B0ycey wrote:Do you think Social Democracy won't appeal to the voters during a time of high unemployment or high inflation given that is a real possibility before the next election?
I think Social Democracy has broad appeal. However if Labour want to rebuild themselves then they need to be clearer about their 'offer', because a lot of people don't see them as social democrats, but as old-fashioned (and ideologically illiterate) socialists. With one or two exceptions, no-one in the Labour party wants to see us all living in tower blocks, wearing boiler suits and driving Ladas...but they need a total makeover to convince a majority-winning proportion of the electorate of that. They need to switch focus from minorities who, by definition, cannot provide them with a majority and provide a clear message to the average British voter who, in simple demographic terms, is white, heterosexual and probably of Anglo-Saxon descent. That doesn't mean they should abandon their championing of minorities, but at the moment that's the only message the electorate are hearing.
Tainari88 wrote:Where is PoFoUK?
I'd hate noemon to think I was 'poaching', but in the interests of site history, in the beginning when Siberian Fox was our 'Dear Leader'...politicsforum.co.uk was a sister site to politicsforum.org, as well as the History Forum and Soviet Empire as sites of the now effectively defunct Siberian Fox Network. When Fox sold PoFo to noemon, PoFoUK and the others were not part of the deal, but PoFoUK lives on (when Fox remembers to pay the server fees!
). Around the time that Fox was selling up, I checked in on PoFoUK and found that it was down to only one moderator (my colleague Lewis) so I volunteered to join him there. Noemon has been kind enough to keep me on here, as well.
I would ask @Potemkin about British politics and he seems to know quite a lot.
He surely does.
But, he has such a strong political position I sometimes think someone less strong in his political perspectives and more moderate would be fun to consult Cartertonian.
I have a strong political position!! In our artificially binary world, to misquote Shakespeare it's, "A plague on both your houses!"
I grew up with fiery and very politically involved parents. I was quite interested in a lot of things as a young person.
I grew up with a father who had no understanding of, or interest in, politics but who religiously voted Tory because - to him - they were 'the natural party of government' and putting Labour in charge was akin to 'putting the lunatics in charge of the asylum!"
I hope you come for a visit Cartertonian to Mexico. I finally got some British guests early this year. A young man and his wife and a baby. They loved it. And found Mexico very inexpensive to live in and relaxing.
You may not be able to answer this question, but what's the fishing like? That's inland, river fishing by the way, not sea fishing.
Sometimes I would be chatting with Potemkin and he would tell me, "No, that would never happen in Britain." And I would reply, "Why not?" And he would say something, like, "It is another culture." I would be kind of unsatisfied with that.
I should ask B0ycey instead. Lol. I think he lives where? In Birmingham or something?
Fortunately for the rest of the UK, Birmingham is not representative!
Mind you - top tip to any potential tourists - neither is London!