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UK Independence Party - UKIP
Ian de Wulverton
(UK Independence Party - UKIP)
because we couldn't contact them
Christian Party - Proclaiming Christ's Lordship
Peter Ljubisic
(Christian Party - Proclaiming Christ's Lordship)
Conservative Party
Ian Gibb
(Conservative Party)

Let's start by looking at the local statements

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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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    disagree
    Chris Lucas (Liberal Democrats)
    agrees
    “It depends on the definition of 'higher earners' but in principle, the very wealthy should pay more in tax as the impact on their overall wealth should be negligible.”
    agrees
    Dave Furness (British National Party)
    strongly disagrees
    “A BNP government would tackle the national debt problem by cutting expenditure on all projects which do not serve British interests. We can save billions by cutting foreign aaid and EU membership fees.”
    Steve Pound (Labour Party)
    agrees
  • The British government interferes too much with business.
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    disagree
    Chris Lucas (Liberal Democrats)
    agrees
    “There is far too much red tape and bureaucracy especially for small businesses and yet there is precious little in the finance sector which is partly responsible for the economic problems we're experiencing today.”
    disagrees
    Dave Furness (British National Party)
    strongly agrees
    “The Government's Equality Act makes it legal for employers to discriminate against white males. This is wrong.”
    Steve Pound (Labour Party)
    strongly disagrees
  • Government should tackle climate change aggressively even if it means energy bills go up.
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    disagree
    Chris Lucas (Liberal Democrats)
    strongly agrees
    “This is a global problem however we must lead the world in dealing with the crisis and switch to more carbon neutral solutions.”
    strongly agrees
    Dave Furness (British National Party)
    strongly disagrees
    “The BNP rejects the “climate change” theory which holds that all western nations need to be stripped of their manufacturing base and pay untold billions to the Third World to build up their industries.”
    Steve Pound (Labour Party)
    agrees
  • It would be a big problem if Britain became more economically unequal over the next 5 years.
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    Chris Lucas (Liberal Democrats)
    strongly agrees
    “We are already witnessing the gap between the 'haves' and the 'have-nots' at it's widest ever level under Labour, resulting in an underclass cut off from society, lacking in ambition and opportunity, often relying on crime or benefits to get by.”
    strongly agrees
    Dave Furness (British National Party)
    strongly agrees
    “It's wrong when banks get bailed out by the taxpayer and the bankers are then paid millions in bonuses for making a massive loss. Meanwhile thousands of pensioners are dying every year from the cold weather.”
    Steve Pound (Labour Party)
    strongly agrees
  • Despite the recession, Britain should increase spending on public sector services.
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    disagree
    Chris Lucas (Liberal Democrats)
    disagrees
    “The public sector should not be immune from the spending cuts needed during an economic recession.”
    strongly agrees
    Dave Furness (British National Party)
    strongly disagrees
    “The BNP will end the scandalous situation of NHS underfunding by reallocating money from the foreign aid budget. The reported NHS deficit is £620 million and the current foreign aid budget is £9.1 billion.”
    Steve Pound (Labour Party)
    agrees
  • People should provide for their own retirement, and not demand the state to help them do so.
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    Chris Lucas (Liberal Democrats)
    disagrees
    “There is a role for the state and private post retirement provision.”
    disagrees
    Dave Furness (British National Party)
    is neutral
    “People who have paid into the system should receive a decent pension. The BNP aims to increase the state pension to £150 per week within the duration of the first Parliament. People should be encouraged to save more.”
    Steve Pound (Labour Party)
    disagrees
  • Immigration levels are too high.
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    disagree
    Chris Lucas (Liberal Democrats)
    disagrees
    “Immigration levels are not too high, it's just that where it is is focused on specific (usually metropolitan) locations making it seem high in these places.”
    strongly disagrees
    Dave Furness (British National Party)
    strongly agrees
    “At current immigration and birth rates, indigenous British people are set to become a minority well within 50 years. This will result in the extinction of the British people, culture, heritage and identity.”
    Steve Pound (Labour Party)
    agrees
  • There are too many CCTV cameras in Britain.
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    Chris Lucas (Liberal Democrats)
    strongly agrees
    “The UK reportedly has 3.2m CCTV cameras, higher than every other city in the developed world. Beggars the question: "Why?" Are our citizens less trustworthy or is it that the lack of a Bill of Rights provide fertile soil for their numbers to grow?”
    strongly agrees
    Dave Furness (British National Party)
    agrees
    Steve Pound (Labour Party)
    strongly disagrees
  • A married, heterosexual couple provide the best environment in which to raise a family.
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    disagree
    Chris Lucas (Liberal Democrats)
    is neutral
    “A loving family provides the best environment in which to raise a family.”
    strongly disagrees
    Dave Furness (British National Party)
    strongly agrees
    Steve Pound (Labour Party)
    is neutral
  • In general, politicians in Britain are honest.
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    Chris Lucas (Liberal Democrats)
    strongly agrees
    strongly disagrees
    Dave Furness (British National Party)
    strongly disagrees
    “The expenses scandal has shown that most politicians are greedy pigs. However I will not be claiming expenses for hanging baskets, porno movies or for cleaning out my moat!”
    Steve Pound (Labour Party)
    agrees
  • The arts in Britain should pay for themselves, and not rely on Government subsidy.
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    Chris Lucas (Liberal Democrats)
    disagrees
    “The arts contribute to society as a whole and are therefore worthy of government subsidy because most artists earn very little from their profession and therefore need help to create it and bring it to the public.”
    disagrees
    Dave Furness (British National Party)
    strongly disagrees
    “I enjoy the arts but the arts in Britain should not rely on Government subsidy.”
    Steve Pound (Labour Party)
    agrees
  • The new British government should begin negotiations to leave the European Union.
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    Chris Lucas (Liberal Democrats)
    strongly disagrees
    “The EU are our nearest neighbours, trading partners and defence allies. It would therefore be foolish to even contemplate leaving.”
    strongly disagrees
    Dave Furness (British National Party)
    strongly agrees
    “I demand an immediate withdrawal from the European Union, which is an organisation dedicated to usurping British sovereignty and to destroying our nationhood and national identity. We would save billions by leaving.”
    Steve Pound (Labour Party)
    strongly disagrees
  • Even if Iran develops a nuclear weapon, Britain should not support any military action against Iran.
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    Chris Lucas (Liberal Democrats)
    agrees
    “Until we rid the world of all nuclear weapons what right do we have to say others shouldn't develop such weapons of their own? It's this hypocrisy and sense of betterment that undermines our foreign policy in the middle east and all across the world.”
    is neutral
    Dave Furness (British National Party)
    strongly agrees
    “The BNP will undertake not to interfere with the sovereignty of any other nation, and those in the Middle East in particular.”
    Steve Pound (Labour Party)
    strongly agrees
  • British troops should stay in Afghanistan as long as they are needed.
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    Chris Lucas (Liberal Democrats)
    agrees
    “Let's identify the mission objectives, goals and success criteria and provide that to the British people. We then will have the legitimacy to stay there until the mission is accomplished.”
    strongly disagrees
    Dave Furness (British National Party)
    strongly disagrees
    “The BNP would only deploy British armed forces in a conflict in which Britain’s interests were directly involved.”
    Steve Pound (Labour Party)
    agrees
  • Britain spends too much money on foreign aid.
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    Chris Lucas (Liberal Democrats)
    strongly disagrees
    “We need to spend more as a nation on foreign aid to allow nations to feed themselves, power themselves and educate themselves. More stable and developed countries lead to safer world and more opportunities for trade.”
    is neutral
    Dave Furness (British National Party)
    strongly agrees
    “The BNP will end the foreign aid swindle(which cost us £9 billion a year)and reallocate the money saved to help British people.”
    Steve Pound (Labour Party)
    strongly disagrees

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