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Conservative Party
Scott Seaman-Digby
(Conservative Party)
Labour Party
John Martin McDonnell
(Labour Party)
National Front
Andrew Mark Cripps
(National Front)
English Democrats Party
Clifford Dixon
(English Democrats Party)
Christian Party - Proclaiming Christ's Lordship
Aneel Shahzad
(Christian Party - Proclaiming Christ's Lordship)

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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    Satnam Kaur Khalsa (Liberal Democrats)
    strongly agrees
    Chris Forster (British National Party)
    disagrees
    “I disagree with budget and trade deficits being passed on to any taxpayers whatever their income . Withdrawal from the EU ,ending cash overseas aid ,withdrawal fom immoral foreign wars would produce savings to allow tax cuts , not increases .”
    Jessica Lee (Green Party)
    strongly agrees
    “1)A higher proportion of tax should be paid by those who have more. I do not think this is disproportionate. 2)Environmentally damaging activities should be taxed because the cost otherwise falls on everybody.”
  • The British government interferes too much with business.
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    Satnam Kaur Khalsa (Liberal Democrats)
    agrees
    Chris Forster (British National Party)
    strongly agrees
    “Both the British parliament and the EU interfere with the ffective running of business .”
    Jessica Lee (Green Party)
    disagrees
    “Business interferes too much with government.”
  • Government should tackle climate change aggressively even if it means energy bills go up.
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    Satnam Kaur Khalsa (Liberal Democrats)
    strongly agrees
    Chris Forster (British National Party)
    disagrees
    “Climate change is not proven as man made . Alternative energy souces should be gradually phased in simply because it is good practice , an aggressive approach may be an inefficient one .”
    Jessica Lee (Green Party)
    strongly agrees
    “We face a triple linked crisis in the economy, society and over-dependence on fossil fuels causing climate change. These are not separate problems. We plan to invest in energy efficiency, renewables and public services, to build healthy communities.”
  • It would be a big problem if Britain became more economically unequal over the next 5 years.
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    Satnam Kaur Khalsa (Liberal Democrats)
    agrees
    Chris Forster (British National Party)
    agrees
    “A successful economy is when everyone believes they can have an oppurtunity to take part in the efforts and rewards , not just a tiny minority .”
    Jessica Lee (Green Party)
    strongly agrees
    “Inequality damages everyone from the richest to the poorest. Our plans for a citizen's pension of £170 per week would do more for local economies than giving the money to bankers.”
  • Despite the recession, Britain should increase spending on public sector services.
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    Satnam Kaur Khalsa (Liberal Democrats)
    disagrees
    “We should wait a few years to ensure economic recovery.”
    Chris Forster (British National Party)
    disagrees
    “Public expenditure is bloated and a burden because of the volume of unnecessary functions eg quangos such as the EHRC budget £70M . Essential services should be maintained , quangos and political correctness cut .”
    Jessica Lee (Green Party)
    strongly agrees
    “Good public services underpin the social fabric and common culture of a heathy society. Our fully costed manifesto shows this is the best way out of the economic crisis.”
  • People should provide for their own retirement, and not demand the state to help them do so.
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    Satnam Kaur Khalsa (Liberal Democrats)
    is neutral
    “People make contributions towards their pension. But they should be helped to make arrangements for pensions at an early stage.”
    Chris Forster (British National Party)
    disagrees
    “People who have contributed to a welfare state pot in their lifetime , as their parents did , cannot suddenly be denied what they contributed for . The welfare state should be regarded as a co-operative for those who paid in, not for freeloaders.”
    Jessica Lee (Green Party)
    disagrees
    “The state must regulate banks and insurance companies better to safeguard individuals and society. Tax consessions on savings, such as ISAs and pensions, should only be available for sustainable and ethical investments.”
  • Immigration levels are too high.
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    Satnam Kaur Khalsa (Liberal Democrats)
    is neutral
    “Movement is both ways as the world has become a global village.”
    Chris Forster (British National Party)
    strongly agrees
    “The optimum population for the British Isles may well be 40million . At 60 million the UK imports 65% of its food , to increase it further is madness .”
    Jessica Lee (Green Party)
    is neutral
    “We seek to reduce the economic, political and environmental factors that force people to migrate. Our unstustainable way of life is the cause of social problems such as insufficient affordable housing for everybody wishing to live in S.W. England.”
  • There are too many CCTV cameras in Britain.
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    Satnam Kaur Khalsa (Liberal Democrats)
    disagrees
    Chris Forster (British National Party)
    strongly agrees
    “CCTV cameras are another state intrusion into privacy , too often they do not detect or prevent crime and are an excuse for not having deterrent penalties for crime .”
    Jessica Lee (Green Party)
    agrees
    “Cameras cost money and can only help in catching someone after they have done something. Community policing and active citizenship do more to promote a culture of considerate behaviour in shared space.”
  • A married, heterosexual couple provide the best environment in which to raise a family.
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    Satnam Kaur Khalsa (Liberal Democrats)
    agrees
    “However, other couples in some circumstances will also do a good job.”
    Chris Forster (British National Party)
    strongly agrees
    “Of couse , that's the way God created , and that's true whether you acknowledge Elohim in Genesis account of the Hebrews or Yu Chi in the ancient Chinese cration history .”
    Jessica Lee (Green Party)
    is neutral
    “Every family is made up of different individuals with different needs and different capabilities. The most important thing is a sense of commitment and responsibility.”
  • In general, politicians in Britain are honest.
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    Satnam Kaur Khalsa (Liberal Democrats)
    agrees
    Chris Forster (British National Party)
    disagrees
    “No , it is now obvious we are not living in post war self sacrificing Britain but in a culture where self serving is more important .”
    Jessica Lee (Green Party)
    agrees
    “The problem is that they get very out of touch with the rest of the world. But if you believe in Green politics, you believe in getting out into the real world, engaging with politics yourself and getting things going. There is nothing to stop you.”
  • The arts in Britain should pay for themselves, and not rely on Government subsidy.
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    Satnam Kaur Khalsa (Liberal Democrats)
    disagrees
    Chris Forster (British National Party)
    disagrees
    “There is a case for funding that which inspires the soul and the intellect even if it is not commercially viable , but this logic can be applied to some sports also eg speedway .”
    Jessica Lee (Green Party)
    is neutral
    “The arts often do pay for themselves - look at the range of talent displayed in local art and performance groups and festivals. Our localist policies would encourage more people to attend and organise small-scale live events.”
  • The new British government should begin negotiations to leave the European Union.
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    Satnam Kaur Khalsa (Liberal Democrats)
    is neutral
    Chris Forster (British National Party)
    strongly agrees
    “The EU is no longer a trading agreement , it is Federal government and part of a move towards global government , it is undemocratic , hurts the poorest trading nations and is an unneccessary cost to the principal funder UK taxpayers”
    Jessica Lee (Green Party)
    disagrees
    “Many decisions need be taken at the lowest possible level. But we have issues of common interest with other European states. Pollution doesn't stay inside the lines on a map! Our MEPs effectively bring a British and a Green prespective to Europe.”
  • Even if Iran develops a nuclear weapon, Britain should not support any military action against Iran.
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    Satnam Kaur Khalsa (Liberal Democrats)
    agrees
    Chris Forster (British National Party)
    agrees
    “There are few cases in history where war can be justified ,and often it leads only to the next war.British intervention would most likey only aggravate the situation and at the cost of more British soldiers lives .”
    Jessica Lee (Green Party)
    strongly agrees
  • British troops should stay in Afghanistan as long as they are needed.
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    Satnam Kaur Khalsa (Liberal Democrats)
    disagrees
    “There should be a review for an early exit.”
    Chris Forster (British National Party)
    strongly disagrees
    “The war is illegal and immoral .If Afghans do not want Taliban they should deal with it themselves , not expect British soldiers to die while they come to the UK as asylum seekers; British soldiers shouldnt die to protect corporate energy interests.”
    Jessica Lee (Green Party)
    disagrees
    “What is needed is a regional peace process involving all the Afghan people and the countries in the region.”
  • Britain spends too much money on foreign aid.
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    Satnam Kaur Khalsa (Liberal Democrats)
    is neutral
    Chris Forster (British National Party)
    strongly agrees
    “Whilst Britain gives cash aid to India China & Zimbabwe they will never adress regional poverty themselves and Mugabe will continue as a despot . Justify £100M to Vietnam for public toilets its insane. Trade aid yes , cash aid no .”
    Jessica Lee (Green Party)
    strongly disagrees
    “Our fully costed manifesto increases the aid budget. Our international policy promotes human rights, sustainable development and fair trade, to make lives and comunities viable in developing countries.”

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