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originally posted by: Flyingclaydisk
I won't profess to be an expert on your labor party, but as I understand, it is similar to our US democratic party. At one time they stood for the working man, the "little guy". Now they've redefined the "little guy" to be a person who provides no viable contribution to society other than just existing.
They've moved off their base, much like our democratic party has. They no longer represent the working man, but pander to those who will elect them. They've lost their support from the working class.
Full disclosure; I actually have a fair amount of time working with my brothers from the UK (great bunch, all of them) in Asia. So, I'm not completely 'dumb' on the matter.
originally posted by: CulturalResilience
I did have a modicum of respect for Corbyn up until he appointed the vile and idiotic racist Dianne Abbot as his shadow Home Secretary. When it later emerged that he had slept with her my attitude toward him crossed the Rubicon into contempt and disgust.
The Libertarian Party believes that the main issue that is not being addressed is that of the Constitution, It is no longer business as usual as the Scottish Referendum showed. The SNP has quadrupled its membership and could dictate public policy on the basis of holding the balance of power.
In the 800th year of Magna Carta we need to have a constitutional convention and accept that the United Kingdom is rapidly heading for a de facto Federal Kingdom. People are grown up, they want more of a say, referenda Swiss style should be the norm on both national and local issues not the exception. This includes membership of the European Union.
It is time we moved from a Representative Democracy to a Direct Democracy where our vote matters, first past the post is no longer just or sane. All schools of political thought should be heard.
Finally the ‘D’ word has to be addressed- our national debt of £1.4 Trillion has to be paid down, either through a specific Tax- the ‘Brown’ Tax or by a reduced State.
Switzerland and other countries in their Constitutions have a prohibition on the State borrowing above a certain limit. We need to enshrine this into our Constitution and have it codified.
Just because the Brexit vote won by a narrow margin does not mean the wishes and thoughts of the other half of the country should be completely ignored.