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  •  Are you part of the leadership of this party? (2+ / 0-)
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    NY brit expat, northsylvania

    You never explained your connection to it.

    Also, third parties are usually not good, even in a parliamentary system.

    •  I am not in leadership (5+ / 0-)

      I work in waltham forest left unity ... the leadership is complicated: there are 10 people that were elected at the last conference (not this one, the previous where we were starting to see if it could work that are a national coordinating group); then there are national meetings where each branch sends representatives that have met every few months. In addition to waltham forest left unity, I have been helping with the Economics Policy commission and participate in the disability caucus and the women's caucus. :)

      "Hegel noticed somewhere that all great world history facts and people so to speak twice occur. He forgot to add: the one time as tragedy, the other time as farce" Karl Marx, The Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte .

      by NY brit expat on Sun Dec 08, 2013 at 03:43:56 PM PST

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    •  We either create a new party or we are (2+ / 0-)
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      annieli, JayRaye

      left with the Conservatives, Lib Dems, Labour or heaven help us, UKIP. Quite honestly, the space to the left of Labour is bordering on a chasm ... the majority needs choice for real as otherwise voting literally is confined to neoliberalism and pro-austerity. It is too important to leave the electoral space to neoliberals and it is our responsibility to be there as people still believe in parliamentary democracy. The fact that voting is so low perhaps has a lot to do with the lack of things to vote for that expresses the will of so many.

      "Hegel noticed somewhere that all great world history facts and people so to speak twice occur. He forgot to add: the one time as tragedy, the other time as farce" Karl Marx, The Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte .

      by NY brit expat on Sun Dec 08, 2013 at 04:52:53 PM PST

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      •  It is actually a 5th party, but the only (3+ / 0-)
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        JayRaye, Free Jazz at High Noon, AoT

        openly left and socialist one at this time that is not a coalition of hard left groups ... think of it as an attempt to build a British SYRIZA (Greece) or Die Linke (Germany) or Bloco (portugal) ...

        "Hegel noticed somewhere that all great world history facts and people so to speak twice occur. He forgot to add: the one time as tragedy, the other time as farce" Karl Marx, The Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte .

        by NY brit expat on Sun Dec 08, 2013 at 05:17:58 PM PST

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