I dont agree with much that any of the big 3 say, but the next govt will definitely be formed by some combination of them. The LibDems have 2 main
plusses imo: Electoral Reform & Vince Cable.
Without electoral reform we will never get out of this back & forth swing between failed ideologies. To understand why Vince Cable is right, we need
to consider what The Market actually is.
Is it a bunch of people who can afford to set up businesses to provide goods & services? This is the Tory view, thus they will cut tax for the rich,
but what happens if people dont have money to buy those goods etc? The investment doesn't get made, instead the money goes into safe investments.
The Labour view is that keeping up with public sector spending keeps money in the market, supporting the potential for growth, making entrepreneurial
investment more attractive. This would require continued high borrowing, or radical cuts in some govt projects.
The LibDems view is that cutting tax for everyone puts more money into the market, for the same reasons as Labour. In reality, Vince Cable's plan is
the most fiscally conservative (small C) & at the same time the most progressive, since the benefit would be felt more by the poorest, as a proportion
of their income.
If the Tories get in, mark my words you young whipper snappers
there'll be a massive crime wave, just like last time, whilst we wait for their
much vaunted & mythical "trickle down effect" &, when it doesn't appear, just like last time, the response will be massive underinvestment in
health, education & other infrastructure... just like last time.
Personally I'm hoping for a hung parliament as the only way these 2 crucial policies will have a chance, so I'm voting LibDem.