The Tories have imposed six years (so far) of Austerity on the poorest, most vulnerable people in society to pay for a 'national deficit'. Since the Tories took power with the Lib-Dems in 2010. Your shopping bill has gone up. Your wages have remained the same. Your hours are longer, and on a no guarantee 0 hour contract.
Parties are elected in Parliament to represent those who lost to get their voices heard. Which is one of the reasons the SNP are doing so well for Scotland. With Labout leaning to the right under Tony Blair and Ed Milliband, Scotland lost faith in the Labour Party, and turned to the SNP for their national representation.
This is something that probably will not change in the years to come. Scotland will most likely vote for the SNP if Labour fail to sell their policies to them. But we have a simple solution to this.
Labour and the SNP both want to offer free education for everyone. In Scotland, you have to have lived there and paid into the system for a minimum of three years, until you are eligble for free University. This is a solid policy, and one which should reward everyone. Education is key to a successful life, and everyone should have that human right to do well for themselves.
Labour would like to create lists of companies who fail to pay the living wage that they can afford to, whilst the SNP want to reward small businesses with bonuses. Think about what this means. Small business will have a better chance and a good incentive for job creation, and the companies who don't pay the living wage, but should, are held accountable. Tax Havens hide a very large chunk of the UK (and world) Economy, so this issue has to be dealt with. Especially by parties who want to clamp down on this issue. We also welcome Labour's ban on zero hours contracts.
When you compare the Tories with Labour. You can see the soundbites right in front of your eyes. Images of campaigns that basically brag about themselves, and slam the opposition. This is not healthy debate, and we need real change if we are to move forward as a society. The world is packed with opportunity, but the poorest in society don't get the opportunities they deserve. Could a Labour-SNP Coalition, maybe with a few seats from the Greens be the answer we need?