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    Also, the Lib Dems clearly do stand for things; it's ignorance to say they've got no policies if all you do is browse headlines. Though I agree on their not being socially liberal enough.
    I didn't say that had no policies.

    Also, a party should be able to stand for something on "headline" level. A vast chunk of the population vote on the guidance of little but headlines.
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    (Original post by feedtheflamingo)
    And they can promise what they like - because they'll never have to execute as they'll never come to power!
    People said that about them in the 1900s but they had a massive swing for them in 1906 :rolleyes:
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    If you dissect the manifestos you'll find the Tories and Labour are very close together on the centre-right and the Lib Dems are sort of an off-shoot to the centre.

    The only real lefties left in British politics are the Labour back-benchers, apart from SDP etc who have no chance of coming to power.
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    I voted for 'other' as UKIP wasn't listed
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    (Original post by Lord Huntroyde)
    The only real lefties left in British politics are the Labour back-benchers, apart from SDP etc who have no chance of coming to power.
    The SDP don't exist anymore.
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    (Original post by Lord Huntroyde)
    If you dissect the manifestos...and the Lib Dems are sort of an off-shoot to the centre.
    Last time I looked their policies were more left wing than Labour and Conservative than you describe.
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    (Original post by ChemistBoy)
    The SDP don't exist anymore.
    No but their are parties with similar policies as the SDP did have, that's the group I meant.

    NDGAARONDI - some Lib Dem policies are left wing, but they try to challenge Tory seats as well so some policies are more centre-right
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    I don't think i'd vote - but I would turn up and deface my ballot paper.
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    (Original post by Lord Huntroyde)
    NDGAARONDI - some Lib Dem policies are left wing, but they try to challenge Tory seats as well so some policies are more centre-right
    They probably do this for the sake of winning the seat. Lets face it they need all the help they can get since the electoral system seems against them. So after winning that oringinally held Tory seat and after become no-so-marginal they could shift a bit to the left accordingly. Which seats are you referring to in particular or are you just saying in general?
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    (Original post by NDGAARONDI)
    They probably do this for the sake of winning the seat. Lets face it they need all the help they can get since the electoral system seems against them. So after winning that oringinally held Tory seat and after become no-so-marginal they could shift a bit to the left accordingly. Which seats are you referring to in particular or are you just saying in general?
    The Lib Dems challenge seats where both Labour and the Tories hold a small majority.

    The constituency where I live is a Tory seat which the Lib Dems have sometimes won.
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    (Original post by Lord Huntroyde)
    The constituency where I live is a Tory seat which the Lib Dems have sometimes won.
    So were you referring to this seat earlier? May I ask, which constituency is it?
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    Hmm our first BNP voter.

    Care to explain why?
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    (Original post by NDGAARONDI)
    So were you referring to this seat earlier? May I ask, which constituency is it?
    The Ribble Valley
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    (Original post by englishstudent)
    WHO keeps voting bloody Conservative on my nice poll?

    Stop it! It's not there to be accurate, it's there as a bastion of liberalism!
    The conservative party are the most economically liberal party.
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    (Original post by ChemistBoy)
    Good to see the student lib dem vote is still going strong!
    Thats where it ends, when students get a mortgage and kids and realise how the world works they all become Tories ha ha
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    (Original post by kellywood_5)
    I voted for 'other' as UKIP wasn't listed
    same here kelly, im amazed UKIP weren't an option considering we gave both the greens and BNP an absolute pasting in the 2004 elections
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    (Original post by ChemistBoy)
    Clearly you haven't listened to the man in the commons then.
    I have and Charles Kennedy = wet fish. tony blair rips him to shreds every time he stands up i dont even know why he bothers!
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    (Original post by Lord Huntroyde)
    No but their are parties with similar policies as the SDP did have, that's the group I meant.

    NDGAARONDI - some Lib Dem policies are left wing, but they try to challenge Tory seats as well so some policies are more centre-right
    Thats because the Lib Dems say whatever they need to say in every constituency to stand a chance of winning/ defending their seats, they are notorious for it
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    (Original post by Lehcar)
    Socialist Worker's Party.
    Delusional, cloud cuckoo land inhabiting, braindead losers u mean
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    (Original post by NDGAARONDI)
    We'll soon see. Perhaps if the Conservatives chose better leaders like Kenneth Clarke you might have a more realistic chance of achieving more votes.
    Not at all, he's far too pro-EU and euro most people in the country disagree with him on that. Thats why his party have rejected him twice and why the public would at the ballot box
 
 
 
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