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    Default Ideologies Ireland could import

    Perhaps a poll could be run on this - political ideologies that are currently unrepresented in the Dáil, but could aid in reform. You could have libertarianism (Tea Party), right-wing nationalism (Front National, PVV), classical/social liberalism (FDP, Lib Dems), conservatism (UMP, Christian Democrats), euroscepticism (UKIP) or left-wing environmentalism (GroenLinks, RedGreen Movement - Iceland).
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    Quote Originally Posted by FloatingVoterTralee View Post
    Perhaps a poll could be run on this - political ideologies that are currently unrepresented in the Dáil, but could aid in reform. You could have libertarianism (Tea Party), right-wing nationalism (Front National, PVV), classical/social liberalism (FDP, Lib Dems), conservatism (UMP, Christian Democrats), euroscepticism (UKIP) or left-wing environmentalism (GroenLinks, RedGreen Movement - Iceland).

    FF is a member of the ELDR party (i.e. The European Liberal Democrat Party) as also are the FDP and the Lib Dems.

    FG is a member of the EPP (i.e. the European People's Party/Christian Democrats) as also are most Christian Democratic parties and the UMP.

    SF sit and vote together with the Nordic Green Left-ies in the GUE/NGL parliamentary group in the European Parliament. The Icelandic RedGreen's are part of the Nordic Green Left-ies (in an non-EU context). The (Dutch?) GroenLinks are part of the European Green Alliance, as also are the (Irish) Green Party.

    So far, we half the ideologies covered more or less. Most of the rest are unlikely to go down well with the electorate.

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    How about a government "telling the truth", or is that an alien ideology too far?

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    Quote Originally Posted by redger View Post
    How about a government "telling the truth", or is that an alien ideology too far?
    I'd vote for that in the morning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Passer-by View Post
    FF is a member of the ELDR party (i.e. The European Liberal Democrat Party) as also are the FDP and the Lib Dems.

    FG is a member of the EPP (i.e. the European People's Party/Christian Democrats) as also are most Christian Democratic parties and the UMP.

    SF sit and vote together with the Nordic Green Left-ies in the GUE/NGL parliamentary group in the European Parliament. The Icelandic RedGreen's are part of the Nordic Green Left-ies (in an non-EU context). The (Dutch?) GroenLinks are part of the European Green Alliance, as also are the (Irish) Green Party.

    So far, we half the ideologies covered more or less. Most of the rest are unlikely to go down well with the electorate.
    most of the ideologies covered??

    you must be kidding

    FF have one ideology power, FG the same (only they can't get it) Labour champagne socialists does not count as an ideology either

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    Libertarianism is badly needed and had it been around the cabinet table two years ago we wouldn't have seen the Anglo bail out.
    "A govt big enough to give you everything you want, is strong enough to take everything you have" Thomas Jefferson

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    A good dose of Pragmatism would be nice.

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    We need a good dose of libertarianism in our social conscience. In politics, religion, the media, business and even down the pub - the individual is always in second place to the group. I'm not talking about tea-party libertarianism (you have to crawl before you can walk), I'm just saying we need to balance the rights of the individual aginst the power of pressure groups.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ManOfReason View Post
    We need a good dose of libertarianism in our social conscience. In politics, religion, the media, business and even down the pub - the individual is always in second place to the group. I'm not talking about tea-party libertarianism (you have to crawl before you can walk), I'm just saying we need to balance the rights of the individual aginst the power of pressure groups.
    +1

    When your current govt is passing Blasphemy and Co-habitation Laws (Forced Marriage), there's something not quite right in the balance of the State vs. The Individual.
    "A govt big enough to give you everything you want, is strong enough to take everything you have" Thomas Jefferson

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