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    Hello!Hello! This is the place to ask the Labour Party questions, or sign up yourself which you can do by clicking here. Your questions can be about policy goals, or legislation we've already implemented; alternatively you can just say hello or ask us how we're doing! If you're here for slightly more specific information, this thread also has our Leadership/MP List and our Current Manifesto for you to check out.

    Because we try to reply to questions as quickly as possible, many of the answers will be the personal opinions of Labour MPs and not necessarily the party line. If you want that, you'll have to be a little more patient as if you raise a really interesting issue we hadn't thought of, we'll need to discuss it first!

    Anyway, questions please!
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    Manifesto of General Election XVII
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    He who rejects change is the architect of decay. - Harold Wilson

    Labour formed a Model House of Commons government in the face of savage cuts and a triple-dip recession. We've started the long road to recovery - and with your vote, we can reach the end of it.

    Last election, you made us the largest party in the Commons, and we abolished pointless police commissioner elections, reformed the banking system to avoid more crashes, and created a more even platform between employers and employees. Here's what we aim to do this time:


    • Continue to focus on massive infrastructure profits designed to kickstart the economy and bring jobs to the whole country.
    • Create a new generation of better hospitals, safe from private hands.
    • Stop unpaid work-for-benefit schemes. Forced labour should never be labour.
    • Establish a tough new independent press regulator to reduce the excesses of the press.
    • Reintroduce an EMA system, to ensure that people who want to learn can - regardless of class.
    • Nationalise rail and bus links to provide an integrated outfit that serves both rural and urban communities.
    • Institute a pacifist foreign policy, which uses military action for defense and UN-sanctioned missions alone.
    • Equip schools to offer sciences and computing, to give the next generation the future.

    The Labour Party is your party, so help us form this term's government so we can shape the future.

    TheLabourParty – for a fairer Britain.


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    Hello folks.

    Here's the TSR Labour Party's thread. You know the drill. Ask away.
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    Okay, let's get this started:

    1. What do you think of the Tories?

    2. Define totalitarian.
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    why does GB say taxes are down when everyone who was on 10p rate will now be on the 20p rate? In what way have taxes been reduced?
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    (Original post by The Humble Mosquito)
    Okay, let's get this started:

    1. What do you think of the Tories?

    2. Define totalitarian.
    Well, Bernard, I don't like the Tories much. There are specific Tories who I do like, but not when they're spreading their politics about.

    A totalitarian is that of or relevant to a centralised government that refuses to tolerate opposing parties. A totalitarian state exercises dictatorial control over the country.
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    (Original post by Jangrafess)
    Well, Bernard, I don't like the Tories much. There are specific Tories who I do like, but not when they're spreading their politics about.

    A totalitarian is that of or relevant to a centralised government that refuses to tolerate opposing parties. A totalitarian state exercises dictatorial control over the country.
    Two out of two. I'm starting to think I might like this racket.
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    (Original post by JazzP)
    why does GB say taxes are down when everyone who was on 10p rate will now be on the 20p rate? In what way have taxes been reduced?
    Economics is not my strong point, being an eighteen year old with no training in the field. I'm going to leave this question on pending for one of our lot who knows better than I do. You're not being ignored. Also, please bear in mind that this thread is for discussion of the TSR Labour Party. Although I'm sure that we're more than willing to answer questions about them as well.
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    (Original post by The Humble Mosquito)
    Okay, let's get this started:

    1. What do you think of the Tories?

    2. Define totalitarian.
    1. Well personally I dislike polarising any party, a healthy person has a varied view depending on the topic at hand.

    2. A concentrated government without checks or balance. A regime that exercises authority via underhanded tactics, secret police etc.

    However I'm rather new to politics as a whole, so try to take what I say with a measure of salt.

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    Labour has bashed itself so hard over the head recently. I support them still because they're the only people decent enough to support but they make it hard for themelves.
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    (Original post by sohanshah)
    Labour has bashed itself so hard over the head recently. I support them still because they're the only people decent enough to support but they make it hard for themelves.
    I'm inclined to agree with this, if we're talking about the real life Labour Party. However, this thread is for the TSR Labour Party, which is more left-wing than the real life lot.

    In fact, I should edit this into the thread title.
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    Ok fine then: are you willing to support me on this issue *he smiles*???

    http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show...0#post11645200
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    Oh and How do I join the TSR Labour Party?? Coz you can never be enough of a leftie!!
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    (Original post by sohanshah)
    Oh and How do I join the TSR Labour Party?? Coz you can never be enough of a leftie!!
    Um, then you join the socialists.
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    (Original post by sohanshah)
    Ok fine then: are you willing to support me on this issue *he smiles*???

    http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show...0#post11645200
    I think that's a very good idea.

    Oh and How do I join the TSR Labour Party?? Coz you can never be enough of a leftie!!
    Go to My Account > Groups > then click apply on the Labour Party part, and I'll approve you.
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    (Original post by The Humble Mosquito)
    Um, then you join the socialists.
    Hey I never said I like socialists though. Infact I hate China sooooooooo much (technically they are Democratics but m'eh).
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    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.
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    (Original post by Jangrafess)
    Go to My Account > Groups > then click apply on the Labour Party part, and I'll approve you.
    OK Done

    BTW mind if i put you on my sig???
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    (Original post by sohanshah)
    Hey I never said I like socialists though. Infact I hate China sooooooooo much (technically they are Democratics but m'eh).
    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).

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