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    (Original post by Jordan-James)
    Sorry what part of the world are you from?
    UK, why?
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    (Original post by sammynorton90)
    UK, why?
    So youre saying there are 500k would be communists in the 18-25 age group?
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    (Original post by Jordan-James)
    So youre saying there are 500k would be communists in the 18-25 age group?
    Of course, why do you think people put money in tax havens. They know that the communists will rise up and seize it.

    On a related note we had a few student representatives come from political parties once and somebody from 'Revolution' actually said that a dictatorship may be needed.
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    (Original post by Jordan-James)
    So youre saying there are 500k would be communists in the 18-25 age group?
    Pretty much. Go to any guardian article and look at the comments section and they're all calling for revolution, but oddly doing nothing about it.
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    (Original post by sammynorton90)
    Pretty much. Go to any guardian article and look at the comments section and they're all calling for revolution, but oddly doing nothing about it.
    That'll be because limp wristed Guardian readers have very little impact other than acting uber middle class whilst maintaining champagne socialist beliefs.
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    (Original post by Karla_Steinbach)
    In the UK? I don't know. Especially since, being Dutch, I am absolutely horrified by the socio-economic class division in Britain which doesn't repeat itself nowhere in continental Europe, from social-democratic Scandinavia to the free-market capitalist nations of Eastern Europe.
    Perhaps socio-economic divides are less extreme in the rest of Europe, but if you really believe that mainland Europe has no class system, you're as deluded as the Americans who sit behind their white picket fences talking about their classless society while the breadline grows ever longer.
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    (Original post by PythianLegume)
    Perhaps socio-economic divides are less extreme in the rest of Europe, but if you really believe that mainland Europe has no class system, you're as deluded as the Americans who sit behind their white picket fences talking about their classless society while the breadline grows ever longer.
    How much of our so called class divide is because London seems to be the playground of the super rich skewing all of the figures?
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    (Original post by MatureStudent36)
    How much of our so called class divide is because London seems to be the playground of the super rich skewing all of the figures?
    Very little. Class divide is about far more than comparing the earnings of the top 10% and bottom 10%.
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    (Original post by PythianLegume)
    Very little. Class divide is about far more than comparing the earnings of the top 10% and bottom 10%.
    I'm aware of that, but when you look at the UK top 100 rich list, you have quite a few Billionaires in there skewing the numbers. Although Holland is a lovely place, as is Scandinavia. It's not exactly the place where the seriously wealthy go to live. Infact it's the other way round. They leave.
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    Because they can't even achieve 5x GCSEs?
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    (Original post by sammynorton90)
    Classic excuse. 'Lefts too small, me and my hardcore left-wing views are such a rarity', utter bull****. Go to any sixth form or University and you'll find thousands, and thousands, of people with your views. The problem with the left isn't the size, its the sincerity of the people who espouse the views.
    Not at some of the finest institutions.
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    (Original post by Bill_Gates)
    Not at some of the finest institutions.
    there's no students claiming to be left-wing radicals at Oxbridge? That's a lie
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    (Original post by sammynorton90)
    there's no students claiming to be left-wing radicals at Oxbridge? That's a lie
    Theres a difference between a few and a lot. You just went back on what you just said i got no time for the feckless.
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    (Original post by Bill_Gates)
    Theres a difference between a few and a lot. You just went back on what you just said i got no time for the feckless.
    Never said a 'few', never went back on what I said. Intellectual snobbery? That's not good coming from someone who claims to be left-wing
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    (Original post by Three Mile Sprint)
    Yet in so many cases throughout history due to the nature of the government or regime the people have only ever been able to put in place a mandate and freely express themselves..via an armed revolution.
    Yes I realise this but I think we are talking about Britain in the here and now.
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    (Original post by nimrodstower)
    Yes I realise this but I think we are talking about Britain in the here and now.
    Which is not far off requiring such a change.
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    (Original post by Three Mile Sprint)
    Which is not far off requiring such a change.
    Couldn't agree more, but unfortunately as politics has moved to the right, so has the electorate. Even egalitariansism is now tainted with selfishness, I saw a report that said people disagree with the opt out system for organ donation, because it reduces their feelings of being .egalitarian. Talk about selfishness
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    (Original post by nimrodstower)
    Couldn't agree more, but unfortunately as politics has moved to the right, so has the electorate. Even egalitariansism is now tainted with selfishness, I saw a report that said people disagree with the opt out system for organ donation, because it reduces their feelings of being .egalitarian. Talk about selfishness
    Heh this is awkward.

    I am talking about a Right-Revolution, not a left one.

    We need to go a lot further right in this country, we are (in my opinion) far to liberal and left-leaning.
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    (Original post by Three Mile Sprint)
    Heh this is awkward.

    I am talking about a Right-Revolution, not a left one.

    We need to go a lot further right in this country, we are (in my opinion) far to liberal and left-leaning.
    (Enter from the right) If you think the main political parties are too left wing, I am afraid only nazism would suit you. I stopped voting New Labour after Blairs first term, he was more right wing than a lot of the Tory left. Only a return to real socialist politics would suffice, to make me vote for Labour again. To see how far right politics has moved, you only have to consider UKIP.
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    (Original post by nimrodstower)
    (Enter from the right) If you think the main political parties are too left wing, I am afraid only nazism would suit you. I stopped voting New Labour after Blairs first term, he was more right wing than a lot of the Tory left. Only a return to real socialist politics would suffice, to make me vote for Labour again. To see how far right politics has moved, you only have to consider UKIP.
    Nazism is closer to socialism than free market capitalism you idiot. Are you even aware of how bad a state Labour left the country in the 70s? That is what the far left does. Thank god they have moved to a more sane position.
 
 
 
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