Wednesday, 29 May 2024

National Liberal Debate 15 – What Action Should National Liberals Take At The Polling Stations?

The NLP is standing two candidates – in Ruislip, Northwood & Pinner and Southall - in the forthcoming General Election. Not everyone will be able to vote for them. So what should National Liberals do on polling day?

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:

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.

As everyone will know by now, the General Election will be held early next month. Here the entire British electorate – currently nearly 46,000,000 – can vote for 650 Memebers of Parliament who will represent them (potentially) for the next five years.

This year the National Liberal Party has two candidates. Sockalingam ‘Yogi’ Yogalingam will be standing in the constituency of Ruislip, Northwood & Pinner, which is situated in outer North West London.  And Jagdeesh Singh is standing in Southall, West London.

If you’re lucky enough to live in either one of these areas, you can vote for them. But that still leaves 648 constituencies where you can’t vote for NLP candidates who’re standing for National Freedom and Social Justice.

Therefore, our question is simple – what action should National Liberals take at the polling stations?

• THIS ARTICLE should be read in conjunction with the following:

Ten Of The Best! (13/03/2014)

National Liberal Debate 11 – Outside Of London Who Should National Liberals

Vote For In The Euro-Elections? Have Your Say! (15/05/2014)

National Liberal Debate 12 – What’s Our Take On UKIP? Have Your Say! (22/06/2014)

National Liberal Debate 13 – Should We Bring Back The Death Penalty? Have Your Say! (27/08/2014)

National Liberal Debate 14 – I Am Charlie. I Am Not Charlie. Have Your Say! (14/01/2015)

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