I’d like to understand more about the appeal of Something New by asking you to explain what it is you dislike about other parties. So why have you not joined the Green Party? Or the Labour Party? Or Lib Dems etc? Do you demand or expect a party to match your beliefs on every single issue? Do you think that’s realistic if we want to scale the party into mass appeal? Or is it that you’re happy to give way on some things/a lot of things, but certain issues are a red-line for you on which you won’t budge?
I think it’s an important discussion not because I want to know that [policy matter] is a redline for you, but I suppose I want to understand our collective capacity to compromise and therefore grow into a mass movement, or whether we’re a collection of people with individual niche interests who can get along amongst a few dozen/hundred others, but will struggle to handle the sorts of decisions that may be necessary to grow larger.
Is the thing that brings us all here, the same thing that will stop us from growing any larger? Thoughts?