Wednesday, 31 March 2010

My Place in Politics

My real interests are what I study and football in the main, but I do like keeping up to date with what's going on in the world of politics so I thought I'd let you know where I stand so that you know what to expect. I'd definitely class myself as left-wing in many of my views, but I think that being strictly one or the other is quite outdated. There are so many different areas within politics its unusual to be able to use one phrase to explain all your thoughts. In terms of actual parties I support, I'd say I was a Labour voter but I have a lot of time for the Lib Dems, they've got some great policies, they just don't have enough clout for me to see them as a realistic government at the moment.

As for the Tories, they may look a more appealing party under Cameron but when I look at what they're actually proposing I see nothing new. Putting up posters attacking the other leader doesn't mean you should be elected, you have to show why you're a better alternative and frankly, I don't think they are. Osborne is a joke, I wouldn't let him run a five-a-side team, never mind the economy. They seem to be banking on people voting against Labour rather than voting for them, and that shows from the way Osborne totally ruled out the Lib Dem's during the Chancellors Debate the other night, I hope it bites him on the ass, hard.

One more thing to mention is America. I don't have many warm, fuzzy feelings for the USA, and that'll probably show over time. One thing that really pissed me off was the way they attacked the NHS to try and defend their disgusting insurance-based healthcare system. Anyone who can still believe that America has got it right and the rest of the western world are somehow communists for having socialised medicine, well they're too stupid to be allowed an opinion on the matter. I personally think the NHS is this country's greatest treasure.

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