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It's TSR Election time! The parties of the TSR Model House of Commons, and several independent candidates are campaigning for your votes in TSR's General Election. Their manifestos are below and please read through them carefully as the policies of some parties differ from their real life equivalent.
The poll is open for 7 days and those of you who have been here over 3 months and have more than 150 posts can vote.
The MHoC is a forum where members propose and debate changes to the law to improve the country or solve problems. If this appeals to you, or you have an idea for new laws to improve the UK then follow the links in my signature to get involved!
Last edited by TheCrackInTime; 17-09-2012 at 22:11.
Vote Socialist for the MHoC's only left-wing Party.
While other parties talk about left-wing issues, they rarely reflect it in their actions. The Socialist Party put forward a bill to do what parties like Labour have pledged to in this election, and it was defeated by hypocritical Labour MPs voting against "cracking down on dangerous financial practices". The Lib Dems are similarly two-faced; they parade as progressives and yet when push comes to shove their Deputy Leader votes to ban trade unions, while they vote to pull money from state schools and use it to fund elitist private education. The Party of Clegg is just as right-wing here as they are in RL, you may as well vote Tory. The Greens on TSR are fronted by members that have formerly counted themselves as Libertarians, and describe themselves as "pragmatists".
(Original post by jesusandtequila)
Firstly: "WE ARE LIBERTARIAN, AND YOU ARE TOO."
I'm pretty sure that (a) you're not libertarian (unless you've suddenly turned all social anarchist on us), and (b) I'm not a libertarian (even if you have).
You say that you want to "reform prisons to treat the causes of crime"; how do prisons affect the causes of crime? People commit crimes and then go on to prison, so unless you're limiting your definition of crime to re-offending then prison reform is not the answer, is it?
Research into the real causes of crime (across a wide spread of countries) has found that the more inequal a society is, the more crime there is committed in it. Your policies are not geared towards preventing rife inequality, and in fact most would understand them to make the rich far richer (while the poor are forced into menial labour). Why not mention that you'd abolish the minimum wage? Has that dropped off your agenda now?
(Original post by davidmarsh01)
(Original post by TopHat)
Lies, lies and slander.
Are you really comfortable with having my Bill as your first achievement? Labour did not "pass" the Fair Pay Act, you merely added your name to the top of it. (I don't think I'll ever offer to collaborate in future, and will urge my Party to do the same.)
As for the rest of your agenda, how are we to believe any of what you say? Your members opposed several of the things you yourself have pledged to carry out - your MPs voted against a Socialist bill to "Ringfence banks into investment and retail halves for a cleaner financial sector."
And don't you find that, like last time, most of what you pledge to do just won't realistically happen?
(Original post by Sauron)
Nice to see you've returned to your Mordor roots with the manifesto theme.
Is this supposed to be an early nod to Halloween or what?
(Original post by Addzter)
The MHoC already has a Carbon Tax, I authored it. And we've also already gotten rid of Trident.
I have two questions that hopefully the respective candidates and parties can answer.
Libertarians: "Local pay scales instead of national, to allow private sector employment in the poorest areas." What does this mean?
Addzter: "Implement a harsh carbon tax on businesses who get more than half of their energy from non-renewable resources." This is a bit harsh given that as far as I'm aware business get their energy from the grid - they have no other choice - which only has a very small proportion of renewables.
Good luck to everyone. Especially to the Tories!!! (I'm not just saying that because I'm the deputy leader, honest!)
Let the debate begin! One thing I think we all can agree on though; I can't believe it's been six months already since the last one!
Edit, I forgot to mention: Please feel free to question any one of us here in the Conservative team if you have any questions or want to hear more about our plans to build a brighter future. Feel free to quote us so your post doesn't go un-missed. Have a nice week.