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    This thread is for anybody to ask questions of any members of the socialist party. We will aim to get you a response as quickly as possible.

    Socialists posting in this thread should indicate how 'official' their view is. While as a party we have no official platform, you should indicate if you think your view is outside the norm for other Socialist Party members.

    Let the questioning commence!
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    What sort of cake do you like?
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    why did alasdair_R once post that a higher minimum wage would be a good thing? Considering that rising it would lead to higher costs for businesses therefore increasing the unemployment rate of the working class.
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    The same argument was made against having a minimum wage at all when it was first introduced a decade ago. Given that we're in a period of the lowest unemployment ever, I don't think it was a very good argument.

    We stand for a decent living wage for all workers so that everybody is fairly compensated for the work they do.

    And I'm quite partial to a bit of Lemon Cheesecake, or a Victoria Sponge. Can't speak for the rest of us though.
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    (Original post by Tory Dan)
    What sort of cake do you like?
    Watching the weight these days.
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    (Original post by Tory Dan)
    What sort of cake do you like?
    Cheesecake mainly. I'm more a fan of pies and puddings than cakes per se.

    (Original post by Thud)
    why did alasdair_R once post that a higher minimum wage would be a good thing? Considering that rising it would lead to higher costs for businesses therefore increasing the unemployment rate of the working class.
    It's all a matter of balance. There will come a point where as you increase the minimum wage prices would rise at a similar rate, rendering the whole business pointless. Presumably Alasdair does not think that this point has been reached and i am inclined to agree with him.
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    (Original post by Tory Dan)
    What sort of cake do you like?
    Good to see the important issues of the day being discussed.
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    Simply, why should i vote for you?
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    (Original post by Hasty)
    Simply, why should i vote for you?
    While I suppose that's a valid question, I think it's more relevant at election time. I meant this thread for slightly more specific policy questions...
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    What are the Socialist parties' policies on healthcare and are they planning any reform of the NHS?
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    (Original post by geetar)
    Good to see the important issues of the day being discussed.
    Cake is extremely important in the RL Parliament after drinking I'll have you know.
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    (Original post by smalltownboy)
    What are the Socialist parties' policies on healthcare and are they planning any reform of the NHS?
    Free healthcare for all, obviously :p:
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    (Original post by ukebert)
    Free healthcare for all, obviously :p:
    Well yeh, but anything else:p:
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    (Original post by smalltownboy)
    Well yeh, but anything else:p:
    Healthcare isn't my forte to be honest :p:
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    (Original post by Hasty)
    Simply, why should i vote for you?
    Because the alternative is terrifying.
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    Why would someone work if he would have a very similar life (on a view of money matters) without working? I personally believe he would not, causing him to take benefits.
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    (Original post by monagro)
    Why would someone work if he would have a very similar life (on a view of money matters) without working? I personally believe he would not, causing him to take benefits.
    1) I don't think that's true, but we can argue the toss.

    2) I don't see where we've ever proposed anything like that.
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    (Original post by alasdair_R)
    1) I don't think that's true, but we can argue the toss.

    2) I don't see where we've ever proposed anything like that.
    I never said you did, but this is a thread to ask questions to socialists, and this is my question
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    (Original post by monagro)
    I never said you did, but this is a thread to ask questions to socialists, and this is my question
    I should have been more specific. Questions to the Socialist Party of TSR....
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    Isnt Thud in the socialist party anymore?? I lose track of things.

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