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Don’t shout at the telly: Vote for Growth


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In this stunningly refreshing programme with writer Daniel Ben Ami, discussion on the economy and elections provides a serious wake up call to all who think the economy is a bore. From the sofa volunteers raise big questions on everything from the minimum wage to oil prices. The inequality debate we learn, is little more than an attack on our freedom and ambition and the differences between political parties are exaggerated. Quantitative easing, Daniel explains, has been the main driver behind growing inequality and involves the redistribution of wealth from the poor to the rich. For all their mansion tax posturing and attempts to paint the conservatives as the ‘fat cats’ party, Labour have not said a word about the immorality or insanity of it. Media pundits tell us the UK elections in 2015 will rest on the economy but who is standing for serious growth, aspirations, democracy, freedom and an open door? There’s a younger generation and plenty of first time voters rightly expecting inspiration and answers before they’ll cast a vote.

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Janine Kavanagh said:

You have opened my eyes to the whole issue of QE I hadn’t even thought about it.

Harry said:

I’m really sick of tax arguments, like tax evasion, mansion tax etc, It all just seems a bit of fiddling and no strategy for wealth creation for all us

Mila said:

Great video for discussion. I think I’m still not sure who to vote for. In my mind it’s like as someone said on the sofa, they are all the same on immigration and there’s no vision for the economy.

Farah said:

Brilliant video. I had not thought of QE or Quantitative Easing in this way. Outrageous that no one has made an issue of this until now.

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