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Britain is a left wing country

Even if the Tories were to win an unlikely 40% of the vote (Thatcher in her heyday only achieved 44%), at least 55% of the country will have opted for parties that have left of centre policies. The Liberal Democrat's opposition to Trident and commitment to take those on lowest incomes out of the tax system, arguably places it to the left of Labour. And despite the best efforts of the right wing press, it is the party of Clegg that is surging. It may come as some surprise, given the reactionary fervour that accompanies debate on matters such as immigration and, say on paedophilia. But poll after poll shows that Britain is a progressive country and that its citizens value equality. John Hari's brilliant article in The Independent supports this view:

"Britain is a country with a large liberal-left majority. Eighty-five per cent of us say the gap between rich and poor should be "much smaller", and a majority would get there by introducing a maximum wage that caps the incomes of the rich at £135,000 a year.Fifty-eight per cent support a dramatic increase in the minimum wage. Fifty-eight per cent want to ditch Trident – an act of unilateral nuclear disarmament. Seventy-seven per cent want to bring the troops home from Afghanistan now, or within a year at the latest. Fifty-three per cent say people come out of prison worse than they go in, and would rather spend money on more youth clubs than on more prison places."

Given that The Conservatives oppose all of this, and the fact that, if elected, they would receive a minority of votes cast, no Cameron government can claim any kind of legitimacy.

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