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== [[Political Freedom|Constitution]] - [[Europe]] - [[Environment]] - [[Trade|Trade]] - [[Foreign|Foreign Policy]] - [[Defence|Security & Defence]]==----
==**Europe (inc. the EU)**==
== [[Political Freedom|Constitution]] - [[Europe]] - [[Environment]]==----
==Europe (inc. the EU)==

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==== **Political Reform**====
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==[[4-Pillars| Reform: 4-Pillars of the Liberal Awakening]]==
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1) Climate Change:
a) Be sceptical about anybody (or institution) that claims that they ‘definitely’ know what the impact will be on the climate of the next 50 years due to high atmospheric CO2 . Especially be wary or politicians or journalists who suffer from //certainty//’(eg. Boris Johnson and Will Hutton).
a) Stop wasting resources on expensive //fashionable// but short term pointless technologies like wind power.
a) Instead re-direct the investment on a massive global project to deliver nuclear fusion, superconductors, underground thermal energy, and Space-based Solar Power (SBSP).
a) The departments of Energy, Transport and Environment will all be combined to become self-financing so that an integrated policy ensues.
1) Population Growth
a) The biggest threat to the global environment.
a) A worldwide effort toward education and economic development of the developing world, especially girls and women.
1) Natural Environment:
a) Responsibility of mankind to live hand in hand with nature, and look after a globally diverse world.
a) Re-introduce native flora and fauna (eg. lynx and wolves to Scotland)
==Trade and International Development==
1) More //Globalisation// is the key to ensuring fair distribution of resources throughout the world.
a) Restrictions on trade lead to nationalism.
a) The developing countries do not have the influence in trade negotiations so their access to markets is limited.
1) //Trade not Aid//:
a) End BBC and government support for well-meaning charitable giving schemes such as //Comic Relief// that maintain a cycle of developing world deprivation.
a) Abolish long term food aid to third world.
a) Abolish ALL dumping of free or cheap food and clothing onto developing world. This undercuts their own local businesses, increases unemployment, and prevents nations from investing their way out of poverty.
a) Dumping disguised as // Aid //and misplaced //Good Intentions// create an everlasting cycle of dependency.
1) Overseas Aid
a) Stop the targeting aid to //strategic// trading partners (eg. India) who are developed enough to take responsibility for dealing with their own internal inequalities and injustices.
a) All aid to be reassigned as //Development Aid//.
a) Development aid to be conditional on Democratic reforms
1) Abolish the EUs Common Agricultural Policy (CAP):
a) the CAP is one of the major contributors to keeping the developing world in poverty. It restricts agricultural imports from the developing nations (their main industry) and dumps cheap food into their markets thus making farmers and agricultural workers unemployed.
a) Remove all tariffs (especially food) with the developing world (esp. Africa).
1) Abolish developed world state //Export Guarantee// (eg. ExIm)
a) Distorts free trade
a) Puts poorer developing nations at a disadvantage as they can't compete.
1) Immigration
a) Encouraging mass immigration of talented and skilled workers from developing or war-torn countries is immoral: it leaves these countries //gutted// of the very people that will help them re-build and recover.
a) Many of those risking their lives to reach Europe are from the best educated and richest segments of their societies.
a) These are also the people with the skills, ambition and languages to succeed abroad — which is why those at Calais include students, academics, engineers and entrepreneurs.
a) a) Providing //dream lives// for these migrants in Europe would empty countries like Syria of the very people it most needs.
a) Big employers of foreign nationals like //The National Health Service (NHS)// should consider the morality of allowing poorer nations picking up the financial burden of training their employees.
a) The NHS is taking many of the best nurses and doctors away from developing nations that need these skilled workers so desperately.
a) We will Deal with the causes- NOT the consequences - of mass migration.
a) Our policies on encouraging //development aid//, ending //trade barriers// (esp. the EU's CAP), more //globalisation// and world//democratisation// will allow countries to both develop economically and keep their best skilled and talented citizens.
==Foreign Policy Reform==
1) New //Marshall Plan// for newly Democratic Countries.
a) Countries that embrace Democracy should be supported with huge government led investment.
a) Show the people of the world that they will be rewarded for their courage in changing to a democratic system.
a) This didn't happen with Russia after the collapse of communism which led very directly to a return to an autocratic and despotic system under Vladimir Putin.
a) The Arab Spring:
i) Tunisia's fledgling democracy should have massive investment support from the developed world.
i) Libya should have had financial support poured into it after the fall of Gaddafi.
a) Encourages World Peace based on the premis that: //Democratic Countries never go to war with each other//.
i) A freer, happier and peaceful world of democratic nations.
i) By integrating economies in a truly liberal capitalist system then nations all become dependent on each other.
i) Never again will countries be able to isolate themselves under totalitarian government.
a) Start actively condemning the most undemocratic and repressive of our so-called //allies// such as Saudi Arabia.
i) Condemn repressive and anti-liberal religeous sects philosophies such as Wahhabism, and stop all charitable donations to them.
a) Plebiscites to be encouraged around the world:
i) Stop trying to keep countries together if regions want independence.
i) Encourage a Plebiscite in Eastern Ukraine: let the majority decide whether they want to become independent (cf. Scotland referendum).
==Security & Defence==
1) Purpose of Security Expenditure:
a) Defend the United Kingdom from external hostile threats
a) Protect our democratic society and its values from internal organisations who oppose these values and want to take violent and illegal action to implement.
a) Protect threats to our ability to trade around the world.
1) De-commission our Aircraft Carriers
1) They serve no purpose to any perceived or real threats.
1) Against any potential //strong// enemy (eg. Russia or China) they are too vulnerable to use and will not be allowed to go to sea.
1) Against any //soft// targets (pirates, guerillas etc) they are completely unnecessary and over specified.
1) They hark back to an imperialist mentality of //projecting power//: a vanity project by politicians and generals who hark back to world that no longer exist.
1) Army
a) Emphasis on specialist troops.
a) Reduce overall numbers: if large numbers are needed in regional conflicts then //local// troops to be trained and used.
a) Remaining troops to be equipped with the most //state-of-the-art// equipment and highly trained for new digital warfare.
a) Heavy Tanks to be phased out: replaced with fast transportable armoured vehicles.
1) Air Force and Army to merge.
a) A separate //strategic// air force is no longer required.
a) Instead of bidding against each other, the two services are to develop an integrated system for all soft and hard threats.
a) Air force procurement will be based on:
1) homeland defence against missiles, high speed aircraft, and electronic warfare.
1) Army support (Helicopters, anti-tank, electronic countermeasure, early warning, rapid reaction transport etc).
1) Navy
a) Strategic Role:
i) any potential threats from military //superpowers// (eg. China and Russia) requires an emphasis on submarines, and anti-missile, anti-shipping,& electronic countermeasure equipment.
i) The age of large capital shipping is over: There is no perceived threat these large vessels are useful for.
i) Large slow vulnerable frigates and cruisers to be phased out. They are over specified for counter-insurgency operations and skirmishes, and too vulnerable against potential //strong// enemies.
a) Insurgency support:
i) Support the army and marines with amphibious and rapid reaction equipment.
a) Trade Routes
i) Fast moving heavily armed vessels to protect against piracy.
1) Trident Nuclear Deterrent
a) A world of Democratic nations will have no need for Nuclear Weapons. Both unilateral and multilateral disarmament should quickly follow.
a) However, until that situation arises, Trident offers the cheapest and simplest means of ensuring that the United Kingdom is protected.

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