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    Election in UK 2015

    I hailed the winning of David Cameroon as a great news. He was my favourite in these elections held in UK. Election in British appeared to me as a tight contest. Therefore, winning in tight competition in a sense marked a great victory. What you, other members think of that.

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    Me too, celebrated this victory. In fact, his victory was a surprised to many not only across the world but within the circles of his party too. By every means, UK Labour Party presented a faltering opposition to the Torians. I did expect a hung parliament at the end of the result as there was an upright uncertainty during the election. However the election clear this fog of uncertainty in the favour of Conservatives.

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    Request to all seniors!!!

    I don't know much about UK election, their parties, electoral process etc. Please guide me about that.....

    UK Labour Party presented a faltering opposition to the Torians.
    Who are 'Torians'
    I along with many junior members need these basic information.

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    Main Political Parties in UK:

    On TV you mainly hear about the Labour Party, the Conservative Party and the Liberal Democrats. These are the main political parties in the UK. They get the biggest share of votes. But what are they about and what's different about each of them? Each party is supposed to have different ideas and beliefs in order to provide the voters with a real choice.
    Policies are the ideas and proposals that a party has for a country. For instance, if there are low levels of healthy eating among young people, a party might have a policy for promoting healthy eating in schools. If a party thinks young people are unruly, it may have a policy for imposing curfews. So, what sort of policies and beliefs do the main parties have?

    The Conservative Party

    Who's in charge?

    The Conservative Party thinks that individuals should own and control businesses and services and make profits from them; the government should not interfere with these things. If this creates a gap between rich and poor, then it's not down to the government to sort it out. It's all about survival of the fittest.

    Money for one or money for all?

    Tax should be low, so that you can keep as much of what you earn as possible. As businesses and services are privately owned, it's thought that people will have more money to spend on these things, instead of the government taking your money and choosing for you. In turn this will improve public services, because in order to get you to use them, they need to be good.

    The community

    Traditional values should be encouraged to help build strong communities and families. Strict discipline and respect will cut crime and criminals should be treated harshly.

    The future

    Traditions such as the monarchy and the House of Lords are a very important part of Britain's history. They should be left as they are and there should be very little involvement or interference from the European Union. The UK must stand strong.

    The Labour Party

    Who's in charge?

    The government should work with private companies to provide good public services. The government should be involved in helping to close the gap between rich and poor by providing opportunities for those in need. All public services such as schools and hospitals need to receive funding from the government in order to provide good-quality services that are available for everyone to use.

    Money for one or money for all?

    There need to be different levels of tax depending on how much you earn. The more you earn, the more you should pay – otherwise you end up with a group of very, very rich people and a group of very, very poor people. The tax is used to provide services for everybody, rich and poor.

    The community

    Communities need to be strong by promoting tolerance of and respect for all and by all. Everyone should enjoy their individual rights but they must also understand that they have responsibilities to those around them.

    The future

    Britain has a very important part to play in Europe and should be taking a leading role.

    The Liberal Democrats

    Who's in charge?

    The Lib Dems, as they're called for short, are somewhere between the Labour and Conservative parties in their beliefs. They believe in personal freedom and a fair and open society where there is equality for everyone and strong communities. This can be achieved through free healthcare and education for all and by encouraging business to flourish but not interfering.

    Money for one or money for all?

    The poor and those in need should receive help from the government. This would probably mean an increase in income tax. The environment can only be saved by reducing pollution from cars. The party believes there should be a strong and effective transport system.

    The community

    The Lib Dems think it's more important to deal with the causes of crime not just the effects, otherwise it can never be reduced.

    The future

    The Lib Dems believe that Britain should have a role in Europe but that the people should be able to decide how large a part Britain plays.

    Key Points:

    ∑ Political parties give people the chance to vote for particular policies.
    ∑ In the UK we have three main parties. These are the Labour Party, the Conservative Party and the Liberal Democrats.
    ∑ They have different ideas about how the government should be involved with people's lives.

    Interesting Facts:

    ∑ Younger people are more likely to vote for Labour or the Lib Dems. Based on the beliefs of each party, who would you vote for?
    ∑ The Labour Party was created in 1900.
    ∑ The Conservative Party dates back to 1783.

    Big Questions?

    ∑ Some people think there's not that much difference between the parties, which means that there's not really any choice. What do you think?


    Source: Channel 4

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    Thanks.......

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    Although a thin majority yet decided and absolute, David Cameron in fact confounded the polls in UK. Literally, as indicated by the prompt resignation of the leades of the Labour, the Liberal Democrats, and even UKIP, all of his adversaries are shattered.

    I think Cameron, now, will announce the legislation to hold the much-awaited 'in-or-out referendum'- the referendum which will decide the fate of UK's membership in EU.

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    hold the much-awaited 'in-or-out referendum'- the referendum which will decide the fate of UK's membership in EU.
    Frankenstein, what do you mean by this

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    A Brief description of the UK's parties' manifestos:

    Conservatives:

    The Labour Party constitution states: "The Labour Party is a democratic socialist party. It believes that by the strength of our common endeavour we achieve more than we achieve alone."

    Laberal Democrats:

    Part of the coalition, the Lib Dems say: "We champion the freedom, dignity and well-being of individuals, we acknowledge and respect their right to freedom of conscience."

    Labour

    The Labour Party constitution states: "The Labour Party is a democratic socialist party. It believes that by the strength of our common endeavour we achieve more than we achieve alone."

    UKIP

    Ukip's principal aim is the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union and their manifesto is based upon "Common Sense policies".

    Green Party

    A Green Party is a formally organized political party based on the principles of such as social justice and non-violence. Greens believe that these issues are inherently related to one another as a foundation for world peace.

    Scottish National Party

    It’s a Scottish National and Social-Democratic political party of in Scotland. The SNP supports and campaigns for Scottish independence. It’s the third largest political party by membership in the UK as well as by overall representation in the House of Commons and the largest party by far in Scotland itself.

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    I consider these elections as 'Scottish Tsunami'.


    Scottish National Party (SNP) really bagged a marvellous victory in his favour.

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    Cameron’s victory has decidedly left him in a critical situation; to decide on the UK’s membership of the EU. Both time and space for him is squeezing to conclude whether to remain in EU or quit it. During his election campaigning, he repeatedly pronounced of holding a referendum so as the people should let with the task to determine. This referendum is commonly being stated as ‘in-or-out referendum’- means either UK will continue as the formal member of the EU or will quit this status in case people through referendum decide opposite of it.

 

 
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