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Which political party do you support, all nationalities welcome

Posted Apr 16, '12 at 7:04am

BritHennerz

BritHennerz

364 posts

State the name, what they stand for and reasons why you support them.

 

Posted Apr 16, '12 at 7:56am

nichodemus

nichodemus

11,868 posts

Knight

American or Brit? French or German? List is endless, and all are pertinent in today's world, given the state of political divides in many democracies.

 

Posted Apr 16, '12 at 8:21am

danielo

danielo

1,378 posts

well, in Israel i am supporting the new party of Yair Lapid, called "atid" - "future" {in Israel every party have a name, not just a description, like "kadima"-forward, "likud"-unit,uniting.
so, he his a central left winger, who soppurt equality for everyone. like making the religios groups {jewish who dont serve in the military like everyone else, saying "my beliving is my art"- i dont need to, i am learning the bible instead"} go to the army, like give more taxex to the rich and less to the poor and middle-class, and against the settlers. I also know him personaly, so i knew im gonna vote for him even befor he ran to the politics {lol}.
and yea, next election i will be able to vote {18}.

is that what you meant Brit?

 

Posted Apr 16, '12 at 9:53am

BritHennerz

BritHennerz

364 posts

is that what you meant Brit?

I think all countries have names for their parties such as the Labour (left wing), Liberal democrats (kind of middle but more left wing) and the Tories (conservatives but not as right wing as some conservative parties in other countries)

American or Brit? French or German? List is endless, and all are pertinent in today's world, given the state of political divides in many democracies.

Part of this was to find out different political parties from other countries and see what people thought about them

 

Posted Apr 16, '12 at 10:40am

Avorne

Avorne

3,224 posts

Well... I don't support the BNP or UKIP because one's a single-issue, racist party with an insufferable leader and the other's the BNP (I kid, I kid, the British Naz- National Party is far worse than UKIP).

The Green party only really every focuses on environmental policy and doesn't really have a solid position on many other areas so I can't say that I support or dislike them.

Labour does and did a lot of things that I agree with, such as supporting the lower classes in society and assuring socialized healthcare for citizens, but they also tend to be quite 'act first, think later' in some policy areas and Tony Blair especially proved this point.

The Tories have some good policies, encouraging trade and business growth while rolling back the state are supposedly big areas for them (although, arguably, David Cameron seems to want GREATER state control of the individual if anything - which I'm not a fan of), but they also have a thing about privatizing institutions in a way that might leave poorer people at a disadvantage.

The Lib Dems are supposedly more towards the centre than Labour or the Conservatives and yet they've not really displayed much of this since they formed the coalition government with the Tories, they've broken promises and long-standing party ambitions, so it's hard to really say how much they really stand by their policy and how much one could support them - although they do seem to be in support of certain freedoms and rights (as well as being against allowing the Government to act unchecked by the public).

I suppose if I had to choose then I'd say that I lean more in the direction of Labour or the Lib Dems but I can see flaws with both that mean I can't really support either. Labour does keep reinventing itself, however, so perhaps in time they'll reform themselves into something that I can really get behind.

 

Posted Apr 16, '12 at 10:45am

nichodemus

nichodemus

11,868 posts

Knight

I side with political parties that deal in pragmatism than a single political ideology or charter that is unbending. It helps that the ruling party, the PAP has never lost an election, and they have been in power long enough to lay down good policies which have more or less gone for the option that is more practical and realistic.

 

Posted Apr 16, '12 at 3:32pm

partydevil

partydevil

5,094 posts

d66 in the netherlands.
Vlaams Belang in belgium

for the rest i don't care realy. i can't vote for them anyway so why should i know them?

 

Posted Apr 16, '12 at 4:11pm

ChillzMaster

ChillzMaster

1,357 posts

I'm a die-hard American right-wing Repulican who abhors the crap out of the negative stereotypes that surround my party. Forced Christianity? Anti-Homosexual? "Protecting" our children from the evils of the world?

Bah. That's all controlling socialistic nonsense. No idea why the capitalists associate themselves with this nonsense, but I guess that's why I've often been called a Libertarian.

-Chillz

 

Posted Apr 16, '12 at 4:16pm

thepunisher93

thepunisher93

1,859 posts

My family is with Pakistan Muslim league Nawaz
and I am with Pakistan tehrik-e-insaf

 

Posted Apr 16, '12 at 8:52pm

ChillzMaster

ChillzMaster

1,357 posts

My family is with Pakistan Muslim league Nawaz
and I am with Pakistan tehrik-e-insaf

Theocracy, eh? So, how do you like the limitations of your freedoms? A lack of free market, combined with a nation that is unable to adapt to the ever-changing geo-political landscape is sure to fail.

Oh, and tell your leaders to stop messing with our bud, India. >8^D

-Chillz

 
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