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  Campaigning
Posted by: Morgan - 10-31-2018, 09:13 PM - Forum: Yes Campaign - Replies (8)

To be used for Official Campaign and Personal hours.

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  High Profile Event
Posted by: Morgan - 10-31-2018, 09:11 PM - Forum: Yes Campaign - Replies (1)

Post your HPE here

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  Party Political Broadcast
Posted by: Morgan - 10-31-2018, 09:11 PM - Forum: Yes Campaign - Replies (1)

Post your PPB here.

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  Campaigning/Costs
Posted by: Morgan - 10-31-2018, 08:40 PM - Forum: Rules and Announcements - No Replies

Campaigning and costs

Party Political Broadcast – 1 per referendum (1 for Wales, 1 for Scotland)/to be used by official campaign only – FREE
These are blocks of 5 minutes of free television airtime given out to each campaign. You should provide a script detailing what is being said and what images are being shown. Celebrities may only be used if pre-approved by the A-Team.

High Profile Events – 1 per referendum (1 for Wales, 1 for Scotland)/to be used by official campaign only – FREE
This event will garner significant press exposure, and will most likely be heavily reported by the press and voters will see this on the news. Suggested uses for this: launching or closing your campaign. The HPE should involve at least two senior members of the campaign. Each player contributing should include a few paragraphs from themselves.

Leafleting – 0.5 hours
Going round putting leaflets through doors. Use leaflets to show off your caampaign and explain why you're great and the other side isn’t. You should provide either the text of the leaflet along with a description of how the leaflet looks, or a image of the leaflet.

Canvassing/Mainstreeting – 0.5 hours
Knocking on doors or wandering about in a town's high street, talking to anyone who'll listen. Talk to voters about your campaign and about your opponents. You should provide a bullet point list of at least three talking points, plus a leaflet to hand out. This may be the leaflet you used for leafleting.

Speech – 1 hour
A stump speech delivered to voters in the area (this can be specified, but not essential). Good for longer-form coverage of subjects that don't require a full High Profile Event. You should provide a speech of at least a few paragraphs.

Posters/Billboards – 1 hour
Big signs up around the region with your message on. Good for simple, clear messages. Don't use lots of text. You should provide either the text of the sign along with a description of how it looks, or a image of the poster/leaflet.

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  Rules and Announcements
Posted by: Morgan - 10-31-2018, 08:39 PM - Forum: Rules and Announcements - No Replies

1992 Wales and Scotland Devolution Referendum Rules

Campaigning will last two days: Saturday 3rd November 2018 to Sunday 4th November 2018. Each campaigning day lasts from midnight to midnight, UK time.

Campaigning will take place in Wales and Scotland concurrently. For campaigning we will be utilising the hours systems as used in Party Leadership elections.

For the campaign we have decided to run it based on two sets of hours. The first set, and the majority of the determining campaigning, will be hours for the official campaign. The second set will be individual hours for each player. For each day, the official campaign will have 10 hours to use in Scotland and 10 hours to use in Wales. Also, for each day, each player will have a personal allowance of 3 hours per day to use. These 3 personal hours can be used in one or both of the campaigns. Just to stress, the 3 personal hours are across both campaigns not 3 days for each.

We have decided on this system to ensure that both sides have an equal chance, but there is scope for all players to provide their own contributions to the campaigns. However, I must stress that the Official Campaigns will be the primary determiner of the referendum result. Use the personal allowance to expand on your own positions outside of the official campaign, if you knock it out of the park you will be able to help your side win.

Below I have set out the campaigning types and costs for each type. The PPB and HPE are only allowed to be used by the official campaign, to be posted by the Campaign Chair or a designated deputy.

If you have any questions or comments, please message me on TG or via the Forum.

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  LD Speech: Porter Leadership Speech
Posted by: Rt. Hon. Philip Porter (LIB) - 10-30-2018, 06:53 PM - Forum: Press Cycles - No Replies

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Liberal Democrat Leader Philip Porter spoke at the National Liberal Club about his leadership of the party

Quote:"Ladies and Gentlemen thank you for joining me this evening.
 
I know that I speak for all of us when I say that our thoughts and prayers are with Oscar Hattingly and his family. He was a terrific leader and we wish him the speediest of recoveries so that he can once again join us at Westminster.
 
Today I have come before you all to lay out a vision for the future of our party and our nation. For too long we have, as a nation, been shadowed by two giants in our body politic. For too long voters had only two options even while their hearts lay in centrist, solutions oriented governance. But without choices we yo-yoed between the Terrible Tories and the Spendy Labourites without alternative. However, that has come to change. Thanks to the hard work of those who have come before the Liberal Democrats were able to win 25 seats in the last General Election. And based upon polling if we were to go to an election today the Liberal Democrats would vault into being the Official Opposition party of this nation. That is something that we should all be proud of; from the intrepid band of individuals who sought common ground we have tapped into a well-spring of popular support.
 
But we cannot merely rely upon honeyed words and private polling. We need to stand for something. And stand for something we have. I was proud to author a bill to repeal the Terrible Tory policy found within Section 28. We know that every Briton should be treated equally. We know that government, whether it is local or national, should never tip the scales against a minority group. We know that the true, beating heart of Britain lies in the ideals of equality, honesty, and fairness. Section 28 stood against those values. Section 28 treated men and women as pariahs, as a special class of miscreants who were not worth even mentioning simply because of whom they love. Section 28 played into the division, the prejudice, the hatred that all too often has been used to smear someone different in the name of maintaining power. Section 28 belongs in the dustbin of history and thanks to the Liberal Democrats in Parliament that is exactly where it is headed. And that is something that we should be proud of as a party.
 
We should be proud that we have become the Loyal Opposition in all but name in Parliament. While the Tories are revolving through leaders and struggling through internecine conflict that makes the War of the Roses look soft it has been the Liberal Democrats who have held the Labour Government accountable. We have pushed back on their Band aid Budget that only focuses on the short term political gains rather than in the long term investments in our nation. We argued that we need to expand the child care credit, create more spaces for early childhood education, and truly invest in a world class education system. We pushed against minimal infrastructure spending knowing full well that our roadways and bridges, skyways and ports are the essential life blood of our economy. We know that it’s more important for a budget to push Britain towards a brighter future, not merely to win a press cycle so we can prevail in the next general election.
 
We have also worked together when possible. I am glad that the Labour Government has signed on to our bill to repeal Section 28. And I was glad to join with my Labour colleagues to work to end the profit based water shut offs that left too many of the most vulnerable Britons without access to the most vital human right. It is essential in politics that we stand up and hold accountable those in power when they fail to rise to the public trust. But it is equally essential to stand together to do what is most important to the British people.
 
But we have much left to do and Britain’s future is a Liberal Democrat future. We will continue to push, as I announced in my Chatham House speech, for full integration within the European Union. Tories have announced that they want to go back to “splendid isolation”, Labour is seeking to find whatever position polls best. Only Liberal Democrats have argued that we need to march full bore towards a European future in which Great Britain plays an essential part. London in the beating heart of Europe’s financial system we cannot continue to operate outside of the Community and still maintain that preeminence. The European Community represents an opportunity for billions in investment, millions in trade, and tens of thousands of jobs for Britons. We need the European Community to ensure long term British prosperity. But the Community needs us. Britain can stand up and push for a more democratic, more responsive Europe that protects the rights of its citizens and plays an important part in the world. Without British leadership the Community will be unable to reach that goal. And without Liberal Democrats in power that leadership will not be achieved.
 
Britain can play a force for good in the world. We are witnessing in Northern Ireland and southeast Europe forces of evil and tyranny on the march. A strong, capable Britain must play a role in protecting human rights whether it’s here at home or abroad. We must make sure that civilians anywhere are not used a political pawns by those who seek to roll back the peace and prosperity of the post-war years. In Yugoslavia we must stand up to genocidal bullies and thieves with the force of arms. In Northern Ireland we need to bring all sides to the table to negotiate a fair and faithful peace. Liberal Democrats are dedicated to using Britain’s power to good use in reshaping the world to a kinder, safer place.
 
But is not merely abroad that Liberal Democrats cast their eyes. We are dedicated to ensuring that a brighter Britain begins here at home. We are determined to continue to push for a social safety net that treats everyone with dignity and honor and ensures that they can support themselves and live. We are dedicated to ensuring that every British child has the best future possible regardless of post code or situation of birth. We are dedicated to building an infrastructure that will rocket the British economy into the 21st century. And we believe firmly that every Briton should be treated with dignity and decency.
 
But all of that begins with a political system that truly reflects the desires of the people. For too long our first past the post system and distorted and distended the will of the British people. This has led to over partisanship and under solutions orientation among our leaders. We need to make a change to how we conduct elections because without that change we will only continue to discount some voices in favor of others. That is why I am pleased that we will be submitting a bill in the next few days calling for a referendum. This referendum will ask the British people whether or not they want a fairer, more representational way of electing MPs. And I know that once we put this question to the people we will achieve the victory for a more democratic Britain.
 
The future can be a bright future for Britain. But we need honest, dedicated leadership. As your leader I can guarantee you that the Liberal Democrats will continue to push for a more democratic Britain, a more engaged Britain, a Britain that takes care of everyone. Together we can vault the Liberal Democrats from the Third Party to the First Party. It won’t be easy, but together we can ensure the best for Britain and as your leader that is exactly what I am determined to deliver. Thank you.”

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  No
Posted by: Dan - 10-30-2018, 01:49 PM - Forum: Devolution 1992 Sign-ins - Replies (6)

If you are campaigning for the "No" side, declare sign ins here

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  Yes
Posted by: Dan - 10-30-2018, 01:49 PM - Forum: Devolution 1992 Sign-ins - Replies (8)

If you are campaigning for the "Yes" Campaign, declare sign ins here

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  Press Cycle 12 - Class A Drugs
Posted by: Dan - 10-29-2018, 11:16 PM - Forum: Press Cycles - Replies (3)

Following revelations about a Cabinet Minister, should drugs such as cocaine and Ecstasy remain Class A?

Press Cycle will close Thursday 1st November at 11.59PM BST.

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  Press Cycle 11 - Human Rights
Posted by: Morgan - 10-23-2018, 09:57 PM - Forum: Press Cycles - Replies (11)

What are your thoughts on the Human Rights Bill from the Government?

Press cycle will close at 11.50 (BST) on Saturday 27th October. Contributions after this will not be counted.

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