The Commonwealth Party is a political party against fractional reserve banking, mass immigration, unnecessary bureaucracy, PC culture and tax havens.
The party supports Humanism, flat tax, infrastructure spending, the the gold standard, house building, proportional representation and Brexit with commonwealth free trade and movement aspirations. The party is also in support of nationalisation (British Rail and Royal Mail) and seeks to address ecological and animal rights issues in society.
THE COMMONWEALTH PARTY MANIFESTO
Flat 10% annual income tax for companies and employees
The U.K must leave the European Union including the common single market and restore territorial fishing waters. Britain should not pay any more contributions as a member and a hard border should be created between northern Ireland and the republic of Ireland.
Bring the the number of police in the 43 police forces of England and Wales up to 300,000. The latest figure collected 31/03/17 is a total of 198,684. Further reform is needed increase bobby's on the beat by reducing the number of needed officers. This can be accomplished by merging Borough commands and county police forces into larger regional forces such as a single force for the East midlands. Lastly all officers should be trained in the use of firearms so that they can be carried and used when necessary such as preventing a terrorist attack.
All publicly and government funded institutions should publish the accounts of their expenses and revenue.
Provide government finance to reopen the coal mines and steel works that have closed since world war 2 and joining the common market
All companies that have premises in the U.K must have a registered head office in the U.K to represent their british branch. This is to prevent tax evasion and the use of tax havens
Deport all illegal immigrants. Only legal residence can apply for citizenship
Legalise the Sale and use of Genetically Modified Crops in the UK
Create a means for the public to trigger a national referendum on the government website when the petition has reached the required votes, which in Switzerland is between 100,000 to 500,00.
Apprenticeships should pay the minimum wage
There should be no homework for children in primary schools. all state education should be contained within the schools grounds and hours.
Children should start compulsory education at the age of 7 which is the case in Finland. The current compulsory starting age damages children's mental development, as at that age it is more beneficial for them to play rather than be educated in a classroom environment. “In 2006, Finland's pupils scored the highest average results in science and reading in the whole of the developed world. In the OECD's exams for 15 year-olds, known as PISA, they also came second in maths, beaten only by teenagers in South Korea.” http://www.toomuchtoosoon.org/ http://www.savechildhood.net/scm_intro/our-story/ http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/8601207.stm
Ban deep sea bottom trawling to preserve fish stocks and to protect marine species
Make it mandatory that slaughterhouses and butchers have CCTV cameras of the delivery, loading, holding, slaughtering and dispatch areas of the abattoir in order to hold company owners and employees accountable for animal welfare standards
Ban the slaughter of horses in the UK and the transport of horses and livestock such as pigs, cows and sheep abroad for slaughter. There is no guarantee that horses and livestock transported to french abattoirs for slaughter will not be sold onto a eastern European country or Turkey with its terrible working standards.
All produce must have the country of origin on the packaging or label
Restore national territorial waters
Scrap the fishing quota that forces fisherman to throw dead fish back into the sea
Integrate the British overseas territories of Gibraltar, the Falkland islands and the Channel islands of Jersey, Guernsey, Herm, Sark and Alderney and the Crown dependency of the Isle of Man as member nations of the United Kingdom. https://www.gov.uk/types-of-british-nationality/british-overseas-territories-citizen
The overseas territories of Anguilla, Bermuda, British Antarctic Territory, British Indian Ocean Territory, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Montserrat, Pitcairn Islands, Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands and the Turks and Caicos Islands should remain British overseas territories and have representatives in the United Kingdom's Westminster Parliament. https://www.gov.uk/government/policies/uk-overseas-territories
Maternity cover and pensions are exclusively the responsibility of government and the individual. Employers should not have to bear the financial strain of supporting employees that are not working
The English defamation law needs to be revised to prevent the media from twisting facts to suit their agenda and bullying public figures such as celebrities and politicians. The media in the modern screen focused society that we live increasingly controls individual and collective perspectives and is either state owned or by corporate investors such as rupert murdoch with ulterior political motives. celebrities might not have resulted to excessive drug use that resulted in death had it not been for the constant hounding by journalists. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/English_defamation_law
Make voting compulsory. Failure to vote will result in being fined
End contracts to private outsourcing companies such as G4S, Serco, Carillion, Capita and parking attendant companies that have targets to fine and bonus incentives. This should be the responsibility of the local council
Ban the importation and exportation of ivory
MI5 and MI6 should be under the oversight of judges not politically driven MPs
The European Court of Justice has no legal jurisdiction in the UK. The Supreme Court of the United Kingdom should be the highest court in the U.K.
Legalise and regulate the production by pharmaceutical companies and the selling of drugs from registered premises such as Cannabis, MDMA, LSD, Cocaine. Heroin and opium should still be illegal as it is highly addictive and damaging to the body and brain. Drugs should be bought on a personal card system with a set monthly allowance to prevent excessive use, dependency and health problems in order that they do not harm the individual and the wider society.
Drug use should be treated as a health problem in the same way that excessive cigarette and alcohol use is. Drug use should not be treated as a criminal activity and possessing a personal use amount of drugs is not a offence. possessing drugs in a quantity exceeding personal use is regarded as a intention to sell. Selling drugs without license that is not from a registered premises is a criminal offence.
Cannabis and Hemp can be grown without license for personal use and by farmers as a crop. Hemp can be manufactured into an ecologically friendly natural pesticide for crops and used to manufacture paper as an alternative to tree timber.
Implement an energy price cap for electricity and gas
Remove speed and vehicle cameras from the roads and motorways aside from pedestrian areas
Put trade tariffs on countries and trade areas that undermine our economy such as China with its cheap imports, huge population and manufacturing base, low wages and deliberately devalued currency.
Create a maximum affordable fuel price for diesel and petrol (£1 for two litres as a example).
Set a minimum price for livestock to promote animal welfare and allow farmers to raise male animals such as calves and chicks into adulthood before being slaughtered. Currently because most farms make such small profits or none at all it is not viable for them to raise male animals, so they are euthanized at birth. A minimum price would also guarantee that farms make at least a small annual profit. This is a better alternative to livestock subsidies
Seek a trade deal with former commonwealth countries such as India, Australia, New Zealand, the USA, Canada, Kenya and South Africa
Negotiate the free movement of citizens from New zealand, Australia, USA, UK, and Canada
Create a Australian style immigration system prioritizing skills and qualifications
Reform UK patent law as it delays economic growth.
Reform UK planning law as it delays building industry growth. This would mean repealing the Housing, Town Planning, &c. Act 1909, Housing, Town Planning, &c. Act 1919, Town Planning Act 1925, Town and Country Planning Act 1932, Town and Country Planning Act 1947, Town and Country Planning Act 1954 and Town and Country Planning Act 1990. New more relevant planning law would be implemented for the prosperity of the UK in the 21st Century
Allow farms to build houses on their land for farm workers such as employees and family members under permitted development
Expand the criteria for financial legal aid
Set Bank of England interest rates at a minimum of 2% to maintain growth in the economy
Reintroduce endangered and extinct native animal and plant life through a policy of re-wilding
Amalgamate Parish councils into Borough councils
Make all elected Mayors the heads of their Borough local councils replacing the councilor system
Fox hunting is part of British culture and heritage and should be protected
Recognise that conservative Wahhabi Islam, including its individual followers, is a growing movement within Sunni Islam and a threat to European & western society and national security which is being funded by and originates in Saudi Arabia.
Relax regulations constraining the curriculum and the establishment of new private schools which will make private education more common and affordable.
Test primary and secondary school children for their IQ, Psychopathy which is linked to lifelong antisocial behavior such as bullying and criminal behavior, ADHD which is commonly mistaken as deliberate disruptive behavior, Dyslexia, the Autism spectrum which includes Asperger's and lastly OCD to be able to understand the minds of the pupils allowing the teachers to give the students the best education and learning environment possible.
Create a planning ministry in the civil service to replace the local planning departments in borough councils which are commonly inept and corrupt.
Create GCSE’s in home management and life skills (basic mechanics, personal finance, cooking etc), Agriculture, Politics and Philosophy
Create a new formula for evenly distributing tax revenue to UK member countries based on the population per county, using census figures which will address the unfair priority of the south east of England and scotland over the rest of the UK
Fully nationalise the NHS and absorb the privatised supporting contracts. Part of this process will be repealing the Health and Social Care Act 2012 https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Health_and_Social_Care_Act_2012
Renationalise the National Grid
Privatise Channel 4 and the BBC. They have become blatantly biased state media propaganda
Renationalise the railways back into British rail. The railway lines and stations ripped up by the Beeching cuts will be rebuilt to reconnect all villages and towns to alleviate pollution, congestion and the expense of owning and maintaining a personal vehicle. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beeching_cuts
Renationalise Royal Mail.
Renationalise the bus companies into the National Bus Company https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Bus_Company_(UK)
Renationalise all prisons
Revoke inheritance tax and stamp duty
Subsidies veterinary practises with NHS funding to enhance animal welfare
The pound should be kept roughly at the same value as the U.S dollar to aid exports and reduce the national trade deficit.
Measure the UK's success on national average income, home ownership and contentment instead of economic growth. A country is a social project not a business
Rearm the MOD into the largest, most well trained, paid and equipped Army, Navy and Airforce in Europe. Commit to the Nato benchmark of spending at least 2% of GDP on defence
Foreign military interventions will only be used to safeguard the security of the UK and to protect trade partners and allies.
Provide funding to develop existing and future commercial shipping ports and airports
Tax exemption on individuals earning less than £20,000 a year
All companies profits earned in the UK are taxed regardless of company's registered head office
British territories cannot be tax havens because they will be subjects to UK taxation and financial laws
No customs duty on a personal allowance of goods (as much as can be held in your luggage)
Repeal corporation tax, business rates, council tax, national insurance, VAT, shopping and services taxes which includes duties on alcohol, tobacco, petrol, diesel and other fuel, gambling, insurance and flights
Ban fractional reserve banking as it is a major contributor for every financial crash. Banning the banking practice will provide long term stability in economic growth
Make artificial pesticides and fertilizers illegal which have annihilated insect populations including bees. This in turn has reduced bird numbers
It should be illegal to include antibiotics in animal feed. Farmers do this to increase the animal's fat for a greater weight before slaughter
Extend human rights to Apes, Monkeys, Whales, Dolphins, Porpoises and Elephants
Ban all animal experimentation
Ban Intensive animal farming also called industrial livestock production and factory farming
All livestock and poultry farming must be free range for at least 1/2 of the year
Ban all artificial food additives
Repeal the anti-rave laws https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crimi...
Politicians and government employees are liable for everything they say and are subject to laws similar to false advertising
Universities should be a state service operated on the lowest fees possible to achieve the highest degree of teaching, not a government subsidised business run for profit targeting the aspirations of the young.
Allow farms to slaughter animals on their own land or premises provided they have adequate equipment and facilities and approval after monthly or annual inspection
It is illegal to slaughter Male agricultural animals before adulthood including calves, foals and chicks unless it is for humane or safety reasons.
Give all housing association part ownership home owners the right to buy in full regardless of contracts and clauses.
Implement proportional representation in political general elections.
Remove the need to get planning permission to park and live in vehicles and trailers such as caravans and lorries
Build enough public housing to temporarily accommodated vulnerable individuals and families such as the homeless and those fleeing family and spousal abuse etc
There are no course education fees for professions in demand such as medical staff, engineers and scientific professions
Reform and reduce health and safety laws