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Conservative Party
Mark Hoban
(Conservative Party)
Labour Party
Jim Carr
(Labour 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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    Joe Jenkins (English Democrats Party)
    strongly agrees
    “Lower earners already have enough to contend with, therefore it must fall on those earning more”
    Alex Bentley (Liberal Democrats)
    is neutral
    Peter Doggett (Green Party)
    strongly agrees
    Steve Richards (UK Independence Party - UKIP)
    strongly disagrees
    “We need to cut state spending. By reducing the size of the state we can reduce the deficit.”
  • The British government interferes too much with business.
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    Joe Jenkins (English Democrats Party)
    is neutral
    Alex Bentley (Liberal Democrats)
    is neutral
    Peter Doggett (Green Party)
    is neutral
    Steve Richards (UK Independence Party - UKIP)
    strongly agrees
    “Government needs to set clear and strong rules for business then leave business to get on with creating jobs and profit.”
  • Government should tackle climate change aggressively even if it means energy bills go up.
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    Joe Jenkins (English Democrats Party)
    is neutral
    “This is something that cannot be decided without seeing all of the facts”
    Alex Bentley (Liberal Democrats)
    is neutral
    Peter Doggett (Green Party)
    strongly agrees
    Steve Richards (UK Independence Party - UKIP)
    strongly disagrees
    “Man made climate change has not been proved. All Government funded bodies show that global temperatures have fallen whilst CO2 has increased, making nonsense of warmist claims.”
  • It would be a big problem if Britain became more economically unequal over the next 5 years.
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    Joe Jenkins (English Democrats Party)
    agrees
    Alex Bentley (Liberal Democrats)
    agrees
    Peter Doggett (Green Party)
    strongly agrees
    Steve Richards (UK Independence Party - UKIP)
    agrees
    “Vast inequalities are not healthy for society. However, we need to ensure that all people in society are encouraged to take a full part in society by being able to work according to their abilities. The 'benefits trap' should be removed immediately.”
  • Despite the recession, Britain should increase spending on public sector services.
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    Joe Jenkins (English Democrats Party)
    disagrees
    “Instead, we should look at the amount of money paid to so many managers in the public sector”
    Alex Bentley (Liberal Democrats)
    is neutral
    Peter Doggett (Green Party)
    agrees
    Steve Richards (UK Independence Party - UKIP)
    strongly disagrees
    “Too much is spend on the public sector.”
  • People should provide for their own retirement, and not demand the state to help them do so.
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    Joe Jenkins (English Democrats Party)
    disagrees
    Alex Bentley (Liberal Democrats)
    disagrees
    Peter Doggett (Green Party)
    disagrees
    Steve Richards (UK Independence Party - UKIP)
    is neutral
    “A safety net should be provided, however this should not penalise those who have been prudent during their working lives.”
  • Immigration levels are too high.
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    Joe Jenkins (English Democrats Party)
    agrees
    “We need to look at the situation and find the best solution for Britain. Immigration should not stop, but those who come into the country should benefit the country”
    Alex Bentley (Liberal Democrats)
    is neutral
    Peter Doggett (Green Party)
    is neutral
    Steve Richards (UK Independence Party - UKIP)
    strongly agrees
    “We are running out of space and resources.”
  • There are too many CCTV cameras in Britain.
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    Joe Jenkins (English Democrats Party)
    is neutral
    Alex Bentley (Liberal Democrats)
    agrees
    Peter Doggett (Green Party)
    agrees
    Steve Richards (UK Independence Party - UKIP)
    is neutral
  • A married, heterosexual couple provide the best environment in which to raise a family.
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    Joe Jenkins (English Democrats Party)
    disagrees
    “An unmarried hetrosexual couple can provide the same love & support, and a gay couple can still provide love & support”
    Alex Bentley (Liberal Democrats)
    is neutral
    Peter Doggett (Green Party)
    disagrees
    Steve Richards (UK Independence Party - UKIP)
    strongly agrees
    “The Office of National Statistics shows conclusively that this is true.”
  • In general, politicians in Britain are honest.
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    Joe Jenkins (English Democrats Party)
    disagrees
    “They forget who put them in their position and forget the reasons they are there. They represent the people, not themselves”
    Alex Bentley (Liberal Democrats)
    strongly disagrees
    Peter Doggett (Green Party)
    agrees
    Steve Richards (UK Independence Party - UKIP)
    is neutral
    “The honesty of British politicians has got worse over the last 15 years.”
  • The arts in Britain should pay for themselves, and not rely on Government subsidy.
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    Joe Jenkins (English Democrats Party)
    disagrees
    Alex Bentley (Liberal Democrats)
    disagrees
    Peter Doggett (Green Party)
    disagrees
    Steve Richards (UK Independence Party - UKIP)
    agrees
    “Some art activity is worthy of Government subsidy (museums etc) however, minority attractions should be privately funded. Tax reductions for those that subsidise the arts could be considered.”
  • The new British government should begin negotiations to leave the European Union.
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    Joe Jenkins (English Democrats Party)
    strongly agrees
    “Far too much money is going from this country to Europe, imagine what could be accomplished if the 17.5% VAT stayed in Britain”
    Alex Bentley (Liberal Democrats)
    disagrees
    Peter Doggett (Green Party)
    disagrees
    Steve Richards (UK Independence Party - UKIP)
    strongly agrees
    “The EU is an undemocratic noose around the neck of the UK. Freed from EU control, the UK can begin to control its destiny and start growing the way that suits us.”
  • Even if Iran develops a nuclear weapon, Britain should not support any military action against Iran.
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    Joe Jenkins (English Democrats Party)
    agrees
    “Who made us the police of the world, especially when we can develop these weapons ourselves and think nothing of it”
    Alex Bentley (Liberal Democrats)
    is neutral
    Peter Doggett (Green Party)
    strongly agrees
    Steve Richards (UK Independence Party - UKIP)
    is neutral
    “Iran's influence and actions in it's region needs to be monitored very closely.”
  • British troops should stay in Afghanistan as long as they are needed.
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    Joe Jenkins (English Democrats Party)
    disagrees
    “We should start to look at the best system to pull out over a fixed period of time, that time being for the benefit of Afghanistan”
    Alex Bentley (Liberal Democrats)
    is neutral
    Peter Doggett (Green Party)
    strongly disagrees
    Steve Richards (UK Independence Party - UKIP)
    strongly disagrees
    “Open ended engagements by our forces should not be entered into. If we do not have a clear 'winning' objective, then we need to leave now. We will leave eventually, so lets cut our losses and leave now.”
  • Britain spends too much money on foreign aid.
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    Joe Jenkins (English Democrats Party)
    disagrees
    “We all live in this world, and we should help those in need”
    Alex Bentley (Liberal Democrats)
    disagrees
    Peter Doggett (Green Party)
    strongly disagrees
    Steve Richards (UK Independence Party - UKIP)
    strongly agrees
    “We give many millions to countries such as India, a country that supports thre armed forces, a space industry. Why is it considered fair to give tax payers money taken from poor British people to fund such a wealthy country?”

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