measures are they cutting/putting in place that are screwing over the welfare system? I have to admit I don't know much about it.
My general view of the Conservatives is one of deep suspicion, but I'm more sympathetic to them than I am to Labour, simply because of Labours blustering incompetence
. I'd weep for the day the Greens got in, or the Lib Dems for that matter, and I'm an SNP supporter (Note for non-Brits; moderate, the current majority party in Scotland, and nothing like the BNP
) in Scotland on competence grounds, I'm for keeping the country together at heart. We're actually blessed with some pretty competent leadership in this country, they're just all under different banners from the major parties. I don't like the current two major parties and long for their downfall; both of them. I've never actually voted Conservative, I'm primarily Green. But I have nothing but contempt for Labour. I merely distrust the Conservatives.
Its not so much a liking of the Conservatives as being at a loss for a decent replacement. At least they're leaving the health service alone, even budgeting for some new drugs like the latest in a line of kidney cancer battling drugs that under Labour, apparently the NHS couldn't afford. And hey, maybe we'll actually get some of the debt off by the end of this government, so we actually have some money to legitimately spend without a tonne of it going to interest payments. (Not to mention bringing some blasted financial stability back; having the country sound like its teetering on the brink of bankrupcy everytime there's a severe recession isn't much fun to hear about.)
My respect for the Conservatives mainly comes from two sources; their management of the NHS, and the fact they might just clear some of the red. I'm willing to tolerate quite a lot if it means those two areas get addressed. And also, the fact they're not Labour, who seem to surgically turn everything they touch into issue-riddled mud. I need only point to what they did to the pensions
system for that.
@Bobby: I guess I just have very low expectations when it comes to parliament.
edited 6th May '11 5:47:39 PM by GameChainsaw