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    Our manifesto was hand-drafted. It really wasn't that similar to the RL version. Morgsie is once again just trying to take subtle digs at david.
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    As Rory has alluded to above - it'd be great if anyone had any questions for us!
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    Why does the Labour Party feel it appropriate to refer to a triple dip recession in a MHoC environment?
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    You notably struggled for MP's this term, do you put this down to the rise of the Socialists draining you a little or is there another reason?

    What do you see as you biggest success and failure last term?
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    (Original post by Rakas21)
    You notably struggled for MP's this term, do you put this down to the rise of the Socialists draining you a little or is there another reason?

    What do you see as you biggest success and failure last term?
    I'd say it's a mix of the Socialists doing well for active members and the Greens formation as well - they're both sources that could draw from our membership. But we're going to try to have a concerted effort next term (or as soon as I get back from my holiday!) to increase activity within the party.

    Our biggest success was having a cool government with the socialists last term - I enjoyed it certainly, they're good guys and I enjoyed chatting with them about politics and in general. There's a flipside to that though, it may also have been a failure for us, in focussing on the government more than internal activity, and next term we'll definitely have a bigger focus on internal activity.
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    (Original post by MacDaddi)
    Why does the Labour Party feel it appropriate to refer to a triple dip recession in a MHoC environment?
    How do we define the MHoC environment? How much do we define it as being similar to RL? There's absolutely no way to judge how the "MHoC economy" is doing, or how it would affect the economy (and in any case, this could be subjective) so I feel we have to have some sort of handle on the RL economy, so avoid being devoid of mentioning the economy in general.
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    (Original post by Mechie)
    How do we define the MHoC environment? How much do we define it as being similar to RL? There's absolutely no way to judge how the "MHoC economy" is doing, or how it would affect the economy (and in any case, this could be subjective) so I feel we have to have some sort of handle on the RL economy, so avoid being devoid of mentioning the economy in general.
    Regardless, we may not get a triple dip.

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2...recession-oecd
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    (Original post by Rakas21)
    Regardless, we may not get a triple dip.

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2...recession-oecd
    Ach well, a wee bit of exaggeration never hurt anyone
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    (Original post by Mechie)
    How do we define the MHoC environment? How much do we define it as being similar to RL? There's absolutely no way to judge how the "MHoC economy" is doing, or how it would affect the economy (and in any case, this could be subjective) so I feel we have to have some sort of handle on the RL economy, so avoid being devoid of mentioning the economy in general.
    oh come on. We pretty much have all agreed to keep rl affairs out of actual MHoC policy, while it does influence it to be fair. But firstly your worries seem to be false and secondly you're kinda playing on populist ideas there, we don't know what happens in the TSR economy but so its stupid to make assumptions
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    (Original post by MacDaddi)
    oh come on. We pretty much have all agreed to keep rl affairs out of actual MHoC policy, while it does influence it to be fair. But firstly your worries seem to be false and secondly you're kinda playing on populist ideas there, we don't know what happens in the TSR economy but so its stupid to make assumptions
    It does irk me when people go on about "MHoC-land" and it's economy, when in reality we have no way of really judging it. While it may be a bit populist to say what we did in our manifesto, I'm sure every political party of all time has bee guilty of a bit of that. It's not totally misguided though I feel, as I feel it'd be unwise not to consider RL in our policy making.
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    (Original post by Mechie)
    Ach well, a wee bit of exaggeration never hurt anyone
    :eek:

    You mean to tell me that as a politician your being sensationalist!

    I never thought i'd see the day when politicians would abandon their honour.

    The Tories would never do such a thing!
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    (Original post by Mechie)
    It does irk me when people go on about "MHoC-land" and it's economy, when in reality we have no way of really judging it. While it may be a bit populist to say what we did in our manifesto, I'm sure every political party of all time has bee guilty of a bit of that. It's not totally misguided though I feel, as I feel it'd be unwise not to consider RL in our policy making.
    we don't know what TSR land is like so it is pointless to make comments or judgements about it! Hmmm I see, I don't really think pandering to populist viewpoints is the right thing to do
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    (Original post by Mechie)
    It does irk me when people go on about "MHoC-land" and it's economy, when in reality we have no way of really judging it. While it may be a bit populist to say what we did in our manifesto, I'm sure every political party of all time has bee guilty of a bit of that. It's not totally misguided though I feel, as I feel it'd be unwise not to consider RL in our policy making.
    A little bit of populism here or there isn't a problem. It's once you start making things up, such as the triple dip recession that never took place (and subsequently lying to the electorate), that other parties then have a right to express concern.
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    (Original post by Birchington)
    A little bit of populism here or there isn't a problem. It's once you start making things up, such as the triple dip recession that never took place (and subsequently lying to the electorate), that other parties then have a right to express concern.
    Just like copying other parties views to garner their share of the vote?
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    (Original post by Mechie)
    Just like copying other parties views to garner their share of the vote?
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    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.


    We were indeed (and still are, in fact) threatened by a triple-dip recession. It's not even an exaggeration, never mind a lie.
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    (Original post by Mechie)
    Just like copying other parties views to garner their share of the vote?
    Feel free to provide examples of where we have actually copied other parties.
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    (Original post by Birchington)
    Feel free to provide examples of where we have actually copied other parties.
    I think he was making a little jokey jab there hence the winky face, lighten up.
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    (Original post by Birchington)
    Feel free to provide examples of where we have actually copied other parties.
    Your social liberties policies you seem to have brought to the fore at this election - as you so conveniently ignored my post in the "Ask a Liber" thread.
 
 
 
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