Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Change That Works For You

May 6, 2010. The next United Kingdom general election.

I'll be voting for the Liberal Democrats, the only credible choice this year to offer a real alternative from the red/blue consensus that for over 65 years has pushed the country from one side of the road to the other. I genuinely believe the country can be pushed along that road towards a better future rather than constantly tripping up into the verges along the side.

Locally and nationally, people cannot afford to vote Labour on May 6th.

Many claims are made by Labour supporters in the run up to the closest, least predictable election since 1974.

"More school buildings, more teachers, higher standards!" come the cries, like so many tractor manufacture statistics. "Higher levels of truancy, increased education mortgages suffered by University students, continued lack of standards in English and mathematics amongst boys" hint and splutter the statistics under so much spin. It's Balls, you see, Ed Balls, he of the Department for Chaos and Stupid Fads, the government ministry responsible for asking children to interview teachers to give the impression of improving standards.

Nearly 13 years after Tony Blair was elected in 1997, the nation slowly reaches out from the longest, deepest recession in modern times, optimism remains low and forecasts bleak.

The red/blue consensus were rightfully shamed into silence by Vince Cable, MP for Twikenham, and the man whose warnings against 'casino banking' years before the British economy slumped into near catastrophe went unheard by the so-called 'big two' experts in Alistair Darling and George Osborne.

Across Great Britain, the Liberal Democrats have proven themselves at local and national level. We delivered our promises working with other parties in the inaugural Scottish Parliament, disproving the lies about unworkable coalition governments. Right here in Preston, it is the Liberal Democrats keeping the minority Conservative administration in check which ensures continued value for money for Preston's tax payers. Labour continue to sneer and insult.

From your doorstep to your tax bill, the change that works for you comes from the alternative to over 65 years of 'one last chances', 'devils we know', 'fresh new leaders'.

In 1979, the people of Britain voted for Thatcher's Conservatives as the broom to sweep away a discredited, bankrupt, exhausted Labour government.

In 1997, the UK chose Blair's Labour Party to run out the discredited, sleaze ridden Conservative Party.

In 2010, the choice seems so depressingly familiar. Choose David Cameron to end the tired, discredited, bankrupt Labour Party?

Why run the same broken record every 5 years?

I'm voting Liberal Democrats - for fairer taxes, for increased funding for public transport, for a fair, transparent, and local politics relevant to you, a sustainable economy (proven by our record at local level with frozen and low-level council tax increases).

See more at www.libdems.org.uk