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Topic for November 2021 - Do we need a new political party?

    • 124 posts
    October 27, 2021 4:48 PM BST

    Proposed Agenda


    Is there a need for a new political party?

    • Do we need a new political party? Will the Reform Party and Gina Miller’s new ‘True and Fair’ party fit the bill?
    • What’s wrong with existing parties?
    • What would we want a new party to look like? How would it be different? How would it be credible?
    • Would a repositioned party be a better option than a brand new party?


    What are the desirable attributes of a new or re-positioned political party?

    • What might the top level messages of a new or re-positioned party be?
    • How could it select good candidates? What qualifications/backgrounds would it require?
    • How would it be managed? How would it decide policy? How would it keep a central message? How would it keep candidates and members on message?
    • How might it be funded?
    • How might it attract the right members and screen members?
    • What internal processes would be needed?  

    This post was edited by # Probably42 at October 27, 2021 6:24 PM BST
    • 124 posts
    November 27, 2021 10:23 AM GMT

    The output from the Probably42 Discussion Groups Deep Thought and Zero Gravity is now available at Is there a need for a new political party.

    It examines whether we can achieve significant change through improving the operation of existing parties, or whether it can only be achieved through a new party.