E: 2.45, S: -8.17
Here’s some fun; It’s the 2013 General Election and the two main parties have ‘flipped’ or just about. I’ve allowed Labour to continue on it’s authoritarian drift, coupled with it’s increasing reliance on the 40 something mortgage voter and it’s decreasing support amongst the young. In effect the parties now attract vastly different voters than in the past. Who do you support?
Gordon Brown became PM in June 2007, his first year was fairly successful. President McCain’s war on Iran in 2009, and Browns support prompted him to call an early General Election. Labour won with a majority of 12, but David Cameron remained Conservative leader. 2010 saw a steep rise in unemployment coupled with an explosive report on homelessness in the UK, with up to 2 million graduates and public sector workers classified as homeless. London suffered from a ‘squatter’ boom affecting the second homes of pensioners living in the country or on the coast. The retirement age rose to 70 affecting all those currently under the age of 40 causing a backlash. Young people from students to 30 something professionals deep in debt and without a home took to the streets demanding a change in policy to allow cheap housing. Brown refused to cave in and wary of the baby boom pensioner voting bloc charged ahead with his proposals. In 2011, 5 Labour MP’s resigned the Labour whip with three joining the Conservatives. The Conservatives also gained the support of the PCS union. The Iran War spread into Syria and Israel and Brown maintained his support for the war. John McCain’s death in late 2011 saw Vice President Romney accelerate the US response.
Leader - Gordon Brown
Average age of candidates - 56
Strongest support – AB and C1, 50-60 and the over 65’s. Home owners, second home owners
- Supporting increasing information held on I.D cards including retina scanning, DNA databases.
- Genetic health checks on migrants.
- DNA registry for newborns.
- 2p in the pound tax rise to pay for NHS pensioner health care.
- More police power to remove urban squatters
- Extend the powers of the HM Inspectorate of Schools to include religious buildings, including churches and mosques and educational facilities.
- ‘Youth Prison’ expansion programme – one ‘sin bin’ in every city for 10-16 year old criminals
Leader - David Cameron
Average age of candidates – 38
Strongest support – C2 and DE, 18-24, 24-30 age groups. Mortgaged, social housing, homeless
- Abolition of income tax on those earning below £17,000 a year to alleviate poverty.
- Tax cuts to promote growth and the transferral of wealth
- Establish scheme designed to transfer private pension funds into private healthcare plans for the over 60’s to reduce the pressure on NHS services.
- Oppose all measures to introduce further data on I.D cards and DNA databases.
- Oppose the extension of powers of the HM Inspectorate.
- Invest in 1 million new low cost public/private homes exclusive to the under 40’s to help alleviate the ‘stay at home’ and squatter crises.