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    TSR Conservative and Unionist Party
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    TSR Green Party
    77
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    TSR Labour Party
    131
    21.55%
    TSR Liberal Party
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    8.72%
    TSR Libertarian Party
    46
    7.57%
    TSR Socialist Party
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    TSR UKIP
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    (Original post by Deyesy)
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    If you don't mind me asking - who for and why?
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    (Original post by Krollo)
    To clarify, your manifesto seems to suggest getting rid of private medical clinics, or at least opposing them somewhat. Can I ask why you take that stance when this reduces choice and provides little benefit?


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    My interpretation of it was that it would get rid of private influence within the NHS introduced by Lansley and his New Labour predecessors, but you'll need a Labour member to confirm that.
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    A sickeningly socialist manifesto from the Greens.

    Labour - Why do you feel that EMA which pays a maximum of £30 to those including middle incomes is better than the bursary that replaced it paying upto £45 per week. How will you be financing this policy?

    Labour, Socialists and Greens - Given that your manifesto;s propose many similar things, why do 3 parties exist and not 1. Is it not true to say that with Socialist MP's being given Labour seats and a green party which seems to have dropped its sense of pragmatism and now opposes any and all private ownership that you are infact all puppets of the Socialists.
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    (Original post by The Mad Dog)
    If you don't mind me asking - who for and why?
    UKIP.

    I know my own personal views shouldn't come into things and who I'd vote for in an actual General Election but as far as I'm concerned; Labour, the Conservatives and the Lib Dems are all much a muchness. It's just 'Oh the Conservatives are cutting too quickly, too fast' from Labour and from the Conservatives it's 'Oh it's Labour's fault for the mess we're in...' - STILL 3 years down the line they're blaming labour for the position we're in :rolleyes: Though I did find myself agree with Michael Gove on Question Time last week :hide: Never did I think I'd find myself agree with something he said Anyway going off an tangent sorry...

    I'm all for repatriating - I hope that's spelt correctly, powers from Brussels ultimately. That said I'm completely against grammar schools and the tripartite system we had and TSR UKIP have said they're not against that. It was either the Green's or UKIP but Europe is a big issue for me and there was nothing in the Green's manifesto about Europe.

    End of ramble sorry

    (Original post by Rakas21)
    A sickeningly socialist manifesto from the Greens.
    It's bordering on more socialist than Labour's - if I may so?
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    Voted Socialist o' course! Good luck us! :awesome:
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    (Original post by Mechie)
    QFA
    Just a quick question to Labour - when did this mysterious triple dip recession happen? Not sure we ever had one here (or in RL for that matter).
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    The Conservatives seem like they're really scrapping the bottom of the barrel by having their paltry half billion investment in the space industry at the top of their manifesto.

    And how are you actually going to overhaul the UK's energy policy? Investing in expensive unproven technologies won't stop the lights from going off real soon.
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    Glory to The Socialist Party, for a true, left-wing party who will follow through on their promises. VOTE SOCIALIST.

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    (Original post by Rakas21)
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    You're manifesto says you will loosen state control of the railways. Does this loosening of state control extend to privatisation or something short of?

    You say you want to reform the immigration system - can you give a bit more detail on this reform might entail?

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    How will you ensure your press regulator doesn't curb press freedom whilst ensuring that the victims of press misconduct are protected?

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    How far will your clampdown on legal loansharks and payday lenders extend?
    Will you break up the Murdoch empire under you're anti-monopoly plans?
    As well as invested in railways will you reform the broken franchising system?

    (Original post by MacDaddi)
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    Given that water is currently free can you justify why you would rather people paid for it and the money went to some business owner profiteering off a basic human need?

    (Original post by JPKC)
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    What will your comprehensive rehabilitation service include and will this apply to all drugs not just legal ones? Would the private sector be allowed to make a profit on the sale of cannabis and other harmful drugs?

    (Original post by tehFrance)
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    How would you fund your increase in military spending?

    (Original post by toronto353)
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    Why do you continue to seek an EU referendum despite the fact the population of TSR voted to stay in the EU in a referendum already? Do you favour asking the same question over and over again?

    Why do you want to bring back divisive schooling by re-introducing grammar schools?
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    (Original post by Rakas21)
    A sickeningly socialist manifesto from the Greens.

    Labour - Why do you feel that EMA which pays a maximum of £30 to those including middle incomes is better than the bursary that replaced it paying upto £45 per week. How will you be financing this policy?

    Labour, Socialists and Greens - Given that your manifesto;s propose many similar things, why do 3 parties exist and not 1. Is it not true to say that with Socialist MP's being given Labour seats and a green party which seems to have dropped its sense of pragmatism and now opposes any and all private ownership that you are infact all puppets of the Socialists.
    It's good to see similar policies being put forward by other parties; hopefully it will make it easier for us to push them through. For each one that does make it, you have my insincerest sympathies.
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    (Original post by The Mad Dog)
    Given that water is currently free can you justify why you would rather people paid for it and the money went to some business owner profiteering off a basic human need?
    Considering people profit off food, and that is a basic human need.

    What we will do instead of free water, we can return it back to private hands and in turn lower taxes, giving people choice where they can spend their money.

    By charging for it as well we are encouraging more responsible use of it, seeming as there is a big north/south divide in terms of water distribution i think that is particularly necessary in the south.
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    (Original post by Rakas21)
    A sickeningly socialist manifesto from the Greens.

    Labour - Why do you feel that EMA which pays a maximum of £30 to those including middle incomes is better than the bursary that replaced it paying upto £45 per week. How will you be financing this policy?

    Labour, Socialists and Greens - Given that your manifesto;s propose many similar things, why do 3 parties exist and not 1. Is it not true to say that with Socialist MP's being given Labour seats and a green party which seems to have dropped its sense of pragmatism and now opposes any and all private ownership that you are infact all puppets of the Socialists.
    Hyperbolic nonsense. We don't oppose any and all private ownership - we oppose private ownership of public services and support legislation to ensure companies are behaving responsibly towards the environment. You don't have to be a socialist to support building social housing and teaching foreign languages in schools.
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    (Original post by Deyesy)
    UKIP.

    I know my own personal views shouldn't come into things and who I'd vote for in an actual General Election but as far as I'm concerned; Labour, the Conservatives and the Lib Dems are all much a muchness. It's just 'Oh the Conservatives are cutting too quickly, too fast' from Labour and from the Conservatives it's 'Oh it's Labour's fault for the mess we're in...' - STILL 3 years down the line they're blaming labour for the position we're in :rolleyes: Though I did find myself agree with Michael Gove on Question Time last week :hide: Never did I think I'd find myself agree with something he said Anyway going off an tangent sorry...

    I'm all for repatriating - I hope that's spelt correctly, powers from Brussels ultimately. That said I'm completely against grammar schools and the tripartite system we had and TSR UKIP have said they're not against that. It was either the Green's or UKIP but Europe is a big issue for me and there was nothing in the Green's manifesto about Europe.

    End of ramble sorry

    It's bordering on more socialist than Labour's - if I may so?
    Out of interest, what is your position on EU membership, and if you're against, why? Its just that most people I know are for membership, so it'd be interesting to hear the other point of view.
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    (Original post by The Mad Dog)
    How far will your clampdown on legal loansharks and payday lenders extend?

    Will you break up the Murdoch empire under your anti-monopoly plans?
    As well as invested in railways will you reform the broken franchising system
    We will look to cap the maximum amount of interest they can legally charge on loan repayments. Currently the APR can exceed 5000%, which is disgusting. We'll look to set the maximum legal APR at 50% to protect consumers.

    Our anti-monopoly plans will mainly apply to future media deals, although we will consider making anti-monopoly legislation retrospective - which will affect the size of Murdoch's UK empire.

    As the railways in TSR-land are now nationalised, we'll look to streamline state rail franchises between long-distance and local to ensure funding can be better allocated according to the specific demands of long/short distance rail travel. We also plan to increase Network Rail's budget so that infrastructure can be upgraded nationwide and try to eliminate existing regional disparities where some areas get more money, but others lose out.
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    (Original post by The Mad Dog)

    Why do you continue to seek an EU referendum despite the fact the population of TSR voted to stay in the EU in a referendum already? Do you favour asking the same question over and over again?

    Why do you want to bring back divisive schooling by re-introducing grammar schools?
    I'm going to answer these tomorrow (or someone from UKIP will) since I'm off now, but I wanted to thank you for engaging in debate in a meaningful way with the manifestos and the ideas in them.
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    (Original post by Smack)
    And how are you actually going to overhaul the UK's energy policy? Investing in expensive unproven technologies won't stop the lights from going off real soon.
    In the short to medium term, investment in Gen III+ breeder reactors (which are far from unproven, these have been around for years) to generate the U-233 necessary for use in LFT (thorium) reactors. Once LFTRs are operational they will generate their own U-233. LFTR reactors are extremely good because they have one of the lowest waste outputs.

    The fact is that we can't go on using fossil fuel generators. He fuels are running out, and what's left will get more and more expensive. Wind power is extremely unreliable. There are some days when the entire country experiences little to no wind. What will we do then? Live without electricity for a few days? We simply don't get enough sun for current solar technology to produce enough power. In the future, when PV cells are more efficient, maybe, but not now.

    The only clean, sustainable and reliable source we have right now is nuclear. We need to invest in nuclear. There isn't really any alternative.
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    (Original post by CLS94)
    Come on the Socialists!
    Policy question time. How much more liberal would you like cannabis laws to be given that the Libertarian party's Narcotics Bill 2011 (B397 for reference) made cannabis and other narcotics legal.

    Is it the restriction to pharmacies, the restrictions on selling to intoxicated persons or the restriction on selling to under 18s you wish to get rid of?

    The bill in question also established rehabilitation services in section 4, which is below for reference:

    4 Rehabilitation Services
    (1) There shall be a dedicated, 24 hour, telephone service and website with advice on cessation of narcotics usage.
    (2) This shall provide support and materials to those trying to cease the use of narcotics.
    (3) Where drug replacement therapy is appropriate, it shall be available on prescription.

    (Section 4, B397: Narcotics Bill 2011, TSR Libertarian Party)

    What does your party feel is missing?
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    I'm interested in knowing how exactly the Conservatives will reform the immigration system? and what do you mean still attracting global talent. The way I see it is we're losing talent only gaining it in financial services, hell, we're even losing our own talent to countries with more favourable business environments.
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    (Original post by The Mad Dog)
    Given that water is currently free can you justify why you would rather people paid for it and the money went to some business owner profiteering off a basic human need?
    We stand for the human rights of all people. This includes their right to own property without fear of a government arbitrarily and in direct violation of the UN declaration of human rights, to which the UK is a signatory, stealing that property.

    Water is not free. The method of payment has switched from direct payment to paying through taxes.
 
 
 
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