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    I believe in the 50% tax for those earning over 150,000. Mark, I'd like to see where u get your figures from about military earning that sort of money. 5 a day for expenditures such as laundry, telephone calls and meals paid for up to a max amount, reciepts have to be produced while travelling to places such as the US. Allowances while in the desert are about 6 a day, and that's taxed.

    I do worry if the conservatives get in that they will go straight for the kill and cut without research. I agree that efficiencies can and should be made but those arealready starting to be made. If they get in then our best defence will be being friends with other nations, woe betide if anyone decides to take a pop at us!

    I've come to the conclusion that it's better the devil you know, either way in 5 years time we'll all be sat here moaning about the same things LOL

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    My constituency candidates.

    Tim Loughton, Conservative
    Emily Benn, Labour
    James Doyle, Liberal Democrat
    Susan Board, Green
    Michael Glennon, UKIP
    Clive Maltby, English Democrat



    English Democrat? Don't like the sound of that party. Disappointed that the Legalise Cannabis Alliance are not posting a candidate this time round. They've had a candidate in our last 2 general elections.

    We're in a Conservative stronghold here so the result is pretty much foregone conclusion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dawn, post: 200628
    My constituency candidates.

    Tim Loughton, Conservative
    Emily Benn, Labour
    James Doyle, Liberal Democrat
    Susan Board, Green
    Michael Glennon, UKIP
    Clive Maltby, English Democrat



    English Democrat? Don't like the sound of that party. Disappointed that the Legalise Cannabis Alliance are not posting a candidate this time round. They've had a candidate in our last 2 general elections.

    We're in a Conservative stronghold here so the result is pretty much foregone conclusion.
    Looking at the 'English Democrat' manifesto- they're a watered down version of the BNP :( I still think we should make Nick Griffin go on "Who do you think you are?" to trace his family tree
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    It seems to be an election run on personality politics to me.

    I will vote for our current local MP again this time purely on what she has done for me personally as opposed to the party she represents and their manifesto. I know that sounds totally selfish but she is so vocal and supportive for autistic adults and children in our area and has done so much I would be foolish to give my vote to anyone else.





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    These 50% tax things are just a ploy to win over people and get votes - they won't generate enough money to actually do anything constructive- not that it will affect me but its another cynical and calculated move to win power not help reduce the deficit - even the financial bod on 5live said the same this lunchtime - its all about getting power and staying in power.

    I may spoil my paper and see what percentage of others do - ours is such a Tory stroghold that Labour don't even bother putting up a candidate at most elections - back to the elections of yore :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skywatcher, post: 200640
    ours is such a Tory stroghold that Labour don't even bother putting up a candidate at most elections - back to the elections of yore :D
    my town will be nothing other than tory as well, always has been they win by landslides everytime
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    Quote Originally Posted by Claire, post: 200638
    I will vote for our current local MP again this time purely on what she has done for me personally as opposed to the party she represents and their manifesto. I know that sounds totally selfish but she is so vocal and supportive for autistic adults and children in our area and has done so much I would be foolish to give my vote to anyone else.
    I dont think that's selfish at all Claire! I think if someone's genuinely done a good job, that's a lot more tangible than all the party politics.

    All I'd like is for someone to find a party for me to vote for who will give me something.

    Owner of a business, married no kids, we both work, receive no benefits and never have, like my flights to florida and my cars which we work hard to fund, already pay too much in tax but would suck it up IF I could be assured the money funded the NHS and not some stupid benefit paid to someone else or a bank.

    Would like a politician somewhere to explain why I'm paying taxes to fund banks who are themselves borrowing money at 0.5% but want to charge the business 11/12/13% and more to borrow?

    I also want to know where my dividends are from the bank shares we now own? The heads of the banks all got bonusses and made money, so we should all be due a cheque in the post right?

    So.... I'm an easy vote :) can someone help me find a party that'll give me *anything* at all and at this point I'd probably settle for an ice cream or orangemaid lolly (and somehow I don't think I'll even get that )
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    Quote Originally Posted by britchick, post: 200621
    I believe in the 50% tax for those earning over 150,000. Mark, I'd like to see where u get your figures from about military earning that sort of money. 5 a day for expenditures such as laundry, telephone calls and meals paid for up to a max amount, reciepts have to be produced while travelling to places such as the US. Allowances while in the desert are about 6 a day, and that's taxed.
    Their allowances aren't taxed, they're paid in a lump sum on their return. Military was probably not the best example, as they do seem to take care of most of them - but a high ranking specialist (ie fighter pilot commanders and linguists) can just about push themselves through that threshold with length of service. For many other professions it's easy. Contractors, lawyers etc who have worked hard their entire lives break that barrier, and as thanks for servicing society they have to give 75,000 of it back?

    Like Keith said, might not seem so bad if they seemed to be doing something positive with it! But the pot holes on my route to work are a nightmare, I am in the vast minority as I have an NHS dentist, getting an appointment with my own doctor is less likely than winning euromillions, and the banks that have been bailed out BY ME won't give me a loan at a reasonable rate.

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