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Socialist Equality Party
David O’Sullivan
(Socialist Equality Party)
Conservative Party
Edward Argar
(Conservative Party)

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  • Extra public money should be spent on the provision of more affordable housing for families.
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    Julia Gasper (UK Independence Party - UKIP)
    is neutral
    “If we have the money that would be a good way to spend it - but have we got it? I agree that new private developments should include affordable housing.”
    Roger Crawford (Equal Parenting Alliance)
    strongly agrees
    “'Affordable' is a joke. So are some of the 'affordable' properties. Needs radical overhaul.”
    Andrew Smith (Labour Party)
    strongly agrees
    “o This is a huge issue facing Oxford – we shouldn’t price people out of the city that is their home. We need to keep building going in the current climate, in particular, or import skills in the construction sector will be lost for good.”
    Sushila Dhall (Green Party)
    strongly agrees
    Steve Goddard (Liberal Democrats)
    agrees
  • The government should fund the re-opening of the Varsity Railway Line to provide better East-West transport links between Oxford and Cambridge.
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    Julia Gasper (UK Independence Party - UKIP)
    strongly agrees
    “I agree that re-opening it would be a good idea but it may be necessary to seek private investment. It would be a good job creation scheme.”
    Roger Crawford (Equal Parenting Alliance)
    strongly agrees
    “Should never have been closed of course. Most of the line could be fairly easily re-instated. Roads between the cities totally inadequate.”
    Andrew Smith (Labour Party)
    agrees
    “This is an excellent idea if funding could be found, especially given the important high-tech industrial links across the arc.”
    Sushila Dhall (Green Party)
    strongly agrees
    Steve Goddard (Liberal Democrats)
    agrees
  • The 20mph speed limits around Oxford should in many cases be lifted.
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    Julia Gasper (UK Independence Party - UKIP)
    strongly agrees
    “There is little or no evidence that it reduces the number of accidents. We should get rid of most of the traffic lights on the London Road which hinder traffic from leaving the city.”
    Roger Crawford (Equal Parenting Alliance)
    agrees
    “'It's 20 for a reason' - reason not stated. Minor residential roads 20 is sensible; main arteries, pointless.”
    Andrew Smith (Labour Party)
    disagrees
    “I campaigned for 20mph limits, and unless there is strong evidence that they have caused a danger, they should remain in place.”
    Sushila Dhall (Green Party)
    strongly disagrees
    Steve Goddard (Liberal Democrats)
    disagrees
  • Warneford Meadow should be protected from development.
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    Julia Gasper (UK Independence Party - UKIP)
    strongly agrees
    “We need green spaces in the city. Too many - like the old football ground - have already been built on.”
    Roger Crawford (Equal Parenting Alliance)
    agrees
    Andrew Smith (Labour Party)
    strongly agrees
    “I campaigned against Warneford Meadow being developed. Happily, now it is a town green, so it will be protected from development!”
    Sushila Dhall (Green Party)
    strongly agrees
    Steve Goddard (Liberal Democrats)
    strongly agrees
  • The only secular state secondary school in East Oxford should not become a church-backed academy.
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    Julia Gasper (UK Independence Party - UKIP)
    is neutral
    “If you are referring to Oxford Community school, something certainly needs to be done about it. UKIP's view is that all state schools should be part of a selective, streamed system and cachment area should be less important.”
    Roger Crawford (Equal Parenting Alliance)
    agrees
    “I just cannot see how this would improve standards on its own.”
    Andrew Smith (Labour Party)
    strongly agrees
    “It is important secular education is available.”
    Sushila Dhall (Green Party)
    strongly agrees
    Steve Goddard (Liberal Democrats)
    strongly agrees
  • The 20mph limit in Oxford is working.
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    Julia Gasper (UK Independence Party - UKIP)
    strongly disagrees
    “Traffic experts have wrriten in the local papers to the effect that it is having a negative impact. Many drivers ignore it which causes a danger as pedestrians may expect them to keep it.”
    Roger Crawford (Equal Parenting Alliance)
    is neutral
    “As above; 20 on small residential roads OK. Balanced by 20 on main routes not OK”
    Andrew Smith (Labour Party)
    agrees
    “I think the limit has reduced traffic speeds to some extent, but it is still early days and changing motorists’ behaviour will take time. There is a need for enforcement.”
    Sushila Dhall (Green Party)
    is neutral
    “It works when drivers obey it.”
    Steve Goddard (Liberal Democrats)
    is neutral
    “I believe it needs more enforcement if it is to work as intended.”
  • The East Oxford mosque should be allowed to broadcast a call to prayer.
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    Julia Gasper (UK Independence Party - UKIP)
    strongly disagrees
    “This would be invasive. Asian migrants are not all Muslim. Others are Hindu, Sikh, Parsee, Jain or Buddhist. Jewish families live in the area too. The calls would be broadcast five times a day which is disturbing.”
    Roger Crawford (Equal Parenting Alliance)
    is neutral
    “A very difficult one. Much to do with identity and culture of the city. Local residents must decide but if 'no' shouldn't be branded 'racist'.”
    Andrew Smith (Labour Party)
    is neutral
    “As I understand it, this idea never commanded the support of most people who attend the mosque, and has long since ceased to be the subject of discussion.”
    Sushila Dhall (Green Party)
    is neutral
    “Don't know what it sounds like.”
    Steve Goddard (Liberal Democrats)
    is neutral
  • Increased CCTV on Cowley Road is a good thing.
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    Julia Gasper (UK Independence Party - UKIP)
    is neutral
    “I would follow the views of the residents in the area. If they want it, they can have it. If the majority find it intrusive, their preferences should be respected.”
    Roger Crawford (Equal Parenting Alliance)
    disagrees
    “Increased CCTV anywhere is anathema to me.”
    Andrew Smith (Labour Party)
    strongly agrees
    “Given the number of night-time venues there, and recent criminal incidents where CCTV has provided evidence, this is essential. It was supported by local people in the consultation I ran.”
    Sushila Dhall (Green Party)
    strongly disagrees
    “IT doesn't reduce crime and is expensive.”
    Steve Goddard (Liberal Democrats)
    is neutral
    “I'm not wholly convinced this is an effective way of combating crime or anti-social behaviour.”
  • The East Oxford controlled parking zone should be extended to include the Magdalen Road and Divinity Road areas.
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    Julia Gasper (UK Independence Party - UKIP)
    strongly disagrees
    “CPZs are causing a lot of grief. They are a way of the Council increasing its income despite government capping of council tax. See my webpage http://oxfordshire.ukip.org/articles/762-city-council-manifesto-by-julia-gasper”
    Roger Crawford (Equal Parenting Alliance)
    is neutral
    Andrew Smith (Labour Party)
    is neutral
    “If and only if supported by local people in a fair consultation. Residents’ parking permits in Oxford should be free of charge.”
    Sushila Dhall (Green Party)
    strongly agrees
    Steve Goddard (Liberal Democrats)
    is neutral
    “This depends on whether local people want it to be: proper consultation is the key here.”
  • Tesco should develop the site of the former Fox & Hounds pub, or sell it to someone who will.
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    Julia Gasper (UK Independence Party - UKIP)
    is neutral
    “I would have to check the facts, but it is annoying if somebody owns a site and does nothing with it.”
    Roger Crawford (Equal Parenting Alliance)
    agrees
    “Anything is better than dereliction”
    Andrew Smith (Labour Party)
    strongly agrees
    “This has become a terrible eyesore, and needs to be dealt with. Tesco should either develop the site, or sell it to someone who will!”
    Sushila Dhall (Green Party)
    is neutral
    Steve Goddard (Liberal Democrats)
    agrees
  • Household rubbish should be collected weekly, not fortnightly.
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    Julia Gasper (UK Independence Party - UKIP)
    strongly agrees
    “I have long been a supporter of Eric Murray's Campaign for Weekly Waste. The reduction in service was caused by EU landfill laws. They will fine us if we don't recycle more. I believe in recycling, but not in fines and threats.”
    Roger Crawford (Equal Parenting Alliance)
    strongly agrees
    “It's time the general public decided this, not councillors. In fact it always was!”
    Andrew Smith (Labour Party)
    agrees
    “In some areas, it appears fortnightly collection has worked, but if the money can be found, in other areas weekly collections would be better.”
    Sushila Dhall (Green Party)
    disagrees
    Steve Goddard (Liberal Democrats)
    agrees
  • Oxford Brookes University has inappropriately ambitious building plans.
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    Julia Gasper (UK Independence Party - UKIP)
    agrees
    “It's got big enough. It is in many ways an asset but you can have too much of a good thing.”
    Roger Crawford (Equal Parenting Alliance)
    is neutral
    “I don't know enough to make a comment.”
    Andrew Smith (Labour Party)
    is neutral
    “I was glad Brookes amended its original proposal to make it fit in with the immediate local environment better. Our universities make a huge contribution to Oxford, but need to work hard to be good neighbours.”
    Sushila Dhall (Green Party)
    is neutral
    Steve Goddard (Liberal Democrats)
    is neutral
    “Brookes's plans need to be justified in terms of providing bespoke student accommodation and reliving some of the pressure on housing in Oxford.”
  • Food recycling should be rolled out to the whole of Oxford as soon as possible.
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    Julia Gasper (UK Independence Party - UKIP)
    disagrees
    “I don't throw food away. Only people who manage their household badly do so. You should buy and cook only what you need.”
    Roger Crawford (Equal Parenting Alliance)
    is neutral
    “I'm not sure what food recycling is - sounds pretty dubious. If it means waste food going to animals or to help others, I'm all for it.”
    Andrew Smith (Labour Party)
    strongly agrees
    “It’s very important we reduce, dramatically, the amount of waste that goes to landfill. Of course, home composting is often even better!”
    Sushila Dhall (Green Party)
    strongly agrees
    Steve Goddard (Liberal Democrats)
    strongly agrees
  • The Temple Cowley swimming faciliites should be closed.
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    Julia Gasper (UK Independence Party - UKIP)
    strongly disagrees
    “There are many people for whom this is the only public sport or exercise available. The trouble is the cost of refurbishing. The LibLab council overspent in a short-sighted way and never saved for these long-term running costs. Vote them out!”
    Roger Crawford (Equal Parenting Alliance)
    disagrees
    “They should be refurbished, not closed.”
    Andrew Smith (Labour Party)
    is neutral
    “They should only be closed if they become dangerous, or if there’s a world-class swimming pool, with disabled access, which is accessible to people, including those in East Oxford. There must also be community sporting facilities on existing site.”
    Sushila Dhall (Green Party)
    strongly disagrees
    Steve Goddard (Liberal Democrats)
    strongly disagrees

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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    Julia Gasper (UK Independence Party - UKIP)
    agrees
    “UKIP's policy is to raise the tax threshold to £11,500 so that people working full-time on the minimum wage will pay no income tax.”
    Roger Crawford (Equal Parenting Alliance)
    agrees
    Andrew Smith (Labour Party)
    strongly agrees
    “I also believe deficit reduction should not be funded by massive cuts to frontline public services which would harm the most vulnerable, and am concerned at the support of the Tories and Lib Dems for savage cuts.”
    Sushila Dhall (Green Party)
    strongly agrees
    Steve Goddard (Liberal Democrats)
    strongly agrees
  • The British government interferes too much with business.
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    Julia Gasper (UK Independence Party - UKIP)
    strongly agrees
    “Much of the interference stems from the EU which issues thousands of petty and irritating regulations all the time for employers and business people to have to observe. This makes them reluctant to take on employees.”
    Roger Crawford (Equal Parenting Alliance)
    agrees
    Andrew Smith (Labour Party)
    disagrees
    Sushila Dhall (Green Party)
    strongly disagrees
    Steve Goddard (Liberal Democrats)
    disagrees
    “An element of governmental control is needed.”
  • Government should tackle climate change aggressively even if it means energy bills go up.
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    Julia Gasper (UK Independence Party - UKIP)
    disagrees
    “UKIP is not convinced that climate change is man-made or is as extreme as alarmists suggest. We now know that the Himalayan glaciers are NOT melting and the East Anglia E-mails reveal that a lot of climate change "science" is bogus.”
    Roger Crawford (Equal Parenting Alliance)
    strongly disagrees
    Andrew Smith (Labour Party)
    strongly agrees
    “Reducing climate change is probably the biggest issue facing the country. Government must ensure that energy tariffs are fair, and that the poorest are not disadvantaged. We need to do more to reduce aviation, I oppose a new runway for Heathrow.”
    Sushila Dhall (Green Party)
    is neutral
    “Greens believe we can tackly climate change without raising energy bills”
    Steve Goddard (Liberal Democrats)
    agrees
  • It would be a big problem if Britain became more economically unequal over the next 5 years.
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    Julia Gasper (UK Independence Party - UKIP)
    strongly agrees
    “Under Labour the gap between rich and poor has actually widened. Their payment of a colossal pension to Sir Fraud Goodwin shows that Labour is economically illiterate. They could and should have avoided it. The EU pays large subsidies to the rich.”
    Roger Crawford (Equal Parenting Alliance)
    is neutral
    Andrew Smith (Labour Party)
    strongly agrees
    “Government should seek to reduce inequality – compelling arguments have been made recently in The Spirit Level (Wilkinson / Pickett) for this, as a way of improving the quality of life in a host of areas.”
    Sushila Dhall (Green Party)
    strongly agrees
    “I mean internally. I do not think we need to compette with other countries, but we should strive for equality within the UK, and speak up for global equality.”
    Steve Goddard (Liberal Democrats)
    strongly agrees
  • Despite the recession, Britain should increase spending on public sector services.
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    Julia Gasper (UK Independence Party - UKIP)
    strongly agrees
    “We can afford to do this when we leave the EU. The Tax-Payers' Alliance estimates that membership costs us around £120 billion per year. We can improve pensions, spend more on state schools and abolish university tuition fees with that money.”
    Roger Crawford (Equal Parenting Alliance)
    disagrees
    Andrew Smith (Labour Party)
    agrees
    “Spending needs to be affordable, but cutting it at this stage could plunge us back in recession, and would greatly affect the poorest in our society. Oxford would suffer particularly badly from public spending cuts.”
    Sushila Dhall (Green Party)
    disagrees
    “But we need to disinvest in PFI schemes; we do not believe public money should be going into the private sector.”
    Steve Goddard (Liberal Democrats)
    agrees
    “Key, frontline services should be protected. That doesn't mean there aren't savings to be made in bureaucracy, etc.”
  • People should provide for their own retirement, and not demand the state to help them do so.
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    Julia Gasper (UK Independence Party - UKIP)
    is neutral
    “There is room for both state and private pension provision. The NI scheme should provide a basic, non-means-tested pension. Other pension schemes should be tax-free up to a certain point. We should not have to pay pensions for EU countries.”
    Roger Crawford (Equal Parenting Alliance)
    disagrees
    “This is why we pay National Insurance; by paying this, we are helping to provide for our own retirement.”
    Andrew Smith (Labour Party)
    is neutral
    “Of course people should be encouraged to save, with tax relief on pension contributions, but we cannot forget that several hundred thousand pensioners have been lifted out of poverty by the pension credit.”
    Sushila Dhall (Green Party)
    strongly disagrees
    “It's not demanding, it's what we pay taxes for.”
    Steve Goddard (Liberal Democrats)
    disagrees
  • Immigration levels are too high.
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    Julia Gasper (UK Independence Party - UKIP)
    strongly agrees
    “EU laws give automatic rights to 500 million people to come here. The doctors who killed Denis Gray and failed to save Baby P were both EU migrants who couldn't be tested on their skill or English because that's against EU laws! Many similar cases.”
    Roger Crawford (Equal Parenting Alliance)
    strongly agrees
    “For far too long, anyone who has voiced concerns over the level of immigration has been branded 'racist'. It is not necessarily racist to object to high levels of immigration”
    Andrew Smith (Labour Party)
    disagrees
    “The new Australian-style points based system will ensure labour migration will be in the sectors where it is needed for the economy. We shouldn’t lose sight of the important contribution migrant workers have made (for example in the NHS).”
    Sushila Dhall (Green Party)
    strongly disagrees
    Steve Goddard (Liberal Democrats)
    disagrees
  • There are too many CCTV cameras in Britain.
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    Julia Gasper (UK Independence Party - UKIP)
    agrees
    “I find them invasive. There is little proof that they stop crime, though they may help find criminals after the event.”
    Roger Crawford (Equal Parenting Alliance)
    strongly agrees
    “We are amongst the most spied-on people in the world. I personally hate this surveillance it is far too intrusive.”
    Andrew Smith (Labour Party)
    disagrees
    “CCTV plays an important role in helping people feel safe and reducing crime, as I have seen in a number of areas, including Cowley Road, where I consulted widely, found that CCTV was supported by local residents, and helped get it introduced.”
    Sushila Dhall (Green Party)
    strongly agrees
    “They do no reduce crime and are very expensive.”
    Steve Goddard (Liberal Democrats)
    agrees
  • A married, heterosexual couple provide the best environment in which to raise a family.
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    Julia Gasper (UK Independence Party - UKIP)
    agrees
    “This is assuming that the parents are happy and there are no severe problems in the family such as violence or drug-taking. It does not mean we would re-criminalize homosexuality.”
    Roger Crawford (Equal Parenting Alliance)
    strongly agrees
    “All statistics point to this being true. It is not a matter of 'political correctness' or prejudice to recognise the truth.”
    Andrew Smith (Labour Party)
    strongly disagrees
    “I don’t believe the evidence supports this assertion at all, and it is not the place of politicians to dictate how people live their lives in this way.”
    Sushila Dhall (Green Party)
    strongly disagrees
    “Depends on the people themselves.”
    Steve Goddard (Liberal Democrats)
    disagrees
    “I dislike prescriptiveness about the "ideal type of family".”
  • In general, politicians in Britain are honest.
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    Julia Gasper (UK Independence Party - UKIP)
    strongly disagrees
    “You're joking! After the cash-for-honours scandal, the expenses scandal, the cash-for-influence scandal and the party funding scandals only someone who is fast asleep would vote for the LibLabCon trio again. Don't you watch Despatches?”
    Roger Crawford (Equal Parenting Alliance)
    disagrees
    “Obviously, they are not. Emphasis needs to change from being 'political masters' to political servants - of the people.”
    Andrew Smith (Labour Party)
    agrees
    “It is sad that the good name of British politics has been tarnished by some irresponsible behaviour by a number of MPs, from different parties. We need to work to restore trust in British politics.”
    Sushila Dhall (Green Party)
    disagrees
    Steve Goddard (Liberal Democrats)
    is neutral
    “Not an easy one for a politician to answer...”
  • The arts in Britain should pay for themselves, and not rely on Government subsidy.
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    Julia Gasper (UK Independence Party - UKIP)
    disagrees
    “I enjoy many subsidized art forms including art galleries, opera etc. If we can afford a war, we can afford the arts!”
    Roger Crawford (Equal Parenting Alliance)
    disagrees
    “Art should be for everyone, and I cannot see how all art could be self-funding.”
    Andrew Smith (Labour Party)
    strongly disagrees
    “Culture is very important in any society; we should invest in it, but use that investment to ensure that it can be enjoyed from those from all backgrounds. I’m reminded of the great work done by the Pegasus Theatre in Oxford, for example.”
    Sushila Dhall (Green Party)
    strongly disagrees
    “This is one of the good uses to put taxes to; quality of life.”
    Steve Goddard (Liberal Democrats)
    disagrees
  • The new British government should begin negotiations to leave the European Union.
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    Julia Gasper (UK Independence Party - UKIP)
    strongly agrees
    “Why negotiate? Just leave. If we held a referendum they would ignore it , like they did the Irish and Danish referenda, and insist on voting again. The EU is like a rapist who insists on interpreting No as meaning Yes.”
    Roger Crawford (Equal Parenting Alliance)
    strongly agrees
    “Norway and Switzerland are doing all right! We aren't.”
    Andrew Smith (Labour Party)
    strongly disagrees
    “This would be very damaging to our economic interests. The European Union has helped to make Europe more prosperous and prevented conflict.”
    Sushila Dhall (Green Party)
    disagrees
    Steve Goddard (Liberal Democrats)
    strongly disagrees
  • Even if Iran develops a nuclear weapon, Britain should not support any military action against Iran.
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    Julia Gasper (UK Independence Party - UKIP)
    is neutral
    “If Iran threatened or invaded other countries the UN would have to decide what steps to take. It is a sovereign country. Israel has nuclear weapons and we go on supplying it with arms.”
    Roger Crawford (Equal Parenting Alliance)
    is neutral
    “I am not informed enough to make a comment.”
    Andrew Smith (Labour Party)
    agrees
    “Iran must meet its UN obligations. If it doesn’t sanctions should be imposed. I wouldn’t support military action against Iran in these circumstances, we should work with the international community to find a diplomatic solution.”
    Sushila Dhall (Green Party)
    is neutral
    Steve Goddard (Liberal Democrats)
    strongly agrees
  • British troops should stay in Afghanistan as long as they are needed.
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    Julia Gasper (UK Independence Party - UKIP)
    strongly disagrees
    “The war could go on forever and achieve nothing but death and destruction, and the creation of new enemies.”
    Roger Crawford (Equal Parenting Alliance)
    disagrees
    “I am not sure if they are needed. No foreign nation has yet won a war in Afghanistan.”
    Andrew Smith (Labour Party)
    agrees
    “We should stay in Afghanistan in line with the UN mandate, and train the Afghan army and police to take over as soon as possible. Withdrawing now would have terrible consequences for women's rights, global security and the Afghan people.”
    Sushila Dhall (Green Party)
    is neutral
    “Needed for what?”
    Steve Goddard (Liberal Democrats)
    is neutral
    “British troops should leave as soon as it is practically possible for them to do so.”
  • Britain spends too much money on foreign aid.
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    Julia Gasper (UK Independence Party - UKIP)
    is neutral
    “It may be necessary to make some cuts in view of our own severe indebtedness at this moment. But disaster areas should always get help.”
    Roger Crawford (Equal Parenting Alliance)
    disagrees
    “As a comparitively wealthy country, I feel we have a moral duty to help the more unfortunate but there should be more adequate safeguards.”
    Andrew Smith (Labour Party)
    strongly disagrees
    “The scale of poverty and suffering, in particular in Africa, is appalling, and having grown rich in relative terms, sometimes at the expense of developing nations, ourselves, we should not stand idly by and watch millions of people suffer.”
    Sushila Dhall (Green Party)
    strongly disagrees
    Steve Goddard (Liberal Democrats)
    strongly disagrees

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