(Original post by That Bearded Man)
Think my compass is a bit more unusual compared to the rest of the lefties.
Also agree with Saoirse, banning dual membership will change nothing, I wouldn't be against the idea, but I can't see it mattering too much. We still discuss in the forum.
Unfortunately, the only way I can see this right v left stopping is by removing a Government and an Opposition. By having this head to head you are always going to have Rights+Allies against Left+Allies, thus pushing the moderates outwards.
We need clear distinctions with parties, the Tories essentially appeal to all shades of right wing, which probably doesn't help. A centre party could be good, maybe even one day removing all RL parties and forcing everyone to start anew?
Can't remember exactly how long you've been around here so apologies if I say anything you know already. There was once a Centre Party here, I remember a Labour-Lib Dem-UKIP-Centre coalition government, but they became inactive and got shut down. Could be worth reviving though, especially now the Liberals don't really occupy that ground.
Meanwhile, the names idea came very
close to happening once - missed out by a couple of votes, it was strongly supported by the left, and strongly opposed by the right in general. I think it could help with activity somewhat and certainly provides fairer election results.
My ideal set of solutions:
a) An immediate Great Repeal.
b) Bill automatically expiring within a set time frame in future.
c) Parties not being able to use real-life names - or a compromise as was made at the time of allowing them, but not on ballots.
d) Getting rid of the government and coalition subforums, forcing discussion back onto party lines and harbouring a sense of Seven Parties rather than Two Wings.
e) A new framework for debating constitutional matters that relate to real life where they are different here by necessity rather than necessarily by choice - for instance, the electoral system even though FPTP is completely unviable here, or whether we should have real-life Lords reform, just to open up the scope for debates a bit further than at current.