Hi, I have recently just returned to the forums and my account has changed a lot as well as my views and a few of you asked about it. Well let me start on saying I used to be Clara Oswin Oswald on the forums.
I used to be a Conservative member, and at one point a total laissez-faire capitalist. Since I left, major political events have happened e.g. brexit… Anyhow in that time my dominant economic policy has changed to social democracy. I also joined the Lib Dems during the EU referendum as they were the only party that were unapologetically pro-EU looking to me.
Some of you may say why didn’t you just go straight to Labour? They’re obviously more electable? Well no. That attitude would mean no minority party would ever win. Also, Labour are becoming less electable by each day and as Tim Farron once said, (now Corbyn is leader) the centre ground void is open. This along with the pro-EU stance the party has could be the perfect combination for a Lib Dem fightback (membership surged after the EU ref), which is just one reason why I joined the Lib Dems.
So basically I left the Tory party because I was dismayed at their policies as a party (I couldn’t lie to myself any longer) and also because I’m a social democrat.
Just to clean that up, and oh I am more socially progressive.