THE MANY problems faced by Britain – whether economic or social – are not going to be solved by screaming and shouting. Thus, the National Liberal Party is not interested in ‘hitting the headlines’ using the tired formula of macho–posturing and gesture politics. These problems will only be overcome by a combination of careful thought and action.
This means that we favour informed and reasoned debate. Here we concentrate on arguments, points of view and facts. We are not interested in personalities, prejudice or promoting self-interest.
The National Liberal Party seeks to build an organisation that encourages free speech and debate. To do this, we also attempt to take into consideration as many views as is possible in open debate. Thus, members and supporters are always encouraged to have their say.
We’re also interested in encouraging people to develop their debating skills. That’s why the NLP has introduced a new series of articles called Have Your Say! Whilst each subject will be announced on this web-site, they’ll be conducted in full on the National Liberals Facebook site, which can be found here: http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/groups/52739504313/?fref=ts
Before we start this debate we’d like to remind folks of our ground rules:
- First of all, say what you think – but think what you say.
- Secondly, just debate the issue(s) raised. There should be no personal attacks.
- As previously noted, we’re simply not interested in personalities.
- Please note that we may ask selected members and supporters to play ‘devil’s advocate’. Hopefully, this’ll help sharpen the debating skills of all involved!
- Finally, it should be remembered that all of the views expressed in Have Your Say! are personal and should not be taken to be the official view of the NLP itself.
Our latest question relates to the position of women in society. Another International Women’s Day has come and gone – check this link out for further details: http://www.internationalwomensday.com/ – but are women any closer to really being treated as equals?
As National Liberals we realise that there are differences between the sexes, but we also long for a just society. For us, the latter part of the slogan For National Frredom and Social Justice is not just empty rhetoric. So how just do we achieve Social Justice for women? Is it fair to set ‘targets’ and percentages for female representation? Should we really rely on ‘positive’ discrimination? Let us know your views – simply check out the debate at Facebook/National Liberals today!
• PREVIOUS debates can be found here:
National Liberal Debate 5 – How Do We Solve Unemployment? – Have Your Say! (19/06/2013)
National Liberal Debate 9 – Euro-Elections 2014: Attitudes, Communication, Illustration and Strategy – Have Your Say! (14/01/2014) http://nationalliberal.org/euro-elections-2014-attitudes-communication-illustration-and-strategy-have-your-say