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Troops in Iraq

UK Troops in Iraq

When should UK troops complete their withdrawal from Iraq?

They should have been out before now.

Christmas 2009.

When the US troops complete their withdrawal.

When Iraq’s infrastructure is stable enough.

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Pint of beer

Drinking Age

Would increasing the drinking age limit from 18 to 21 reduce teenage binge drinking?

Yes. Young people would be more mature by the time they’d legally be allowed to drink alcohol.

No. Teenagers intent on binge drinking will find means of acquiring alcohol no matter what the age limit.

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Prison cell

Terrorist Detention

An ever-present debate regarding terrorism law is the period of uncharged terrorist detention. Do you think this should be:

Less than 28 days – uncharged detention is a breach of human rights.     

28 days – as current legislation dictates.     

42 days – to permit Police investigations to be carried out more extensively.     

Determined on a case-by-case basis.   

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money

Council Tax

Do you agree that the Council Tax should be replaced with a tax based on ability to pay, such as a local income tax?

yes     

no    

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Pensions march

Pensioners

John Barrett believes that pensioners deserve an increase in the state pension.  However, the Government has decided to instead continue with their means tested Pension Credit. Which do you agree with?

Increase the state pension.

Make pensioners apply for money with means tested benefits.

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John Barrett MP and Margaret Smith MSP opposing ID cards

ID cards

The Government is planning to introduce identity cards.  However, many people believe the £3 billion £5.6 billion it would cost to introduce the scheme could be better spent. What do you think?

The £3 billion £5.6 billion should be spent on identity cards.

The £3 billion £5.6 billion would be better spent on more police and improved intelligence services.

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Previous polls

Trident
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Nuclear Power
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Cat and Dog Fur
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Income Tax
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Smoking
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Iraq - weapons of mass destruction
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European constitution
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Military action in Iraq
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Voting age
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This website was established while I was a Member of Parliament. The site content is being kept online as a source of information, but all forms / email have been disabled.