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    Dame_Enda Dame_Enda is online now
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    The United People (UP) Party

    This party appears in the register of political parties. I was curious when wikipedia listed their ideology as "populism". Says they split from Direct Democracy Ireland. Would you consider voting for them in a GE? I'm sceptical of political parties as a concept, but would consider one that allowed freedom of dissent and was not soft on immigration.

    Thejournal.ie says their policies are:

    Abolishing Irish Water and returning control of water services to local councils
    Opposing water charges and water metering
    Opposing the EU/US Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)
    “Balancing” parental rights
    Constitutionally guaranteed access to the internet
    Ending the Universal Social Charge (USC)

    They also said in 2015:

    ....The refugee crisis
    We’d like to see the issue addressed, but on an equal basis – we want to see as much urgency put into Irish people who are homeless, not more or less.

    Same-sex marriage
    We were all for it, and we were delighted to see it pass.

    Taxation
    We’ve included details on taxation in our manifesto, and we don’t want to reveal too much before we make a public announcement.

    Abortion
    We don’t have a stance yet on it. We’re still getting feedback from the members, and at our next AGM we’ll have a vote on this....
    This is their logo.

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    I am aware of Jeff Rudd and I looked into them the time of the last election. The website is bloody awful looking. I think there was a lot of internal strife in the party and also within DDI who seem to change leaders as often as their knickers.

    To be fair there's not much in what you posted above from their manifesto that I don't agree with, but they don't seem a coherent enough proposition for me to vote for them.

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    Voice of Unreason Voice of Unreason is offline

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    Meltdown thread on boards about them.

    https://www.boards.ie/vbulletin/show...p?t=2057421976

    The logo on the Register of Political Parties appears to be totally different than the one posted in the OP.
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    They’ve a “new” logo now.

    If it looks familiar, well that’s because you’ve seen the special olympics icon from a few years ago.

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    Renua Nua ???

    Anyway it is good to have more choice.

    There is a problem in thst the diffrrences beteeen many existing options are superficial snd minor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Voice of Unreason View Post
    Meltdown thread on boards about them.

    https://www.boards.ie/vbulletin/show...p?t=2057421976

    The logo on the Register of Political Parties appears to be totally different than the one posted in the OP.
    Boards..............home of the snowflakes, enough said.
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    They seem to be a bit dodgy on the national question.
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    "Clearer Transparency"
    When trying to hard goes wrong. Amateurs.
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    Just need to post this again:
    Blot over the other so he can’t read. There. Right. Idea prize titbit. Something detective read off blottingpad. Payment at the rate of guinea per col. Matcham often thinks the laughing witch. Poor Mrs Purefoy. U. P: up.
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    This was a Drogheda independent article
    https://amp.independent.ie/regionals...-34376947.html

    I know Rudd didn't run, did the other two named run in 2016?
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