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    Bring down the ConDem Coalition
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    Bring down the entire UK Party System
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    10.47%
    Bring down the banks (but not the government)
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    6.98%
    Bonfire of elites; Libert égalité, fraternité
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    9.30%
    Invade Luxembourg (let's annex it. Seriously.)
    12
    13.95%
    Spend less time thinking about politics
    6
    6.98%
    Warn people about the dangers of global warming
    8
    9.30%
    Support the Royal Family for the Wedding
    7
    8.14%

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    (Original post by .Ali.)
    The government to stop being so centrist and take a rather large step to the right.
    This, I agree.
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    That they all have Scrooge moments and realise they're all smarmy ***** and then change their ways.

    A man can dream.
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    In the absence of a United Ireland option... :ninja:

    Bring down the UK party system.
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    Labour becoming more liberal and moving away from the baggage of authoritarian socialism and trade unionism.

    I can dream.
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    (Original post by Celtic_Anthony)
    In the absence of a United Ireland option... :ninja:

    Bring down the UK party system.
    Isn't being owned by united with the European Union enough?

    Last I read Northern Irish protestant birthrate has gone up anyway so the idea of a United Ireland any time soon is unlikely.

    I agree with your choice though

    (Original post by alicebytemperley)
    The word "radical" is derived from the Latin root "rad," which actually means "root." Radicalism is not a measurement of degree of ideological fanaticism, to the right or the left; rather, it describes a style of approach to social problems. The radical, literally speaking, is someone who seeks out the root of a problem so that they may strike at it for a solution.
    Interesting discussion of roots... however - how is the Libertarian Party not a solution... to big government?
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    (Original post by Stalin)
    I'd like the Sudanese referendum to be a success.
    ...and for Al-Bashir to be handed over to the ICC.

    The collapse of the Lib Dem/Conservative coalition would be much appreciated as well as a return to leftist and liberal principles and an end to neo-liberal economics.
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    (Original post by twl)
    Interesting discussion of roots... however - how is the Libertarian Party not a solution... to big government?
    Well, I thought you were referring to the drug legalisation etc as radical in the sense of being extreme. :P
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    lol at the Coalition or the Conservative party hatred. I wonder where this hatred was for the past 13 disastrous years.
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    For a continued and increased influence of Libertarian ideals into the centre ground of politics. We've seen some avancement with talk of legalising brothels and of drug legalisation. We are seeing the size of the state being reduced (albeit only to 40% of the economy from 50% over the next 5 years, but small steps). I am hopeful over the plans for pushing more political powers down the line, I'm hopeful that the move to give doctors much of the NHS budget will eventually lead to multiple providers. I'd like to see Douglas Carswell and Steve Baker plaster their faces all over the news, speaking out for Libertarianism, I'd like to see David Laws back in government.

    We can dream, eh?
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    (Original post by Stalin)
    I'd like the Sudanese referendum to be a success.
    Would you really? Can you not sleep at night otherwise?
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    (Original post by Democracy)
    ...and for Al-Bashir to be handed over to the ICC.

    The collapse of the Lib Dem/Conservative coalition would be much appreciated as well as a return to leftist and liberal principles and an end to neo-liberal economics.
    I don't understand why he wasn't arrested in Kenya, which is a State Party of the ICC.
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    (Original post by yituool)
    Would you really? Can you not sleep at night otherwise?
    My ability to sleep comfortably at night is irrelevant. However, your blatant disregard for human life only shows how self-centred and repugant you are.
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    (Original post by Stalin)
    My ability to sleep comfortably at night is irrelevant. However, your blatant disregard for human life only shows how self-centred and repugant you are.
    I don't kid myself. However, if you really need to pretend you sincerely care about some people you have never and never will meet, feel free to do so.
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    (Original post by yituool)
    I don't kid myself. However, if you really need to pretend you sincerely care about some people you have never and never will meet, feel free to do so.
    Please, enlighten me, where is the rule stating that one must meet someone in order to be granted the right to care for their future?
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    (Original post by The_Male_Melons)
    lol at the Coalition or the Conservative party hatred. I wonder where this hatred was for the past 13 disastrous years.
    This.

    For me: more people to wake up to common sense and see that the Labour party is not "better than the Tories". :rolleyes:
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    (Original post by alicebytemperley)
    Well, I thought you were referring to the drug legalisation etc as radical in the sense of being extreme. :P
    Drug legalisation would be radical too, surely? In the sense that legalising drugs would get to the root of the illegal drug problem.

    The fundamental problem is illegal drugs. The ultimate solution therefore is to legalise them.

    Simples.
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    socialism!
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    (Original post by Stalin)
    Please, enlighten me, where is the rule stating that one must meet someone in order to be granted the right to care for their future?
    It can be found in various works on evolutionary theory. Logically, man should only care for other humans if it benefits him, or they are family. However due to modern society developing so that humans live surrounded by, and therefore interact with, others who they are not related to; our instincts, which are engineered based on humans originally only living with family, are unable to differentiate between family and unrelated people, so we are often compassionate towards unrelated members of our society (in the same way our instincts are unable to differentiate between sex with or without the more recent invention of contraception). This is also perhaps why humans are naturally prejudiced towards those who are 'different' (e.g. different race) as it is less likely that they share similar genes, whereas they have better relationships with people who are less 'different'. Nevertheless, there is no logical reason to care for humans we have had no interaction with, humans we cannot relate to, and humans who have no bearing on our lives, other than supposed morality, which is subjective and worthless anyway.

    I can understand why some people can be concerned with suffering across the world, but when people, such as yourself, claim reforming such troubles is more important to them than anything that could actually affect them, I get rather skeptical of their motives.
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    (Original post by yituool)
    It can be found in various works on evolutionary theory. Logically, man should only care for other humans if it benefits him, or they are family. However due to modern society developing so that humans live surrounded by, and therefore interact with, others who they are not related to; our instincts, which are engineered based on humans originally only living with family, are unable to differentiate between family and unrelated people, so we are often compassionate towards unrelated members of our society (in the same way our instincts are unable to differentiate between sex with or without the more recent invention of contraception). This is also perhaps why humans are naturally prejudiced towards those who are 'different' (e.g. different race) as it is less likely that they share similar genes, whereas they have better relationships with people who are less 'different'. Nevertheless, there is no logical reason to care for humans we have had no interaction with, humans we cannot relate to, and humans who have no bearing on our lives, other than supposed morality, which is subjective and worthless anyway.

    I can understand why some people can be concerned with suffering across the world, but when people, such as yourself, claim reforming such troubles is more important to them than anything that could actually affect them, I get rather skeptical of their motives.
    Oh, silly me. I thought we had moved on from the Bronze Age. Following your logic I suppose we're supposed to ignore our brethren across the world; our brethren who happen to be born in the worn-torn, backward, authoritarian, poverty-stricken areas of the world; our brethren who weren't as lucky as us when it came to the birth lottery and as a result, should not be pushed further under their government's repressive jackboot.

    When will the self-centred and 99.9% of rightist imbeciles eventually realise that these white lines which form countries only continue to further the great divide evident in today's world?
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    (Original post by twl)
    Drug legalisation would be radical too, surely? In the sense that legalising drugs would get to the root of the illegal drug problem.

    The fundamental problem is illegal drugs. The ultimate solution therefore is to legalise them.

    Simples.
    Yes, I just thought that you meant 'radical' as in 'extreme' rather than 'getting to the root of the problem'.
 
 
 
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