A lot can be changed with some very simple approaches to life today. Here are some that we would bring to the UK
3 Simple Concepts
NONPOL wants to follow 3 simple concepts when we come up with manifesto ideas:
- All ideas have to be based on Common Sense; not what politics, habit or laziness have made us used to. Where people say, ‘That will never work’ we want to change it to ‘How can we make that work?’.
- All ideas must be supported with empirical data or solid logical arguments. Where there are competing ideas that have similar merit, the idea sponsor will need to argue his point and our members will vote on and agree a single accepted idea.
- No idea can benefit an individual, minority or corporation. Preferebly most ideas should benefit 70% of the population, where possible.
We believe in equality of opportunity NOT equality of outcome. Everyone should have a chance, but no-one has a right to an opportunity. Opportunities are earned and not based on quotas or ‘fairness’. For more see – Individual Equality.
Abolish Question Time
For 4 hours a week, the British Government embarrasses itself in the process of question time, which is used as an excuse for politicians to throw mud at each other. It is primitive, embarrassing and a waste of time. We would abolish this as questions are important 24/7, not just during selected hours, 4 times a week. We would set up a portal where political parties can ask questions, MPs and the public can ask questions. This would record not only the valuable and responsible questions, but straightforward and honest answers for the world to see.
Political Party Conferences
These are such a waste of money and effort that could be put to better use by the party. It also only benefits certain privileged people. Our party political conferences will be conducted online and free to all.
We would prefer the people who make donations to realise that no matter the size of their donation, they will have no impact or lobbying opportunities on this party.
We will never provide spin or sound bytes. If the media wish to understand our position or seek answers to their questions, we will provide a detailed and well thought-out answer in writing. We will never issue a sound byte.
We will not publish or provide personal details or opinions about our members. We will not entertain questions or interviews on personal matters; what a person does in their private life, whether it be present, future or past, is their decision. As long as their actions are not unlawful, we have no interest in their personal activities and will support them fully as a member of our party.
We strongly oppose Cancel Culture, Woke-ism, political correctness culture, identity politics and virtue signalling and will make every effort to identify the worthlessness, negativity and destructive nature of these modern ills that people hide behind.
We completely believe in and support equal opportunities for everyone, though we are totally against equality of outcome. We live in a diverse and difficult environment where nobody has an opportunity by default. All opportunities must be earned and respected.
Trespass to Person
We will introduce a new concept about how trespass to person would be our first amendment in the new British Constitution. This will address the worst actions against an individual, such as murder and rape, spanning down through all mental, social or physical attacks on a person, such as bullying, peer pressure, or instilling fear in the individual.
Human Common Sense
Human Common Sense is a basic principle that means any rational individual would see a certain behaviour as unacceptable, such as it being widely agreeable that rape and child abuse is unethical. We, as humans, know what behaviour is intrinsically unfair or undesirable and can come to a consensus about this.
We believe that, to uphold a fair and representative democracy, decisions made via democratic processes should be validated only when 70% of the total electorate has voted and the winning post exceeds 70% of the vote. This system would be preferable over our current system as we often have very low voter turnout and majorities winning by the skin of their teeth. For example, in the EU Referendum, only 72.2% of the electorate voted, with 51.9% voting to leave and 48.1% voting to remain. With such a slim majority it was clear that the country remained entirely divided over the issue, and further action was needed for a fairer result to be reached.