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UK Politics Opinion Poll

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by ComradeDavo, Mar 30, 2006.

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Which UK Political Party do you favour at the moment?

  1. UK Citizen - Labour

    8.2%
  2. UK Citizen - Conservatives

    4.9%
  3. UK Citizen - Liberal Democrats

    19.7%
  4. UK Citizen - Greens

    3.3%
  5. UK Citizen - UKIP

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  6. UK Citizen (Welsh or Scottish) - Welsh/Scottish nationalists

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  7. UK Citizen - Another Party (including N.I)

    6.6%
  8. UK Citizen - None of them

    6.6%
  9. Non UK Citizen - Labour

    14.8%
  10. Non UK Citizen - Conservatives

    6.6%
  11. Non UK Citizen - Liberal Democrats

    14.8%
  12. Non UK Citizen - Greens

    3.3%
  13. Non UK Citizen - UKIP

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  14. Non Uk Citizen - Welsh/Scotish nationalists

    3.3%
  15. Non UK Citizen - Another Party

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  16. Non UK Citizen - None of them

    8.2%
  1. bhsup

    bhsup Chieftain

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    Non-UK citizen who picked Blair. Actually, I picked Labour, but only because Blair is leading it. Reasons have been given in other threads as to why I'm such a Blair fan-boy.
     
  2. ComradeDavo

    ComradeDavo Formerly God

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    Well it's everyone buisness when it comes to foriegn policy. Norway isn't a part of the E.U. I know, but for other Europeans the British government effects them as well.
     
  3. ComradeDavo

    ComradeDavo Formerly God

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    Thanks:)

    Lib Dems are the only party actively seeking proportional representation. Peter Hain and some other government figures like the idea as well but to a lesser extent (i.e. a single transferable vote system). So a change is on teh cards if Labour needs Lib Dem support to form a government after the lection. I also think Labour are holding this as an important bargining tool to ensure that Lib Dems side with them and not the Tories in a coalition.
     
  4. Richard Cribb

    Richard Cribb He does monologues

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    OK my friend, I get it now.:)

    I am usually sceptical to Green parties, so I guess I go with some of those minor ones then.
     
  5. Taliesin

    Taliesin Puttin' on the Ritz

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    Ah, that was a grand old time. :goodjob:
     
  6. Rambuchan

    Rambuchan The Funky President

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    Sorry to say it but it's also been pointed out in other threads what a dumb idea it is to vote for an individual not a party, let alone such an individual as Tony Blair. Moreover, it's worth pointing out that Tony Blair and the Labour Party are very much distinct entities. Much of what he proposes in reform is rejected by the majority of his party anyway. He often has to look to Conservative MPs' votes to get much of what he proposes through. Even then the House of Lords throw it out the window more times than not.

    He's very much a delusional president-wanna-be. In fact, he thinks he's so bloody charming (and that's why many people seem to like him) that he's even charmed himself into thinking that he's relevant, in touch and popular. Quite the contrary.
     
  7. Joeb WK

    Joeb WK Chieftain

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    The SWP are part of the Respect Unity Coalition now aren't they? and from what I've heard from those who've been to some of the Respect meetings they've been a bit of a nuisance there, I think thats why a couple of their Respect counciller have defected to the Lib Dems.
     
  8. anarres

    anarres anarchist revolutionary

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    Greens and Socialist Alliance...

    ...one of which I usually give my vote to.

    Last time though I didn't vote with my heart but with my head. In Cambridge we overturned an 8000 (IIRC) labour majority and elected the lib dem person. :D

    Edit: Now the socialist alliance is dead there will be many more smaller socialist parties and independants. For me it's a tough choice but I usually go with what I feel will get the best results (i.e. vote tactically to remove con or lab if needed).
     
  9. anarres

    anarres anarchist revolutionary

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    The SWP kill everything they touch.

    They shoudl touch themselves.
     
  10. ComradeDavo

    ComradeDavo Formerly God

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    Speaking of tatical voting, I think that (at least round these pats) alot of former Labour supporters who have always tatically voted Lib Dem seem to be fully converted to Lib Dem supportes now.
     
  11. DAv2003

    DAv2003 Chieftain

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    I'm more of a swing person myself. I'd vote for the ones with the policies which would benefit the country most.
     
  12. Suppersalmon

    Suppersalmon Think Safely think again

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    I vote for the Liberal Democrats all though Sir Ming as leader has depressed me
     
  13. Sidhe

    Sidhe Chieftain

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    No Ming the Merciless is emperor of planet Mungo? Your getting confused :)
     
  14. ComradeDavo

    ComradeDavo Formerly God

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    How so?

    I think he has submitted to the right of the party a little too much for my liking, but other than that he's done ok. I really liked his response to the Budget, whilst Cameron just tried to insult Brown Campbell actually talked about what could and should have been done.
     
  15. Cuivienen

    Cuivienen Chieftain

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    Hijacked by Islamists? When was RESPECT not an Islamist party?

    The Scottish Socialist Party is both far-left and separatist, so I guess that makes them extreme left.

    I support the Lib Dems - far more reasonable about the level of power government should have while not abandoning good social policies. Those non-Brits voting Labour need to remember that Labour has no actual political stance any more. They are in power simply because no one else is and because a lot of people are in the habit of voting Labour. They certainly aren't a social-democratic party any more, not after the "school reforms" that needed Tory support to pass.
     
  16. sysyphus

    sysyphus So they tell me

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    Ah but when will the British public wake up and finally put Plaid Cymru in power...


    Okay, seriously, I think Britain ought to turn to the Lib Dems, they seem to be the only UK party with a sensible approach, Labour and the Tories have both lost their minds completely if you ask me.

    But alas, Britain suffers from the same disease as Canada (and probably most other Commonwealth countries). That of strategic voting, where the bulk of teh electorate feel that only Labour and Cons stand a realistic chance of winning, so they vote for whichever of those two they hate the least, thus keeping the malaise of the Commons alive.
     
  17. amadeus

    amadeus めっちゃしんどい

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    Conservative, since they are the closest to my political ideology and have the best opportunity of winning.
     
  18. Babbler

    Babbler Chieftain

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    Liberal Democrats, just right for me! Labour, once Blair is gone, will be in big trouble, having lost much of its orginal socialist ideals, methinks.

    About the BNP...



    :goodjob:
     
  19. PrinceOfLeigh

    PrinceOfLeigh Wigan, England

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    Whilst I agree with the sentiment The Scum 'newspaper' should not be used for any purpose other than ridiculing and burning. (Liverpool Supporter)
     
  20. GinandTonic

    GinandTonic Saphire w/ Schweps + Lime

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    What the Sun did to 'pool is unforgivable.

    Since there are only two parties that can win power gotta vote for Lab as I remember growing up under the Milk-Snatcher.

    If we had PR then I'ld vote Lib.

    My constituency is the highest proportion Green in the country, so I guess I'll vote for them next time round. The Tories are never going to win the seat (placing forth at the mo) so no need to even consider that as an issue. I dont want the greens to win power but having A green mp would give them a needed voice in the house.

    With first-past-the-post you have to think tatically.
     

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