New Political Party.

jimbohane

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Just came across this.Mods feel free to move if in the wrong place.It appears reading their manifesto that they are serious about contesting a general election but does anybody here on p.ie seriously believe that this group could get a candidate elected to government?
 


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No

but hopefully it could split the green vote, (iam not anti gree)
or at the very least eamonn Ryan’s vote
 

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I thought these policies were already put forward by the Greens?
 

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It isn't Kri-Ton again trying to form a party of socially reactionary family pets, is it?
 

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Bet Lucinda's horse is fairly conservative in its worldview.
 

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Votes for horses and dogs next... they have feelings, and youth opinion values feelings more than facts.
 

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I would say no, but the Pvdd has somehow managed to get to over 4% in The Netherlands, so why couldn't it happen here?

An animal rights party would just further split the centre-left vote that is already divided between Labour, The Greens and the Soc Dems.
 

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Here is the vegan ad that caused the fuss - "dairy takes babies from their mothers"

But without dairy there would be no mothers and no babies ( the rest of us call them calves). Bovines would end up in the zoo as specimens.

But if we called the party's supporters whey faced, we might be done for inspiring hatred, ffs.


 

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Bet Lucinda's horse is fairly conservative in its worldview.
Its a fair point. Lucinda's horse dislikes the Greens because of their open borders policy, but on the other hand it is very keen on animal welfare. Cue this new political party, and its niche.

But the basic problem with our electoral system remains. If you don't get enough votes in any one constituency to win a seat, you get nothing. Those candidates who lick up to the big parties and get on the party tickets have an in-built advantage. Even if they are corrupt idiots.

What's needed is a national list system, operating in tandem with the local constituency vote. That way a party like this could garner enough votes nationally to maybe get one national seat in the Dail.
 

artfoley56

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Just came across this.Mods feel free to move if in the wrong place.It appears reading their manifesto that they are serious about contesting a general election but does anybody here on p.ie seriously believe that this group could get a candidate elected to government?

no chance. it appears its the loons who used to congregate outside Ag house every tuesday, chanting the same student union type shyte "blood blood blood on your hands" "shame shame shame on you"

every tuesday youd hear them, thats why i used to call them a bunch of see you next tuesdays
 

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