Change. This is Cameron’s central argument. “We have changed”. Well no, they haven’t. They are still the same old Tories, and they will do everything they have done in the past again. They want to rebuke our civil rights, even though they claim to uphold them – they oppose almost any liberal value, arguing they have led to what they term ‘broken Britain’. They want to impose cuts before we have even left a recession, and so threaten our economic recovery. They oppose any real political reform. They really are the dinosaurs of politics.
Osborne. Ok, I confess – I was getting stuck at thinking of a word that began with O, but Osborne fits the bill quite nicely. He is seen as a novice and very unreliable by most people, do you really think you could trust him with the economy?
Nick Clegg. Speaking as a Liberal Democrat, the only possible party that can provide change is the Liberal Democrats. If you want a fairer society with more responsibility placed on the bankers, free tuition fees, reform of the political system – and lots more, VOTE NICK CLEGG AND THE LIBERAL DEMOCRATS!
Sun newspaper. Let us show Murdoch that it is not his newspapers that determine the election. Who wouldn’t like to see him lost for words?
Equality. You will find that the Tories are ideologically opposed to equality. Yes, I know they claim to be this nice new modern party. But look again. They have joined a right-wing homophobic fascist party in Europe, they want to reduce the abortion limit, they want to promote marriage as some ‘ideal’, they have a long history of homophobia with section 28 being a prime example (and still some of their PPCs talk of its wonders), and who can forget Grayling’s comments around B&Bs being allowed to turn away homosexuals on the grounds of sexuality. This is the same old Tory party, they don’t like change, they don’t want to see the growth of liberal equality.
Reform. There is no chance of getting any real political reform. They, contra to their rhetoric, opposed the Liberal Democrats reform on allowing you to recall MPs and on donation reform (hardly surprising when Ashcroft is funding most of their campaign). There is no real chance that the Tories will ever support a proper proportional representational system (STV), as their ‘safe seats’ would be gone, and there would be a good chance they would never get into power again – as they will find that a great deal of the UK are progressives left/centre – so make your vote count and don’t vote for the Tories!
VAT. Whilst they may be sounding all nice with their National Insurance mantra, there is no real denial that they won’t increase VAT to the high levels that they have done in the past, and the high levels that shadow Tory ministers have been heard contemplating. The NI increase by Labour, whilst not desirable, is much more preferable than a VAT rise – a VAT rise would hit the poorest and the most vulnerable the hardest, the NI only really hits those who can manage.
Atypical policy judgements. Most of the Tories’ ‘polices’ rest on atypical examples of what they see as case exemplars of ‘broken Britain’. There is nothing broken about Britain. What the Tories are good at though, are stigmatising those who have the least power to say anything back.
Taxes. Their tax reforms are abysmal. They want to increase the inheritance threshold so those on super high earnings get even more money (no self-interest I am sure)!
Inequality. Cameron made it pretty clear the other day that he was willing to increase inequality to allow for economic growth, as what happened in the 1980s. If you don’t want a 1980s repeat, then make sure not to vote the Tories on Thursday!
Victimisation. The Tories will attack the most vulnerable in society. Their welfare policies are an example of that – an attack on those who receive incapacity benefit is highly unfair – there would be no difference to them and the Thatcher government that increased economic problems and inequality to an extreme level.
Economy. About 100 economists that are well established have come out against the Tories plans on the economy. They intend to start cutting as soon as possible if they got into office. This would risk a double dip recession.
Society. Their ‘big society’ idea will only lead to the reduction of the state in vital areas, whilst other policies such as the marriage tax, will result in an increase of the state in areas that threaten our civil liberties. At the heart of the ‘big society’ are the interests that uphold the Tories’ – the businesses and entrepreneurs who are funding them. The ‘big society’ will allow for privatisation through the back door and will dangerously damage key state functions.
Remember, VOTE LIBERAL DEMOCRATS!