To What Extent Are the Ideas and Policies of the Labour and Conservative Parties Similar?

To What Extent Are the Ideas and Policies of the Labour and Conservative Parties Similar?

  • Submitted By: kneri
  • Date Submitted: 01/28/2014 1:50 AM
  • Category: Miscellaneous
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In my opinion, I think that while the Labour and conservative parties started at different ends of the political spectrum, as time progresses and attitudes have become less radical, that both parties have become more moderate to appeal to the voting public, and in doing this, have become very similar as they both fight for the middle party.

When concerning environmental issues, I believe that the ideas that the Labour and conservative parties hold are incredibly similar, while this may be down to the fact that environmental issues are relatively new to politics, meaning they may be less likely to have a strong political agenda, both parties policies state that they want to work towards a greener Britain, however, where they differ is through how, whilst Labour have more specific and measureable goals ‘achieving 40 per cent low-carbon electricity by 2020 and creating 400,000 green jobs by 2015’ by contrast the conservatives were a lot more vague, mentioning that they would advocated less waste, expanded wind and water power, sustainable water management and create more incentives to recycle. Overall, I think that under the environment the conservative and Labour ideas are policies are very similar.

Both parties ideas about Health are vaguely the same, but however, do have some differences, whilst both parties agree with the continuation of the NHS, and they also agree that reforms are needed, what they disagree on, is how the change is to come about with the conservatives supporting a reduction in ‘management roles’ and reinvesting the money saved back into front line services from which the consumer can benefit more from, they also believe that the patient should have more control over treatment, and various other things, whereas labour's policies are more to do with value for money, and cutting down consulting fees. The two parties broad ideas are increasingly similar however, how the change that they agree on is to come about, are where the parties...

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