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Started by Brunothecat on Apr 7, 2018 9:35:04 PM
Hoorah for the Secret Moneybags Party

New party gets £50m backing to ‘break mould’ of UK politics

The group is said to have drawn up policy documents. Part of its attempt to break the traditional mould of politics would see all potential candidates asked to sign strict term limits, to stop the current practice that sees MPs in safe seats remain in post for decades.

Other than Franks, the identities of those involved remain secret and no launch date has been scheduled. It remains unclear how they intend to navigate Britain’s “first past the post” electoral system.

lapsedcat - 07 Apr 2018 21:36:48 (#1 of 1763)

Sounds intriguing.

foghorn - 07 Apr 2018 21:39:11 (#2 of 1763)

Good. They´ve been hitching long enough if it is who I suspect.

Brunothecat - 07 Apr 2018 21:39:18 (#3 of 1763)

The formation of a new party could represent a challenge to both the Lib Dems, who remain in the doldrums, and Labour, which is divided over Corbyn’s leadership and has been plagued by accusations of antisemitism by some members.

Now, given the FPP system remains in place this looks like a means of keeping the Tories in more than anything else. If they have no policies to appeal to the Tories they look like another SDP.

Brunothecat - 07 Apr 2018 21:43:03 (#4 of 1763)

Not a word about reversing brexit, having another referendum in the piece. But apparently brexit supporters are on board.

Presumaby, they aren't bothered about brexit then. So is the secrecy because some of the backers have had lots to say about brexit, but no intention of doing anything to match their stirring words, I wonder.

foghorn - 07 Apr 2018 21:46:07 (#5 of 1763)

They are ball-less types. It probably won´t amount to much. Respect if they put their money where their mouths are.

machiavelli - 07 Apr 2018 21:48:41 (#6 of 1763)

It appears to have a centrist policy platform that borrows ideas from both left and right.

Trouble is, a "centrist" these days is a person who will destitute asylum seekers and bomb Arab countries on an invented pretext.

foghorn - 07 Apr 2018 21:52:31 (#7 of 1763)

Isn´t it typical that they don´t say one single thing about their purpose and hope that suitable voting berks will fill in the massive gap with whatever they like.

foghorn - 07 Apr 2018 22:09:29 (#8 of 1763)

Probably be able to court the media. They have perfect malleability on their side.

Only we don´t really know who they are.

Brunothecat - 07 Apr 2018 22:20:09 (#9 of 1763)

Nothing to hide nothing to fear. I read it in the papers. So they are obviously dodgy, and should be shunned.

foghorn - 07 Apr 2018 22:26:59 (#10 of 1763)

Anything you want to hear. Free fags and beer.

Verdigris - 07 Apr 2018 22:35:52 (#11 of 1763)

Is this the Arron Banks Party (with added Farage)?

foghorn - 07 Apr 2018 22:38:18 (#12 of 1763)

Whatever you want.

Its on that fifty million quid kite.

Brunothecat - 07 Apr 2018 22:38:31 (#13 of 1763)

the We Couldn't Buy Labour Party.

roguestate - 07 Apr 2018 22:38:44 (#14 of 1763)

Fucking ace; 3 Brexit parties (if that is indeed the case).

machiavelli - 07 Apr 2018 22:39:52 (#15 of 1763)

Mini Macrons, more like.

foghorn - 07 Apr 2018 22:43:13 (#16 of 1763)

Nice round number that. Fifty million.

Ginmonkey - 07 Apr 2018 22:52:29 (#17 of 1763)

To my mind more credible political parties is a good thing. A system almost completely dominated by two parties is not healthy.

foghorn - 07 Apr 2018 22:53:49 (#18 of 1763)

Its been dominated by one party for a while. That is very, very unhealthy.

Ginmonkey - 07 Apr 2018 22:57:14 (#19 of 1763)

So what exactly is your problem with more pluralism in politics? Like many UK voters at the moment I would dearly love the choice of more than a party I could never vote for and one that is increasingly resembling a burning clown car.

lapsedcat - 07 Apr 2018 22:58:54 (#20 of 1763)

You seem awfully bitter at the moment, foggers. Not being snarky, but everything ok?

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