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Originally posted by LiveForever8
reply to post by Nammu
Well, it is true that the vast majority of newspaper endorsements were in favour of the Conservatives.
I see the benefit in a coalition government though, just not a Con/Lib Dem coalition. A Labour/Lib Dem coalition would have been perfect for it would have banished the Conservatives into the political wilderness, especially considering the electoral reforms they would have definitely implemented.
I wouldn't be so sure about replying on the old school Lib Dems, after all, if the expenses scandals taught us anything it is that even some of the more respected politicians can be tempted by money; including many prominent Lib Dems, some of whom where campaigning for greater disclosure of MPs’ expenses, all the while claiming themselves.
But yes, the whole situation is baffling when looking at it conspiratorially.
Though ContactPoint has now been switched off and the data is being securely deleted, ID cards are not yet dead. There are some encouraging signs - for example, the government has just announced it is scrapping
the database being developed by the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) and the Identity and Passport Service (IPS) that was originally intended to be the 'biographical' component of the National Identity Register. But the Bill to abolish the ID scheme has not yet passed, despite the Coalition's undertaking to get rid of ID cards in its first 100 days.
the Coalition has broken its promise to put patients in control of their health records. Hundreds of thousands of people are still having medical details uploaded to the Summary Care Record (SCR) system each month without their consent.