Homes, Jobs and Peace - Manifesto for a Hung ParliamentMonday 26th April 2010
"It now looks inevitable that there will be a hung parliament after the general election. Respect will never support a Tory government whose policy of immediate and massive cuts combined with tax breaks for big business and the very wealthy would be a disaster for the economy and most peoples' lives.
"With a real chance of winning three MPs; George Galloway, Poplar and Limehouse, Abjol Miah, Bethnal Green and Bow, and myself in Birmingham Hall Green; Respect will have three minimum conditions on which we would consider supporting a government:
- A massive council house building programme to address the housing scandal across the country
- The rapid withdrawal of British troops from all illegal and pointless wars
- The radical democratisation of our constitution with a fair proportional voting system, abolition of the appointed House of Lords and cleaning up parliament - no more second homes fiddles.
This manifesto outlines some of the other policies we will fight for in any negotiations."
Salma Yaqoob, Leader, Respect Party
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