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Am I the only one who likes The Green Party?

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    Before I start, I must say to everyone reading that I'm no where near as knowledgeable on politics as some people on here.

    Being on the TSR and looking at politics, you rarely see anyone mention the Green Party. Which would make sense since nobody ever votes for them, but on TSR, you see many Socialists and Libertarians and wide ranges of political parties (not criticising any of them). So, why no love on the Green Party?

    I am not a full on supporter of the Green Party, I have yet to read the manifestos of various political parties in order to gather a final opinion. Plus, I've only recently (today) started to try and get into politics. But, hopefully I'm right, the Green Party want to legalise recreational drugs (something that doesn't concern me, but look at the Netherlands) and get rid off tuition fees (meh...). Of course, I have a feeling that if they want to do this and create a zero carbon UK, they would definitely have to increase taxes, so there are problems with some of their plans.

    But, what are your opinions on the Green Party? (mainly UK, but you can also talk about Green parties from other countries )
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    Personally I think the Greens have some mad policies. Nobody talks about them because they are largely irrelevant.
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    Naming your party after a colour? Lame.
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    They have the correct view on the banking industry everything else is socialist stuff that I do no support.
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    How would they fund the removal of tuition fees, if they came into power? :dontknow:

    I doubt anyone would actually believe that any party would do that, given how loyal Clegg was to his supporters. (/Sarcasm)
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    (Original post by thegodofgod)
    How would they fund the removal of tuition fees, if they came into power? :dontknow:

    I doubt anyone would actually believe that any party would do that, given how loyal Clegg was to his supporters. (/Sarcasm)
    They are socialists so would probably have an 80% tax rate.
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    Irrelevant largely single-issue party who's manifesto is basically a load of lies. There's no way to scrap tuition fees, it can't happen anymore...ever probably. Likewise with becoming zero carbon, there's no chance all businesses would ever take it seriously and spend millions having to change their power sources, light bulbs, transport etc. - just wouldn't happen.


    They'll never get into power because no one actually really takes them all too seriously, if they ever did then they'd never follow through with their manifesto


    Check out UKIP, by the way, arguably the best political party in this age
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    I'm not being funny, but they can barely run Brighton and Hove let alone a whole country; I'm all for looking after the environment and all that but they couldn't organise a piss up in a brewery.
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    (Original post by remiquaver)
    they couldn't organise a piss up in a brewery.
    i love that saying. Just saying
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    (Original post by HeyyImRyan)
    Likewise with becoming zero carbon, there's no chance all businesses would ever take it seriously and spend millions having to change their power sources, light bulbs, transport etc. - just wouldn't happen.
    Just because it is unlikely to happen, why should it not be something we strive for?
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    (Original post by HeyyImRyan)
    Check out UKIP, by the way, arguably the best political party in this age
    I have been looking at them recently and I may be wrong but aren't they slightly ahead of the Liberal Democrats? Anyway, I think the UK should leave the EU (in the way Switzerland does it), I hope that it would be economically beneficial for the country.

    Wow! After reading these posts, it has put me right off the Greens, trying to be environmentally friendly is good, but we hold ourselves as being responsible to promoting a healthy environment, I do believe that we shouldn't rely on the government for everything, we do have brains.
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    (Original post by Carl Sagan)
    Just because it is unlikely to happen, why should it not be something we strive for?

    Because we rely on government to make realistic steps towards the future, something the Green Party could never actually achieve because of their naivety. I'd love it to happen but I have to be realistic, as should a political party!


    (Original post by Fool In The Rain)
    I have been looking at them recently and I may be wrong but aren't they slightly ahead of the Liberal Democrats? Anyway, I think the UK should leave the EU (in the way Switzerland does it), I hope that it would be economically beneficial for the country.

    Wow! After reading these posts, it has put me right off the Greens, trying to be environmentally friendly is good, but we hold ourselves as being responsible to promoting a healthy environment, I do believe that we shouldn't rely on the government for everything, we do have brains.

    In some polls it seems that way at the moment, yes, but it is only opinion polls and often they're incorrect - we'll see in 2015! Totally agree, I posted a thread a couple of days ago about how the power of the UK has essentially been handed to other countries to control, via the European Court of Human Rights (take the Abu Qatada case for example) and the EU with its regulations on what we can and cannot do (Factortame case).

    Germany's control over Europe is also escalating through the EU too - Just look at Angela Merkel known as the "de factor leader of the EU", and the European Central Bank, which controls the Euro, being in Frankfurt, Germany. History shows that Germany definitely enjoy their power, and it's really unsurprising that they're really creeping back into it despite the hindsight which other nations now have regarding Germany and power

    I want the UK to remain the UK, our own country which looks and feels like the UK, not the same buildings, rules, customs and regulations as every other country in Europe! The EU is good for trading and that cannot be denied, but Parliamentary Statute should be the ultimate law in the UK and should not be contradicted by rules made up by people not even citizens of our country.
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    They did come 3rd in the London mayoral elections, ahead of the lib dems, so I'm sure theres support out there.
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    I do like them. I don't think they'd be able to handle the whole country but I think councils and boroughs would benefit well from them.
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    (Original post by HeyyImRyan)
    They'll never get into power because no one actually really takes them all too seriously
    Could say the same for UKIP.
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    (Original post by HeyyImRyan)
    Irrelevant largely single-issue party who's manifesto is basically a load of lies. There's no way to scrap tuition fees, it can't happen anymore...ever probably. Likewise with becoming zero carbon, there's no chance all businesses would ever take it seriously and spend millions having to change their power sources, light bulbs, transport etc. - just wouldn't happen.


    They'll never get into power because no one actually really takes them all too seriously, if they ever did then they'd never follow through with their manifesto


    Check out UKIP, by the way, arguably the best political party in this age

    :lolwut:

    How can you call the Greens a one-issue party and then champion UKIP?
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    Dirty hippies



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    We can only hope.

    How anyone can be mad enough to support those communist hippies is beyond me.

    They seem determined to turn Britain into a cesspit.
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    (Original post by internetguru)
    They are socialists so would probably have an 80% tax rate.
    Therefore removing the main incentive to go to university in the first place.

    Barely any point in having a job if 80% of your money doesn't get to you.

    The income tax rate should be as low as possible and if state expenditure has to be minimal to accomplish that, so be it.
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    (Original post by Aspiringlawstudent)
    Therefore removing the main incentive to go to university in the first place.

    Barely any point in having a job if 80% of your money doesn't get to you.

    The income tax rate should be as low as possible and if state expenditure has to be minimal to accomplish that, so be it.
    It will probably be for really rich people,the 80% tax rate and I don't see why businesses,who don't agree to the environmental rules that would be set can't just be shut down and all their money given to the government and the business owners charged with environmental crime-if they did this then not many businesses would object and I do feel that the government needs to show more power and make more changes,that have a greater effect,because nothing seems to really change,with the current governments.

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