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Conservative Party
Ben Jeffreys
(Conservative Party)

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National statements

  • Many people think taxes will have to rise in the next parliament to cut Britain's budget deficit. If they do, any increases should disproportionately be paid by higher earners.
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    Tony Moore (UK Independence Party - UKIP)
    is neutral
    “Increased taxes for higher earners are really a political gimmick and sometimes even lower the overall tax take.”
    Martin Miller (Labour Party)
    strongly agrees
    Mark Hunter (Liberal Democrats)
    agrees
    “Some taxes may have to rise but Lib Dems are the only party pressing for tax cut. No tax on first £10k of earned income - a tax cut of some £700 p.a.”
  • The British government interferes too much with business.
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    Tony Moore (UK Independence Party - UKIP)
    agrees
    “Businesses work better when they are left alone by government. Governments are useless at business.”
    Martin Miller (Labour Party)
    strongly disagrees
    “The financial crisis has demonstrated the key role that Government must have in regulating business.”
    Mark Hunter (Liberal Democrats)
    agrees
    “I'm in favour of light touch regulation”
  • Government should tackle climate change aggressively even if it means energy bills go up.
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    Tony Moore (UK Independence Party - UKIP)
    strongly disagrees
    “"Climate change" is the greatest fallacy of the 21st century. It suits goverments because it is an excuse for raising taxes and a pretence to show they are doing something for our sake. The government should instigate a fully independent enquiry.”
    Martin Miller (Labour Party)
    strongly agrees
    Mark Hunter (Liberal Democrats)
    agrees
    “It is too important to ignore”
  • It would be a big problem if Britain became more economically unequal over the next 5 years.
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    Tony Moore (UK Independence Party - UKIP)
    disagrees
    “Cannot see why, provided that everybody becomes better off.”
    Martin Miller (Labour Party)
    agrees
    “Counter -intuitively, widening inequality could result from a reduction in overall poverty levels (if a number of people who live below the poverty line are lifted over it then this could widen the gap as some are left behind).”
    Mark Hunter (Liberal Democrats)
    agrees
  • Despite the recession, Britain should increase spending on public sector services.
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    Tony Moore (UK Independence Party - UKIP)
    strongly disagrees
    “Part of the cause of the recession is the amount spent on wasteful public employment.”
    Martin Miller (Labour Party)
    is neutral
    Mark Hunter (Liberal Democrats)
    disagrees
  • People should provide for their own retirement, and not demand the state to help them do so.
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    Tony Moore (UK Independence Party - UKIP)
    disagrees
    “We should all do our best but government should help also.”
    Martin Miller (Labour Party)
    strongly disagrees
    Mark Hunter (Liberal Democrats)
    agrees
  • Immigration levels are too high.
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    Tony Moore (UK Independence Party - UKIP)
    strongly agrees
    “We should have full control over immigration, not allow the EU to tell us what we can do.”
    Martin Miller (Labour Party)
    is neutral
    Mark Hunter (Liberal Democrats)
    is neutral
  • There are too many CCTV cameras in Britain.
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    Tony Moore (UK Independence Party - UKIP)
    agrees
    “Cameras are thought to make our streets safer, there is little proof that this is the case.”
    Martin Miller (Labour Party)
    is neutral
    Mark Hunter (Liberal Democrats)
    agrees
    “Depends on their location. CCTV does have an important role to play in places like town centres”
  • A married, heterosexual couple provide the best environment in which to raise a family.
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    Tony Moore (UK Independence Party - UKIP)
    strongly agrees
    “Figures seem to bear this out.”
    Martin Miller (Labour Party)
    disagrees
    Mark Hunter (Liberal Democrats)
    agrees
  • In general, politicians in Britain are honest.
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    Tony Moore (UK Independence Party - UKIP)
    agrees
    “There are not many dishonest politicians but there are too many who think we owe them a living.”
    Martin Miller (Labour Party)
    agrees
    Mark Hunter (Liberal Democrats)
    agrees
  • The arts in Britain should pay for themselves, and not rely on Government subsidy.
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    Tony Moore (UK Independence Party - UKIP)
    strongly agrees
    “The Arts establishment expects us to pay for their pleasure. Most people gain nothing from this.”
    Martin Miller (Labour Party)
    disagrees
    Mark Hunter (Liberal Democrats)
    is neutral
  • The new British government should begin negotiations to leave the European Union.
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    Tony Moore (UK Independence Party - UKIP)
    strongly agrees
    “The EU is holding back our progress and their regulations cost us £140bn per annum. No Europhile can give us a costed reason for membership.”
    Martin Miller (Labour Party)
    strongly disagrees
    Mark Hunter (Liberal Democrats)
    disagrees
  • Even if Iran develops a nuclear weapon, Britain should not support any military action against Iran.
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    Tony Moore (UK Independence Party - UKIP)
    is neutral
    “This is too complicated a matter for a short answer.”
    Martin Miller (Labour Party)
    disagrees
    Mark Hunter (Liberal Democrats)
    agrees
    “Strong action in such circumstances would undoubtedly be needed, but the military option would be disastrous and lead to wider conflict.”
  • British troops should stay in Afghanistan as long as they are needed.
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    Tony Moore (UK Independence Party - UKIP)
    agrees
    “The difficulty is to decide if they are needed.”
    Martin Miller (Labour Party)
    agrees
    Mark Hunter (Liberal Democrats)
    is neutral
    “I would support a phased withdrawal once corruption in government there has been tackled and some stability introduced into the equation”
  • Britain spends too much money on foreign aid.
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    Tony Moore (UK Independence Party - UKIP)
    agrees
    “Money as a gift frequently goes to the wrong people. We should do more to help the indigenous people who will then be able to solve their own problems.”
    Martin Miller (Labour Party)
    strongly disagrees
    Mark Hunter (Liberal Democrats)
    disagrees

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