Hello, before I start I have to thank you for addressing this in a mature way, unlike my friend who hasn’t replied in two days.
But anyway, I respect that perhaps the governments intention regarding the bedroom tax may have been coming from a place of fairness, however, it failed to take into account the requirement of disabled people to have a spare bedroom in their house, often for carers or for equipment. But the stigma towards people on benefits (Which I’m not saying that you represent, but just your last point inspires me to say this) The stigma towards the poor and vulnerable as if in all cases of state benefits, the government is subsidising a holiday or something else luxurious needs to stop, of course there are some who exploit the system, but ARE a minority) Similarly, while we’re on the subject of people who are economic drains on society, while Cameron acted perfectly legally, we have to remember the Panama papers, remember that next time a member of the upper classes refer to Scroungers as if they are a majority of benefits claimants, that the same can be said about those who share THEIR lifestyle.
Next, I respect the Conservatives and UKIP for that, But it’s worth mentioning that Labour under Jeremy Corbyn is also committed to this.
Also, my point was simply regarding the fact that a tax cut for the richest was included in the same budget as Child benefit cuts, if the tax cut did raise £8bn, where was the need for this cut?
Next, as I’ve said, I’m more interventionalist and therefore disagree with much of New Labour’s economic policy, however, it is worth remembering that the UK was impacted far less severely than many other European countries, however, you may attribute that to the collapse in the Euro. In any case, Brown, in alliance with Obama etc…was instrumental in beginning to save the world economy.
Finally, I was addressing the Conservatives share of the vote in the General Election with that figure. I’d like to see the poll with Con on 52 though, not because I don’t believe you but out of interest.
But yes, our poll numbers are shocking, but we are slowly recovering, considering we were at 26 during the summer. We have a mountain to climb, but I believe that people will be inspired in 2020 when they hear Corbyn’s vision for the UK. A vision that I intend to vote for.