Ideology Vs. 'The Right Thing To Do' Watch

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I’d be interested to know what you thought - opinions please.

Do you think modern politics necessitates for a party to have an ideology indicative of their creed (e.g. Socialism, Liberalism, Conservatism)?

Would a party have the integrity to govern accountable purely to common sense, and have policies that were justified simply on the basis of being most advantageous to the state (i.e. the ability to pick and chose policy rather than it being dictated by political spectrum positioning)?

Or, does a party need a set of principles as an indicator for their likely reaction in instances of decision, and which the electorate elect on?

Discuss.
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i think a party should stick to the principles that it promotes itself on, not decieve people. that is, afetr all what democracy is about - people voting on what PRINCIPLES they think the country should be run on, not the personality of the leader, or image of the party. in a way, i admire tory voters, beacuse even though their party has the image of roadkill, the voters believe in the principles.
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(Original post by El_Borish)
i think a party should stick to the principles that it promotes itself on, not decieve people. that is, afetr all what democracy is about - people voting on what PRINCIPLES they think the country should be run on, not the personality of the leader, or image of the party. in a way, i admire tory voters, beacuse even though their party has the image of roadkill, the voters believe in the principles.
The tory politicians are quite often the best suited to the job. But as you said, they have the image of 'roadkill' and aren't always taken serioulsy.
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i think modern politics has moved away from ideology and moved more towards pragmatism.
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i think modern politics has moved away from ideology and moved more towards pragmatism.
I think modern politics has accepted the reality of the one overwhelming ideology that has been imposed, and is now busy arguing over minor adjustments within that framework.
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