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    Clause IV - yay or nay?
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    (Original post by Metrobeans)
    Can you join a party but not be an active member. I agree with the policies, but don't have the time to be wallowing in seas of legislation.
    Sure you can. Never knew you were Labour, Nick!

    (Original post by sohanshah)
    OK Done

    BTW mind if i put you on my sig???
    Cool, I'll go and accept you.

    Eep, I suppose not. I has a fan!
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    (Original post by alasdair_R)
    Clause IV - yay or nay?


    Just pick out the biggest thing that separates us from New Labour, so that we can have a nice spat about it, why don't you.
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    (Original post by The Humble Mosquito)
    You said you can never be too left wing. We're far more left wing than Labour.

    With regards to China: I'm a socialist and I wrote a bill trying to enforce human rights around the world (I assume that's your problem with China).
    My problem with China is nothing Political tbh. The problem is I'm Indian so we hate each other anyways.
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    can I ask a question?

    I am more on the Law side of TSR and rarely venture into shark infested territory ...
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    (Original post by Lord Hysteria)
    can I ask a question?
    Yes...
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    Nye Bevan or Hugh Gaitskell?
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    (Original post by sohanshah)
    My problem with China is nothing Political tbh. The problem is I'm Indian so we hate each other anyways.
    Yeah, well, we have nothing to do with China. China is economically capitalist with a tyrannical political system. We're economically socialist, but with freedom on our lips. (Though illiterate Tories accuse us of being totalitarian.)
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    I've requested to join.
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    Why shold I leave the Liberal Dems and come and join the labor party? lol (thats a hard one)

    When is the labour party gonna stop following America and stand up on its own two feat, as this is ruining the reputation of britain world wide.
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    Two questions actually

    1. Does the Labour Party accept that the invasion of Iraq has resulted in an increased threat of terrorism? And what does the Labour Party intend on doing as a result of that?
    2. What is the single biggest regret of the Labour Party, in terms of the home affairs?


    EDIT: changed "iraq" to "Iraq"
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    What are you doing in relation to Darfur? (useless UN resolutions aside)
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    (Original post by Audrey Hepburn)
    What are you doing in relation to Darfur? (useless UN resolutions aside)
    Yes, let me echo this. I'd be very interested to hear how TSR Labour justifies Iraq whilst not getting involved into Darfur where genocide is occuring.
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    Speaking on behalf of no-one here:

    In Iraq we were certain that weapons were there and we were heavily pressured by the US to go and remove the dictatorial government in power. In doing so we have made many mistakes yet the situation there for most has improved greatly.

    In Darfur, the situation is one that can be spoken of everywhere in Africa. If we decide to aid/invade Darfur, people will pressure to invade Zimbabwe and so on. This is a situation for the UN to handle however with Iran taking up most of the UN's time the resolve will come slowly.
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    Are you more New Labour than Old Labour?
    Are you now inherently a Thatcherite, right-wing party?
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    From my understanding of clause IV it was changed in 1993 from

    "To secure for the workers by hand or by brain the full fruits of their industry and the most equitable distribution thereof that may be possible upon the basis of the common ownership of the means of production, distribution and exchange, and the best obtainable system of popular administration and control of each industry or service."

    to

    "The Labour Party is a democratic socialist party. It believes that by the strength of our common endeavour we achieve more than we achieve alone, so as to create for each of us the means to realise our true potential and for all of us a community in which power, wealth and opportunity are in the hands of the many, not the few, where the rights we enjoy reflect the duties we owe, and where we live together, freely, in a spirit of solidarity, tolerance and respect"

    Personally the second and newer version is the one that it most similar to my personal beliefs.

    Is that what you were getting at?
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    (Original post by sohanshah)
    Speaking on behalf of no-one here:

    In Iraq we were certain that weapons were there and we were heavily pressured by the US to go and remove the dictatorial government in power. In doing so we have made many mistakes yet the situation there for most has improved greatly.

    In Darfur, the situation is one that can be spoken of everywhere in Africa. If we decide to aid/invade Darfur, people will pressure to invade Zimbabwe and so on. This is a situation for the UN to handle however with Iran taking up most of the UN's time the resolve will come slowly.
    I personally agree with your second point. However, no one is talking about invading them but instead exerting as much pressure as we can on them to stop these atrocities. I think he best bet would be to engage other African leaders and change their attitudes towards Africa foriegn policy. At the moment they will support any other fellow African president such as South Africa suporting Mugabe. If the UK and other nations exert their presussure on places like South Africa and Nigeria they may have a positive affect.
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    (Original post by sohanshah)
    In Darfur, the situation is one that can be spoken of everywhere in Africa. If we decide to aid/invade Darfur, people will pressure to invade Zimbabwe and so on. This is a situation for the UN to handle however with Iran taking up most of the UN's time the resolve will come slowly.
    So in the meantime we just sit around twiddling our thumbs allow genocide to happen!? For God's sake! We're not simply talking about a corrupt government or inflation or poverty, we're talking about masses of people being needlessly slaughtered!!

    We have a moral responsibility to interfere! It is ridiculous that we do nothing simply because the UN is busy with other things and because other countries may ask for help! Just because we interfere with one country does not mean that we are obliged to do the same with others.
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    (Original post by randdom)
    From my understanding of clause IV it was changed in 1993 from

    "To secure for the workers by hand or by brain the full fruits of their industry and the most equitable distribution thereof that may be possible upon the basis of the common ownership of the means of production, distribution and exchange, and the best obtainable system of popular administration and control of each industry or service."

    to

    "The Labour Party is a democratic socialist party. It believes that by the strength of our common endeavour we achieve more than we achieve alone, so as to create for each of us the means to realise our true potential and for all of us a community in which power, wealth and opportunity are in the hands of the many, not the few, where the rights we enjoy reflect the duties we owe, and where we live together, freely, in a spirit of solidarity, tolerance and respect"

    Personally the second and newer version is the one that it most similar to my personal beliefs.

    Is that what you were getting at?
    Kinda - my point was more along the lines of 'Should it be a long-term aim of the party to secure the means of production in the hands of the collective ownership of the workers?'
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    (Original post by The Humble Mosquito)
    Okay, let's get this started:

    1. What do you think of the Tories?
    They're not very nice ;no;

    2. Define totalitarian.
    A regime which unnecessarily restricts human and civil rights and otherwise oppresses its populace.

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