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    TSR Conservative and Unionist Party
    110
    18.09%
    TSR Green Party
    77
    12.66%
    TSR Labour Party
    131
    21.55%
    TSR Liberal Party
    53
    8.72%
    TSR Libertarian Party
    46
    7.57%
    TSR Socialist Party
    69
    11.35%
    tehFrance
    36
    5.92%
    TSR UKIP
    69
    11.35%
    Spoilt Ballot
    17
    2.80%

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    Ffs Chris I rep you too much
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    (Original post by bradley277)
    Vote UKIP!
    Vote UKIP!

    They cannot be any worse than what we have now. Whatever your political preferences, you vote for parties based on trust. Ed Miliband, David Cameron and Nick Clegg are all U-turning ulterior-motive political crooks as far as trust is concerned.

    With UKIP you know what you are getting. The same just cannot be said for the other parties.


    There are too many nescient liberals here.
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    (Original post by chrisawhitmore)
    The big letters! I must obey the big letters!
    Libertarians... pfft.. you guys capitulate far too easily.
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    (Original post by CLS94)
    Yes! With the mighty English Defence League now offering support, it's only a matter of time until we have a truly racist pro-British UKIP Government!
    Yes. Seek your positive ratings.

    UKIP have nothing to do with the EDL or the BNP. Anyone who has been affiiliated with those two organisations is permanently banned from being a member of UKIP.

    UKIP isn't racist whatsoever. The EDL are just trying to hitch a ride on the UKIP rocket which is beginning to soar to the political stratosphere.
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    I decided that as I am not a candidate and no MRLP supporter is standing that I should act as I did in RL for the last London Mayoral election and voted Green.
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    (Original post by jcarz)
    Vote UKIP!

    They cannot be any worse than what we have now. Whatever your political preferences, you vote for parties based on trust. Ed Miliband, David Cameron and Nick Clegg are all U-turning ulterior-motive political crooks as far as trust is concerned.

    With UKIP you know what you are getting. The same just cannot be said for the other parties.


    There are too many nescient liberals here.
    I would like to remind you that the partys here whilst sharing the name, do not share the same policies or leaders as in real life.

    why are you complaining about the number of liberals? its a student forum, what do you expect?
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    (Original post by MacDaddi)
    I would like to remind you that the partys here whilst sharing the name, do not share the same policies or leaders as in real life.

    why are you complaining about the number of liberals? its a student forum, what do you expect?
    Many people will be just old enough to vote in the next general election. This is a forum that gets 3.5 million visits every month.

    Politics exudes from every corner of society, and the young people here may show what young people's political views are like.

    I expected a little more courtesy with regards to disagreeing with someone than just the unbridled and unchallenged negging that follows from someone who isn't a liberal democrat or labour party supporter.
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    ...only those of you who have been here over 3 months and have more than 150 (100?) posts can vote.
    What happened to the principle of free and fair elections? Universal Suffrage?
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    (Original post by jcarz)
    Many people will be just old enough to vote in the next general election. This is a forum that gets 3.5 million visits every month.

    Politics exudes from every corner of society, and the young people here may show what young people's political views are like.

    I expected a little more courtesy with regards to disagreeing with someone than just the unbridled and unchallenged negging that follows from someone who isn't a liberal democrat or labour party supporter.
    There are a lot of right-wingers on here who have positive rep.

    If you don't, you're probably doing something wrong.
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    (Original post by Jmoey)
    What happened to the principle of free and fair elections? Universal Suffrage?
    In real life you have to wait 17 years before you can vote. Here you only have to wait 3 months (and have an average of 1/post/day).
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    (Original post by Endless Blue)
    Libertarians... pfft.. you guys capitulate far too easily.
    Sorry, the only letter big enough to register with me was the L. I turned left and I don't know why.
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    (Original post by jcarz)
    Vote UKIP!

    They cannot be any worse than what we have now. Whatever your political preferences, you vote for parties based on trust. Ed Miliband, David Cameron and Nick Clegg are all U-turning ulterior-motive political crooks as far as trust is concerned.

    With UKIP you know what you are getting. The same just cannot be said for the other parties.

    There are too many nescient liberals here.
    This is the Mhoc election, not the RL one. We don't share every policy that the RL parties do.

    Labour for example on here are raging socialists.
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    Go UKIP or go home!
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    Just voted!
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    (Original post by jcarz)
    Yes. Seek your positive ratings.

    UKIP have nothing to do with the EDL or the BNP. Anyone who has been affiiliated with those two organisations is permanently banned from being a member of UKIP.

    UKIP isn't racist whatsoever. The EDL are just trying to hitch a ride on the UKIP rocket which is beginning to soar to the political stratosphere.
    Considering the EDL is primarily a street movement rather than a political party with formal membership, it'd be pretty hard to "ban" their members. Last time I checked, to become an EDL member all you had to do was "like" their Facebook page, which meant several journalists etc were included in their membership figures :P It say alot that RL UKIP has to spend so much time insisting it isn't racist, and given the extreme homophobia behind the scenes which is disgusting enough as it is, covert racism would hardly be a surprise. I know that the TSR party is different, but personally I'd want nothing to do with anyone who even vaguely associated themselves with a group like that.
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    Another Socialist Government will be the death of TSR United Kingdom.

    Vote Tory!.
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    (Original post by jcarz)
    Vote UKIP!

    They cannot be any worse than what we have now. Whatever your political preferences, you vote for parties based on trust. Ed Miliband, David Cameron and Nick Clegg are all U-turning ulterior-motive political crooks as far as trust is concerned.

    With UKIP you know what you are getting. The same just cannot be said for the other parties.
    Firstly, remember that this is not real life. TSR UKIP is different to the real life UKIP, with different members, policies, people etc. As others have said

    Secondly, to delve in to reality for a moment, this is an interesting argument. The thing about UKIP is that they're populist and have a superficial idea about how to run the country. If you allow populists (or extremists) in to government, they find that their superficial ideas about how to run a government do not square with the complexities of actually doing statecraft. See for examples the 'Best' party of Iceland, currently running the capital city, or the FPO in Austria who have been in government before. With UKIP you in fact do not know what you are getting, because once they get in to government they will find that most of their policies are laughed off by the civil service. Most of their immigration policies, for example, are just not workable.

    My favourite thing about having UKIP gain more power is that they would necessarily have to higher (even) more 'profressional politicians' i.e. aides, researchers, constituency orgnanisers etc. They would actually become more mainstream overnight.
    There are too many nescient liberals here.
    Afraid it's a student forum, no escaping that!
    (Original post by barnetlad)
    I decided that as I am not a candidate and no MRLP supporter is standing that I should act as I did in RL for the last London Mayoral election and voted Green.
    Good man.
    (Original post by siwelmail)
    Go UKIP or go home!
    Boo! Hiss!


    Can we stop negging people for saying "I voted X! or "Vote Y!"? If people aren't being confrontational, they deserve positive rep and a warm welcome! If they're not, a sea of red is perhaps more appropriate but still less useful.
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    (Original post by Jmoey)
    What happened to the principle of free and fair elections? Universal Suffrage?
    That's not how real democracies work either, I think that three 150 posts is quite easy really!

    The reason is that if you only needed to have 0 posts and have joined TSR that day, we would all be able to create a hundred accounts and vote at will. Because our turnout is typically well under 1000 and it only takes roughly 2% of the vote to gain a seat, this could be used to heavily abuse the system. 150 (100) posts takes over a day to accrue without looking suspicious.
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    (Original post by Thunder and Jazz)
    Firstly, remember that this is not real life. TSR UKIP is different to the real life UKIP, with different members, policies, people etc. As others have said

    Secondly, to delve in to reality for a moment, this is an interesting argument. The thing about UKIP is that they're populist and have a superficial idea about how to run the country. If you allow populists (or extremists) in to government, they find that their superficial ideas about how to run a government do not square with the complexities of actually doing statecraft. See for examples the 'Best' party of Iceland, currently running the capital city, or the FPO in Austria who have been in government before. With UKIP you in fact do not know what you are getting, because once they get in to government they will find that most of their policies are laughed off by the civil service. Most of their immigration policies, for example, are just not workable.

    My favourite thing about having UKIP gain more power is that they would necessarily have to higher (even) more 'profressional politicians' i.e. aides, researchers, constituency orgnanisers etc. They would actually become more mainstream overnight. Afraid it's a student forum, no escaping that!Good man.Boo! Hiss!


    Can we stop negging people for saying "I voted X! or "Vote Y!"? If people aren't being confrontational, they deserve positive rep and a warm welcome! If they're not, a sea of red is perhaps more appropriate but still less useful.
    The only thing superficial is the career history of the three main party leaders. University into research into politics. No real understanding of the real world.

    Farage has worked in two foreign investment banks so has much more economic credibility than the cretins we have government.

    Populism represents the interest of most ordinary working people - there's a lot to protest about.

    The people they are hiring are disillusioned with the three main parties and are defecting to them in monumental droves.

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/poli...to-Tories.html

    And I'd rather people were more confrontational, than soft and touchy-feely. Isn't confrontation what debate is about?


    Get out of EU not at least the start of a workable immigration policy?? :confused:
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    (Original post by Thunder and Jazz)

    Can we stop negging people for saying "I voted X! or "Vote Y!"? If people aren't being confrontational, they deserve positive rep and a warm welcome! If they're not, a sea of red is perhaps more appropriate but still less useful.
    The idea of results being hidden is so — like a general election — the results are anonymous and you don't know who voted who. So saying 'I voted…' kind of makes the results being hidden a bit pointless


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