Talk:Van Diemen's Land Party

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"Expected to win a majority of seat at the next election" is not what I had in mind when I said that they could be a fringe party. By fringe I meant that they ran candidates in only a few ridings and the best return they could hope for was 4th place.

As I explained before I don't realy want to develop it beyong having a blowhard coming out once in a while for a quote to the local newspaper about "how much better it would be under danish rule" or something to that effect.--Marc Pasquin 17:20, 27 October 2005 (PDT)

Fair is fair. What the proposal actually says is "Polls as of October 2005 suggest that they might even win in a number of voting districts in the next election." Zahir 19:23, 27 October 2005 (PDT)
What you quoted, Marc, was from the news article I wrote before I got the chance to discuss with you. I purposely left it vague. It could be understood in such a way that the party is expected to win a majority of seats in a number of local (Van Diemenser) voting districts, just as the wiki article proposal states. So they'd only win 4th (or worse) place throughout New South Cambria, but win first place in a number of local voting districts — i.e., shires, municipalities, or whatever they are called in New South Cambria. Boreanesia 03:29, 28 October 2005 (PDT)
This is exactly what I don't want. 4th place in *any* riding would be their best hope.
Basicly what I want to avoid is a succesful separatist movement in part of the province and having the VDLP win anywhere is where this is headed.-- 09:17, 28 October 2005 (PDT)
I see. Now the news article said that it was going to win, but did not explicitly state where. So either the news article itself may have to be completely rewritten, or we have to figure out what it really means. Perhaps we can make a compromise by interpretting it to mean that it won in only one shire/municipality/district. Perhaps it won only in Mary's hometown of Hobart, while the rest of the island voted traditionally for the Ecotopic party. Boreanesia 03:07, 2 November 2005 (PST)
For the reasons I have written before, even a single mp would be far-fetched to me. So, no compromise it would seem.
If what you're after is to play around with the idea of separetism, maybe you could create a party in scandinavia that want to go back to their "fatherland" (HRE). You're bound to have a sizeable population of germans along the border. Alternatly, you could have one of the SR's colony feeling the lure of one of the other empire.
As for the article, maybe the newspaper who published it simply printed in toto an grossly optimistic press release writen by a member of the party. A fact checker will probably lose his job over that. --Marc Pasquin 15:34, 2 November 2005 (PST)