The Conservatives: Right Wing, Right Way to Vote!

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The Conservatives: Right Wing, Right Way to Vote!

With less than 100 days to go until we enter the most unpredictable election in living memory, and it’s one where every vote will count. With only 65% of the UK population turning out to vote it is clear that politicians have a long way to go to reinvigorate voters and encourage them to use the vote –which is not only a privilege but a civic duty –and to ensure that the UK is governed by the right party. When one looks at the pledges of each party it becomes clear that there is only one party that is worth voting for: The Conservatives.

Under the Conservative/Liberal coalition government unemployment is at a 6 ½ year low at 5.7%, income tax has been reduced leaving people better off and with most disposable income than they had before, and the deficit has been reduced.

The government has taken hard decisions; they were always going to be tough regardless of who was elected. Government spending cuts and tax reductions have helped to improve public finances and deal with the structural deficit. But we’re not out of the woods yet. Things are getting better, but there is still plenty to be done to rein in national debt and to restoring the UK back to its former glory. Only one party can do this: The Conservatives.

UKIP have demonstrated the dangers of economic crises by exploiting the rise in xenophobia that often arises when job security isn’t guaranteed and migration provides an easy outlet to vent these feelings. By limiting migration UKIP would destroy our diverse society, and would lose us the range of skills we gain from migration.

The Liberal Democrats are a danger to politics. They have abandoned everything they were supposed to stand for, in favour of gaining a position in government. They made a promise to not support the rise in tuition fees, but in the end they failed to deliver. A party with no principles would be a government that cannot govern.

In government Labour ran up the deficit without thought giving us the largest deficit in peacetime history. If they were to govern again they would reverse the recovery with more spending, more tax increases, and more debt. Margaret Thatcher was right when she said “The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people’s money”.

The Conservatives have demonstrated their ability to get public spending under control and to turn around a national debt that was spiralling out of control. By cutting income tax people now have more disposable income to spend on luxuries that under Labour they could not. Cuts in corporate tax and extra investment have given small businesses that extra boost to help start-ups expand and grow, rather than contract and collapse. Reductions in welfare reliance has ended the era of idle workers and ensured that people who can work, should work, whilst protecting those would need it most.

Current polls across the board predict that the 2015 general election will be a hung parliament, and that it’ll be one of the closest elections in history; more so now with fringe parties such as UKIP, The Green Party, and SNP rapidly gaining members. By voting for these fringe parties many people view it as a protest vote, to tell the government that they aren’t happy with the way things are going. However, by voting for these parties voters run the risk of a larger coalition party, or a National Government. The National Government of 1931-40 demonstrated the dangers of such an outcome. With recovery still in a fragile stage we cannot afford to be playing with fire.

The Conservatives had proven that they can fix the economy after the failure of the previous government –as they have done time and time again –and to jeopardise that by voting for parties that got us into the mess in the first place, have no integrity, and are dangerous to the UK is foolish. The Conservatives are a government of the people, by the people, for the people, so let them finish the job.

Written by Brandon Ashford