Just found another one of these ‘how would you vote things’ : the Public Whip. Interestingly, it places me even more LibDem! I’m still thinking about it; I used the LibDem’s own Local Income Tax Calculator this morning, and discovered that in my current situation I’d be better off; right up until ProFactor‘s revenue starts coming in — then I’ll be worse off to the tune of £1000!
Still, a local income tax does seem a bit fairer to me than a one-size-fits-all council tax based on the value of your property!
My full results were:
|Issue (numbers are from 100% agrees strongly to 0% disagrees strongly)||You||Labour||Tony McNulty (your Labour ex-MP)||Conservative||Liberal Democrat|
|foundation hospitals||Neutral 50%||Agree 80%||Agree (strong) 100%||Disagree 14%||Disagree (strong) 6%|
|student top-up fees||Disagree 25%||Agree 85%||Agree (strong) 99%||Disagree (strong) 2%||Disagree (strong) 1%|
|Labour's anti-terrorism laws||Disagree (strong) 0%||Agree (strong) 88%||Agree (strong) 97%||Disagree 15%||Disagree (strong) 4%|
|the Iraq war||Disagree (strong) 0%||Agree 76%||Agree (strong) 100%||Agree 71%||Disagree (strong) 1%|
|introducing ID cards||Disagree (strong) 0%||Agree 83%||Agree 82%||Neutral 41%||Disagree 13%|
|the ban on fox hunting||Agree 75%||Agree (strong) 92%||Agree (strong) 89%||Disagree (strong) 9%||Agree 63%|
|equal gay rights||Agree (strong) 100%||Agree (strong) 89%||Agree (strong) 97%||Disagree 37%||Agree (strong) 89%|
|Comparison with your opinion: 100% voted same as your view 0% voted opposite to your view||Neutral with you 48%||Neutral with you 40%||Neutral with you 55%||Agree with you 84%|
So as you can see, quite a good match. Still, something’s nagging at the back of my mind about them, and I can neither place it nor justify it. We’ll see.