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1

What is the Conservative Party's current attitude to economics?

Creating a Northern Powerhouse through investment
Running a surplus by 2018
£100bn on infrastructure
No rise in VAT, national insurance or income tax

2

Name 3 key Conservative Party policies

Running a surplus by 2018
Triple lock pensions scheme
Extend the Right to Buy for tenants of the Housing Association
Extra £8bn annually for NHS
500 more free schools
New Bill of Rights

3

What is the Labour Party's recent attitude to economics?

Raise minimum wage to more than £8 by 2019
Cutting deficit every year with a surplus on current budget
Apprenticeship for every school leaver who gets the grades

4

Name 3 key Labour Party policies

Freeze energy bills until 2017
Mansion tax on homes worth more than £2m
Extra £2.5bn for NHS
Raise minimum wage to more tham £8ph

5

What is the Liberal Democrat Party's attitude to economics?

Deal with deficit by 2017/8 through a mix of spending cuts and tax rises
Raise £1bn from extra corporation tax on banks
Extend paternity leave from 2-6 weeks
Expand apprenticeship schemes

6

Name 3 key Liberal Democrat Party policies

Increase tax free allowance to £12,500 a year
Five new laws to protect nature and fight climate change
Deal with deficit through spending cuts and tax rises
Extend paternity leave
Invest £8bn in the NHS
Extra £2.5bn to education

7

Name one of Richard Kelly's possible judgement of David Cameron's leadership style

'flagrant capitulation of New Labour'
'subtle continuation of Thatcherism'
'shameless opportunism'

8

What did Cameron seek to do with the Tory Party?

Detoxify it

9

What did Brown favour in his approach to leadership while in power 2007-2010?

Deregulation and a 'light touch' approach to economy

10

Who wrote the 1960 book 'The End of Ideology: On the Exhaustion of Political ideas in the Fifties'

Daniel Bell

11

How did Clegg change the Lib Dem party?

Increased cuts to public spending, neutral on EU, suggested 50% cut to UK's nuclear arsenal

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