ScottyBoy wrote:Brown played it well. He's the older guy who's been round the block and Camerons just a silly public school boy.
The lib dems always do better in the polls than they do in the ballots because when it comes to it people dont trust them to run the country as they havn't been in power for centuries. (which i think is nonsense, any idiot could run a country if they are surrounded by the right people.)
The polls don't really reflect the voting system. It is possible for the LibDems to poll the highest number of votes and still have around half the number of seats as each of Labour and the Tories.
Brown and many of the others like Ed Balls and the Jedward Milliband brothers are a complete liability. As chancellor, Brown allowed the banks to increasingly go about their dodgy business unregulated, he stole billions from everyones pension, imposed a string of stealth taxes, sold our gold reserves at bargain basement prices and despite all this revenue, left the country in an appalling state when the inevitable crash came round.
We'll all be paying for his financial mismanagement. Whoever gets into power will have to increase tax and slash spending to get the situation under control.
I don't actually care who runs the country - all I want is to have a reasonably standard of life for a fair days work, criminals to be punished properly, schools to provide a decent education, hospitals that don't kill people.
One of the many problems is that our leaders (and I include politicians from all sides) are quite happy to do wrong and then claim they are innocent when they've been caught. Leaders should lead by example and most of them are a disgrace.
Do you have any particular reason to call Cameron a silly public school boy or is it just because his family was in a position to send him to one of the best schools in the country and he speaks a bit posh (well, quite a lot posh). I appreciate, its quite hard for anyone in Scotland to like the Tory party.
Personally, I'm wary of him due to his PR background. The last thing the country needs is another Tony Blah. However, the only way to see if he delivers on his promises if/when he gets elected. I thought he did reasonably well dealing with Tory MPs who took the piss with their expenses.