A few weeks ago we had a post dedicated to left-wing discussion. It went well so I thought we’d try another.
The rules are:
– To comment you have to be left wing.
– No personal attacks at all (not even if they are hidden in comments with good political points)
– Be kind. If you can’t be kind at least don’t be mean.
– Bear in mind the part of the Policy about not using language or tone that excludes others.
If you’re not sure if you fit the criteria, there is always Open Mike.
We can talk about anything that’s relevant to the left or progressives but here’s a starting point for discussion, a couple of things of interest that challenge the dominant story about elections in NZ.
Sweden – Eg of Second Largest Party on 26% forming Coalition Govt
2006 General Election
Social Democrats 35%(Largest Party)
Left Party 6% (Sixth)
Green 5% (Seventh)
Moderate 26% (Second Largest Party)
Centre 8% (Third)
Liberal People’s Party 8% (Fourth)
Christian Democrats 7% (Fifth)
Moderates form Centre-Right Coalition Govt
And NZ voter patterns between the 2011 and 2014 elections,