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    (Original post by Gremlins)
    How do you justify the Tory-Liber coalition to your voters?
    By taking a look at our manifesto and seeing so much in common with Libertarianism, I didnt see much Liberalism in your manifesto.
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    (Original post by Gremlins)
    Had you done that you'd be doing exactly what you're accusing us of doing - surrendering your ideological values just to get into government. Jeez, did nobody ever teach you people what consistency means?
    Which is, er, exactly why we didn't accept. We had already thought of the worst case scenario; a ridiculous coalition of the whole left-wing, if we had thought you would have be so desperate to do that, we surely would've accepted Dayne's offer of a coalition. But we didn't, knowing that in terms of ideology we're more compatible with the Libs, which is what is important. Unlike the Soc/Lab/Dem's desperate, and inept, attempt to hold some form of grip over power, regardless of what you have to do to get it.
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    But back to the real point - are you, Dave, going to encourage your MPs to vote for something because it's politically convenient for you, despite being wrong, illogical and nonsensical?
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    (Original post by Gremlins)
    Once again, you've completely changed the topic, but fwiw several Lib Dems have said that theirs is a left-wing party.
    No I haven't completely changed the topic.

    Situation: Coalition Government between Socialists and non Socialists for anti-Conservative purposes
    Problem: Socialists and non Socialists in the same Government
    Conclusion: Rectify this by assuring us that the Lib Dems are actually Socialists

    Honestly, when Dayne gets up on stage and says "We now have a Socialist Government" or something along those lines then I will stop complaining and I would hope that all other Conservatives would too.
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    (Original post by Alasdair)
    But back to the real point - are you, Dave, going to encourage your MPs to vote for something because it's politically convenient for you, despite being wrong, illogical and nonsensical?
    Give me some examples of your policies and me and Baggy can say whether we agree with them or not?
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    (Original post by Nativeenglish)
    So, even if we hadn't have gained the majority vote, you would've still done the tripartite coalition?
    Plurality, not majority.

    And yes, entirely probably. In fact, in that circumstance, it would be even better - we might have got a majority of seats.

    And anyway, even if the only reason our parties came together was to prevent a right wing domination, what's not ideological about that? We wish to prevent right wing policies from taking over the house. It's not that we dislike you guys personally, and wished to spite you.
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    (Original post by Gremlins)


    We cover only a marginally lager area of the political spectrum than the Tory party does. So is that two Tories who think their own party should be dissolved since it's made up of people with no common ideological ground but who just want to get into power?
    Hee hee. How old is this image, out of interest? It's funny to see that the furthest right politician in the entire house is now a socialist.
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    (Original post by Jace Falco)
    It's not that we dislike you guys personally, and wished to spite you.
    For you it might not be Jace but it certainly feels like that from where we're sitting
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    (Original post by Jace Falco)
    It's not that we dislike you guys personally, and wished to spite you.
    Given Alasdair's reaction and some of the stuff you guys came out with in your newspaper (whether it's tongue in cheek or not is irrelevant) I can scarcely believe that there is no element of spite involved.
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    (Original post by davireland)
    Any questions to the Conservative party should be asked here, either I will answer within a few days or one of the Tory MP's will respond to your question. Sometimes a Tory member will offer a personal opinion on a topic which has not been discussed in our sub-forum, this does not neccesarily mean that that is the party line, simply that the issue hasnt been debated yet.

    (If you have a question for the Conservative-Libertarian Alliance, then you may have to wait a little longer for a Lib member to see the question.)
    Give me some reasons why I shouldn't vote for the Labour party or anybody else for that matter and vote for you because I have heard a lot of criticism towards the Conservative party saying that they don't actually have any policies, all they do is pick up on what has gone wrong and say they will make it better, I mean anybody could do that to be honest...:yep:
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    (Original post by davireland)
    Give me some examples of your policies and me and Baggy can say whether we agree with them or not?
    Har-de-har. Will you be encouraging your MPs to vote against the concept of coalitions of more than two parties, despite it being the right and sensible thing to do?
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    I personally am against coalitions and party politics in general (admittedly there is no other way than party politics in this house) and especially against PR.
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    I would also vote against 3 part coalitions, through no influence from Davire.
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    (Original post by Alasdair)
    Har-de-har. Will you be encouraging your MPs to vote against the concept of coalitions of more than two parties, despite it being the right and sensible thing to do?
    Yes because it means a right wing party can never win an election, dont you tihnk thats a tad unfair?
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    (Original post by Bagration)
    Then let them ADMIT that. Let them admit to being ******* Socialists. When I see that I will stop protesting. When the Liberal Democrats start acting like Socialists (to be fair, that's not too far a step away) and start admitting that they're Socialists, then I will no longer have a problem with this coalition.
    Because we're not "******* Socialists", we're Social Democrats and Liberals, that's the name of the party, and as Gremlins pointed out we've been saying that for aeons. I don't see what your damn problem is. We've been saying we're further left than real life LibDems but we're still not Socialists. There are right wing members of our party. Is this the end of the bloody world? Would you rather the whole left wing merged seeing as we're apparently all the same. Are you the same as Libertarians? We're perfectly happy to work with the Tories on the numerous issues we can find common ground on and we hope to in the future, if you're not just going to be vindictive and pissed off about us, surprisingly, being closer to the left than the right, in general terms?
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    (Original post by davireland)
    Yes because it means a right wing party can never win an election, dont you tihnk thats a tad unfair?
    =/ wut? All you need to win an election is get more votes, m'dear. Try harder next time :rolleyes: As you can see by the fact that we got the same number of seats but more votes, it's actually our side who're disadvantaged by the electoral system.
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    I don't understand why you can't accept that there is a real, non-personal reason why left-wing parties would want to keep a right wing party out of dominance, and that a good reason to form a coalition is to advance the agendas of the individual parties as well as the broader group.
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    (Original post by Gremlins)
    =/ wut? All you need to win an election is get more votes, m'dear. Try harder next time :rolleyes:
    How hypocritical is that?, the Socialist party lost votes and we got almost twice as many as them. The Tory party had the best election result yet, we couldnt have done any better.
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    (Original post by Mrgd291190)
    Because we're not "******* Socialists", we're Social Democrats and Liberals, that's the name of the party, and as Gremlins pointed out we've been saying that for aeons. I don't see what your damn problem is. We've been saying we're further left than real life LibDems but we're still not Socialists.
    That sounds pretty Socialist to mee.

    (Original post by Mrgd291190)
    There are right wing members of our party.
    Like who exactly?

    (Original post by Mrgd291190)
    Is this the end of the bloody world? Would you rather the whole left wing merged seeing as we're apparently all the same.
    Well that would solve a lot of problems and I have suggested that in the past.

    (Original post by Mrgd291190)
    Are you the same as Libertarians? We're perfectly happy to work with the Tories on the numerous issues we can find common ground on and we hope to in the future, if you're not just going to be vindictive and pissed off about us, surprisingly, being closer to the left than the right, in general terms?
    If you can find "numerous issues" where you are on a common ground with us, then what the hell are you doing in a coalition with the Socialists and Labour with whom we have basically no common ground?
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    (Original post by davireland)
    How hypocritical is that?, the Socialist party lost votes and we got almost twice as many as them. The Tory party had the best election result yet, we couldnt have done any better.
    Well I guess you just won't be forming a government ever, then, will you :rolleyes: I don't see what's particularly "unfair", particularly from your Darwinian Tory perspective, about the right not winning if a majority of voters are lefties.

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