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REVIEW: 2019 Election Manifestoes

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Its my humble request to my fellow voters to think in depth before deciding on who you will vote for on 12th December. This election is not only about us but our future generations to come. Choose wisely … writes Taha Coburn-Kutay

Now that every party has released their manifestoes, the cat is out of the box. Like I mentioned in my previous article this election is only about Brexit as per the manifesto of all political parties. The individual parties have touched upon NHS, Police, Education, Immigration, Housing, infra-structure etc but none of the parties have really come out convincingly on Climate change or Fiscal Deficit.

The total Fiscal Deficit of UK stands at £1.78 Trillion which is 86.58% of the GDP, the annual cost of servicing (paying the interest) amounts to approximately £48 Billion which is 4% of the GDP. No politician is talking about this debt as it will drive the population to asking a question, what if we are hit by a recession? which is highly likely in the case of Brexit.

Please ask your PPC’s what do they know about this issue and have they got a solution ready for the general public if this was the case. The trade war between the West and East is not helping the cause either and Former Secretary of State, Mr. Henry Kissinger has warned that an armed conflict might breakout between US and China if they fail to resolve their trade war. This will have a direct impact on us in UK and our economy.

 by . On climate change, even the political party which supports the most is seeking to borrow to overcome this issue. We need to know how they plan to borrow this money, merely passing a statement in the manifesto doesn’t resolve a problem. One of the other political party has just twisted the same statement and mention to spend the same amount of money in five years to tackle climate change without mentioning where the money will come from.

The major two political parties haven’t mentioned about climate change in their top priorities. We the voters need to ask the question, why is climate change being given no priority and how do the other parties which pledge to do something about climate will achieve it.

Its my humble request to my fellow voters to think in depth before deciding on who you will vote for on 12th December. This election is not only about us but our future generations to come. Choose wisely.

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