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I've been following the forum for a while & have decided I want to get involved. How do I go about this? I'm not exactly familiar with each of the parties but really am interested in politics. Please help as I'd love to get involved.

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I've been following the forum for a while & have decided I want to get involved. How do I go about this? I'm not exactly familiar with each of the parties but really am interested in politics. Please help as I'd love to get involved.

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It's easy!

You can either do one of two jobs.

1) trawl the Daily Mail/Express website and repost stories about immigration/the EU/ Welfare. Bonus points if you can blow the story out of proportion more than the media source you quote. Mega bonus points if you find a story about all three subject matters.

2) you can be the person who responds to those posts.

I joke.

You don't need to be an expert. Read some threads and if you have an opinion, voice it.

There is loads of stuff you can read about politics in general and the newspapers/television news will keep you updated with most current events.

One thing to bare in mind: never rely on just one source unless it is independent. Also remember that even official statistics and reports can be twisted to provide a specific proof. Always consult various sources.

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It's easy!

You can either do one of two jobs.

1) trawl the Daily Mail/Express website and repost stories about immigration/the EU/ Welfare. Bonus points if you can blow the story out of proportion more than the media source you quote. Mega bonus points if you find a story about all three subject matters.

2) you can be the person who responds to those posts.

I joke.

You don't need to be an expert. Read some threads and if you have an opinion, voice it.

There is loads of stuff you can read about politics in general and the newspapers/television news will keep you updated with most current events.

One thing to bare in mind: never rely on just one source unless it is independent. Also remember that even official statistics and reports can be twisted to provide a specific proof. Always consult various sources.

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Okay, so I can just comment freely on stuff

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I've been following the forum for a while & have decided I want to get involved. How do I go about this? I'm not exactly familiar with each of the parties but really am interested in politics. Please help as I'd love to get involved.

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Another thing I'd suggest is having a look at TSR's very own fantasy parliament, the MHoC. We're about to have an election in the next couple of weeks and we feature a mix of knock-offs of real parties and wholly imaginary ones.

It'd also be good to try something like this to see where you stand politically http://www.politicalcompass.org/test
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Another thing I'd suggest is having a look at TSR's very own fantasy parliament, the MHoC. We're about to have an election in the next couple of weeks and we feature a mix of knock-offs of real parties and wholly imaginary ones.

It'd also be good to try something like this to see where you stand politically http://www.politicalcompass.org/test
I'd like to be elected how do I get involved in the MHoC?

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I did the quiz and it said I'm a left libertarian. What does this mean, genuinely & honestly.

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BUMP...

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(Original post by InnerTemple)
It's easy!

1) trawl the Daily Mail/Express website and repost stories about immigration/the EU/ Welfare. Bonus points if you can blow the story out of proportion more than the media source you quote. Mega bonus points if you find a story about all three subject matters.


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That sounds more like the News and Current Affairs forum if you ask me.


To OP: Just keep up to date with political developments and you won't have a problem.
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That sounds more like the News and Current Affairs forum if you ask me.


To OP: Just keep up to date with political developments and you won't have a problem.
okay. Question: can you explain to me all the parties & stuff like libertarianism etc. What is left wing, right wing & central...

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okay. Question: can you explain to me all the parties & stuff like libertarianism etc. What is left wing, right wing & central...

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Quick break-down:

Left-wing politics: Concerned with issues of economic and social equality. Generally supports a bigger state that regulates the market and provides free-at-the-point-of-use public services to help/protect the poor or disadvantaged.

Right-wing politics: Indifference of economic and social inequality (to an extent). Supports a smaller state that interferes less in the market and allows the private sector to distribute goods and services more efficiently.

Centrism: In between the above.

Libertarianism: Upholds individual liberty. There are libertarians on both sides of the political-ideological spectrum, but most of them seem to be right-wing, advocating a smaller state and free market capitalism.

If you want to find out more, google it.
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Quick break-down:

Left-wing politics: Concerned with issues of economic and social equality. Generally supports a bigger state that regulates the market and provides free-at-the-point-of-use public services to help/protect the poor or disadvantaged.

Right-wing politics: Indifference of economic and social inequality (to an extent). Supports a smaller state that interferes less in the market and allows the private sector to distribute goods and services more efficiently.

Centrism: In between the above.

Libertarianism: Upholds individual liberty. There are libertarians on both sides of the political-ideological spectrum, but most of them seem to be right-wing, advocating a smaller state and free market capitalism.

If you want to find out more, google it.
Ok Thanks...

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