Which coalition do you find more palatable?

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Another lively television debate tonight, with just five of the main parties is over. And now the dissection of events begins.

Meant to help voters get a clearer understanding of manifestos, and to show the dynamics between personalities, but has it just served to add confusion?

Has there been a game changer for you? Did David Cameron’s absence benefit Ed Miliband?

Which coalition do you find more palatable? Conservatives with UKIP or Labour with SNP or would you prefer the Lib Dems to provide a balancing act? Or are we faced with a potential coalition of chaos? Has tonights debate offered any clarity or are the best options as clear as mud?

 

Which coalition do you find more pallatable?

1099 people have already voted, what's your opinion? CONSERVATIVE WITH UKIP LABOUR WITH SNP

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geeljay
5th May 2015
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Pity we are unable to have a true coalition, with the most capable MP applying for the ministry they may know something about. Currently a Minister for Agriculture, could be appointed without knowledge of farming. Woe will betide us all if the SNP govern any part of the UK except Scotland. Having said that Ms Sturgeon must be the most able Parliamentarian for many a year,
Evie2015
23rd Apr 2015
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I'd be very happy with a more humane labour/libdem coalition. I think Milliband has proved himself capable of standing up for his beliefs and now that the country has seen more of him the ridiculous caricatures painted by Murdoch and the Tory press can be revealed for the nonsense they are. I do not understand how we can allow someone like Murdoch to be so influential. We should decide who governs us, not the press distorting news and presenting opinion as fact.
HJR58
21st Apr 2015
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It's a pity Nicola Sturgeon leads the SNP and not a UK party. She'd get my vote! I agree we need some new faces and new ideas relevant to the vast majority of voters.
Tigre
20th Oct 2016
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Nicola Sturgeon has run Scotland into the ground. She is obsessed with independence and will go all out for it at all cost regardless of the damage done to the Scottish people. NHS a disaster and police heading in the same direction for lack of staff and funding while asap members travel only first or business class. Devisive and hateful. Doesn't want to be rules by Westminster but is happy to be rules by corrupt EU. The sooner she's gone the better.
Whitehaven
19th Apr 2015
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Neither of the above - I think we should have "fresh blood" in number 10 and above all someone that stands up for Britain and it's people.
Notdeadyet
19th Apr 2015
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I think both Labour and Conservatives have had a hand in the sorry state of the economy over recent years and I do not believe that the Conservatives have a recovery under control. All the money is coming from borrowing. And it would be the same if Labour win. I do not like either of the two options given for voting, above. I think the Liberal Democrats should be a coalition partner again. Time to seriously think about proportional representation again I think, when the new government comes into power.
Simon Sugrue
18th Apr 2015
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No, I don't think I influence the younger members of my family much. If asked, I explain my point of view and try to ensure that they understand the basics of the economical arguments. Without a proper economic policy the UK will fade into a Greek farce. Most of the youngsters understand that at least.
Philip PM
18th Apr 2015
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I'm basically a social democrat (though not a socialist), and belief ion the importance of community over the 'me first' philosophy of the free market jamboree we have suffered for the past 30 years or so.

The problem with the Labour Party is that, while it may have a number of good policies to offer, I don't have much confidence in their ability to deliver. As against that, the Tory spin machine is a frightening monster, and is capable of shredding the reputation of any other party to its own advantage. The country was running quite well before the banking crisis, but the Tories have made the international collapse and resulting need for austerity seem to be all the fault of Labour, which is just not true.

Giving the present electoral offerings, with their totally negative turn-off and the fundamentalist wings of both main parties waiting to seize absolute power, I hope the Lib Dems will do better than expected, and provide some moderating 'ballast' or leavening within a coalition with whichever one of them is better placed to form a government.
Simon Sugrue
18th Apr 2015
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I agree that Labour didn't cause the Banking Crisis, but there is no doubt that Labour dealt with this crisis very poorly indeed. Our ex Colonies did much better, Australia and Canada, to name two.
a904lea
26th Apr 2015
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The banking sector in Australia and Canada is only a fraction of the UK's. Gordon Brown has been widely applauded for the decisive action he took.
Simon Sugrue
26th Apr 2015
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A904lea,
we will have to agree to disagree on this one. Of course the Australian and Canadian economies are smaller than our's but the principals are the same. As for Gordon Brown being praised, yes, of course he isn't all bad but generally his time in power was a time of financial incompetence, incontinence and lies. 'no more boom and bust' what a pathetic claim and what a pathetic lie. A disgrace!
BarbaraEW
17th Apr 2015
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It is a myth that we need immigrants to do the jobs we feel are beneath us. The truth is immigrants, especially illegal ones, are prepared to work for far less in far worse conditions. We, however, know the law regarding minimum wage and are not prepared to accept less and employers know we will not accept less that is why they are happy to exploit immigrants, who probably know no different! If employers were to employ Brits only, they would have to pay more and improve conditions. So don't say WE won't lower ourselves, it is bad employers who won't raise their standards to legal limits. Immigrants, particularly Asians, have many children which does put a strain on the NHS, schools, housing and the benefits system. We are too small a country to continue expanding at the rate we are. Most normal working Brits live within their means, but immigrants (and some single mothers who have multiple children purely to gain extra benefits) are creating a shortage of decent homes and our green belt is being put in danger trying to cope with the demand. We are not an International Health Service, and we cannot afford to cure the world so those who come here purely to take advantage of our health system and benefits system should be turned away.We have to accept the fact we have no more to give. It is unfair on tax payers and those having to suffer deprivation whilst we see those who have never paid into the system, getting everything they want.
SovereignInventory
17th Apr 2015
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Are you Nigel Farage under a different name?
Wistman
17th Apr 2015
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PS I would like a coalition between Conservatives, Labour and Lib Dems.
Wistman
17th Apr 2015
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There is no one party that I am totally comfortable with; the three main parties all have good ideas and that is why I would like to see another coalition. This arrangement brings moderation to government, reigning in extreme political ideology. Regrettably, we rejected proportional representation some years ago. Would it not be better for voters to be represented and governed by a broad range of views and not on party lines?
Peter
17th Apr 2015
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I don't like the sound of either option. I'm not sure that UKIP will get enough seats to be of any significant influence - more likely to be another Conservative Lib Dem coalition.

A Labour/SNP alliance would be a disaster for the UK as the SNP trade off for supporting Labour would be another referendum. Miliband is caught between a rock and a hard place and his dithering and unwillingness to answer the key questions last night demonstrated what a terrible prime minister he would be.
Westminster
17th Apr 2015
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I would rather British Companies invested abroad rather than bringing 'abroad' to the UK.

We are over populated, short of homes, schools, medical staff, etc.

Immigration must be controlled, and if that means leaving the EU, so be it.

One UKIP policy that the other parties should adopt is that carers should receive as much money as those on Jobseeker's Allowance.

Fortunately I do not have to care for anyone, but I know some who do, and it is 24/7 for them.
38Trish
17th Apr 2015
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I totally agree with everything you say, I think UKIP is the only party that can get us out of this mess, we cannot keep on letting immigrants in, we are only an island!
Baxi
17th Apr 2015
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Oh goodness, it's that thing of choosing the least of all evils. I do worry that Labour will mess up the economy like they did last time and it is the bedrock of making everything else work.

I think it's vital that we build on the what's been achieved in the last few years and create a country where our children will know they have jobs and a future.
Kavidacat
18th Apr 2015
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Labour did not mess up yhe economy - the world recession did.
Cameron has been keen to blame labour for this but iy us just not true. They have done little to aid recovety. It is the natural process of recovery which has done that.
I believe Ed Milliband is the most honest of tge candidates and would like to see him form a government.
widdybus16
17th Apr 2015
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I do so agree. We must carry with the measures in place because uncomfortable as they are, they are working. Unfortunately, nothing in life is perfect but I will despair if the conservatives do not retain power.
Kavidacat
18th Apr 2015
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I have always voted conservative - up to now!
However, they have done little to help the economy and have renaged on many of their promises.
I will despair if they do get in again!
rudgy
17th Apr 2015
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Oh dear ,where did you get your rose tinted glasses .
jannyann
17th Apr 2015
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Labour, being propped up by the SDP would be a disaster. 🙁

So Conservative, with support from Lib-Dem, Plaid Cymru and Northern Irish.
Kavidacat
17th Apr 2015
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A few spelling mistakes in my comments - for which I apologise!
Kavidacat
17th Apr 2015
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I would not want UKIP to be part of any government and I no longer believe in David Cameron.
I think it would be a grave mistake if we left the EU so neither UKIP's insistance that we do or Camerons referendum make any sense to me.
I have faith id Ed Milliband. He is the most transparent and honest of them all.
I would like to see a labour government which stands for the things I believe in.
I also think that people don't see the big picture regarding immigration. We actually NEED these people. They are prepared to work hard and do jobs that the british appear to think are not good enough for them.
Many employers would agree that without these immigrants they would be in a mess. We need to 'get over' this ridiculess, short-sighted belief that we would be better off without the immigrants.
Also - look up Ed Milliband on Wikipaedia and see his qualifications - they are much better than Cameron's and he has more ministerial experience. I believe he is the better man and would love to see him get a majority. Unfortunately there are far too many people who don't know what they are talking about and they are likely to vote the wrong way for the wrong reasons!
PamFlanagan
18th Apr 2015
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I absolutely agree with all you've said; I can't believe the views of some of those who support this terrible Conservative government - what world are they living in?
Peter
17th Apr 2015
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The key thing missing from Ed Millibands CV is a proper job!

He has spent his whole life in politics and comes from a political family so how can he hope to understand business or the needs of British workers. He lives in a £2.5 million mansion and claims to speak for the working class. He hasn't got a clue what its like in the real world for hard working families.

He has proved to be a hopeless leader and most of his party regret not choosing his brother. That said I don't think Cameron is much better but at least the economy is moving in the right direction.
SovereignInventory
17th Apr 2015
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It was interesting to see Miliband's belief that he will have a majority and it showed his naivety and lack of 'getting it' that this will not happen. I fear for the people of this country if either the Tories or Labour somehow obtain a majority. I must firmly agree with Nicola Sturgeon's comment that Labour would provide a watered down version of Tory 'austerity'. We have a chance to make a change to the tired, 'in-the-past' political stagnation from Thatcher's era and unfortunately the Westminster establishment cannot see that there is a vast proportion of the people of the UK who are sick and tired of the political status quo. Surely this country deserves better than the depressing option of either Cameron or Miliband as PM for 5 years- or do we deserve this due to our lethargy and growing non-interest in politics?
Simon Sugrue
17th Apr 2015
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I know I am not answering your question but then we are talking politics so I am in good company. I favour a Conservative win. Failing that I prefer a Conservative/Liberal coalition. A distant third is a Conservatives/UKIP coalition.
I hope we can keep Labour and the Scots out of it.
mick2e1hzm
16th Apr 2015
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Nicola Sturgeon will be like a lady of the night selling her votes to the highest bidder with the theme independence for Scotland, this will lead to parliament being dissolved and a new election. She has an hidden agenda
Wendy V.
16th Apr 2015
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Her agenda doesn't seem very hidden from me....she wants to be Queen of Scotland ..... Maggie T. Will look wonderful when compared!!
rudgy
16th Apr 2015
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UKIP/Tories .God help us .
Wilf
16th Apr 2015
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While I do not like Ukip they do make a bit of sense about immigration. Everyone knows it is too high for us all. All we need to do is have it at a sensible level. Its simple. Say 100,000 people per annum but not 3 x that. I get a feeling after watching the BBC programme tonight we may be a Tory/UKIP alliance as for sure Labour will not partner with Nicola Sturgeon.
Archiebald
16th Apr 2015
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Just seen the BBC programme and just the usual shouting and confusion. It was interesting that Miliband will not work with SNP...if he doesn't then I cannot see Labour in power. SNP seem to want to work with Labour and that came over loud and clear

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