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    So, who are your new MPs, is it only 2 people that I have never seen before or are there more than 2?
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    (Original post by Jammy Duel)
    So, who are your new MPs, is it only 2 people that I have never seen before or are there more than 2?
    Our temporary MPs are Katty3, LovepreetDhillon and Qmwnebrv, replacing Saoirse, Ray and tmpearce99.
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    I'm aware that Labour is a 'broadchurch' so members have a range of views, so my question is to any individual member who wishes to answer to give their personal view rather than the party as a whole; How would you describe your political ideology? What would you do if power was yours and you were Prime Minister?
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    I'm aware that Labour is a 'broadchurch' so members have a range of views, so my question is to any individual member who wishes to answer to give their personal view rather than the party as a whole; How would you describe your political ideology? What would you do if power was yours and you were Prime Minister?

    On a slightly different note, as I'm sure many of you are aware, the Labour Party is linked to the Cooperative Party and candidates at elections for Labour can and do stand under the banner of both parties using the description 'Labour and Cooperative Party'. If you were running in an election in real life, would you use this label or just stick to the 'Labour Party' label?
    Libertarian socialism bordering on communism. If I became Prime Minister, I would strive to ensure that services, utilities and government bodies existed to serve the interests of the people alone, that government was fully transparent and by the people, of the people and for the people and that within this each individual was as free as possible to be, do and achieve whatever they wanted, uninhibited by factors they could not help such as class, race, gender and sexuality.

    On the second question, no, I would stick with Labour.
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    I read in tonight's London Evening Standard that Mr Corbyn and Mr Watson have not given their cats names. Does this concern you?
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    (Original post by cBay)
    I'm aware that Labour is a 'broadchurch' so members have a range of views, so my question is to any individual member who wishes to answer to give their personal view rather than the party as a whole; How would you describe your political ideology? What would you do if power was yours and you were Prime Minister?
    I'm looking forward to reading some of these answers... :hmmm:

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    I read in tonight's London Evening Standard that Mr Corbyn and Mr Watson have not given their cats names. Does this concern you?
    Yes.
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    (Original post by barnetlad)
    I read in tonight's London Evening Standard that Mr Corbyn and Mr Watson have not given their cats names. Does this concern you?
    Greatly. A shocking lack of transparency. My faith in both has been totally destroyed and I now wish I had voted for Liz Kendall......jk
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    (Original post by cBay)
    I'm aware that Labour is a 'broadchurch' so members have a range of views, so my question is to any individual member who wishes to answer to give their personal view rather than the party as a whole; How would you describe your political ideology? What would you do if power was yours and you were Prime Minister?
    Libertarian Social Democracy. Overhaul the tax system focusing on direct taxes and wealth taxes rather than taxes such as VAT. Departure from the EU. Introduction of negative income tax.

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    I read in tonight's London Evening Standard that Mr Corbyn and Mr Watson have not given their cats names. Does this concern you?
    No.
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    Libertarian Social Democracy. Overhaul the tax system focusing on direct taxes and wealth taxes rather than taxes such as VAT. Departure from the EU. Introduction of negative income tax.


    No.
    One tax I feel should be increased is the Inhertitance Tax. At the moment, it is so low I don't know why they even bother at all.
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    (Original post by Saracen's Fez)
    Our temporary MPs are Katty3, LovepreetDhillon and Qmwnebrv, replacing Saoirse, Ray and tmpearce99.
    Is Labour still short of MPs?
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    One tax I feel should be increased is the Inhertitance Tax. At the moment, it is so low I don't know why they even bother at all.
    I think a more apt question is why people should be allowed to inherit at all.
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    I think a more apt question is why people should be allowed to inherit at all.
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    I think a more apt question is why people should be allowed to inherit at all.
    I think people should be allowed to inherit - it is kind of against their humans rights not to. If you prevented inheritance altogether, you would risk starting riots.
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    (Original post by Quamquam123)
    I think people should be allowed to inherit - it is kind of against their humans rights not to. If you prevented inheritance altogether, you would risk starting riots.
    Human rights are a legal construct mate, there's no 'should' about it.
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    (Original post by TheDefiniteArticle)
    Human rights are a legal construct mate, there's no 'should' about it.
    Regardless of that, they're a legal construct our country is signed up to.

    People should be allowed to inherit, as it is a person's property and they should be able to do what they like with it, even in death. However, Inheritance Tax is a vital way on ensuring more can be done for social mobility and opportunity through the money it brings in. There should certainly be an Inheritance Tax, but I'd never agree with a 100% tax, or anywhere above 50% to be honest.
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    Regardless of that, they're a legal construct our country is signed up to.

    People should be allowed to inherit, as it is a person's property and they should be able to do what they like with it, even in death. However, Inheritance Tax is a vital way on ensuring more can be done for social mobility and opportunity through the money it brings in. There should certainly be an Inheritance Tax, but I'd never agree with a 100% tax, or anywhere above 50% to be honest.
    It is only a person's property because the state, as a proxy of the people, believes it is beneficial to society as a whole that property rights be respected - those who have a significant amount of property owe that to the benevolence of the state, who can legitimately place any or all limitations on its use. I cannot see any net social benefit whatsoever in extending property rights beyond death, given all this would do is contribute to utility-inefficient distributions of property.
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    (Original post by Quamquam123)
    One tax I feel should be increased is the Inhertitance Tax. At the moment, it is so low I don't know why they even bother at all.
    I agree with the principle of inheritance tax but the problem is how easy it is to avoid and how difficult it is to administer. Ultimately I think a progressive land value tax (LVT) would be preferable as it would tax the super-rich throughout their lifetime rather than just when they die and then will continue to tax whoever inherits the land from them as well, ultimately making inheritance tax unnecessary. Worth noting I would have the LVT as a primary source of income, large enough to get rid of VAT and significantly reduce income tax on the working and middle classes.
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    What is the party's opinion on the latest ridiculous statement by the supreme leader that we should be putting SSBNs to sea without the capacity to utilise the "B" bit of their name at massive cost?

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    What is the party's opinion on the latest ridiculous statement by the supreme leader that we should be putting SSBNs to sea without the capacity to utilise the "B" bit of their name at massive cost?

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    I presume we are on about trident? In which case Corbyn floated an idea which is being considered by the defence review, and it's not the worse idea in the world, the subs can easily be used for other purposes, including other military purposes.
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    (Original post by Quamquam123)
    Is Labour still short of MPs?
    As of this evening we now have 14 permanent MPs:
    Saracen's Fez
    United1892
    cranbrook_aspie
    DanE1998
    EricAteYou
    James Milibanter
    junaidk7
    Kay_Winters
    LovepreetDhillon
    McRite
    Qmwnebrv
    StatusRed
    That Bearded Man
    The Legal Eagle



    cranbrook_aspie has also been elected Labour's new Chair.
 
 
 
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