British politics in a nutshell
Taxpayers only get to choose the method their cash is swiped, not the amount. Your choices:
The Party of Corruption: Tories - in it for themselves and chums
The Party of Incompetence: Labour - even if they mean well, they'll screw it up
The Party of the Clueless: LibDems - Policies change with the wind and even when in power none get implemented
Some combination of those plus a token minnow will get power. You can try to change things by choosing the minnow, but the system is rigged so even if elected in a coalition, the bigger party will behave as if they are the sole ones in power. Just look to the current lot being the best example, and see what policies in the LibDems similar waste of paper before the last election were implemented.
It's been that way from the start and ain't gonna change any time soon.