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TSR MHoC General Election March 2013 Watch

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    (Original post by chrisawhitmore)
    Occasionally, yes. Though I find us oddly close on many social issues (we seem to be the most secularist parties, for example, from glancing through hansard.
    I had a hard think after posting that last night and was trying to even consider a form a coalition with us in it together. One in which theres no obligation to vote on primarily economic issues but is towards our closer social issues. More of a loose agreement to be honest but even then I struggled to see it last a month in term.
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    (Original post by nixonsjellybeans)
    I had a hard think after posting that last night and was trying to even consider a form a coalition with us in it together. One in which theres no obligation to vote on primarily economic issues but is towards our closer social issues. More of a loose agreement to be honest but even then I struggled to see it last a month in term.
    Given the Socialists have previously discredited the Liberals as traitors or something to that effect would that not be a bit damaging to your integrity.
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    (Original post by Rakas21)
    Given the Socialists have previously discredited the Liberals as traitors or something to that effect would that not be a bit damaging to your integrity.
    They are.
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    (Original post by obi_adorno_kenobi)
    They are.
    Traitors to what, exactly?
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    (Original post by nixonsjellybeans)
    I had a hard think after posting that last night and was trying to even consider a form a coalition with us in it together. One in which theres no obligation to vote on primarily economic issues but is towards our closer social issues. More of a loose agreement to be honest but even then I struggled to see it last a month in term.
    I think the best thing is just to work together on an ad-hoc basis where our views align, rather than trying to put together a formal coalition.
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    (Original post by Qwertish)
    Traitors to what, exactly?
    The empire. They're also members of the rebel alliance.

    Oh, on that note, new amendment for next term. Her majesty's opposition to be officially renamed to 'The Rebel Alliance' if it is a coalition.
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    In a recently UK Politics poll, I couldn't help but notice that the Liberal leader, Birchington, voted that he didn't support the redistribution of income. Now there really does seem to be little distinction between them and the Libers.
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    I don't believe in the flawed idea of redistributing income. A progressive tax system would help to narrow the rich-poor divide instead, as well as attempts to recover unpaid/avoided taxes by wealthy individuals or businesses.
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    (Original post by Birchington)
    I don't believe in the flawed idea of redistributing income. A progressive tax system would help to narrow the rich-poor divide instead, as well as attempts to recover unpaid/avoided taxes by wealthy individuals or businesses.
    If you use a progressive tax system, you are redistributing income. There's no difference 'twixt the two. In fact, even flat taxes have some element of redistribution given that while everyone pays the same relative to income they use different amounts of government services relative to income, and thus wealth has been redistributed.
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    What will a Tory government be like..

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    (Original post by Rakas21)
    What will a Tory government be like..
    It's a ****ing awful song, let's be fair!
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    (Original post by obi_adorno_kenobi)
    It's a ****ing awful song, let's be fair!
    Don't worry Adorno, i have plans to turn Wales into a paradise too.
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    (Original post by Rakas21)
    Don't worry Adorno, i have plans to turn Wales into a paradise too.
    That joke is really tiresome. It ceased to be funny years ago and that was when intelligent people actually tried to make something of it. Now...if you want to get my back up, you're going the right way about it.
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    I voted for the Socialist party.
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    Tories obviously the only rational choice.
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    (Original post by Rakas21)
    What will a Tory government be like..

    But I'm not a fan of Coldplay, damn...
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    (Original post by rmhumphries)
    From my knowledge of the forum software, it may be difficult to have a separate post limit to the rest of the board (I imagine the post limit in the constitution is from the settings back in the time of the old rep system, which at that point it was 150 posts before you were in the normal user group). One thing that could be done would be setting permissions so you can see who voted for what (fixing the other issue with changing votes as well), and then you manually remove the votes of those between 100 and 150 posts. With a couple of data processing scripts (written in a way that doesn't cause stress to the TSR server of course), then this wouldn't be anywhere near as much work as it would be to do manually.

    I am not certain if moderators/supermods can see who voted for what in private polls (administrators would be able to, but not necessarily easily) - if they can they might be able to help you verify that people who wish their votes changed *did* vote for who they say they did - if not, then I don't think you will be able to allow people to change their votes.
    Okay thanks for your insight it's been very helpful

    I think as others have said, next term we should be amending the constitution with the new 100 post limit.
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    (Original post by Fool In The Rain)
    But I'm not a fan of Coldplay, damn...
    If there was ever a reason to not vote Tory, I think it's that.
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    (Original post by Jarred)
    Okay thanks for your insight it's been very helpful

    I think as others have said, next term we should be amending the constitution with the new 100 post limit.
    Rather than having a pointless amendment going through the motions for this change which is actually beyond our control and such voting on it is futile can you not just edit the constitution anyway?
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    (Original post by The Mad Dog)
    Rather than having a pointless amendment going through the motions for this change which is actually beyond our control and such voting on it is futile can you not just edit the constitution anyway?
    I agree with you but I think some would believe we're entering dangerous territory if I can just declare that voting a certain matter is futile and just go through with it myself. I do agree with you that it's a pointless amendment which we have no control over but I feel compelled to follow ordinary parliamentary procedure.

    However, maybe there are some other things that need to be amended then we can tack it on to that so we're voting on a much beefier amendment rather than a simple number change.
 
 
 
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