The Three Major UK Political Parties
The Labour Party, the Conservative Party, and the Liberal Democrats are the three main political parties in Great Britain. Only these organisations have a chance of securing national office.
A few minor-scale parties, particularly in England, may have a few seats in Parliament: the Greens, the SNP, and UKIP.
People’s real emotions are more significant in local and European elections because their neighbourhood option reflects their genuine sentiments. However, they are hesitant to vote for them at a national level since everyone knows that only the three major parties can win. A vote for the genuine alternative in a general election might result in the adversary’s victory overall.
For many people, the main goal of the national election (general election) is to ensure that the least-favourable option does not enter government rather than to vote for their preferred candidate.
The Labour Party
Policies: far left wing to centre.
Labour heartland is the industrial north of England.
Labour is a broad-based socialist party with adherents from the centre to the left and down to neo-communists. In that regard, they most likely have a broader membership than any other political organisation.
The youngest of the three major parties is Labour, which has thrived due to its broad voter base and appeals to blue-collar employees. They have long been associated with blue-collar workers, unions, and social policies.
The socialised state’s most significant advantages, on the other hand, are primarily the result of its prior success; perhaps some of it was due to adversarial politics in fighting the Conservatives. Today, they have shifted more to the centre in most policy areas due to both country development and worker improvement.
Because it costs money, social policy is the result of governance. What you gain in terms of health care, job assistance for the unemployed, and a dramatically reduced rate of starving poor than exist in non-socialised states, you sacrifice in all forms of liberty and high taxes – it appears to be impossible to have one without sacrificing the other due to costs. The UK has achieved a reasonable balance thanks to voter swing when issues get out of hand.
The new face of the Labour Party is the worker and middle-class support and complete political control over anything that may be held without voter anger.
Labour will prohibit e-cigs to safeguard the pharmaceutical sector, which has been a significant supporter of the new regime: protection for large businesses while maintaining neo-Communist control over people. Since it leads to tens of thousands of people deaths each year in the tobacco control area, perhaps neo-Stalinist is more appropriate.
You will be treated well if you vote Labour. You’ll get a decent healthcare provider, unemployment compensation, schools, local services, and so on. You won’t have any rights; you traded them for security in exchange for the state’s promise of protection. Taxes will rise. The vast amount of borrowing needed to keep promises will increase the present UK national deficit by adding to it. The cost of this enormous debt is immediately offset by a percentage of tax revenue dedicated to paying interest on it, and future generations are forced to pay off the entire debt with their taxes later down the road.
If you vote Labour, you’ll be a part of an extreme left-wing European federal state that is unanswerable to the voter and has cleverly sidestepped democracy: it’s a contemporary form of communism that’s proving quite successful because it provides stability and immunity from voters.
The EU is a system that serves the interests of governments and businesses, which works to keep citizens out of any role in policymaking. It will survive because of its effectiveness in keeping 28 nations’ policies stable, preventing war, and keeping the public out of everything. It’s become increasingly totalitarian since then. Labour is one of the EU’s staunchest advocates.
To protect the existing profit channels, e-cigs must be banned; they will either be medicalised under Labour, or if that doesn’t work, they will be classified as a new hazardous tobacco product and regulated and taxed out of competition.
Labour will work hard to eliminate the considerable grey market / black market in e-cig products that will arise due to EU rules.
They will spend hundreds of millions of pounds of taxpayers’ money on this project, which will have little to no success since nothing may be banned in practice, especially when millions of consumers desire the items and have an unassailable right to them. They will seek to criminalise individuals who are merely attempting to stay alive or assisting others in doing so.
The Labour Party is shamefully bad at managing the national budget. They use credit to run everything, and under them, the national debt skyrockets. They cannot manage the country within its financial means, and given enough time, it will usually go bankrupt. At least, they reason, we can eat and be employed under the Conservatives because we’ll have electricity.
The Conservative Party
Policies: right-wing to centre.
The Conservatives’ stronghold is the home counties (the areas around London). Tories were one of the oldest parties, and in the past, they represented landowners. Today, they represent everyone but with a preference for middle-income earners.
The Conservative Party is associated with traditional family values and hard work to improve one’s situation. In theory, personal freedoms are more important to Tories than Labour.
They favour the socialised state, but they’re also concerned with lowering expenses. Because of the membership base made up of centre politicians and voters who can’t accept Labour’s neo-communism side has a split personality.
Some support the EU, and others do not, regardless of whether or not there will always be a pull towards a European federalised state because it avoids the problematic voters from the equation.
Tory MP’s are typically more independently wealthy than Labour politicians, so they tend to be more politically honest. The whip is everything to the socialists (party solidarity on a topic even when the individual disagrees). Still, Tories do not see the whip as a rule so much as guidelines.
If you vote for a Conservative candidate, at the very least, you’ll have a chance that personal freedoms are not seen as subordinate to the state; it all depends on which way the wind is blowing at the time.
Because the state is biased in favour of major businesses (it has to), e-cigs will not do well under Tories. We’re already seeing that process play out: the Conservatives are currently in power, and pharmaceuticals wholly control the Health Secretary.
The pharmaceutical industry’s objective is the country’s agenda in all things health-related and anything linked to it. The Conservatives will always side with the highest bidder.
The pharmaceutical and smoking industries pay a handsome wage, so we already know what will happen: small e-cig firms will be regulated/taxed out of the competition; there will be a few dissenting voices, but not enough to make a difference.
There’s a lot of talk about “freedom” and “thr support” in the public debate, but it’s just talk: pharma makes policy. The EU will provide the legislative framework for the government to revoke ex-smokers rights while blaming Brussels for not being able to do so.
The Liberal Democrat Party
Liberal heartland: Orpington (in the past). Now dispossessed.
The LibDems have a checkered history. The Liberal party (or Whigs – some way back) previously ruled the country, then became irrelevant in the battle between workers and the middle class / aspiring middle.
They reinvented themselves as the LibDems, but they still had a long way to go to reclaim their former glory; nevertheless, in GE2015, they were utterly destroyed. In theory, they are more pro-individual liberty than the other major parties. Yet, there is a difference between theory and practice: when it comes to e-cigarettes, there is a deafening silence from them.
Most politicians suffer from institutionalised cowardice when anything contentious must be addressed, and the LibDems are no exception; talk is cheap. In the EU TPD vote, the LibDems stabbed vapers in the back badly: they made a lot of promises but did nothing when push came to shove. Some vapers consider them liars who are cowards, and it’s difficult to argue against that logic.
They lean toward blue rather than red since Labour does not promote personal freedom, but they acknowledge it as a value.
In practice, the LibDems will never be in government as a clear winner; they’ll back the individual who pays them the most lucrative Cabinet posts; they’ll occasionally get their own policies through while in coalition; as coalition members, they serve as a moderating force on extreme policy; they are widely regarded as wishy-washy amateurs, with some cause.
The UK Independence Party
Policies: right of centre to just short of the far right.
UKIP heartland: Essex.
UKIP is a Euroskeptic and pro-sovereignty party. They are in favour of individual liberty and opposed to federal domination. They have some wacko right-wing ideas in their manifesto, and they may even have more right-wing skeletons in their closet, but they appear to be attempting to move to the centre to receive a significant portion of the vote.
As a minor party with no great support, they have a limited number of prospective candidates to choose from; to call some of them, second-rate is an understatement.
Despite this, the UK Independence Party (UKIP) appears to be on the upswing in terms of public support. It is unlikely that they will win many seats in national elections since people must select their least-worst option. Their popularity may increase over time as individuals become dissatisfied with conventional politics, but local races and so on are where they have the most potential.
The current UK political structure ensures that a vote in a general election is as likely to be cast for the ‘worst’ party as it is for the ‘favourite,’ and this works against UKIP.
UKIP need far more visible policies and far stronger candidates; they need to get rid of the fruitcakes in the party; they need to move closer to the centre and abandon some of their more outlandish policies.
Currently, no one knows their policies on anything except the EU and immigration, and no one knows the names of any candidates other than Farage. It’s remarkable how well they’ve done considering this.
Simply said, it implies that people are growing dissatisfied with the existing political system and are increasingly committed to the EU and open borders. However, UKIP will continue to suffer from a right-wing reputation unless they clean up their act and rid themselves of their low-quality prospects.
The Green Party
Policies: left to far left.
Green heartland: Brighton.
The Greens are a ‘watermelon party,’ with green outside and red inside. The Greens demonstrated their hand when they sided with hardline socialism in the EU to ban e-cigarettes. This revealed that personal freedom, health, and life are irrelevant to the Greens.
We assume that the personal financial benefit is not a significant reason here (as it is for many politicians who want to ban e-cigarettes). Still, they desire to regulate manufacturing and consumer choice, dispose of battery-powered gadgets, and prefer that smokers die. Greens are far-left socialists.
The UK economy
Without fail, every Lab government wrecks the economy and leaves the next government to repair the damage.
The Conservatives are better with money, but not by enough to significantly impact the national debt. All sides lie to keep borrowing money to pay for policies they cannot possibly fund. For years, the nation has spent beyond its means despite no one acknowledging it. There is no such thing as “austerity,” which is simply a sad joke.
The economy has been propped up on borrowed money for years, with a stunning example of profligacy. The illusion is that the United Kingdom is a wealthy country that can spend freely on anything it desires. The reality is the opposite; more and more money is borrowed to cover the ludicrously large amount of state spending.
This excessive spending can only result in higher taxes (to pay for the interest on the enormous loans) and an impossible burden of debt handed down to the next generation.
Local Elections / EU Elections
In this scenario, we see how real choices may be made since no one has the power to take away our rights. When you look at who is most likely to win the general election in Germany, Greens have a significant following.
The Greens have shown themselves to be socialists by supporting Labour’s hardline socialist ideas like protecting tax revenue by reducing smoking, and they have done so despite claims that they support personal freedoms.
The Greens are a hardline socialist organisation with communist leanings who, for good or ill, seek to achieve absolute power.
In recent local elections, the anti-EU UK Party (UKIP), which is also known as UKIP, had a 15% rise in support – frightening the major parties. They are seen as a single-issue political organisation, and no one appears to believe they can govern.
They’re hindered by a conservative reputation and allegations of racism, which are more than likely true in some instances. If they moved to the centre and removed the extremists, they would be able to compete for seats in Parliament.
The vapers’ best friend in politics is UKIP, which opposes any central control, and since the EU wants to ban e-cigarettes, therefore they support them. Vapers should vote for UKIP since they are against any form of centralised control. At the very least, local and European elections will be voting on their behalf.