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    Must be a serious party, not a kiddy's play group (e.g BNP, Lib Dems) or anything that promotes sectarianism . Secularist ethos preferable . Must represent all people not just people of certain economic group or social group.

    I have of late come to abhor the left, specifically in the form of Labour. I am shopping for a new political party. I hate the right, and am sick of the left, so something in between would be nice. So people, tell me why I should join your party or ascribe to your political perspective.
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    (Original post by Chiron)
    Must be a serious party, not a kiddy's play group (e.g BNP, Lib Dems) or anything that promotes sectarianism . Secularist ethos preferable . Must represent all people not just people of certain economic group or social group.

    I have of late come to abhor the left, specifically in the form of Labour. I am shopping for a new political party. I hate the right, and am sick of the left, so something in between would be nice. So people, tell me why I should join your party or ascribe to your political perspective.
    There isnt anything in between.
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    (Original post by Vienna)
    There isnt anything in between.
    Confounded. The we should make it up shouldn't we? Well then suggest to me something that most closely matches my criteria.
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    Christian Democrats.
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    (Original post by Howard)
    Christian Democrats.
    We live in a democracy not a theocracy. Too sectarian for my liking
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    Surley there is a system out there that just works for everybody.
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    I have of late come to abhor the left, specifically in the form of Labour. I am shopping for a new political party. I hate the right, and am sick of the left, so something in between would be nice. So people, tell me why I should join your party or ascribe to your political perspective.
    Labour, the left? LOL

    It's either or. All other ideas are just left/right ideologies in a fancy hat.
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    Labour, the left? LOL

    It's either or. All other ideas are just left/right ideologies in a fancy hat.
    Labour is a funny animal. It is a left wing party in the clothes of the right.
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    (Original post by Chiron)
    We live in a democracy not a theocracy. Too sectarian for my liking
    Aren't the Christian Democrats the largest political party in Germany? Hardly a theocracy.
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    the USA democrats would be best bet, there quite centerist and not particularly ideological these days.

    Why dont u like the left anyway?
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    New Labour is a centrist/left party. Join us, we'd take you in. And to say to 'abhor' the left is ridiculous, a system of equality? The New Labour focus, especially on the economy is centrist. However, politically and socially we are a left leaning party - and that my friend is the way any political party should be run. The Conservative are a punch of hyped up Aristocrats promoting a system of inequality and economic instability in the form of too much control for multinationals.
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    (Original post by Pepaim)
    the USA democrats would be best bet, there quite centerist and not particularly ideological these days.
    Or are, in other words, ideologically vacuous.
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    (Original post by Woodsy)
    New Labour is a centrist/left party. Join us, we'd take you in. And to say to 'abhor' the left is ridiculous, a system of equality? The New Labour focus, especially on the economy is centrist. However, politically and socially we are a left leaning party - and that my friend is the way any political party should be run. The Conservative are a punch of hyped up Aristocrats promoting a system of inequality and economic instability in the form of too much control for multinationals.
    How can anyone saying that claim to be anything but a socialist?
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    The question has to be asked, do we give control to Multinationals and free up vital industries (such as the NHS - which the Tories would obviously favour a completely overhaul of) or do we keep control of these industries at central government level, whilst continuing on a policy of certain privitisation (in the right circumstances) whilst introducing legislation that monitors and regulates control of such industries, so that should they be failing and not adhering to safety regulations the government can once again step in. The Tories can speak on this, considering it was they that when privitising the railways succeeded in reducing privitisation safety regulations rather than improve safety. It was also they that removed the London to Fort William sleeper train in order to make the company more profitable and therefore more attractive to investors, without discussing the matter with the proper officials. On coal the Tories attempted to close a number of pits for the same reason. Again and again the Tories put the interests of big companies and earners first, whilst forgetting that the normal joe bloggs may have a job there, it's not all about profits, especially when an economy can succeed with certain restrictions.

    Labour have moved to regulate privitisation in a way that benefits all, the Tories simply wanted an all or nothing approach that seen huge problems emerge - Railtrack is an inherited problem of the last Conservative government.

    Britain is thriving economically under the Labour government, where was the economy in the dying whimpering year's of the sad sorry party that you belong to?
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    From your sig - 'hope is the denial of reality', states exactly what the Conservatives are about.
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    (Original post by Woodsy)
    Again and again the Tories put the interests of big companies and earners first, whilst forgetting that the normal joe bloggs may have a job there, it's not all about profits, especially when an economy can succeed with certain restrictions.
    Do you acknowledge that these restrictions harm the economy, regardless of how pure their intent?

    Britain is thriving economically under the Labour government, where was the economy in the dying whimpering year's of the sad sorry party that you belong to?
    If you knew some basic facts, you'd realize that the British economy picked up when the Conservatives were still in power, and that it remained on an upswing due to macroeconomic reforms introduced by Baroness Thatcher. The economy grew by 2.3%, 4.4%, 2.9%, and 2.8% in the last four years of a Conservative government (an average of 3.1%). Meanwhile, in the last four years the British economy grew by 2.3%, 1.8%, 2.2%, and 3.1% (an average of 2.35%).

    (Original post by Woodsy)
    From your sig - 'hope is the denial of reality', states exactly what the Conservatives are about.
    Nope, it's the Labour strategy of getting reelected. Claim that you're responsible for the economic growth which you have done nothing but stifle, and then tell the electorate that the economy will be continue to improve because of your efforts. Whoever has hopes in a prosperous Labour-led Britain, is indeed denying reality.
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    the USA democrats would be best bet, there quite centerist and not particularly ideological these days.
    Aheeeee! The Democrats! Centrist! Aheeeeee!

    New Labour is a centrist/left party.
    No, New Labour is a centrist right party. That's why over 50% of their membership have fled since Blair came to be top banana.

    too much control for multinationals.
    Oh Pepaim! Please tell me what New Labour has done to curb the powers of multi nationals!
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    Chiron, what do you mean by sectarianism? Northern Irish/Scottish sectarian divides between Catholic and Protestant?

    Also Chiron, I think you meant to say a right-wing party in the clothes of the left, not the other way around.

    I don't see how you can lump the Lib Dems with the BNP either. I think the BNP got 150,000 votes at the last election and no seats. We got 6,000,000 votes plus 62 seats in Westminster.
 
 
 
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