Libertas should continue to field candidates
Libertas should shut down
Libertas should agree to a co-operation pact with UKIP
Libertas should merge with UKIP and advise its voters to support UKIP
UK First, the English Democrats and Libertas should co-operate
The English Democrats, UK First and Libertas should merge
Libertas, UKIP, the English Democrats and UK First should merge
Libertas should stop contesting elections and become an EU reformist pressure group
Libertas should should stop fielding election candidates and back the Conservatives instead
I do not care what happens to Libertas
I certainly do NOT agree that PR for the Commons should be part of that package; it would rob the people of the right to elect their government. But PR for the Lords (UK Senate?) is vital. That way, small parties can build their strength at national level.
It doesn't have to be an either/or situation with PR. There are alternatives and compromise solutions that also allow constituency MPs
MKPDavies wrote: Cut the name. Libertas....will never catch on.The name Libertas sounds a bit similar to Veritas - the party formed by Robert Kilroy-Silk after he left UKIP.Anthony Butcher wrote: It's not fantastic, but having been through the process of discussing new names for a party on more than one occasion, having a name that has some limited recognition is far better than a name that has none.
PR was got rid of by the very party which brought it in for national elections in France - the Socialist Party. Once small parties of left and right started gaining seats they switched back to a voting system which is hard for smaller parties to do well under.
The concept of one anti-EU/reformist party organised in many different EU countries is a fascinating one, but alas it offered too little too late to appeal to voters this time. I sincerely hope that Libertas continues in some shape or form, as it is an idea that is ahead of its time.
I disagree, I hope they will be chocked into the dustbin of history of throwaway, decoy, anti-nationalist 'alternatives', before they are revamped to split the BNP vote again in 4-5 years time...
The whole idea of a European Union contradicts freedom, the very thing Libertas are named after. Shut down and move abroad: if people want to attempt impossible reform of an immutably corrupt EU they can vote for the Tories.
Nigel Farage keeps UKIP going by suggesting the EU would be happy to "renegotiate". I'd suggest that was similar to Miliband's tea and biscuits chats with "moderate" Taliban types. A complete waste of time.
Seeing as the vast majority of European people are opposed to the political edifice that is becoming a United States of Europe, it makes far more sense for a united approach in toppling the edifice than chucking pot shots from across the Channel!
Let's be practical though, I hate the right-left synopsis as much as many of you guys do, but the political compass means that a party has to take its place somewhere on there, too many movements really isn't helpful.
I am in favour of a pan-European anti-EU, PRO-INDEPENDENCE (ie, not a NATO mouthpiece) organization but that should not take the guise of a political party.