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Could somebody please outline what the ideologies of the three main political parties in Britain are (Conservative, Labour and Lib-Dems)?? Also, where they fit on the political spectrum and what it means to be left wing/right wing/ centre-left etc.?

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http://www.lbc.co.uk/political-parti...tand-for-21202, this might help you
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Political parties help
I don't think they do, you know.


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Great, thanks!
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Could somebody please outline what the ideologies of the three main political parties in Britain are (Conservative, Labour and Lib-Dems)?? Also, where they fit on the political spectrum and what it means to be left wing/right wing/ centre-left etc.?

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Labour - left wing
Liberal Democrats - centre
Conservative - right wing

In more detail, Labour are economically left (socialist) and socially liberal.
Liberal Democrats are economically centrist and socially liberal.
Conservatives are economically right (capitalist) and socially conservative.
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In very broad terms:

Conservatives: Individualism, equal opportunity not equal outcomes, low taxation accompanied by lower government spending, freedom for business, competition better than co-operation. Tough justice over rehabilitation.

Labour: Rather than subscribing to individualism, they're more inclined to believe that certain groups cannot succeed without major government help. More vigorously focused on equal opportunity and equal outcomes. Higher taxes to pay for a larger state. Business needs to be regulated and controlled more. Co-operation better than competition. Rehabilitation of criminals rather than tough punishment.

These are very broad, and as you'll learn, the two parties' ideologies are converging nowadays. But given the fact you need to ask this question, I'd imagine this is something to consider at a later date.
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Could somebody please outline what the ideologies of the three main political parties in Britain are (Conservative, Labour and Lib-Dems)?? Also, where they fit on the political spectrum and what it means to be left wing/right wing/ centre-left etc.?

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From left to right it goes..

Green - High taxes and mass public ownership - The most left wing mainstream party

Labour - Center-left - Believe in moderate but not excessive taxation, believe in significant intervention at the moment but no plans to bring things into public ownership - Broad party ranging from left to center-right

Lib Dems - Center-right in current coalition - Supports lower income taxes but more wealth taxes on assets - supports Keynesian economics in terms of lots of infrastructure spending but also support lower defense spending and has generally accepted most spending cuts within the coalition - Quite broad ranging from center-left to center-right

Tories - Right - Support significantly lower tax and spend, higher defense spending and more private ownership - Broad party ranging from center-right to both libertarian and far right

Ukip - Basically a tad right of the Tories on most issues but hates immigration and the EU far more

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Socially i should add that the Greens and Liberals are most socially liberal, Tories and Labour are socially broad so swing either way depending on the issue and Ukip are generally socially conservative with the exception of supporting more referenda (albeit to do socially conservative things in many cases).

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In summary as i've waffled too much..

Green - Left, Liberal

Labour - Center-left, Center

Liberals - Center-right, Liberal

Tories - Right, Center

Ukip - Right, Conservative

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Note that as i've said, their is a broad spectrum within the parties and so any of the main 3 could swing further left or right under new leadership.
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