General Election – Who will I vote for?

The General Election has now been called and Parliament will be dissolved from 3 May 2017, the Bill falls and no further action will be taken.

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UK Election 2017

 

I have been looking, as most of you have at the things that the media are telling us about the General Election.

BBC Election Debate GE2017

On the whole, the event was… a disgrace. It was more a school playground shouting match than an informative debate and there were few that come out looking like Prime-ministerial material.

Theresa May was wise not going, and despite the few jibes that were put in about her absence.

Caroline Lucas, Co-Leader of the Green Party, came up with some good challenges about our foreign wars and arms sales, but there was much more heat than light.

The BBC Question Time special

The BBC Question Time special with Corbin and May was much more informative as can bee seen on the BBC website or Youtube.

 

My Thinking.

It is not really my place to tell you who your should vote for.

Some members of my family have talked about voting for no one… and I understand their feelings. In many ways, there is no party that it rally fit to lead the UK.

However, it is very unlikely that that will result in a more righteous country or more liberty for the gospel.

My thinking has been something like this.

Unless you have The Christian Party standing in your area, and it is unlikely. They only have two candidates. Then UKIP is the closest to my beliefs.

I hope I am not racist or xenophobic, but I believe that for more than one reason, immigration is a threat to our religious freedom. The growth of Islamification, and the growth of globalism and the dilution of individual countries and the threat that brings of the “Liberal elite” taking over are very real challenges that I think we face.

If I could vote for UKIP, without giving Westminster over to a… troubling party I would vote for them. UKIP, however,  will not for the next government, but they have moved the debate in the right direction.

The Scottish National Party, Green Party, Plaid Cymru, are not going to for the majority government. Though they could possibly undermine the possibility of getting a strong government to lead us into the Brexit negotiations.

So we are left with the Liberal Democrats and Labour Party

Liberal Democrats

Tim Faron of the Liberal Democrats has really disappointed me in the way he has succumb to the pressure of the Liberal [illiberal] elite and media to cave in on Abortion and Homosexual sexual intercourse.

And the way he has said he will not tell people what is sinful (right or wrong.)

And talked of sharing Christian values as “Banning on!”

On top of this… as their name suggestions, they are Liberal, Christianity is conservative… with a small “c”. Not Tory but conservative.

The Asperger Home Education review of party views on home education suggest that

“Under a Liberal Democrat government all home educators must register with the local authority and they must have a planned curriculum.”

“The Liberal Democrats are strongly supportive of the state school system and… It is possible that the Liberal Democrats will be more hostile towards home educators than Labour.”

Labour

Some of my questions are…

“Do I feel that it is right to borrow your way out of debt?”

“Is it right to borrow and spend money you have no intention of paying back?”

“Is it right to put my spending on my grandchildren’s shoulders?”

We could also ask questions about nationalisation and defence etc.

My conclution is…

Though they are by no means perfect… I believe that I should vote for the Conservatives…

And hope for them to have a good but not over large majority.

And that we should not stop holding them to account for any and every wrong decision that they take.

But you must seek God as to whom you should vote for.