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This thread is for the discussion of a new potential party, the People's Party, which comes out of a lack of a pro-European, federalist, social conservative and economically liberal movement.

The People's Party gain it's policies from Christian democracy principles while advocating for a social market economy.

The PP is pro-European and inline with other major European Christian democracy parties such as Germany's CDU, France's UMP, Austria's ÖVP and Spain's People Party.

Conservatism

The PP supports the traditional family unit as it is seen as the building block of society. This will be protected via marriage tax breaks and greater child support.

In general the party is aligned with traditional moral values (on marriage, abortion, etc.), a view of the evolutionary (as opposed to revolutionary) development of society and an emphasis on law and order.

Liberalism

In common with liberalism there is an emphasis on human rights and individual initiative but a special importance is placed on the fact that the individual is part of a community and has duties towards it.

Socialism

The PP supports socialist ideas such as an emphasis on the community, social justice and solidarity, support for a welfare state, defense of the poor, progressive taxation and support for extensive regulation of market forces.

Environmentalism

The protection of the environment is considered a major priority, so policies will include investment in renewable energy sources, conservation of green spaces and protection of animal rights.

Europe

The party will support a greater integration between European countries and support freedom of movement within the Union.

A greater elaboration of policies will follow if the party gains interest.
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This would threaten Tory interests so no.
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Sounds interesting, although being athiest and left I wouldn't want to be a member.
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Great ideas minus the Christian values stuff.
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Good ideas.
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Sounds interesting, although being athiest and left I wouldn't want to be a member.
It would be a leftist party economically.

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Great ideas minus the Christian values stuff.
Christian democracy is related to values of community, emphasis on family and traditional values.. not really about Christianity as a religion.

It is therefore open to all, atheists to religious..
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The conservatism stance stops me. Sorry.
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It would be a leftist party economically.



Christian democracy is related to values of community, emphasis on family and traditional values.. not really about Christianity as a religion.

It is therefore open to all, atheists to religious..
But socially conservative, I am far to liberal and like my greens too much.
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The conservatism stance stops me. Sorry.
Same here. The party sounds interesting, but again, the conservative stance doesn't appeal to me.
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Christian democracy is related to values of community, emphasis on family and traditional values.. not really about Christianity as a religion.

It is therefore open to all, atheists to religious..
I do like some aspects of social conservatism but I feel that marriage tax breaks can become discriminatory and am slightly worried that "traditional moral values (on marriage, abortion, etc.)" means banning abortion?

Besides these the pro-EU, socialistic and liberal stances are great.
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Same here. The party sounds interesting, but again, the conservative stance doesn't appeal to me.
I'm quite liberal when it comes to the family and marriage due to personal circumstances, and to abortion. Hence why I am a Lib gal!
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There isn't room for another party in the house. The ones at the moment are barely surviving on.

Didn't you try this before? :confused: As always good luck with this though as i've never seen a new party form.

EDIT: Yes he had already tried to form a party before joining the Greens.
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(Original post by CescaD96)
I'm quite liberal when it comes to the family and marriage due to personal circumstances, and to abortion. Hence why I am a Lib gal!
(Original post by RayApparently)
I do like some aspects of social conservatism but I feel that marriage tax breaks can become discriminatory and am slightly worried that "traditional moral values (on marriage, abortion, etc.)" means banning abortion?

Besides these the pro-EU, socialistic and liberal stances are great.
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Same here. The party sounds interesting, but again, the conservative stance doesn't appeal to me.
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But socially conservative, I am far to liberal and like my greens too much.
Relating to the conservatism, it would obviously be moderate .. abortion and gay marriage would be allowed (to a good extent), but again I think the traditional family should gain priority as it is the most natural (lets put it that way).

Most other European People's Party members in EU have this approach.
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Relating to the conservatism, it would obviously be moderate .. abortion and gay marriage would be allowed (to a good extent), but again I think the traditional family should gain priority as it is the most natural (lets put it that way). I think this is a reasonable approach.
To be fair if abortion and gay marriage would remain legal under this party that covers my concerns. If this party does get the required support (unlikely I'm afraid as its rare for new parties to form here) and you need some dual-members I might be able to lend a hand at some point. If not you should consider TSR Labour, the party I currently lead.
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Relating to the conservatism, it would obviously be moderate .. abortion and gay marriage would be allowed (to a good extent), but again I think the traditional family should gain priority as it is the most natural (lets put it that way).

Most other European People's Party members in EU have this approach.
Who are to to decide what is natural? Also "to an extent" worries me a lot!!
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Who are to to decide what is natural? Also "to an extent" worries me a lot!!
I personally would question whether you can have gay marriage "to an extent" - it's a yes or no question.


Is this supposed to be like the German CDU or something? I don't really see how it would distinguish itself from the Tories.
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Who are to to decide what is natural? Also "to an extent" worries me a lot!!
(Original post by O133)
I personally would question whether you can have gay marriage "to an extent" - it's a yes or no question.
I don't know about gay marriage but with abortions I took it to mean that the alternatives (adoption and contraception) would be encouraged.

Is this supposed to be like the German CDU or something? I don't really see how it would distinguish itself from the Tories.
Looks like a pretty left-wing interventionist economic policy.
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I think it would be nice to have a new TSR Party. All adds to the fun. Getting enough members is going to be a challenge for you, though. The MHoC isn't exactly overrun with people seeking a party to join.
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I don't know about gay marriage but with abortions I took it to mean that the alternatives (adoption and contraception) would be encouraged.
Contraception surely should be encouraged.

Looks like a pretty left-wing interventionist economic policy.
Good point - economically left-wing and socially right-wing then.
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It's always great to see new ideas. You'll need to find 10 other members to support this proposal for the party to be created.
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