reply to post by stumason
I trust no political party to honour their election promises, they all have a very long and proven track record of failing to carry them out.
Whether people like it or not the Tory Party is coming under increasing pressure from the continued rise in support for UKIP whose policies seem to be
striking a chord with 'the common man'.
Which is one of the reason's why the Tories are turning towards populist policies in a desperate attempt to cling on to power - I doubt this was
brought about by any sort of deep conviction.
I seem to recall some years ago Cameron pledged his support for a referendum on EU membership then as soon as he was elected he did a complete about
face and said that HE
didn't think it was the right time for Britain to have that debate - what gives him, or any politician the right to deny
the people their right to self determination?
Don't get me wrong - I have just as much contempt and mistrust for Miliband and Clegg.
Miliband seems to be doing his best to alienate himself and The Labour Party from their more traditional voters and is as far removed from them as
anyone could possibly be and many of his policies are contradictory to the very core values of the Labour Party.
Clegg and the LibDems have proven they will sell their soul to the devil for just a sniff of the chance of a little bit of power.
They have betrayed their predecessors and everything that any Liberal or Social Democrat ever believed in.
The Tories may be guilty of populism, but at least at the moment it seems as if they may actually be prepared to carry this through.
Their motivations are pretty much irrelevant if it leads to a genuinely open, honest and frank debate on the pro's and con's of continued membership
of the EU.
Because that is the important thing.
That Miliband and Clegg have forced their MP's not to enter into this debate shows a complete and total lack of respect or concern for the
electorate's wishes and their care's and concern's.
The way I see it is that at this moment in time people's voting intentions don't really matter - the most important thing is that there is an open and
public debate on continued EU membership, options available if we vote to come out of the EU and if we vote for continued membership how we have to
commit and try to take a leading role within it and how best to promote and safeguard UK interest's.
Yet again the major political party's are much more concerned about playing their games of one-upmanship rather than looking after the interest's of
this nation and it's people.
The party political system has outlived it's usefulness. It's a sick and ailing old dog that needs putting out of it's misery allowing a new and
vibrant young pup to take it's place.
edit on 7/7/13 by Freeborn because: grammar and clarity