mason666 wrote:I will vote ukip
Mainly to piss off bennyfroobs but also to put pressure on everyone else for an eu referendum and as they support nuclear energy
Would actually be good to see a left wing v right wing that isn't Labour v Tories. Greens v UKIP wouldn't be so bad, it'd definitely put pressure on the top 3.
I decided last year I'd be voting greens mainly because I'm fully against austerity, as its closer to theology than economic theory. I think Government spending is important in a recession, especially the deep recession we've seen since 2008, but its important that you don't spend for spendings sake and invest in stuff that will either give a return or bring some good to the general public. Greens wanted to invest in new green technology, infrastructure ect. which I think is a good idea anyway but they showed that the same amount of money would create more jobs investing in green alternatives than just standard infrastructure.
I've seen bits of the debates and Farage has looked way better than Nick Clegg.. but I tend to think anyone banging on about "balancing the budget" is someone who has almost zero understanding of how Government debt, or money for that matter, actually work. He even said on R1 that we could have potentially been way worse than Greece and said we could have definitely gone bankrupt. Bullshit Clegg m8, a sovereign nation can never be forced to go bankrupt in a way that Greece can.
However, Greens have some sketchy stuff proposed imo. Minimum wage £10 an hour by 2020, that is a little too high imo. A lot of small companies employing young people on minimum wage would definitely think about cutting back staff if minimum wage went up by that much, I'd definitely expect youth unemployment to rise if they went through with that. Wiping all student debt and making it free education again seems a bit OTT.. labour wanna go to 6k a year which I think isn't enough.. going back to the 3k a year and maybe offering to wipe the excess those have had to pay under this current Government would be a more sensible idea imo.
Generally though not a great deal to choose from.