purple planet wrote:I almost dont know nothing about uk politics - but isnt the Conservative Party against "mercy killing" and abortions ? that is a very buddhist way of thinking
before i was in to buddhism i was not 100% sure but defiantly leaning towards supporting mercy-killing and abortions - that was my "atheist view" but after getting "in to" buddhism i now am 50-50 on the subject
IMO its more unethical to enforce my ethics on others, in certain areas
Abortion and euthanasia should be legal, themselves being up to the individual.
As for uk politics, it had been rather boring. The wheel of power always changing hands from conservative to labour (and now new labour, which is just a capitalist party now) with occasional noises from the liberal democracts.
I say was as the political landscape seems to be changing now, with the rise of UKIP (further right than the conservatives, aims for withdrawal from the EU) and smaller parties gaining votes, such as the greens.
Personally I see a greater influence for the Neo-nazi "British National Party", much to my dismay.
Shame the communist and socialist parties don't seem to be making as much headway as the old parties fall back. There does seem to be more interest in Marx in Wales ATM among working people, possibly because of the economic slump and the ineptitude of "new labour". However Wales has always had a strong socialist slant anyway, mostly because of the mines.
Would be nice to see the monarchy removed, and have a Union of Socialist Republic's, comprised of a socialist republic of England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland ... but I digress