teamhurtmore - Member
No Ernie, the last post was not posted on the wrong thread (but I imagined that it could be misinterpreted - it was not a criticism of Hollande per se, he has enough of that already!I was merely illustrating my previous point that there is v littleto choose between major parties in the UK or elsewhere. The right and the left are essentially doing the same thing, their policies are broadly the same and they are both reacting to events rather than leading the economic and political debate. On top of this you often have the ironical situation where parties actually do more of that their opponents would do eg Hollande's austerity package is arguably more aggressive than Osborne's. Poltitics is turned on its head! But what's new there? Reagan was one of the great spenders in the US and republicans often spend more than democrats.! The history of politics is littered with examples of XXX wingers implementing more YYY wing policies (at least in terms of government spending) and vice versa. Beware the rhetoric!
Hence the other red ED thread is relevant - isn't it time the unions formed a new party to represent their interests? The main parties are lodged so firmly in the same ground that any vote becomes largely irrelevant unless the MP is able to focus on local issues that are relevant to the individual voter.
It was a very direct and straightforward question, the OP asked who would you vote for if there was an election tomorrow ?
No need for a "politician type" rambling, evasive, and waffling, non-answer.
Just answer the direct and straightforward question with a direct and straightforward answer.