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  • View Poll Results: Cast your vote in the TSR General Election:
    TSR Conservative & Unionist Party
    104
    16.64%
    TSR Green Party
    157
    25.12%
    TSR Liberal Party
    57
    9.12%
    TSR UKIP
    88
    14.08%
    TSR Socialist Party
    58
    9.28%
    Matthew_Lowson, Independent
    14
    2.24%
    TSR Labour Party
    109
    17.44%
    TSR Libertarian Party
    20
    3.20%
    Spoilt Ballot
    18
    2.88%

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    (Original post by That Bearded Man)
    I think we should just dedicate a Govt position to NI Minister and me and Adam can wrestle over it.
    Or run for president and make the Great Britain and Northern Ireland republic part of the Irish republic
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    (Original post by Blue Meltwater)
    Also, while I'm ranting - "Reduce the lowest skilled immigration via restricting asylum"? Seriously? Do you even know what asylum is?
    Repped - couldn't have said it better myself.

    (Original post by MrMacho)
    basic income (the real life name for it, I'm not sure why everyone here is using a convoluted term for it)
    Residents' Income is its official name in law, IIRC.
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    (Original post by That Bearded Man)
    You invalidated your argument when you suggested removing free bus passes for elderly, most of those trips would simply be cancelled if they had to pay for public transport.
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    (Original post by RayApparently)
    How is that not a 2nd manifesto?
    It definitely is, but then it's a comment.
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    (Original post by Rakas21)
    Glory to the Tories..

    Greens - Best manifesto prize

    Libertarians - How about you come over to our place you nice people... liked your manifesto the best in policy bar ours

    Liberals - Does that even get to 200 words?

    Ukip - Good for the most part

    Labour - Ending universal welfare, your seeing the light.

    Socialists - Your manifesto sickens me. It gave me a vision of North Korea.

    Matthew - Not bad, should have made it jazzy.
    You guys have very attractive-looking banners!
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    Vote Green!
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    Wooo vote Labour!
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    (Original post by tehFrance)
    Someone's over confident that they'll be back in power....
    Well, us or UKIP then
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    (Original post by MrMacho)
    Half the reason public transport is so expensive is the over-subsidised nature of it. A much more even keel could be achieved by taking away free bus passes for the elderly for instance.

    At the moment my local bus network is literally only used by under 16s getting to school for a pittance and over 65s who get on free and some commuters. Despite the fact the government pays most of the buses fares, the bus company still has to pay tax. This is illogical. It's the government paying itself money where tax could be reduced. The commuters have to pay high fares, so so called "special interest groups" get cheaper transport. By cutting taxes, everyone can have cheaper transport.
    How does cutting taxes and thereby funding mean cheaper transport
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    (Original post by Mattvr)
    Tell me if I'm factually wrong, but why aren't the Greens decentralising powers to NI, if it's being done to Scotland and Wales? Just curious.

    Either way, I won't be voting for them. Obviously.
    I could be wrong, but there doesn't seem to be the same demand for devolution in Northern Ireland as there is in Scotland and Wales. The Greens obviously have nothing against devolution here, but it always seems best to tread carefully regarding what opinion is in Northern Ireland. If the Northern Ireland executive were to explicitly demand devolution we'd be willing to offer it. This can be dealt with as part of our planned constitutional convention, as well.
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    What is each parties position on inheritance tax.
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    (Original post by Rakas21)
    What is each parties position on inheritance tax.
    Just my own opinion, but I think the current rate IRL is fine.
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    Inheritance tax is an abomination, taxing people whilst there alive is bad enough, why on earth should the government rob dead people?
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    (Original post by Rakas21)
    What is each parties position on inheritance tax.
    (Personal opinion here, not been discussed with the party). I do support the tax, but believe it needs significant reform. £325,000 is crazy low in London in particular. There, it's a real problem because it means when poor or middle-class families who bought a home decades ago when it was actually affordable have the owner die, they often have to sell up because they can't afford to pay the tax - this is not only a personal travesty but also contributes to the increasing gentrification of our capital. My "back of a fag packet" solution would be to regionalise the tax, link it to regional house valuations (with the tax not kicking in unless your estate was worth considerably more than just an average family home), and reduce it to 25% with a new higher rate of 50% for amounts over double the regional threshold. Although I'm guessing that would probably bring in somewhat less revenue which would of course have to be accounted for elsewhere.
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    (Original post by MrMacho)
    Inheritance tax is an abomination, taxing people whilst there alive is bad enough, why on earth should the government rob dead people?
    I'd rather be 'robbed' when I'm dead than when I'm alive. Can't take it with me.
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    (Original post by RayApparently)
    I'd rather be 'robbed' when I'm dead than when I'm alive. Can't take it with me.
    Well someone doesn't care for their families future well being
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    (Original post by RayApparently)
    I'd rather be 'robbed' when I'm dead than when I'm alive. Can't take it with me.
    So you have no respect for your descendants?
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    (Original post by MrMacho)
    So you have no respect for your descendants?
    If you're paying inheritance tax then your descendants are already doing better than the vast majority of us.
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    (Original post by DaveSmith99)
    If you're paying inheritance tax then your descendants are already doing better than the vast majority of us.
    The current rate is £345k (£650k if a couple), the current rate just about covers a house and that's it, the rest is taxable at 40% which is ridiculous as one pays tax all their life and now they die and they need to pay an additional 40%? It's absolutely shameful that one needs to pay so much on ones estate.

    Thank god for FIC/Offshore LTDs/Trusts, tax friendly
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    A bit of a low voter turnout so far, it seems. I appreciate that I am not one of the candidates which may have reduced the number of voters, though even taking that into account still poor nevertheless.

    Time for a mass PM?
 
 
 
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