Slightly disappointed about the lack of Tory debate... Sums up Mrs May completely. All people can do is attack Blairite- New Labour... Rather than playing devils advocate and talking of past failings, why not actually be reasonable and consider things as they are now?
1. Will Jeremy Corbyn will Bankrupt Britain.
No. His policies are based on the proven nordic model and mainstream economics.
2. But he is saying he will spend £500 Billion pounds at a time where the UK needs to 'live within its means'.
The Current Tory Government Borrowed £430 Billion between 2010-2015, which is more than what Labour did during 1997-2010 (£429BN). The conservatives were also £16bn over their projected £52BN borrowing for 2016 (total of £68billion) and borrowing is/was forecast to rise as Brexit is currently expected to cost the UK around £133 BN. Despite the cuts to public services causing a crush, there is still money, but the Tories are fiddling with it and are making it disappear into private corporations and businesses by starting pet projects and dismantling existing systems and infrastructure. (one immediate example would be the benefit sanctions scheme which ended up costing nearly nearly £100M over the amount that they saved by implementing the sanctions (saving of around £150m, costing around £233M, while ESA assessments has resulted in a hand over of £1.6bn to private health assessment companies. 1 2 3. Another would be the cuts to schools, which is actually HUGE, (my city alone stands to potentially lose 359 teachers), while they claim to be spending 'record amounts on schools', much of this budget is to open new grammar schools and 'free schools', which may sound good on paper, but free schools are often privatised a few years after being opened. 1 2
The Labour party however, will use this money to invest in schools and a national education service, a national investment bank to back small businesses, and hey, 4 extra bank holidays! Also, not all of it will come from 'borrowing', https://www.theguardian.com/politics...mobilise-500bn
But where will Labour find money to reduce the deficit and pay off the debt?
The Tories have slashed corporation tax from 28%, to 19% and is set to drop to 17% (depending on the outcome of the election.) They say that this is to encourage big business, and more jobs in the UK. However this isn't true and the rate of business hasn't changed. This change in corporation tax has resulted in over £60bn giveaway. 1 2 3 Despite failing to clamp down on Tax evasion. The accepted Tax Gap according to government statistics sits around £37BN in illegal evasion, and £25BN in unpaid tax, however some economists put the true figure of offshore hoarding of wealth well over £100BN a year. Let's remember, despite the Tory £29BN cut to spending. The current deficit is only £69BN.
But Labour will raise Taxes?
The Tories are planning on raising VAT another 2.5% which will affect each household to the order of £2500 extra spending each year. This is literally the most unfair change that they can implement on the country and it will have a devastating effect on any household earning less than £20K (50% of the population). Labour will reverse Corporation tax, and implement a 50p top-rate tax for those earning over £150K pa. This will mean that the situation for 95% of the UK will remain the same or be better off under labour, especially with the £10ph -REAL- Living wage. When the Tories say that Labour will raise taxes, they mean 'They will raise the taxes for us and our mates', not the UK public.
I like Jeremy Corbyn but he is a security risk, terrorist sympathiser.
No. Jeremy Corbyn says that it is important to have diplomatic solutions wherever they are available and use of force should always be a LAST RESORT. The incidents with the IRA, and HAMAS are over-sensationalised and it has already been revealed that other leading ministers at the time were holding 'secret meetings' with the said parties, where Jeremy Corbyn does things openly and transparently. The media hold this against him to twist your view.
But he wants to get rid of nuclear weapons.
Not spending £200billion on something that we dont really need seems like a good idea to me. With Theresa May willing to blow things up at the command of Trump, I think it would be a good idea to dispose of these global threats, especially since they arent reliable. Corbyn has said that he will not renew trident, not SCRAP it outright. This means a slow dismantling and shelving of Trident for a rainy day. Trident missiles have a range of 7500-9000 miles, which means they are a threat to everywhere on earth from anywhere on earth (except the middle of the pacific I guess) the only time we can ever justify the use of nuclear weapons would be in the event of a global/extraterrestrial threat. Renewing trident will mean that this threat will exist well past 2060. The time to end nuclear weapons is now. Studies also prove that 'deterrence' actually exacerbates escalation, something that is happening now in the world. We need a sensible leader, and Corbyn, despite his lack of willingness to attack May personally (which would be very easy to do) is not a weak leader, and is not a stupid leader. Instead Labour will modernise, and fully equip conventional forces for their role in the world.
What is Labours position on Immigration
Well, The truth is, immigration, the crush, and the perception of it being a problem is completely false, as it was for brexit and still is. The reason why it is a non-problem is because the UK has, and always has had complete controls of its borders regarding immigration and the additional workers are vital to key industries. The problem regarding employment was the undercutting of wages by employers outsourcing work to gangs that would accept lower than the UK minimum wages. That is not the migrant workers faults, that is the industries taking advantage of people, and giving others the work. The pressure on national services including healthcare, too, is false. Anywhere within the EU, UK citizens are entitled to free health care. UK expats too, enjoy free healthcare. This is a mutual trade off. If you dont want foreigners to use our health service, then dont expect to use the health services abroad. Immigration has also highlighted the housing problem in the UK, again, not migrants fault, this is the governments fault. < this is actually such a dumb argument. do you enjoy reading the daily mail?
But surely we should implement a points based immigration system?
No. Selective immigration causes a brain drain in other countries, countries that train, educate and pay for on the basis of their own countries needs. IF the UK selectively take the talent from other countries it would exacerbate poverty and cause regressive development in those other countries which have a desperate need for highly skilled workers. Instead, the National Education Service will allow people of all ages to retrain, and give people the opportunity to fill the high-skill work roles that our country needs rather than outsourcing them, something that should be done to top-up a need, rather than to completely fill up those roles.
Does this mean open borders still?
Not Likely, a slow down in immigration is needed because there is a lot of work to be done nationally, something that the Tories are rushing to crash. However, the Immigration policy will likely remain fairly lenient, and in the event of a Labour win, there will likely be a mild tradeoff regarding free-movement of people via a fairly soft-brexit.
But Labour will cause Chaos?
This is just Tory spin. Labour is a democratic party, and democracy is inherently a little chaotic. It allows everyones voice to be heard, and sometimes it can take time to make things seem a little more coherent rather than an authoritarian come dictator stance Mrs May presents. This is actually a strength of the Labour party, not a weakness. Labour is by no means perfect, but they are far better than the Lying group of paedophiles and fraudsters of the Tory Party.
So seriously, Any questions? Kinda lost against people that are still convinced that the Tories are the only party to vote for.
listen to her answer this question.
This is why she won't stand in TV debates, because without a script, she is ****ing useless
A rather convincing argument from a very sound mind
Hell, even the hard right Peter Hitchens voices his respect for JC in light of an inadequate Conservative party