Would you rather be gay under a Thatcher government or a Blair government?
Would you rather be a single parent under Thatcher or Blair?
Would you rather be working poor under Thatcher or Blair with a minimum wage (increased at faster than the rate of earning's growth)/ guaranteed holidays, tax credits, better funded education and sure start for your children etc?
Would you rather be a poor pensioner under Thatcher or Blair with winter fuel payments, shorter waiting lists for NHS, free local bus travel, free tv licences, etc?
This is not just disagreeing with policy, these are fundamental civil rights differences.
We are better off than we have ever been in terms of disposable income, poverty has been reduced and this government have introduced devolved power and proportional representation, and freedom of information, human rights, party funding transparency etc. etc.
This is not to say that this government is not getting some things wrong or that we don't need more devolved power and better constitutional safeguards. WE DO, and this has been the case for a long time. There is much more chance of achieving these things under a Labour government than a Tory government. The Tory record on civil liberties is appalling and speaks for itself. Don't be fooled that things couldn't get much worse under the Tories, they most certainly would!