I feel honoured to be calling this election, which promises to be an interesting one, and will hopefully lead to a Parliament that effectively operates in a totally different way to previously, and encourages inspiring and thought provoking debate.
Since the last election, TSR has gained a whole new host of users, and the forum is without doubt both politically and socially a much more diverse place than it was 7 months ago.
Dexnell should be thanked for the work he did as the last Speaker of the House, he got the Parliament on its feet and introduced the forum to a completely new method of debate.
This Parliament will be based around national and local issue politics. Every member of the TSR Parliament will represent a real UK constituency and debate on behalf of their constituency and raise the issues that concern the people there, as well as debate on serious national issues such as terror bills and education. I may also inform the Parliament of any major issues that I feel should be a feature of debate in the TSR Parliament.
Every member on TSR has a vote in this election, and they should use it wisely and attempt to make as much of an informed decision as possible.
TSR Political Parties (and independent candidates) have prepared a comprehensive statement as to why you should vote for their Party, and these can be found below.
They all pose some interesting and thought provoking issues and it is advised that you read through them first.
Below you will also find the ‘Tasks’ from the last election, which entail the Parties main commitments and go into more depth.
Members are encouraged to challenge Party statements and debate their policies, and this can be done in the relevant threads as listed below.
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Here are the Party statements as submitted by the Party leaders on behalf of their Parties:
British National Party (BNP)
Britain is one of the most poorly educated nations in Europe. We will:
• Replace nonsensical ‘trendy’ teaching methods with the tried-and-tested.
• Abolish the practice of politically correct indoctrination and teach in the history, pride and heritage of the native British peoples.
• Give power back to teachers and reinstill a sense of discipline.
• Be committed to a fully-funded state NHS.
• Boost staff and bed numbers, slash bureaucracy and address the root cause of troublesome recruitment: low pay.
• Place more emphasis on prevention and healthy living.
Given current trends, the native British will be an ethnic minority in Britain within sixty years. We will:
• Halt all further immigration.
• Quickly deport criminal and illegal immigrants.
• Introduce a system of voluntary resettlement, assisted by generous financial incentives both for the individuals and receiving countries.
• Abolish the ‘positive action’ schemes which make us second-class citizens in our own countries.
• Where possible, ensure goods are produced in British factories by British workers.
• Restore our economy and land to British ownership.
• Call for the native British to be given preference in the job market.
• Take steps to break-up damaging monopolies.
• Withdraw from the EU.
With addition to these four most looked-upon issues, the BNP will:
• Reject the idea that Britain must forever be obliged to subsidise the incompetence and corruption of Third World states – halt foreign 'aid'.
• Put our pensioners before immigrants and asylum seekers.
• Put more money into defence.
• Reintroduce capital and corporal punishment.
• Replace the liberal fixation with the 'rights' of criminals with the rights of victims.
• Ensure the restoration of Britain's once great fishing and farming industries.
• End the fiasco of rail privatisation.”
“With the Conservatives in power, we promise a Stable, Lower Tax Economy with Lower Interest Rates, where we will support saving and handing dignity back to the Pensioners of this nation.
We believe that this country has been let down with the promises made for Education. To rejuvinate the education system, we will:
• Abolish Tuition Fees for University Education
• Culture an environment of respect within classrooms.
• Higher investment in local schools
• Increasing the number of Grammar Schools.
By reducing the amount of Beaurocracy in the public services, we want to use the money you pay in taxes to:
• Put more Police on the streets, Cutting Crime and making Communities Safer. We will put 5000 more police on the streets a year - including the reintroduction of Parish Constables, Reduce the amount of paperwork, Increase the number of drug rehabilitation centers, Provide tougher sentences for career criminals and make prisoners serve their full sentence.
• Provide Better Healthcare and Cleaner Hospitals - with more of the money the Government allocates to the NHS going into Treatment. We will invest more in local hospitals, Provide shorter waiting times and cleaner wards, Reduce beaurocratic interference, and Give more choice to patients.
We will Keep the Pound as our national currency.
We will have a referendum on the EU constitution and take back our constitutional powers that have been handed to Brussels.
We believe Immigration is an important issue in our nation - We wish to welcome those who want to work hard and make a positive contribution. We want:
• An Australian style system for work permits.
• Parliament to set the annual immigration limit.
• 24-Hour port security
• British border control police
We wish to keep NATO at the heart of our foreign policy, and want a Stronger Armed Forces for Britain.
We will provide More and Better Aid to tackle global poverty, so that this problem does not continue into the future.”
“The Labour party is committed to a successful Parliament on TSR by encouraging non-party member participation and more visibility on the forums.
We are committed to helping families and communities by ensuring low inflation, keeping mortgages costs low, getting more people off benefit and into work, an increased minimum wage, more help for first time home buyers and increased accountability of local councils to keep costs down through better efficiency; without cuts in services.
We are committed to helping children and young people achieve more through increased provision in early years education, modern and successful schools, strong discipline and a guaranteed place in training, sixth-form or an apprenticeship.
We are committed to giving children the best start in life with more choice over parental leave for mums and dads, more childcare for under-5s, after school care for over-5s and lifting more children out of poverty.
We are committed to providing a modern and efficient health service with people treated better and faster: no-one waiting more than 18 weeks for hospital treatment - with choice over where and when - in an NHS free at the point of need., improved provision for dental training will ensure all people will have access to NHS dentists.
We are committed to ensuring your community is safer: local policing teams, cracking down on graffiti, gangs and drug-dealers. Police work focused towards frontline duties and sentencing brought inline to better reflect on the severity of the crime and the effect on people and communities.
We are committed to improving the environment, cutting greenhouse gas emissions, a move in energy production away from non-renewable sources, increase provision for recycling in local communities and promotion of development on Brownfield sites, cheaper, cleaner, more efficient and more regular trains and buses, congestion will be cut by better road management.”
Monster Raving Loony Party
“The Monster Raving Loony Party – The Party that knows how to Party
The MRLP is of the belief that TSR’s first exercise in parliamentary democracy has been, not to put too fine a point on it, boring. We put this down to the fact that a serious political party are in government, instead of one dedicated to putting a manic grin on the face of each and every voter, non-voter and hamster.
There’s only one way to make TSR’s Parliament more exciting. Seriously!
Put the MRLP in power, and this is what we will do to make you smile:
- Spray invisible people with paint to stop their anarchic ways. As that would require us to know where they were in the first place, we will go around spraying paint randomly over everything until we uncover the invisible people.
- Put more money into finding a cure for the common cold, since we are absolutely menthol.
- Reduce tax on green cars as they are good for the environment, despite MRLP vehicles all being pink.
- Issue a 99p coin to save on change.
- Instead of joining the Euro, invite other countries to join the pound.
- Curb obesity by making all TVs powered by generators attached to exercise bikes
- Pay tax credits to nice people. There will be a “total *******” tax for everyone else.
- Introduce a None of the Above option on ballots to stop voters having to settle for a party they aren’t satisfied with. Until this is introduced, we suggest any voter wishing to vote for “None of the Above” vote MRLP.
Use your vote wisely.
Vote Loony – You’d be crazy not to.
Scottish National Party (SNP)
Independent - Carl
“I have taken this decision as I cannot sufficiently identify with the policies of any one party currently represented in the house.
I stand therefore on the following platforms:
• The economy
I propose that we allow business to operate relatively freely and that government does not over-regulate. Business rate will be kept low and tax incentives offered to start-ups. VAT will be reduced in several sectors, and duty will not be raised on most products, although this will not exclude tabacco. There will be a top rate (over £100,000) of income tax at 50%, this will fund the gaps in our pension funds.
I propose that the NHS remain free at the point of entry, and that investment for better services continues. Broadly I believe the NHS should be so good that we don't need private hospitals. As I admit this is not the case at the moment, private care should remain an option.
I also favour the declassification, taxation and sale by the state of cannabis.
I am broadly pro-Europe, and favour a pragmatic approach to further integration. Primarily, I would like to see reforms to the CAP, in exchange for a review of the rebate (not sure what stage this is at at this time). I favour the entry of Turkey into the European Union, and also entry into the EU. I'd like to see Britain join the European Road network and certain motorways given E designation (one example being between Dover and ****ord Haven and Holyhead and Newcastle).”
Independent – William1986
“I pledge the following:
A 10% flat tax.
Slash red tape.
School vouchers - allow the money to follow the pupil.
Privatise the NHS
Withdraw from the EU
Legalise all drugs
More police on the beat. Life means life. Tougher prison regime i.e forced labour.
No more aid
Anti trade union legislation.
Take a more isolationist stance when it comes to international relations.
Have the gotv launch a investigation into how much of a threat mainstream Islam is. Abolish the min wage
Abolish the House of Lords
Privatise the BBC
Stop all subsidies
Support gay marriage
Support gun ownership.
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