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2014 Political Party Quiz

Try this short quiz to see which political party you side with.

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Where do you side on social issues?

Should the UK reinstate the death penalty? Learn more

Capital punishment or the death penalty is a legal process whereby a person is put to death as a punishment for a crime. The UK abolished capital punishment in 1965. In 2004 the 13th Protocol to the European Convention on Human Rights became binding on the UK, prohibiting the restoration of the death penalty for as long as the UK is a party to the Convention.  See public opinion

Should the UK reinstate the death penalty?

Should terminally ill patients be allowed to end their lives via assisted suicide? Learn more

Currently, assisted suicide (Euthanasia) is illegal in all countries of the United Kingdom. However, as a devolved matter to the Scottish parliament, it is possible that at some point in the future different laws on euthanasia could apply within the UK.  See public opinion

Should terminally ill patients be allowed to end their lives via assisted suicide?

Do you support the legalisation of same sex marriage?

Do you support the legalisation of same sex marriage?

Where do you side on environmental issues?

Do you support the use of genetically engineered crops and foods? Learn more

Genetically modified foods (or GM foods) are foods produced from organisms that have had specific changes introduced into their DNA using the methods of genetic engineering. Currently, the EU has one of the stringent regulations of GMO (Genetically Modified Organism) foods in the the world. All GMOs, along with irradiated food, are considered "new food" and are subject to extensive, case-by-case, science-based food evaluation by the European Food Safety Authority.  See public opinion

Do you support the use of genetically engineered crops and foods?

Do you support the use of nuclear energy? Learn more

Nuclear power generates around one sixth of the UK's electricity, using 16 operational nuclear reactors at nine plants. By policy, the future construction of nuclear power plants must be led and financed by the private sector.  See public opinion

Do you support the use of nuclear energy?

Should we be concerned about climate change?

Should we be concerned about climate change?

Do you support the use of hydraulic fracking to extract oil and natural gas resources?  Learn more

Fracking is the process of extracting oil or natural gas from shale rock. Water, sand and chemicals are injected into the rock at high pressure which fractures the rock and allows the oil or gas to flow out to a well. While fracking has significantly boosted oil production, there are environmental concerns that the process is contaminating groundwater.  See public opinion

Do you support the use of hydraulic fracking to extract oil and natural gas resources?

Where do you side on economic issues?

Should the UK raise or lower the tax rate for corporations?

Should the UK raise or lower the tax rate for corporations?

Should the government make cuts to public spending in order to reduce the national debt?

Should the government make cuts to public spending in order to reduce the national debt?

Should there be more or less restrictions on current welfare benefits?

Should there be more or less restrictions on current welfare benefits?

Should the UK pursue free trade deals with other countries?

Should the UK pursue free trade deals with other countries?

Should the top tax rate of income over £150,000 be raised to 50 percent?

Should the top tax rate of income over £150,000 be raised to 50 percent?

Should mortgage lenders be allowed to provide buy-to-let mortgage loans? Learn more

A buy to let mortgage is a loan arrangement in which a landlord or investor borrows money to purchase property in the private rented sector in order to let out to tenants. The interest rates and fees are slightly higher than those of owner-occupied mortgages.  See public opinion

Should mortgage lenders be allowed to provide buy-to-let mortgage loans?

Should tenants receive less benefits if they live in a housing association or council property with more bedrooms than occupants? Learn more

The Bedroom Tax (also known as Spare Room Subsidy) is a change to Housing Benefit Entitlement that restricts housing benefits for tenants of working age (16-61) living in a housing association or council property that is deemed to have one or more spare bedrooms. Tenants with one spare bedroom lose 14% of entitled housing benefit and those with two or more spare bedrooms lose 25% of entitlement. Possible exemptions exist for tenants receiving a state pension, rent a shared ownership property, have a severely disabled child who requires their own room, have a foster child, or have a child how is on duty in the armed forces.  See public opinion

Should tenants receive less benefits if they live in a housing association or council property with more bedrooms than occupants?

Should the government use economic stimulus to aid the country during times of recession?

Should the government use economic stimulus to aid the country during times of recession?

Where do you side on domestic policy issues?

Should the Welsh assembly be granted more devolved power from Parliament to create regional laws?

Should the Welsh assembly be granted more devolved power from Parliament to create regional laws?

Should nonviolent drug offenders be given mandatory jail sentences?

Should nonviolent drug offenders be given mandatory jail sentences?

Do you support the use of zero hour contracts? Learn more

A zero hour contract is an employment agreement. It does not oblige the employer to provide work for the employee but the employee is expected to be on call and receives compensation only for hours worked. Zero hour contracts may be ideal for retirees and students who want occasional earnings and are flexible about when they work but general workers run the risk of unpredictable hours and earnings. The National Minimum Wage Regulations require that employers pay the national minimum wage for the time workers are required to be at the workplace even if there is no "work" to do.  See public opinion

Do you support the use of zero hour contracts?

Should Scotland be an independent country?

Should Scotland be an independent country?

Should the House of Lords be a wholly elected body?

Should the House of Lords be a wholly elected body?

Should England establish a devolved Parliament? Learn more

Currently, representatives of English voters do not have separate decision-making powers (also known as a Devolved English Parliament) similar to the representation given by the National Assembly for Wales, Scottish Parliament and the Northern Ireland Assembly.  See public opinion

Should England establish a devolved Parliament?

Where do you side on healthcare issues?

Should foreign visitors have to pay for emergency medical treatment during their stay in the UK?

Should foreign visitors have to pay for emergency medical treatment during their stay in the UK?

Do you support the legalisation of Marijuana? Learn more

Marijuana is currently illegal to possess, grow, distribute or sell in the UK without the appropriate licences. It is a Class B drug, with penalties for unlicensed dealing, unlicensed production and unlicensed trafficking of up to 14 years in prison, an unlimited fine, or both. The maximum penalty for unauthorised or sanctioned possession is five years in prison.  See public opinion

Do you support the legalisation of Marijuana?

Should the National Health Service use privately run services?

Should the National Health Service use privately run services?

Where do you side on foreign policy issues?

Should the UK abolish the Human Rights Act? Learn more

The Human Rights Act of 1998 is an Act of Parliament which aims to give further effect to the rights and freedoms guaranteed under the European Convention on Human Rights.  Learn more  or  See public opinion

Should the UK abolish the Human Rights Act?

Should the UK increase or decrease foreign aid spending? Learn more

The United Kingdom is currently ranked #2 in the total amount of foreign aid spending per year ($13.66B) and ranked #6 in foreign aid spending as a percentage of GDP (.56%).  See public opinion

Should the UK increase or decrease foreign aid spending?

Should the UK increase or decrease military spending? Learn more

The UK is currently ranked #4 in total amount of military spending ($60.8B) and #38 in military spending as a percentage of GDP (2.5%).  See public opinion

Should the UK increase or decrease military spending?

Should the UK renew its Trident nuclear weapons programme? Learn more

The UK Trident programme encompasses is a nuclear weapons system consisting of four Vanguard-class submarines armed with Trident II D-5 ballistic missiles, able to deliver thermonuclear warheads. It is the most expensive and most powerful capability of the British military forces. the development, procurement and operation of the current generation of British nuclear weapons, and the means to deliver them.  See public opinion

Should the UK renew its Trident nuclear weapons programme?

Should the UK withdraw from the European Union?

Should the UK withdraw from the European Union?

Where do you side on education issues?

Should the UK abolish university tuition fees?

Should the UK abolish university tuition fees?

Should the government allow businesses, charities, parents or teachers to use public money to start "free schools"?

Should the government allow businesses, charities, parents or teachers to use public money to start "free schools"?

Where do you side on immigration issues?

Should the UK deport immigrants who are considered to be promoting terrorism?

Should the UK deport immigrants who are considered to be promoting terrorism?

Should the government enact a stricter immigration policy?

Should the government enact a stricter immigration policy?

Where do you side on transportation issues?

Should the London Underground be considered an "essential service" which would ban all future worker strikes?

Should the London Underground be considered an "essential service" which would ban all future worker strikes?

Do you support the construction of a high speed railway (HS2) connecting London to Birmingham? Learn more

High Speed 2 is a planned high speed railway between London Euston to central Scotland. The project is being developed by High Speed Two Ltd, a company limited by guarantee established by the UK government. Four major city centres shall be served directly: London, Birmingham, Leeds and Manchester.  See public opinion

Do you support the construction of a high speed railway (HS2) connecting London to Birmingham?

What’s an important issue that should be added to this quiz?