Clegg would like a pat on the back for pushing through higher personal allowances helping the low-paid but he did nothing to stop the Tories drastically increasing VAT indirectly taxing the same poor people. He may have engineered free school meals for young school children but applying this across the board meant the children of wealthy parents also gained.
And there are many such instances littering the Commons floor.
One great piece of Labour legislation dating back to Tony Blair was the introduction of the minimum wage. That legislation may not be perfect but it instantly took thousands if not millions of British working people out of working poverty. Introduced at a time when unscrupulous security firms for instance were paying adult men around £2.30 an hour and expecting them to work 60 hour weeks at least to make ends meet while making the company rich the minimum wage should never be forgotten.
Younger voters need to consider such legislation before they vote. It is all too easy to simply look back over this Century without remembering the Tory history which includes Mrs Thatcher, the poll tax and the assault on coal mining communities around the UK.
Yes the economy matters but a healthy economy running alongside a crippled population and ever blossoming elite is too high a price to pay.
So do you fancy five years more of the same with an additional £12bil worth of 'austerity' cuts thrown in for good measure.
Make sure you vote Thursday but use your vote wisely. Tactical voting may suit Ukip, the Lib Dems and the Tories as it will help them ride the government gravy train but it will offer second-class politics and policies for the people.
Why I am voting Labour
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