So what do people think about their policies?
Lembit Opik is fking brilliant. That is all.
They tell you what you want to hear (apart from the income tax thing), then by election time sell themselves to the likely winners.
More seriously speaking, I'd probably vote for them if I lived in the U.K. Not because I think they are fantastically brilliant, just because I think they're the best of a bad bunch.
sex education from the age of 7
banning all smacking
claim to be a real alternative to the other two parties.
essentially, they aren't.
they too subscribe to the neoliberal / free market consensus and would not effect any sort of real change.
i do like some of their (albeit very half arsed we-won't-do-anything-major-if-we-actually-get-in sorta style) socially / civil liberties policies though, even if their fulfillment of the liberal stereotype makes them a bit of a figure of fun.
Well the free market works. Who would suggest socialism when it automatically suggests communism?