According to a poll by BMG research (read here) 67 percent of people (read: participants in the survey) do not read the party manifestos prior to voting, a few don't even know what it is! Others rely on the media for understanding. If you're one of the 67 percent, we encourage you to change your ways and get into the habit of reading the party policies before voting for any. You still have 7 days to understand it for yourself!
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Yesterday saw both party leaders undergo the all-familiar grilling from the public, where both Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn were questioned on how they intend to tackle the very challenging issues that affect our country. Indeed, as the Battle for Number 10 approaches, it is no bad idea to tune in on what the major issues each party is proposing to tackle are.
For the conservatives, the focus will be on the so-called five giant challenges, namely, the need for a strong economy that works for everyone, the impact of Brexit and a changing world and the need to “deliver a smooth and orderly departure from the European Union”. Furthermore, there is the need to tackle enduring social divisions, an ageing society and a fast-changing technology.
The Labour Party, similarly, shares in the idea of an economy that should works ”for the many, not just the few”, negotiations Brexit deals and improving health care that benefits all. Additionally, however, there will also be a focus on working towards a national education service, better workers’ rights, social security, safer communities, secure homes, the role of Britain on the global stage, and more equality extended to diverse communities.
The LibDems, on the other hand, don't fare too differently, what with the majority of what they purport to implement showing many overlaps with that of the Labour Party.
In conclusion, it must be said that a good voter ought to hone in on issues that personally affect them, some of which have been omitted from the manifestos, before heading to the polls on June 8th.