An impartial guide to the 2015 election.

If you live in Blighty you’ve probably been bombarded by Party Political Broadcasts and news media about the various main players in the upcoming General Election.

Blogs are a great way to get one’s personal views across, but rather than expound my own views, I thought I’d give you lucky readers an impartial look at what these nefarious Tory miscreants have achieved thus far. (Told you it would be impartial.)

FOODBANKS

The number of people using food banks has gone from circa 40,000 under Labour in 2010 to one million under the Tories, in just five years. (This graph is about a year out of date. Figures have now surpassed one million.)

foodbanks, election 2015

DEBT

Our National Debt has not reduced as the Tory charlatans claim but has, in fact, tripled under the Tories.

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IMMIGRATION

Britain has one of the lowest immigrant populations in Europe. The more the merrier I say. We’re all from Africa anyway.

Brits living abroad

Brits living abroad

Foreigners living in the UK

Foreigners living in the UK

BENEFITS

I’m sick to death of that maleficent rapscallion, Iain Duncan Smith referring to people on benefits as scroungers.

Benefit cheats account for £2 billion whilst tax avoiders account for £32 billion.

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And let’s not forget, for most people claiming benefits, they are just claiming back a fraction of what they have put into it in the first place.

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LABOUR AND BIG BUSINESS

Read ’em and weep.

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THE GREAT DEPRESSION

The current economic catastrophe was not caused by the last Labour government. It was caused by the banks. Admittedly, Labour deregulated the banks more than they should have. But financial deregulation began in 1986 under, guess who… Thatcher.

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THE NHS

Don’t get me started… 70% of NHS contracts have been awarded to private sector companies since 2013. (Most of them with connections to ConDem politicians.)

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EDUCATION

Did you know, as part of the government curriculum, primary school kids do maths every day but art only once every two weeks?

Obviously, there’s no value in the arts.

No value in creativity.

No value in imagination.

No value in self-expression.

And there’s certainly no maths in art… no fractals, no Fibonacci sequence, no Golden Ratio, no geometry, no equations, no dimensions, no fractions, no angles or shapes…

That’s not a criticism of my daughters’ school, in fact, it recently got an outstanding from OFSTED, it’s merely a criticism of the curriculum handed down by the government.

I’d also have free tertiary education for all too. (Something which Labour have not put in their manifesto.)

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So, dear readers, as you can see, I have no personal axe to grind and have been as unbiased as I possibly can.

To recap:

Under the coalition the economy has stagnated,

the national debt has tripled,

the NHS is in meltdown,

1 million people rely on food banks,

3.5 million children live in poverty (that’s a staggering third of all children in the UK),

The Tories believe the people who should pay for our country’s debts are the poor rather than their rich benefactors to whom they give tax breaks and government contracts.

All-in-all, a successful term of office, don’t you think?

All you can do is evaluate the facts laid before you and then decide who to vote for. After all, that’s why we live in a democracy.

Just remember, a vote for the Tories is a vote for the Dark Lord. And a vote for UKIP is a vote for the Dark Lord’s imbecile sibling with xenophobic tendencies.

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I must give a shout-out to a few blogs from where I’ve filched most of the above stats, graphs and images. Although, I can’t remember what I’ve nicked from where.

So thank you to:

Tom Pride at Pride’s Purge.

Kitty S. Jones at Politics and Insights.

David Hencke at David Hencke.

Mike Sivier at Vox Political.

Thomas G. Clark at Another Angry Voice.

The Guardian.

The Independent.

Channel 4.

 

If you see something of yours that I have not credited just drop me a line and I’ll amend the post and give you the credit you deserve.

 

 

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6 responses to “An impartial guide to the 2015 election.

  1. LOL. I think you’ve made it absolutely clear which party you’re not voting for! I just completed a questionnaire re party policy and have shared it on Facebook, if you’re interested in seeing the results (which surprised me), you can find them on my profile page. Needless to say, I didn’t vote for one policy belonging to a particular party of scoundrels.

  2. Argus

    And yet still you vote for them?

    Do you remember the old “What if they gave a war, and no-one came?”?

    So how about: What if they threw an election…and no-one came?

    Every vote counts, yes, but only to further legitimise and entrench the status quo. In New Zealand there’s only two viable political parties, National and Labour, with a hots of wannabes hanging on like remora (sucker fish). Not good, the suckers swing the balance sometimes and are blatantly courted in outrageous deals by the biggies—democracy? Fergeddabowdit.

    Needed: for everyone enfranchised voter to stay home on election day—do something productive instead, even sitting watching milk turn sour would help.

    Nat or Lab, Lab or Con, blue or red … flip sides to the same coin. Meaning: if you want your kids to be schooled in the arts—teach ’em yourself, or hire someone who can. (But it won’t be legal to divert the taxes you pay towards such ‘rogue’ education, will it? They’ll send the heavies round to your home with a ‘please explain’ note) … and you vote for them?

    • In some countries, (Belgium, I think), it’s illegal not to vote. Personally, I always use my vote, even if it isn’t going to get me the change I want. I don’t think by not voting you will achieve anything. Because the masses controlled by the right wing media will always do as they are told and vote accordingly. They way to achieve political change in the UK is by introducing Proportional Representation. Yes, it leads to more coalitions. But at least it is a fairer representation of the demos.

      As far as teaching my kids the arts at home – I do. And they both excel in English and Art.

      • Argus

        In Australia voting is compulsory. It brings to mind a saying from years back— “Ve haff vays of makink you frei!” (but I don’t do a good Nazi accent).
        Proportional representation was sold to the deluded here as “We can keep them honest” and we now have the tails (little parties, tree-huggers and stuff) wagging the dogs (big parties). Not good.

        To anyone that will listen I explain that I never vote because it just encourages ‘them’. Does too, gives ’em the legitimacy they crave but don’t deserve.

        Wonderful that you are looking after those kids. English here (NZ) is a forgotten lost cause, art is whatever they wish “Self expression cannot be marked down~!” so again, anything goes. Not good.

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