Turn on thread page Beta

Lib dem question time watch

Announcements
    Offline

    1
    ReputationRep:
    With the wave of bills you've put forward recently, I was wondering if you have any big ones in the pipeline?
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    Well, that depends on how you define big Obviously, there's stuff we've put forward for first readings that may or may not go to second/voting. There's a few smaller bills floating around the sub forum, but only one or two that I personally would call 'big' are anywhere near completion that haven't been seen by the House.
    Offline

    15
    ReputationRep:
    Basically what T&J said... we had a few bills which all seemed to end up ready at once. Now, we do have more coming along, one or two which are near completion, and will be submitted to the house this week, and a few more which are still work in progress, as well as various ideas floating about.
    Offline

    10
    ReputationRep:
    Well well well. And the best Lib Dem Blog award goes to … a self confessed Libertarian, namely Charlotte Gore! What a shame other Lib Dems prefer to forge an alliance with socialists instead.




    (Original post by Charlotte Gore)
    I believe in economic and personal freedom. You can't have one without the other.
    Offline

    16
    ReputationRep:
    "I believe in economic and personal freedom. You can't have one without the other." Is stupid (for lack of better phrase), in the perfect libertarian world most of society wouldn't enjoy the personal freedoms sought out because they'd be too busy fighting to stay outta poverty. The personal freedoms would only be enjoyed by the top of society.

    The libertarians didn't wanna rescue the banks, what would've happened then?
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    What is the TSR lib dems defense policy? Did you oppose the war in Iraq?

    EDIT: :O 666!
    Offline

    10
    (Original post by dances with poodles)
    What is the TSR lib dems defense policy? Did you oppose the war in Iraq?
    Well i'll likely be opposed to the vast majority of liberals and libertarians in this respect but while the war in iraq was essentially one for oil and regional influence, i think the general idea of spreading liberalism, especially through the overthrow of tyrranical dictators, is a laudable goal, and in the latter case atleast definitely worth a bit of political and social upheaval as has been the case in Iraq.

    While i opposed the war in Iraq from the start and in the thick of the fighting, my viewpoint has come around. The country's politics is stabilizing, its economy is picking up (owed largely to massive increases in oil exports, which, granted, have been monopolized by american companies instead of being nationalised for the total benefit of the Iraqi people) and it's, on average, with the exception of the latest Bagdhad attacks, a lot more peaceful than in the past.
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    Just a note to say I've been elected Deputy Leader of the Liberal Democrats
    Offline

    10
    ReputationRep:
    More stories of Liberal Democrats supproting Libertarianism:

    COUNCILLOR GAVIN WEBB OF STOKE ON TRENT CITY COUNCIL RESIGNS FROM THE LIBERAL DEMOCRATS AND JOINS THE LIBERTARIAN PARTY (LPUK)

    Gavin Webb, who was selected as the Liberal Democrat prospective parliamentary candidate for Burton in 2008 and elected as a Lib Dem councillor on Stoke-on-Trent City Council in 2007, yesterday announced his resignation from the Liberal Democrats.
    Offline

    1
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Thunder and Jazz)
    Just a note to say I've been elected Deputy Leader of the Liberal Democrats
    Congratulations !

    Maybe we may do work some day
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Anony mouse)
    More stories of Liberal Democrats supproting Libertarianism:

    COUNCILLOR GAVIN WEBB OF STOKE ON TRENT CITY COUNCIL RESIGNS FROM THE LIBERAL DEMOCRATS AND JOINS THE LIBERTARIAN PARTY (LPUK)

    Gavin Webb, who was selected as the Liberal Democrat prospective parliamentary candidate for Burton in 2008 and elected as a Lib Dem councillor on Stoke-on-Trent City Council in 2007, yesterday announced his resignation from the Liberal Democrats.
    Lol. I'm going to Keele, maybe I'll turn into a Libertarian.
    (Original post by tucker672)
    Congratulations !

    Maybe we may do work some day
    Thanks. Maybe indeed
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    How would you tackle unemployment?
    Offline

    18
    ReputationRep:
    Do you agree with your RL counterparts plans for a 0.5% annual levy for homes worth over £1 million?
    Offline

    1
    ReputationRep:
    What type of cigarette paper exists between you and the Tories?
    Offline

    15
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Metrobeans)
    Do you agree with your RL counterparts plans for a 0.5% annual levy for homes worth over £1 million?
    Its an interesting one alright. Broadly, i do agree with it. I think the £1 million level is more than high enough, that the traditional lib dem rejection of council tax, based on ability to pay, doesn't apply. We do need to make tough decisions to do a better job of balancing taxation and spending. There are one or two potential problems, but without knowing the exact details yet of how this will work, i can't say whether or not i completely agree with it, but the concept itself, i can agree with.
    Offline

    15
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Adorno)
    What type of cigarette paper exists between you and the Tories?
    :confused:
    Offline

    1
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Eru Iluvatar)
    :confused:
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/8264994.stm

    Mr Cameron urged the Lib Dems to join the Tories in a new "national movement" claiming there was "barely a cigarette paper" between them on many issues.
    Offline

    15
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Adorno)
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/8264994.stm

    Mr Cameron urged the Lib Dems to join the Tories in a new "national movement" claiming there was "barely a cigarette paper" between them on many issues.
    lol, ah, RL politics.

    The truth is, that you can find some similarities between most parties (besides comparing extreme "left" and "right" parties perhaps). But David Cameron so far has shown himself and his policies to be about as deep and substantial as cigarette paper. There are some issues we agree on, but nowhere near enough for such a "movement", and until the RL tories actually come up with some substantial and thought through policies, its hard to see where they actually stand on most things.
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Käse)
    How would you tackle unemployment?
    Woops, this slipped through the net.

    There's not particularly any one way to tackle the problem in my view. I always subscribed to the adage that it's better to make a man dig a hole, fill the hole in and pay him for it than it is to give him unemployment bebefits. But that's a little simplistic and we do need to be retraining those who lack employable skills and creating jobs for those with skills to take. For example, construction isn't exactly booming at the moment, and we have a housing crisis. I'd say there's something to work with there.
    Offline

    1
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Thunder and Jazz)
    For example, construction isn't exactly booming at the moment, and we have a housing crisis. I'd say there's something to work with there.
    There's plenty of houses. They're just aimed at the richer ends of the market which is totally impractical for the people in the market who actually need houses. There's a massive lack of social housing too ... why? Oh yes, cos Thatcher sold off council housing.

    Easy way to solve the housing crisis? End the concentration of stuff in London and the Home Counties.
 
 
 
Poll
Were you ever put in isolation at school?

The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

Write a reply...
Reply
Hide
Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.