime rates are down, when I look out of my window I don't see nor do I like being told that I'm apart of a 'broken society.' I don't trust them. Cameron is constantly undermining everyone thats not involved in his party who want to represent Britain, remember when Blair was tipped to be the head of the EU? That would have been great for us, but nope, Cameron starts a campaign to get him out before he's even there. I don't like their policies, I don't think many of camerons own party knows what they are.
Cameron himself, he likes to put himself on show, he used to be in PR, even since he's been the leader of the opposition he's constantly shown himself as this nice clean man who is trying to say "Trust me, I'm just like you!" But when it comes down to it, I don't think that they'll do the right thing, during the ecconomic recovery, they got everything wrong, everything they said that they would do just wouldn't have worked, you look at other countries in the EU that did that they said they would do and they're worse off. I just don't think that they're right for the role of government or that they'll do us good... yes they'll give us 'change' but I think the change they're proposing is wrong.
Lib Dem: The lib dems have a lot of good ideas... the problem is that I have to remember that a lot of them will not apply to me or very many people for a long period of time. They like to keep students happy... thats great... but the majority of students will have left education before their time in office is up and we have another election! Even if I were still a student and was just about to start uni, most of what they promise would not affect me, certainly not for very long. Another problem with them I have with them is that when it comes to foreign affairs, is there anyone in the Lib Dems, including the leader, that you would have confidence in when it came to dealing with aggressive foreign actions? Remember when Russian turned the gas off for a few countries in the west? Had Britain been one of those countries and we had the Lib Dems in charge, does anyone think that the current Lib Dem administration could have resolved that without a serious dent to our country?
It's the same with other things that they want to axe, they keep trying to slide in Trident missile systems here and there. Trident is expensive, yes very. They keep using it as an example of how they would save a fortune... And then I think, but what if we need it? Not so much as "Oh my we're at war and they're using nukes!" The world is a giant chess game, every country has a different piece. Think of the Cuban Missile Crisis, that was resolved by the US getting rid of their missiles in Turkey, but they had planned to do that anyway. Trident is our version of that, it's a tactical weapon, but not one that will most likely be used as an act so much as it'll be used as words. Mind you, if someone did start to give us jip, and the way various resources are going it wouldn't suprise me if it did happen. Trident would be one hell of a word to say to another countries foreign office.
Labour: Oh my... where to begin. The problen with Browns Labour is that he was hit with some of the worst set of luck anyone could get. Remember the terrorist attacks in Scotland? Then the London car bombs outside of Tiger Tiger? Then there was the floods, then we had this this and that, followed by the MPS expenses and the ecconomy? It all made us dislike Labour more and more... but are really any of those purely Labours fault? Yeah the MPs Expensives thing, they were all at it... All... as in ALL political parties. Lets be honest here, everyone of them were at it. But lets remember, we caught those guys who were behind the scotland attacks and the car nail bombs, the ecconomy has started to improve. In the last 10 years, especially in major cities we've seen A LOT of development, we have as a country moved forward.
The problem and this would have effected anyone in the role of government, due to the levels of spin we've got, pretty much anyone in power would look to be in the negative light. Being the party in power, and this would apply to any party in power, you can't judge them on what they will do so much as what they've done. Yeah it looks messy, but then you've got to think, had they not bailed out the banks, then we wouldn't be able to withdraw our money, if the banks went down, and many were close to doing that, we all go with them. They've caught and prevented some of the most dangerous criminals, the ecconomy is recovering. Aye, theres tons of shit that if I were them I would do differently, bankers Bonus' certainly they need to be capped... you can't can them otherwise all the banking talent goes from London... bye bye ecconomy. Iraq and Afghanistan certainly needs a big looking at. But when it comes down to it, they have actually done not a bad job when it comes to running the place.
But between now and May 6th... who knows. We've got the TV debates coming up soon, whilst I don't think that they'll do much to change my opinions on various parties, I think that each leaders performance will influence the wider public and the media as to their views on each party.
Edited by Casanova, 06 April 2010 - 09:33 PM.