On 27 Feb 2010 at 10:22am Peter wrote:
Reading the papers this week it seems obvious that the Libdems will be doing a deal with Brwon to keep this sham of a government in power. Depsite being a Libdem voter the only way to stop Labour bankrupting the country is to make sure the Tories win. Voting LibDem in Lewes is a luxury we can no longer afford. We need this mess clearing up. A bullying Prime Minster who even sets "the forces of hell" on his own chancellor is a deeply worrying situation. Lewes should support the Conservatives to avoid another Labour government. The LibDems will never support Cameron to get rid of Brown. If you vote Orange you get Brown
On 27 Feb 2010 at 10:51am Tired wrote:
Oh do shut up!
On 27 Feb 2010 at 11:04am And Weary wrote:
On 27 Feb 2010 at 6:24pm supporter wrote:
Peter you talk a load of rubbish and to echo others shut up.
On 27 Feb 2010 at 6:28pm Magpie wrote:
I could not agree more with Peter. The General Election is a choice between Decline and Recovery. Gordon Brown doubled the national debt by wastefully spending too much taxpayer's money. When he was Chancellor, his failed system of banking regulation has meant we have had the longest recession of the major economies. Immigration is still increasing. Voters have a golden opportunity to elect a strong Conservative Government which will bring borrowing, immigration and regulation of banks under control. Alternatively, voters can choose the chaos of a hung Parliament with the possibility Britain going the way of bankrupt Greece. Voting LibDem again in Lewes is indeed a luxury we can no longer afford if it means that if there is a tight finish after the General Election and those LibDem MPs elected do a deal with the remnants of Labour. This would keep bully boy Brown in Downing Street. It is as simple as that.
On 27 Feb 2010 at 6:52pm Roy wrote:
In the rest of Britain, Lib Dems are challenging many Labour seats with far more chance of taking them than the Tories. Indeed, other than in the south, they see Labour as the electoral competition. It therefore follows that they would be most unlikely to support a minority Labour government. Also, they currently control some significant urban councils where Labour are the main opposition and want to keep them that way. They know there are more chances of attracting Labour voters than Tory in these areas. They are not concentrating on challenging in strong Tory constituencies, except where they hold seats already with good MPs eg Lewes
On 27 Feb 2010 at 7:02pm I dont live in lewes... wrote:
Councillor Matthew Lock, Conservative County Councillor for Hastings - St Helens & Silverhill, Lead Member for Transport and Environment, undemocratically dismissed the views of 11,000 residents (soon to be voters).
The 3 towering cranes that are now building the Newhaven Incinerator stand as a grim testiment to what Conservatives think of democracy and how they regard the wishes of the electorate.
Said councillor's part in the Lewes Parking Scheme is well documented.
For Gods sake don't vote Con.
On 27 Feb 2010 at 9:26pm Old cynic wrote:
Cameron says 'trust us' but refuses to detail any policies. They refuse to tell us about the cuts they are planning to make and yet ask us to vote for them. They plan to spend the summer 'thinking' about what they are going to do!! They promise change but won't tell us what they plan to do or how they plan to do it. Today they published a document stating the areas they would concentrate but only in the blandest of terms. They highlight health, education, the economy - well no sh!t Sherlock, a sixth former could come up with the same list.
A Tory vote will lead to more boom and bust, the rich getting significantly richer, more of our businesses and utilities going to the highest bidder, huge cuts to services at a national and local level leaving the poor and vulnerable worse off.
In reality have the last 18 odd years been that bad? We have all, on the whole, done well over the last few years and this recession is no where near as bad as the 80s - no rioting in the streets.
By the way, I'm not a labour voter!
On 27 Feb 2010 at 11:30pm Brixtonbelle wrote:
So, when Labour was in power the Tories were repeatedly warning of the mess the Brownite economic policies would lead to ?...I don't think so, they pretty much supported them, in fact frequently claimed that Labour had stolen their economic policies. Don't be fooled by the Tories, they have no concern for the 'ordinary' man and have no idea of 'real' life for the majority of people in this country.
On 28 Feb 2010 at 12:50am Dave wrote:
Norm Norm he's our man
if Norm can't do it no one can!
Goooooooo! Lib Dems!
On 28 Feb 2010 at 8:41am i dont live in lewes... wrote:
If local politics are an indicator then clearly no one can.
On 28 Feb 2010 at 12:35pm Independent thinker wrote:
If there is a hung parliament, Baker and his Lib Dem colleagues may well find themselves in quite a powerful position to influence policy. And I believe Clegg when he says he'll try to work with the party with the clearest democratic mandate because it would be suicidal for the Lib Dems in the long run if he didn't. Hung parliaments are fragile, and if he goes against the clear will of the people, he'll get punished badly at the next election. It would make no sense at all for him to do that, as I'm sure Magpie, Peter and Jason know perfectly well. Just more Tory activist spin going on here.
Personally, the only outcome that terrifies me is a Tory majority as despite all their attempts at spinning their way to a softer cuddlier image, they are still the same party with the same policies that made life miserable in the 90s. In some ways, though, a Tory minority with the Lib Dems softening the rough edges could be good for the country to force Labour to think hard about where things have been going wrong, purge some of the dead wood, and hopefully get their act together before the next election to prevent that Tory majority. But the same might happen with a Labour minority, or even a vastly reduced Labour majority, so I could live with either of those options as well. A huge Labour majority would also be a disaster, but unless Cameron and Osborne are caught having group sex with John Terry, Ashley Cole and Wayne Bridge's ex, it's safe to say that won't happen.
On 28 Feb 2010 at 3:09pm Brixtonbele wrote:
Tories have to win at least 101 seats more to get a one seat majority. They have ahuge mountain to climb. I have a feeling it will be like 1992 when a Labour opposition win was expected and the Tories won a fourth term. Labour will struggle on with Lib Dem support and lose the next election outright to the Tories with Boris Johnson as leader ! UNless they bring in PR before then to assure a continous Lab-Lib dem coalition for eternity.......
On 28 Feb 2010 at 9:57pm Down and Out wrote:
"A bullying Prime Minster who even sets "the forces of hell" on his own chancellor is a deeply worrying situation."
The big question for me is: Are Tories morons, or hypocrites, or both? It's a matter of record that the sainted Thatcher, who as we all know, practically invented Great Britain, spent 11 years abusing her cabinet and not taking the blindest bit of notice of them. But that's OK, because she was True Blue. Whereas Gordon is a 'bully'. Honestly, if there's a hung parliament, it will come about because the Tories really don't have a clue, even in the face of the worst economic conditions in twenty years, just how much Joe Public despise their vacuous hypocrisy. The election is theirs to lose, and they're make a splendid fist of it.
On 1 Mar 2010 at 11:45am eh? wrote:
If the Lib Dems keep anyone in power other than the Tories, then they will have finally done something useful as a Party . Hooray for that hope!
On 3 Mar 2010 at 2:01am LTR wrote:
Couldn't agree more.