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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Constitutional Court Supreme Court
Functions of Government Public Services Board Monetary Policy Board
National planning strategies
Coordination of regions
ISSUES DISCUSSED IN THE NEWSLETTERS NOT LINKED TO THE MANIFESTO
British Republican History
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Independent institutions make up the civil society. Some may be chartered others not. The latter are quasi-institutions or clubs.
The BBC is chartered and therefore a true institution. SKY is not an institution but a private company. The status of each in the public eye is completely different.
The Church of England is an institution as it is linked to state. Disestablished churches are quasi-institutions or independent institutions.
Civil Society is a cluster of institutions and associations strong enough to prevent tyranny, but which are, nonetheless, entered and left freely, rather than imposed by birth or sustained by awesome ritual. You can join the Labour Party without slaughtering a sheep ... (Conditions of Liberty, 1994)
In nations where the civil society is weak, the army possesses not merely a monopoly of physical force but a disciplined cohesion and esprit de corp which no other social group can rival. (eg in Third World).
Laws and democracy alone cannot deal with corruption. You need the civil society for that. The example of Russia shows this.
The point about professions is that they take decisions that are in the clients’ interests not their own. A doctor recommends necessary treatment not to give him or herself more work
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