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Date: 2017-04-21 03:42 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] ewt
It would take a lot of right voting on implementation details to counterbalance the way they changed the whole benefits system from being a basic entitlement to being tied up to affirmatively proving that you're really deserving and really looking for work, though. That's a really big negative for me, as a voter.

Me, too. The current system is monstrous, and I do hold Labour at least partly responsible it.

I'm undecided, as yet, to be honest.

I think if Labour can't possibly win, I would go with Libdems, as Tories-with-Libems-in-coalition or Tories-opposed-by-some-kind-of-progressive-coalition (of Libdems, SNP, Greens) would be better than Tories with a useless Labour opposition.

But if there is a chance that Labour could win... I think that Labour in power, with opposition formed of Tories and/or Libdems, might be less actively bad. And the harder the Tories are defeated, the less likely Labour will be to court austerity policies in order to be popular. I think a lot of difficulty with Labour at the moment is that they don't really know on which issues it makes sense to vote tactically, and on which it makes sense to represent those who voted for them even if that means getting less say in the outcome. (I suspect they got this wrong with Brexit.)

I don't know if it's possible for Labour to win if Scotland is voting solidly SNP.

I'm in a traditionally safe Labour seat, though, which makes my decision rather less important. And that's frustrating, as my MP has voted with the Tories on a number of issues (though my housemate keeps better track than I do).

Longer term I would like to do something about the tabloid press and other sectors of the media, but I'm at a bit of a loss as to what that should be.
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