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What party do you support and why?

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    (Original post by TheDefiniteArticle)
    Labour. The reason being that they're the best of a bad bunch - first and foremost I'd vote Socialist Worker's Party but a vote for them is a vote wasted in the current system.
    Are you a working class labourer?
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    The Green Party.
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    SNP for Scotland, Conservative or UKIP for the UK. Although ideally I want a government that is likely to bring political reform through PR, which currently isn't the Tories. :mad:
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    (Original post by multiplexing-gamer)
    What overwhelming negatives are there? The poster above says there is evidence it doesn't reduce employment levels. We get a wide range of culture from food restaurants etc, and they provide us jobs etc also. There are rich immigrants who come from places like India, trained as doctor's...
    Actually there is link of youth unemployment and EU migration (Eastern Europe) into the country.

    - Eastern European workers in the UK rose by 600,000
    - Youth unemployment rose by 450,000 in the same time period.

    It would have to be a remarkable coincidence if there was no link at all.
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/16469757

    There is also a link with Non-EU migrants but this isn't much of a problem because we can control the numbers for now.... until the EU bring in the Common Immigration policy that was in the Lisbon treaty.
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    I'm not too sure. I lean slightly left economically, and very left socially, so I suppose the thing to do would be to vote LibDem, but not so sure anymore.
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    I am a socialist but I go for ukip because ironicially they are the only mainstream party who are serious about stopping the greatest right wing policy of them all-- mass immigration.
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    SNP because:

    1) I'm fairly nationalist in my outlook (I infuriate online companies with 'SCOTLAND' as my country of choice)

    2) I'm not really ideological, and the SNP is a broad church.

    3) The only realistic alternative to Labour by a million, million miles.


    Only bad thing is that you sometimes get awful candidates getting elected on the very strong 'brand' that is the SNP. But besides that, most of the people elected are outstanding and hard-working representatives. How true that has been will be seen in five short days.
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    I find myself drifting more and more towards the UKIP. But my MP is an excellent person so I suppose I am still a Tory.
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    (Original post by meenu89)
    I find myself drifting more and more towards the UKIP. But my MP is an excellent person so I suppose I am still a Tory.
    Meenu going UKIP?! :eek:

    Haven't we recieved lots of money from the EU?
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    (Original post by darksideday)
    Actually there is link of youth unemployment and EU migration (Eastern Europe) into the country.

    - Eastern European workers in the UK rose by 600,000
    - Youth unemployment rose by 450,000 in the same time period.

    It would have to be a remarkable coincidence if there was no link at all.
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/16469757

    There is also a link with Non-EU migrants but this isn't much of a problem because we can control the numbers for now.... until the EU bring in the Common Immigration policy that was in the Lisbon treaty.
    So highly motivated workers who don't mind working for the minimum wage are flocking to this country? That's a great thing! The people featured in the article clearly underestimate their market value. They should either accept that they'll have to work for less or increase their employability (for example, by training) and not try to eliminate their competition by moaning about it.
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    (Original post by multiplexing-gamer)
    Meenu going UKIP?! :eek:

    Haven't we recieved lots of money from the EU?
    It's about time we had a referendum on our membership. A lot has changed since 1975.
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    (Original post by meenu89)
    It's about time we had a referendum on our membership. A lot has changed since 1975.
    Do you really think the British public are the group of people best qualified to make such an important economic decision? Thanks to the wonderful state education system in this country, most of us have never studied economics in our lives and a significant number of people's opinion on the EU is based entirely on anti-EU media lies.

    edit: Example http://tabloid-watch.blogspot.co.uk/...ping-bags.html
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    (Original post by natchina)
    I am a socialist but I go for ukip because ironicially they are the only mainstream party who are serious about stopping the greatest right wing policy of them all-- mass immigration.
    So essentially you're a 'national socialist'.
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    Lib Dems. Even if I was annoyed about tuition fees my MP voted against the increase so it would be kind of silly to vote against him because of it. I do try to vote for MPs rather than specific parties, I'd support a good Labour or Green MP if they were pro-science but I do prefer Lib Dems overall. Greens seem to be going more centre because they are getting more votes (reminds me of Romney which isn't the best comparison for them).
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    (Original post by TheDefiniteArticle)
    So essentially you're a 'national socialist'.


    what? :eek:
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    I support Labour.

    Lol joke, I'm not a supporter of hand-outs for the idle and irresponsible or reckless spending.
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    (Original post by Electronica)
    SNP for Scotland, Conservative or UKIP for the UK. Although ideally I want a government that is likely to bring political reform through PR, which currently isn't the Tories. :mad:
    That's odd. UKIP and the modern SNP are polar opposites really.
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    (Original post by Cyanohydrin)
    That's odd. UKIP and the modern SNP are polar opposites really.
    Ah, but you see, what links them is they both want a smaller state. Both aim for devolution, one in Scotland, and one from the EU. I know it's an odd combination, but I believe in a more direct, and indeed more democratic state of financial control. If there were a party that really supported right wing liberal values then I would support them, but the SNP are such a well performing government up here, I just like them. It's about competency more than ideology essentially.
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    BNP
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    (Original post by natchina)
    what? :eek:
    Taking a nationalist approach to socialism (because the anti-immigration thing isn't inherent in socialism, which in general seeks amelioration of the whole world) = national(ist) socialism, no?

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