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    (Original post by Stiff Little Fingers)
    Pah, tents - you borgouise scum don't know you're born.

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    (Original post by Fool In The Rain)
    I would say that I'm centre-left, but open to any right wing policies, if they are, to me rational. I am heavily interested in the environment (happy to see quite a good amount of environmental policies this time round ), education and secularism. I am against censorship and support the legalisation of marijuana (in the real HoC of course, a bill was passed to make it legal in the MHoC I think :rolleyes:). I am a republican in terms of the monarchy of course and believe that the wealth distribution is too wide in the UK. Hope that's enough to go by. (I could ramble on about the main 3, environment, education and secularism)
    Hmm interesting I think you would fit into any of typical three 'lefty' parties on here- Labour, Greens and Socialists. Thats off what you told me about your main three anyway
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    (Original post by Thunder and Jazz)
    Policies we've considered involve adopting something similar to the way the Germans do it. We'll change the way languages are taught (less clinical, more 'real'). We'll inject some ready capital where it's needed. There's a bill currently drafted up in our sub forum
    There's also the possibility of encouraging those with A Levels in languages to undertake "upgrade" courses when doing their teacher training to enable them to teach those languages up to GCSE level. Plenty of people who don't go on to study languages at university have A Levels that are otherwise going to waste and could be put to use. Just as a thought.
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    (Original post by obi_adorno_kenobi)
    So, you've joined the Pussycat Dolls now have you?
    Sponsored by the alternative Nicole Scherzinger Campaign for President
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    (Original post by Birchington)
    Vote Liberal - we have free cake.
    Vote libertarian. Odds are, we made that cake.
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    (Original post by chrisawhitmore)
    What do you like from the Greens and Liberals? (for disclosure, I'm a libertarian)
    Based on the manifestos from the Greens, Liberals and Libertarians. I like the Greens policy on foreign languages (to an extent), although I prefer the Libertarians policy of compulsory computer programming way more, education is very important to me. They both seem to be quite keen on environmental issues (as are most parties this time around), which I find critical for a sustainable future (something which are current government in the real HoC are blindly ignoring, I'm talking to you Mr Gove
    In terms of social policies, they both express ideas of freedom and social equality, which, in my views helps promote the possibility of a secular government. Also, the Liberals are highly against censorship which I agree with (censorship though is more of a pet peeve to me as well).

    Apologies if this is quite basic though. Don't worry to ask me . I'm quite new to all this political debating (I normally observe).
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    (Original post by obi_adorno_kenobi)
    There's also the possibility of encouraging those with A Levels in languages to undertake "upgrade" courses when doing their teacher training to enable them to teach those languages up to GCSE level. Plenty of people who don't go on to study languages at university have A Levels that are otherwise going to waste and could be put to use. Just as a thought.
    Mmhmm, good plan.
    (Original post by Fool In The Rain)
    Based on the manifestos from the Greens, Liberals and Libertarians. I like the Greens policy on foreign languages (to an extent), although I prefer the Libertarians policy of compulsory computer programming way more, education is very important to me. They both seem to be quite keen on environmental issues (as are most parties this time around), which I find critical for a sustainable future (something which are current government in the real HoC are blindly ignoring, I'm talking to you Mr Gove
    In terms of social policies, they both express ideas of freedom and social equality, which, in my views helps promote the possibility of a secular government. Also, the Liberals are highly against censorship which I agree with (censorship though is more of a pet peeve to me as well).

    Apologies if this is quite basic though. Don't worry to ask me . I'm quite new to all this political debating (I normally observe).
    Well yes but the policy on computer programming does little more than show that none of them know anything about pedagogy. Which is fine, as we're largely students, but such a policy IRL would do practically nothing. Not that computer skills shouldn't be dramatically enhanced in our society from the bottom up; they should.
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    (Original post by nixonsjellybeans)
    Hmm interesting I think you would fit into any of typical three 'lefty' parties on here- Labour, Greens and Socialists. Thats off what you told me about your main three anyway
    Hmm...don't spoil, please! I thought we've moved on from the political mumbo-jumbo to more pressing matters like Nicole Scherzinger and the defunct Pussycat Dolls One-Party Political Party
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    (Original post by dj_macky)
    Hmm...don't spoil, please! I thought we've moved on from the political mumbo-jumbo to more pressing matters like Nicole Scherzinger and the defunct Pussycat Dolls One-Party Political Party
    My humble apologies, get TehFrance to crack some of his amazing music tastes out for us all
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    (Original post by chrisawhitmore)
    Vote libertarian. Odds are, we made that cake.
    Who's eating it? Pass me a slice of the buttered Tory cake without the sprinkled Lib Dems on top, please!
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    (Original post by chrisawhitmore)
    Vote libertarian. Odds are, we made that cake.
    Whilst we have cake, it appears the Libertarians have sour grapes.
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    (Original post by nixonsjellybeans)
    My humble apologies, get TehFrance to crack some of his amazing music tastes out for us all
    Last I heard of Sir TehFrance, he was enjoying the finer Arabian delights with Lord Sarkozy off some Indian Coast! Her Majesty is not amused!
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    (Original post by Fool In The Rain)
    Based on the manifestos from the Greens, Liberals and Libertarians. I like the Greens policy on foreign languages (to an extent), although I prefer the Libertarians policy of compulsory computer programming way more, education is very important to me. They both seem to be quite keen on environmental issues (as are most parties this time around), which I find critical for a sustainable future (something which are current government in the real HoC are blindly ignoring, I'm talking to you Mr Gove
    In terms of social policies, they both express ideas of freedom and social equality, which, in my views helps promote the possibility of a secular government. Also, the Liberals are highly against censorship which I agree with (censorship though is more of a pet peeve to me as well).

    Apologies if this is quite basic though. Don't worry to ask me . I'm quite new to all this political debating (I normally observe).
    If it helps, the Liberal civil liberties policies are largely shared by the Libertarians, in that some of them were generously donated from our last manifesto, while others are just things we already passed (we already repealed stop and search).

    (Original post by Libertarian Manifesto from last election)
    Protect the internet from restriction, protect freedom of speech, movement and association. We'll further reduce the surveillance state.
    Either way the Libers take a different view to the Greens on sustainable power, as they (last I checked, though I can't be sure so please ask them) opposed all new nuclear development, while the libers have supported researching and building thorium nuclear plants, a low waste, cleaner and safer form of nuclear fission power.

    We will also be attempting to ensure freedom of speech through the bill of rights we will be putting forward for incorporation into the constitution of the house (following a referendum) in the next term.
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    (Original post by Thunder and Jazz)
    Mmhmm, good plan.Well yes but the policy on computer programming does little more than show that none of them know anything about pedagogy. Which is fine, as we're largely students, but such a policy IRL would do practically nothing. Not that computer skills shouldn't be dramatically enhanced in our society from the bottom up; they should.
    It could be beneficial to the extent that it would help encourage more people to study computer science and mean that universities wouldn't need to strongly focus on introducing basic concepts in the first year for those who have done very little computing work before hand.
    I think that languages are a much easier subject to encourage children to study, especially if it's taught at a young age. But, it's about what languages should be chosen, if the teacher can't speak it, then it can't be taught. Would you suggest having a set number of compulsory languages in the national curriculum or would the language being taught be based on what the teachers just know or you could possibly send in teachers outside of the school to teach languages.
    Agreed on the relaxation of language teaching (making it 'real'), but only up to GCSE.
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    (Original post by Fool In The Rain)
    Based on the manifestos from the Greens, Liberals and Libertarians. I like the Greens policy on foreign languages (to an extent), although I prefer the Libertarians policy of compulsory computer programming way more, education is very important to me. They both seem to be quite keen on environmental issues (as are most parties this time around), which I find critical for a sustainable future (something which are current government in the real HoC are blindly ignoring, I'm talking to you Mr Gove
    In terms of social policies, they both express ideas of freedom and social equality, which, in my views helps promote the possibility of a secular government. Also, the Liberals are highly against censorship which I agree with (censorship though is more of a pet peeve to me as well).

    Apologies if this is quite basic though. Don't worry to ask me . I'm quite new to all this political debating (I normally observe).
    Remember, just because a party haven't come up with a particular policy doesn't mean they wouldn't support it - I'm sure both those education ideas would be well received by most parties. If you look at the Socialists, they are the only party to have adopted an unanimously Republican position and are committed to equality without a Monarchy. They are also deeply secular, whilst not being anti-religion (I've been an MP for them and am a Roman Catholic) and as part of this all of their MPs at the time voted to disestablish the Church of England, separating it from the State. They've also radically reduced income inequality, by increasing the personal allowance to an effective £28,424 - bringing most of the population out of income tax, so I'd say the Socialists are well worth considering for your vote
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    (Original post by dj_macky)
    Last I heard of Sir TehFrance, he was enjoying the finer Arabian delights with Lord Sarkozy off some Indian Coast! Her Majesty is not amused!
    Ssshshhh!!! Nicolas.. :ninja: I mean Lord Sarkozy is a personal friend of mine, it was a perfectly innocent holiday in Mauritius, there was no funny business, well there was, a lot of funny business actually but my pockets are bare... my bank accounts on the other hand
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    (Original post by Birchington)
    Whilst we have cake, it appears the Libertarians have sour grapes.
    Frankly, I'm surprised the Liberals didn't nick the grapes from us, as well as the entire civil liberties section of their manifesto.
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    (Original post by CLS94)
    Remember, just because a party haven't come up with a particular policy doesn't mean they wouldn't support it - I'm sure both those education ideas would be well received by most parties. If you look at the Socialists, they are the only party to have adopted an unanimously Republican position and are committed to equality without a Monarchy. They are also deeply secular, whilst not being anti-religion (I've been an MP for them and am a Roman Catholic) and as part of this all of their MPs at the time voted to disestablish the Church of England, separating it from the State. They've also radically reduced income inequality, by increasing the personal allowance to an effective £28,424 - bringing most of the population out of income tax, so I'd say the Socialists are well worth considering for your vote
    The socialists also authored the legislation which got rid of state funded faith schools. We liked that.
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    (Original post by chrisawhitmore)
    Frankly, I'm surprised the Liberals didn't nick the grapes from us, as well as the entire civil liberties section of their manifesto.
    You sound like a broken record.
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    (Original post by chrisawhitmore)
    Frankly, I'm surprised the Liberals didn't nick the grapes from us, as well as the entire civil liberties section of their manifesto.
    I don't really see the issue, civil liberties aside our policies are quite different.

    Civil liberties are not exclusively owned by your party, and I'm surprised so many of you are moaning that we "stole" your ideas given that your manifesto is mainly concerned with completely different issues: computer coding, brownfield development and opposing nationalisation.
 
 
 
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