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A MANIFESTO IN THE MAKING

 

Manifesto Introduction
 
The party defines itself by the five core policies. So that members and non-members clearly understand what the party stands for, these cannot be changed. At present they are principles the details of which will be decided according to the party constitution
 
All other policies will be decided according to the constitution
 
Below is a provisional list of headings for the Mani-festo each with a link to a page
That page contains provisional ideas for discussion.

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A NEW CONSTITUTION FOR BRITAIN
Constitution Design
Executive
House of Commons Senate/House of Lords
Autonomous Regions

Electoral System

Democracy
Judiciary
Constitutional Court Supreme Court
Functions of Government Public Services Board Monetary Policy Board

Monarchy

Civil Service

Republicanism

Liberalism

 


 

ECONOMICS
Banking

Corruption

Finance
Globalization
Monetary reform

Personal Finance

Austerity

Great Crisis

Government Finance

 

TAXATION
Tax havens
Corporation tax
Income tax
Wealth tax

 

REGIONS
Federal nation
Autonomous regions

 

INDUSTRY
Skills training
Industry needs
Business development
Export assistance

Employment

 

PUBLIC SERVICES
Health
Education
Utilities
Transport Road Rail Air
Social Housing
Postal Services, Telecommunications
Police
Fire Service
Prisons
Probation Service
Waste/ pollution

 

FOREIGN AFFAIRS
Europe
Commonwealth

Islamic World

USA
War
Defence provision

World

 

SOCIETY
Families
Social exclusion
Minorities and race relations,
Citizenship

Economic enfranchisement
Church of England
Civil Society
Deprivation
Youth
Meritocracy
Immigration

Ethical Issues
Humanitarian issues/Animals
Press and Media

 

NATIONAL PLANNING
National planning strategies
Coordination of regions
Transport

Energy/Climate Change

 

LAW

Justice
Human rights
Liberty
Economic rights
Citizenship
Penal reform
Vice
Drugs
Prostitution
Gambling

 

CULTURE
Arts
Broadcasting/BBC
Press

 

POLITICS
Political parties
Corruption
Protest
Political philosophy

Events

 

HISTORY

British Republicanism

Monarchy

Whigs

Recent Politics

 

SPORT/LEISURE

 

ENERGY

 

ENVIRONMENT

 

AGRICULTURE

 

CEREMONIAL

 

CIVIL SERVICE
Government departments
Prosecution Service

 

 

 

 


 

ISSUES DISCUSSED IN THE NEWSLETTERS NOT LINKED TO THE MANIFESTO

 

Whiggism

 

HISTORY

British Republican History

 

OTHER NATIONS

USA

 

 

 


 

 

The Prime Minister is the Head of Government by virtue of being the head of the largest party in the House of Commons.

 

But once in that office he or she has very high degree of control over the House.


Speaking of the current constitutional arrangement, Historian David Starkey said recently that the House of Commons is now “absolutely dominated” by the office of Prime Minister.


Newly arriving MPs often express surprise and bewilderment at how little they have to do.

 

If not picked by the Prime Minister for a government post they are little more than “division fodder”, that is, their function is to obey the government “whips” and  vote through government legislation.

 

Their angry speeches sometimes make the news, but politically these have no effect

 

The only worthwhile independent function they can serve is by sitting on one of the numerous parliamentary committees which oversee and scrutinise matters of state and society at large.

 

These committees are a vital part of our democracy but they do not control any levers of power.


Under the new Presidential Constitution, the House of Commons will be separate and independent of the executive power of the President.

 

It will no longer be under the thumb of the Prime Minister.

 

It will therefore emerge as a new powerful force for democracy in the nation.

 

It will be a counter to Presidential power and MPs will no longer feel marginalised and abused.

 

The new parliament will exclusively control expenditure and taxation giving it enormous effective power over Presidential policy.

 

If the President wants to take some action, the money for it will have to be approved by Parliament.

 

This is the way that the fundamental republican principle of checks and balances will be exercise on the office of President.


 

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