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Does the UK need another political party?

Eight Labour MPs and three Tories quit their parties to form a new breakaway grouping at Westminster, called the Independent Group.

The new centrist grouping in potentially the most significant realignment in British politics in a generation.

After the fanfare and press conferences of last week, they will meet formally for the first time as a group on Monday behind closed doors at Westminster.

MPs Heidi Allen, Chuka Umunna, Anna Soubry and Mike Gapes arriving at One Great George Street in Westminster for the meeting (John Stillwell/PA Wire)

MPs Heidi Allen, Chuka Umunna, Anna Soubry and Mike Gapes arriving at One Great George Street in Westminster for the meeting

Ex-Labour member Chuka Umunna insisted at the weekend that they were not yet a party or a movement, with a fully worked out programme for government, but simply a group of independent MPs.

Members have said they are united by a shared “non-tribal” belief in “progressive” values combined with deep unhappiness at the directions their former parties had taken, particularly on Brexit. Among the ex-Labour MPs there was also anger at what they said was the failure of the party leadership to deal with the spread of anti-Semitism in the party.

However they are likely to face pressure to move quickly to formally establish themselves as a party – with reports that some former Labour backers are ready to help bankroll them.

Mr Umunna, a former shadow minister, played down reports that he was favourite to be the first leader, although he acknowledged that he wanted to play the “biggest role” in the group.

However former Tory Sarah Wollaston told BBC Radio 4’s The Westminster Hour: “I think we would all be very happy to see Chuka in that role, but we don’t know over the coming days and weeks whether others will join us and somebody else may emerge.

The MPs in the new Independent Group hold their first meeting (John Stillwell/PA Wire)

The MPs in the new Independent Group hold their first meeting

“But there’s clearly an appetite from the public to know who’s going to be our spokesperson and I think that’s reasonable.”

She predicted that more Tories would quit to join them following Mrs May’s announcement that she was delaying the “meaningful vote” on her Brexit deal to March 12 – just 17 days before Britain is due to leave.

“I think there are very many MPs who are interested in joining us,” she said.

“I think a lot of people are watching to see what happens this week. So I think some of my colleagues will also be considering their positions following that announcement.”

Liberal Democrat deputy leader Jo Swinson said she was expecting to meet with the new group later this week, having spoken with some of its members in recent days.

Ms Swinson said the Lib Dems were ready to “work with” the new grouping, though she played down suggestions of a  formal pact between the parties, insisting she had no fixed blueprint for how they should co-operate.

“I think we need to be working together with the Independent Group MPs but we need to find a 2019 way of doing that and I’m open-minded about how that looks,” Ms Swinson told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme.

“I want to approach this with a very very open mind, potentially to have radical change. It is not very often we get a moment to break up the broken political system and we have that moment now.”

What do you think? Is it time the UK had a new political party and is this needed for change? Or should change come from reforms within the existing political parties? Have your say at Speakers Corner. 

 

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kaiafire
10th May 2019
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Not this one they should have had bye elections, not jump ship all wrong,
RabHaw
15th Apr 2019
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MPs represent or should represent their constituency . The whole Westminster system is flawed and requires radical reform . The Scottish Parliament / Assembly has been a great success based on form of PR . Take heed .
Sunbird73
14th Apr 2019
5
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Yes one where MPs are prepared to put their country before their own interests and represent those they are supposed to be working for.
VeraS
8th Apr 2019
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Yes get rid of the two faced lot. I always said Mrs May would drop us in it then walk away
She is certainly showing her true colours
Goldengirl2
3rd May 2019
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Like Cameron did!! -- she inherited a 'poison chalice' left by Cameron who did not want to stick around to deal with
the results of his 'promise' -- to ensure his re-election no
doubt!

Yes - the whole think is a mess! - there should have been
a coalition of parties formed to assess the implications involved
in leaving and to produce a document addressing these so that
the British voting public had an informed basis on which to really
decide if they wanted to pursue the option to leave.
GeoffK13
2nd Apr 2019
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I think they all should resign their seats and re stand in bye elections. They were chosen by local party members to represent a particular party, then local party members campaigned for them. I for one vote for a party and not for the individual
Ustroll
22nd Mar 2019
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MP’s always have been and always will be, self serving; more concerned with their own career paths than the welfare of the people. Not surprisingly, having been told, for generations, that they are there to do what they see is best for us, not our bidding, they now tell us that they need to go back to the people. They also have the audacity to suggest that the voting age should be lowered to 16, so the poor little snowflakes (who missed out on the referendum vote) can have a say in matters that will affect their future. Why not 10, for God sake? Or 6 even? I will give you that some 16 year olds are incredibly perceptive and, in some cases, have a better grasp of politics, than their elders but I would also suggest that the majority are more concerned with their latest tattoo, their latest selfie (tongue poking out or pouting) and that their only interest in whether we leave the EU is whether they have to pay tuition fees (remember, Corbyn DID say that they would cancel all tuition fees, even existing ones) and if they will have to queue at customs. The Independent Group? Just more of the same. See how quickly they return to their original parties, when the dust has settled.
To quote Jay Leno:
“Politics is just show business for ugly people.” (emphasis on ‘show business)
Sunbird73
14th Apr 2019
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Love the quote how true
Retiredyorkie
21st Mar 2019
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Why have another political party they will probably turn out like the present political parties - not doing much for the voters for the benefit our country.


Just another name on the ballot paper on voting days
BaW
19th Mar 2019
6
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This new Independent Group smacks of New Labour mark 2. When do we expect David Miliband back from America to front it? Or to learn that Tony Blair is one of its founders? (Is it true that TB is advising President Macron of France on how to avoid Brexit happening?)

Perhaps the BBC should develop a People's Government Reality Show, where the public could vote for individuals who have demonstrated the skills to lead the country.
viking
14th Mar 2019
3
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Democracy ......".a form of government for the people by the will of the majority of the people, based on conception of the equality of man ".
Oh really, perhaps someone can explain to me what is happening in HOC this week !!!
ElisabethR
14th Mar 2019
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The only trouble with that is where do the replacements come from? Very few of them enter Parliament with altruistic agendas. Its a 'career path' you study it at university! Its big business.
Just listened to Macdonald on R4 trying to sound like the voice of reason in this!! Words fail me!
Lionel
13th Mar 2019
3
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This evenings shenanigans in the Commons does rather reinforce my case for getting rid of all of them, as well as the top third of the Civil Service.
ElisabethR
13th Mar 2019
5
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11 people do not another political paŕty make.
What we do need is a parliament that would do their job of working together for the good of the country. Not one that is determined to pull the country to shreds. Especially when they had it clearly told them. Not try to use a referendum as a tool to kill off democracy to get the result overturned. Funny how they voted to activate rule 50 was that to make us feel ok?
They need shaking up and somehow made to understand that every one of them is a public servant and thats what they are there for....to serve not bolster their own grandiose plans.
I understand where Delboy is coming from and often cant keep my mouth shut.
Lionel
13th Mar 2019
3
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Elisabeth, don't even bother to keep your mouth shut. Vent your spleen on here. You might be surprised just how many people agree with you, or offer a reasoned debate.

That's been my experience of three years on Surfers.
Delboy
13th Mar 2019
6
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I’d just like to thank Silver Surfers for this forum. As I’m not allowed to speak in public in case I offend somebody (or more pertinently in case they issue a lawsuit against me) I find venting my ‘....ist’ opinions here very therapeutic especially for my high blood pressure, so thanks again, even my wife agrees that this column has been nearly as effective on my demeanour as the gag she bought me for Christmas.
Lionel
13th Mar 2019
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Well said Delboy, I know what you mean!
Bluebird55
11th Mar 2019
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We already have a centre party - it is called the liberal democrats. But hang on a minute... wasn't it once called the liberal party? Then didn't a new centre party come along calling themselves the social democrats? Then didn't they all get together to form this new sensational centre party called the liberal democrats? They must have loads of MP's by now. Well, perhaps not, but another new centre party is bound to succeed... isn't it?
Alicia
10th Mar 2019
3
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No just get rid of Corbyn and his Labour party, that man is a disgrace.
Lionel
13th Mar 2019
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He's not just a disgrace Alicia, he's a very dangerous man hell bent on No 10 no matter the cost or to whom. If ever he gets there we'll all be subsidising Venezuela, Arab terrorists and the IRA will almost certainly get funding from Westminster.

I'd vote almost anything to keep him out, even Tory again!
Alicia
14th Mar 2019
1
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Lionel, I agree with you! Harold Wilson would turn in his grave if he knew what Corbyn is up to.
Although I am not a Jew I find his anti-Semitism remarks very uncalled for !
Lionel
14th Mar 2019
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Alicia, I am a Jew, a Christian Jew so Corbyn et al are a very significant threat to me and my family.

The point about anti-semitism, as we learned yet again in the Second World War, is that after the Jews have been despatched then the likes of Corbyn cast about for their next victims. Could be you and your family, anyone signed up to another political party, even hospital patients on long term care.

There are just no boundaries when anti-semitism gets going.
Alicia
15th Mar 2019
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Lionel it saddens me to see these things happening today, I am sure things were more peaceful when I was young.
rjc1944
10th Mar 2019
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I feel there is a need for a new party but not a bunch of losers dedicated to going against the declared will of the people in the referendum. I'd vote for a party that promised a return to provision of secured tenancy council housing, proper means tested benefits in a simplified system, grammar schools, police on the streets not in cars or offices, zero tolerance on drug use, free trade worldwide, nationalised railways and energy production and a ban on foreign ownership of national security companies, properly organised immigration with a preference towards skilled workers from wherever and improved Armed Forces.
Yodama
10th Mar 2019
2
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I am all for a chocolate party myself.
Doesn't matter how many political parties there are, they are all cut from the same cloth......greedy, power hungry, haven't got a clue, out of touch with the common people and inept!

I would vote for a party called INEPT, sounds truthful!
Lionel
10th Mar 2019
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Would you vote for a party that daily humbles itself publicly and admits the people are sovereign, which is the case in law?
Yodama
10th Mar 2019
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Oh, you mean the Unicorn party do you Lionel?
A party that SERVES the people is as mythical as the unicorn is. Don't think there will be any move towards humbling behaviour from any party anytime soon...well not in what little time I have left on this planet.
Hope floats though.
Lionel
13th Mar 2019
1
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Got the email telling me you'd replied this morning.
Yodama
14th Mar 2019
1
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Yes, my notifications were very late too Lionel, mischievous computer gremlins.
Irene88
9th Mar 2019
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We need a party that represent the people, that put people first.
That are not influenced by the rich, big business and Multi nationals.

The role of the politician is to represent the people in his or her constituency.

Also MP's expenses need to be strictly scrutinised the figure published recently make eye watering reading.

e.g. David Lammy MP £1 million pund in expenses over 5 Years!!!!
Delboy
8th Mar 2019
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Being a dinosaur who thinks the world’s gone completely bonkers, my opinions are usually dismissed as the rantings of a left wing racist, homophobic misogynist, but In this instance I fully empathise with this so called breakaway group because they all have one thing in common. Whether they were formally dedicated public servants passionately believing in the Tory right wing values of capitalism, or devotees of Labours left wing redistribution of poverty ‘values’ it is obvious that they were all ready to give up their passionate devotion because they are all spineless traitors. If they do furtively combine and decompose into some sort of organism and seek support from the voting populous for their revised ideologies then I just hope, but do not expect that populous to recognise the fact that not one of them could possibly have any idea of what an ideal, devotion, loyalty or duty could possibly mean if it came up and bit them on the arse!
Will they change their minds again next time the going gets tough or will their newly discovered loyalty and devotion to their fellow microbes be sufficient to keep the bacterial growth together?
They may think we the great unwashed were sympathetic to their honourable decisions to disagree with their respective parties’ policies and resign, but that would give credence to the assumption that they were any more aware of the concept of honour than the other admirable qualities they so readily abandoned. Traitors one and all, obviously the next government. Very soon elections, just like moral values will be a thing of the past, who needs then?
Lionel
13th Mar 2019
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If we don't have elections we'll end up with a dictator in short order.

I know things are bad here but that would be infinitely worse.
classy
8th Mar 2019
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Surely we can get a better party together that either of the main parties that are currently ruined this country with their ineptitude
Riversiderouge
8th Mar 2019
4
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Judging by recent childish behaviour in Westminster recently, I'm beginning to think that we should abolish parliament and put the sovereign back in charge!
Billythequiche
8th Mar 2019
6
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There would be only two acceptable new parties: one that would take an oath to do as their constituents wished (the people, not the constituency party), and a Grey Party that would unashamedly work for the interests of the senior population.
I am weary of being blamed for giving up other pleasures to buy a house and a pension. I resent calling my state pension a benefit, it is a contract with the state that I paid for in advance through NI contributions, it would only be a benefit if I had got it without contributing. I am aghast at the idea that I don't still pay tax.
It is arguable and acceptable that travel passes, TV licences and even winter fuel payment could be means tested, even if this has darker connotations to some of our generation. What is not acceptable is to use these as a stick to bash us with, or as an excuse for inadequacies or incompetence in government, services and industries.
I say to those "rebels", be truthful, if you wish to ignore the referendum for your own ends say so, if you wish to be prime minister say so. We are not stupid, we see through your lies.
viking
8th Mar 2019
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This group can just stay with the rest of the children and give vent to their egos.
For many years now Scandinavian people look upon the HofC as a laughing stock with the ya boo shouting seen and heard across Europe. Add to that the tantrums thrown out by the Brexit "debate" really does make one wonder about this institution.
itsme
8th Mar 2019
1
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We people who want a centrist, liberal democratic home. The Liberal Democrats do not seem to be able to get their message across to the non-political section of our country anymore.
Litlpetl
7th Mar 2019
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We need parties who are open minded, & respectful of each other’s opinions & views - we don’t necessarily have to share their views but working together to find common ground would definitely be a step in the right direction- not taking every single opportunity to bad mouth the opposition!! It has become a laughing stock!!
Felix1
4th Mar 2019
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If they do not like their parties views they should leave. Forget about politics.
Jolly50
4th Mar 2019
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No but we do need MP’s with the character and drive of old when question time was worth viewing for the informed and intelligent views from politicians of all sides. Modern MP’s appear to have had their views,style,charisma coached out of them so they are mostly the same boring identifit in a suit. We need more charismatic politicians so our young people might be more inclined to engage.
Speeednet
4th Mar 2019
3
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Yes, but not those losers
andbrown01
2nd Mar 2019
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jamesjoyce01
2nd Mar 2019
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Where else can you walk out of a job and still get paid.they should all resign
Not2grey
1st Mar 2019
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We certainly don't need more Politicians of no principals - if MPs resign then they should immediately stand for re- election . They were elected as a representative of a particular party and if they no longer are a member then they should put themselves up as independents and let the electorate speak .It just shows the arrogance of out of touch politicians . Why should we trust them ?
Lionel
28th Feb 2019
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Another political party? Why? How will a fresh party fare differently to the self indulgent rabble calling itself politicians in office now?

It's not a new party we urgently need but a top to bottom sacking of existing politicians and the top third of the politicised Civil Service. We desperately need a new electoral system - a version of Direct Elections would allow the public to hold politicians directly accountable. Now there's a good idea!

Perpetual Statutes such as Magna Carta and the 1682 Bill of Rights must be restored to the people.

A Referendum Democracy such as Switzerland has had for very many years works very well for them and could for us too. The voting public must be consulted on any major changes to the status quo. The referendum result is immediately binding upon the government and must be enacted.

The treason Act must be restored, but retrospectively.

According to the Coronation Oath our Monarch is ultimately accountable for good governance in Great Britain and Northern Ireland. She may be held to account for governmental failures. Let's have a referendum and choose three!

That lot should add to the neuroses in Westminster and disturb the many! About time too.
StephenA3
1st Mar 2019
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Politician is now a career choice. Politics no longer attracts people who want to give something back or make a contribution. It attracts those who want to get as much out of it for themselves as they can. This of course is often not just money (although as our society uses wealth to measure success then they do acquire as much cash as they can get their grubby hands on), it attracts the egotists and those people who want to be in charge and who know better for everyone else what is good for them. I’d do away with elections all together. Every five years select 200 people at random (use the NI Register maybe) and make them MPs for 15 years. After this they get a pension for life but can never be involved in public life again or enter any government building. I’m fairly sure a random sample like that would be more respresentative of the general population than the current group of public school old boys and oxbridge graduates who are increasingly the pampered offspring of politicians who are making seats in Parliament a family business.
viking
27th Feb 2019
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I can see at least two of these people that are in this group who are there just to boost their own egos and get publicity for themselves. One of these people has a very nasty temperament, and a borderline de-selection by the local party anyway.
Marksy47
27th Feb 2019
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These people are disloyal to the people who voted them in , they don't care what what their voters want , selfish lot make them resign and see what the people think.
StephenA3
1st Mar 2019
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They don’t care what their voters want? They are selfish? Of course they don’t care and of course they are selfish. They are MPs so having total contempt for the people who vote for you, being totally selfish and looking out for your self interest are key parts of the job description.

Sadly if these individuals did resign and a by-election was held then the electorate (who bothered to vote) would just send another equally detestable candidate to Westminster based on the colour of the rosette they were wearing.
sparrer
26th Feb 2019
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It's all been done before, now there are as many 'political parties' out there that we never hear of. A bit like pieces of junk floating around in space, really.
johnboy68
26th Feb 2019
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only if they don't shout and go crazy like kids and act as grown up people and run a country correctly
Poppyrose
26th Feb 2019
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After the debacle of the last two years and current M.P's showing their abilities or lack of, if there was a general election now, there would be a massive change of faces in both parties - the public are not impressed.
Wilf
26th Feb 2019
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I think the public are depressed and agree not impressed!
StephenA3
1st Mar 2019
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A massive change of faces? There maybe individuals who come and go but the parties would continue and the people who came in would be the same as the people who left. The end result of the change, business as usual for the professional politicians. Of course don’t forget that many of those faces that do go from the House of Commons then just reappear in the House of Lords or get highly lucrative Quango posts where they can continue making decisions for the rest of us but without even the superficial level of a accountability givn by an election every 5 years.
ElisabethR
13th Mar 2019
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The pproblem would be where would all these new faces come from? However ghastly some of them are they are voted back in again. I
My feeling is with a general election you vote for the party but in council elections you vote for the personwho gets things done . At this level of government the 'party line' is not usually adhered to.
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Surfer Pete
26th Feb 2019
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Given the total inability of Labour, under it's current Marxist rulers, to provide an effective opposition during this time of crisis perhaps a more sensible alternative is required.
Wilf
26th Feb 2019
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Correct-The Tories should have been gone 12 months ago as they are such a total shambles. Its only that Comrade Corbyn and his party are even more utterly useless that we still have the Tories. Why didn't Corbyn agree to a second vote on the EU months ago. He may have got the public with him (I am not saying I agree). It is all too little too late. Looks like we will be falling off the precipice in March!
maryjones226
26th Feb 2019
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The thing I look for in MPs is integrity. It's well known that some of these Labour people were unhappy that Jeremy Corbyn was elected as Leader by the Labour membership and having been working against him ever since. It's OK to disagree with the direction the Party has taken. Corbyn had many disagreements and voiced them when Blair was PM, and Kinnock and others. But he didn't walk out. He always supported his party for critical votes, although he disagreed with others. This group of people got themselves elected on the Labour manifesto. Same with the Conservatives. If they had integrity they would resign their seats and put themselves up for a by-election. They say they have support from their constituents. Then what are they afraid of? There is clear water between Labour and Conservatives. Lib Dems are in the middle. What else is a new Party going to achieve? And the views between 2 sides is likely to tear them apart. I can't see them ever agreeing on anything beyond Brexit and it looks like the goalposts are moving on that one, taking away the only issue they had.
Wilf
26th Feb 2019
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I totally agree the Independents should put themselves up for a by-election. As you say what are they afraid of if the other 2 parties are so useless!
Helen31
26th Feb 2019
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I think both existing parties have become quite complacent and a bit of a threat from a new party might just shake them up a bit. I was always a Labour supporter (from my Dad) but I'm not impressed with Corbyn.
Wilf
26th Feb 2019
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It would do if the new party had a leader and a manifesto or at the very least could articulate what its purpose is rather than the negatives of not staying in their current parties. Also who is their leader? or are they just a rabble. WE elect these people so they should have a by-election. No its not a good time to have one but in my view they have no mandate to be MPs if they are not elected under a party. What a mess you just could not make it up! Nobody is happy. Time for a clean sheet of white paper with politics in the UK. Proportional Representation and make every vote count. Lets start again with a bit of spring cleaning!
Helen31
26th Feb 2019
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Do agree with Proportional Representation.
Wilf
26th Feb 2019
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Yes I do as well. It would make much more sense than the antiquated system we have at the moment-not fit for the 21st century!
Helen31
26th Feb 2019
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Unfortunately, there doesn't seem to be any will in government to change. Shame.
Wilf
26th Feb 2019
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You are right. I think the current parties all like the status quo as it suits them!
Helen31
26th Feb 2019
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So disillusioned by politics, world-wide, at the moment.
Wilf
26th Feb 2019
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Yes agreed not much to choose from the leaders in UK, USA or many EU countries at the moment.
StephenA3
28th Feb 2019
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We had a referendum on the voting system back in 2011. We were offered the choice between the status quo and a meaningless change that would effective,y make no difference.

The two main parties hate PR as it would cost both of them seats. The Liberal Democrats promoted PR until they got into power and did the maths for themselves, all of a sudden PR was replaced by “Alternative Vote”

The only thing you can 100% rely on with politicians is that the central driving force of every single one of them is self interest.
Helen31
28th Feb 2019
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Totally agree. I do think proportional representation would be a help.
BettyH53
26th Feb 2019
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I believe Parliament as a whole should have worked together to deliver Brexit, self-interest appears to have been the primary concern of many M.P.'s and they have lost the trust of many. I am not Theresa May's greatest fan but she is trying to deliver against a background of 'sniping'. Cameron called the referendum, let the Prime Minister act on the result.
Peggoty
26th Feb 2019
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Way back, I was a founder member of the SDP, which was formed when four very high profile and experienced MPs left the Labour Party. We worked tremendously hard, knocking on doors, signing people up etc. Where is the SDP now?
For that matter, the Liberal Democrat’s are not exactly doing well and, despite the need for a Green Agenda, the Green Party can’t get much traction.
In my view, we would be better served by politicians jointly working to reform the voting system. People might recall when proportional representation was last debated and voted on. The media made it into some kind of joke, making it seem complicated and silly. I don’t know why.
Just think, if we had vote for Proportional Representation then, we wouldn’t be in the horrendous mess we are in now.
So my conclusions is that we need a new voting system, not a new party.
TonyK9
26th Feb 2019
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Totally agree. Our government is not fit for purposr
TonyPasty
26th Feb 2019
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‘Proportional representation doesn’t work, hung parliaments all over Europe. I would always prefer first past the post
TonyPasty
26th Feb 2019
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This party has been formed only to stop the UK leaving the EU despite what anyone claims
sammydarlo
25th Feb 2019
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We could do with one that LISTENS TO THE PEOPLE AND OBEYS THEIR WISHES INSTEAD OF UNDERMINING THEM. SO My answer is YES BUT NONE OF THIS LOT QUALIFY!
Bald123
25th Feb 2019
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We need another party like I need a hole in my head. Why? We already have the big 2 and the Liberals and the SNP and the DUP. How many more do we need and what earth shattering ideas will the new Independent Party promise.
Munsterlander
25th Feb 2019
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Being a lifelong Labour voter I am saddened by the demise of our once great party which is manifesting itself in the current leavers. The leadership needs to get a grip and make a decision. Corbyn does not like the EU apparently but he needs to be more convincing instead of dancing around subjects like pinheads. Maybe it is time for a new Labour leader rather than a new independent party. Tom Watson throw your hat in the ring please.

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contain any material which is defamatory of any person; or contain any material which is obscene, offensive, hateful or inflammatory; or promote sexually explicit material; or promote violence; promote discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age; or infringe any copyright, database right or trade mark of any other person; or be likely to deceive any person; or be made in breach of any legal duty owed to a third party, such as a contractual duty or a duty of confidence; or promote any illegal activity; or be threatening, abuse or invade another’s privacy, or cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety; or be likely to harass, upset, embarrass, alarm or annoy any other person; or be used to impersonate any person, or to misrepresent your identity or affiliation with any person; or give the impression that they emanate from us, if this is not the case; or advocate, promote or assist any unlawful act such as (by way of example only) copyright infringement or computer misuse.

Nurturing a safe environment

Our Silversurfers community is designed to foster friendships, based on trust, honesty, integrity and loyalty and is underpinned by these values.

We don't tolerate swearing, and reserve the right to remove any posts which we feel may offend others... let's keep it friendly!