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.
Read this, as work in progress. Only DRP paid up members can comment and so if you want to have your say:
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
IV. Economic Enfranchisement
Economic Enfranchisement defined by:
- Right to education
- Right to work for fair pay and conditions
- Right to be taxed fairly
- Right to good inexpensive public services, such as healthcare and public transport
- Right to fair state awards/benefits
Republicans hold the simple view that a "political stake" in society means nothing unless you also have an "economic stake" in it. This theme has run through discussions on Republics for over two thousand years.
Political Enfranchisement means nothing without Economic Enfranchisement.
So if you truly value the former you have to strive to give everybody a reasonable income and a good life.
What we have seen in the Kingdom under successive governments is a degradation of the lot of people at the lower end of the social ladder.
This challenges the Ideal of Economic Enfranchisement and disadvantaged people have little resource to control their lives.
They can offer less and less restraint on government action and so the power of the Executive is enhanced.
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