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    (Original post by anonwinner)
    The main three parties are the exact same. They have the same leaders who went to private schools followed by Oxbridge and straight into politics. And they have the same policies.

    Vote UKIP if you want real change
    Pah! You mean like public school educated Nigel Farage? Its leader, treasurer, a third of its MEPs and all of its peers were similary well-schooled.
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    (Original post by william walker)
    I would trust Peter Hitchens far more than Russell Brand who is an idealistic uneducated moron.

    Through to be honest I don't trust anyone to be PM, so I want to constrain the position as much as possible.
    Peter could carve a better political party out of a banana than Russel Brand.
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    (Original post by HigherMinion)
    Peter could carve a better political party out of a banana than Russel Brand.
    Is that reference to what Mr Hitchens said to Ed Ball's on question time?
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    (Original post by william walker)
    Is that reference to what Mr Hitchens said to Ed Ball's on question time?
    You got it.
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    (Original post by The Country Lad)

    Currently we have very "rooted" parties to choose from, to the left labour near the middle left the liberal democrats and at varying degrees to right of the centre, the conservatives and UKIP occupying a far right position.
    contrary to popular belief labour is a right wing party despite its socialist heritage. The greens, son snd plaid Cymru are the only left wing parties. Lib dem is actually centre right but are along with the greens the least authoritarian of the parties. The Tories are a mixed bag of far rights like David Davis and centre rights like David Cameron. Ukip are a mixed bag but together are looking to be a slightly nastier Tory party who aside from the EU have issue with such evils as the human rights act, and maternity allowance.



    But say for an instance a new party emerged lets call it BIP (the British Isles Party), and a number of its policies were for instance Leaving the EU, renationalising the railways and the Royal Mail, removing tuition fees, increasing military spending.... So a party with a mixture of very right and very left and so more central policies (not those exact policies) would you be more inclined to vote for that kind of party or one of the big three + UKIP?
    the party you mentioned is called the patriotic socialist party, other parties do exist but are highly unlikely to gain votes except with a particularly charismatic and crucially opportunistic leader. Nobody had heard of Galloway before the IrAq war, nobody had heard of Farage before the recession,: these people got a following by latching onto these things.
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    No. Westminster represent the top 1% of society. The UK operates on the basis of looking after the interests of the top 1%.
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    (Original post by Choo.choo)
    No. Westminster represent the top 1% of society. The UK operates on the basis of looking after the interests of the top 1%.
    If you think that's the case, you should move to the U.S. and see how the top 1% are protected.

    Unfortunately, the majority of Britons who complain about the state of the country haven't really travelled outside of Europe.
 
 
 
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