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    Which party should I vote for? Or join? Can anyone convince me?

    I'm very new to the Commons so have practically no prior knowledge of the parties.

    My political views are mixed so I'm unsure who to vote for.

    Not the Socialist though. Sorry. I just hate communists so much...
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    (Original post by Jacob :))
    Which party should I vote for? Or join? Can anyone convince me?

    I'm very new to the Commons so have practically no prior knowledge of the parties.

    My political views are mixed so I'm unsure who to vote for.

    Not the Socialist though. Sorry. I just hate communists so much...
    Have you read the party manifestos for the election?
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    (Original post by The Mad Dog)
    Have you read the party manifestos for the election?
    Where abouts are they on TSR?
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    Do you want small, efficient government?
    Do you hate the Big Brother state?
    Do you think we should make state owned banks lend more to small businesses?
    Do you think our current nationwide recycling system is crap?

    If yes to all these, join the Liberals - we're a friendly bunch!
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    (Original post by Jacob :))
    Where abouts are they on TSR?
    First post of the election thread, they should give you a pretty good overview of each party.
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    (Original post by Birchington)
    Do you want small, efficient government?
    Do you hate the Big Brother state?
    Do you think we should make state owned banks lend more to small businesses?
    Do you think our current nationwide recycling system is crap?

    If yes to all these, join the Liberals - we're a friendly bunch!
    What specifically would you do to stop the big brother state? Without reducing the governments ability to stop crime? Or at least minimising the reduction?
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    (Original post by The Mad Dog)
    First post of the election thread, they should give you a pretty good overview of each party.
    Thanks.
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    I don't like any of them!
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    I'll trade it for a Latias.
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    (Original post by Jacob :))
    I don't like any of them!
    Tory Party then.
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    (Original post by Jacob :))
    What specifically would you do to stop the big brother state? Without reducing the governments ability to stop crime? Or at least minimising the reduction?
    Opposing ID cards, getting the police to remove DNA/fingerprints of innocent people, allowing local people to decide if they want CCTV cameras are just a few of our ideas.

    I don't think reducing state surveillance will suddenly lead to an increase in crime - statistics suggest CCTV for example, rarely discourages criminal behaviour. I think reducing re-offending through education. rehabilitation and providing opportunities is key to reducing crime. The police state has failed to reduce crime, but has greatly damaged our civil liberties.
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    If you want a true left wing party who stand true to their Socialist values and will follow through on the promises as we did in the last Parliament then vote for The Socialist Party
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    (Original post by Jacob :))
    I don't like any of them!
    Out of interest, what sort of policies would you like to see? We're always open to new ideas.
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    (Original post by Jacob :))
    Which party should I vote for? Or join? Can anyone convince me?

    I'm very new to the Commons so have practically no prior knowledge of the parties.

    My political views are mixed so I'm unsure who to vote for.

    Not the Socialist though. Sorry. I just hate communists so much...
    I'm stuck between Green, Liberals and Libertarians. Ugh.
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    (Original post by Jacob :))
    Not the Socialist though. Sorry. I just hate communists so much...
    But we love you all the same

    Also, we're not "communists" in the corrupted USSR/North Korean sense of the term.
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    (Original post by ChocoCoatedLemons)
    I'm stuck between Green, Liberals and Libertarians. Ugh.
    Join the Liberals! We have free cake.
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    (Original post by Jacob :))
    Which party should I vote for? Or join? Can anyone convince me?

    I'm very new to the Commons so have practically no prior knowledge of the parties.

    My political views are mixed so I'm unsure who to vote for.

    Not the Socialist though. Sorry. I just hate communists so much...
    Well, to narrow down, if you don't like socialists, we can cross of TSR Labour, who co-authored a bill which entailed confiscating £37bn of assets from private investors with no compensation. The greens are playing off of the RL greens, who are the nearest thing the UK has to a mainstream communist party, so you can probably cross them off too.

    Ignoring TehFrance, who's standing as a protest vote since we lost our excellent monster raving member, that leaves a split in terms of social policy, with UKIP and the tories on the more authoritatrian side, and the Liberals and Libertarians on the libertarian side.

    As I see it, these split further on their centrism, with tories and liberals as the more centrist and the Libertarians and UKIP as the more confirmed in their positions.

    So really, it boils down to how much influence you think the government should have on individual freedom. My own party, the Libertarians, stand for minimum state interference, arguing that the state should only interefere to defend the rights of the individual, which has led to our past sex and drugs bills, which legalised regulated brothels and recreational drugs respectively, and this same principle which has led to the bill of rights we intend to introduce to the house next term (hopefully, we'll get enough support to send this to a TSR wide referendum), which will seek to enshrine certain basic human rights in the house's constitution, to prevent things like the Lab/Soc thefts of private property.
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    (Original post by chrisawhitmore)
    Out of interest, what sort of policies would you like to see? We're always open to new ideas.
    I've made a new thread about a more right wing party. I deal there's a gap. Please don't jump to thinking I mean a racist or BNPish party not that at all. More like the American Republican Party before it got so out of touch.

    Edit: at least in basic principles. Certainly not the homophobic pro Christian agenda they have had the last few decades.
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    (Original post by Democracy)
    But we love you all the same

    Also, we're not "communists" in the corrupted USSR/North Korean sense of the term.
    You just don't think that people should have the right to own property without fear of their government robbing them.
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    Join the Liberals! We have free cake.
    It's so hard! :eek:
 
 
 
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