European policy - stay out of Eurozone.

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iconoclast86
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Accepted

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1668 days


@iconoclast86 edited manifesto/foreign_policy.md - over 4 years ago

We will remain a part of the EU, and we will campaign for:

  • Major reform or removal of the Common Agricultural Policy, to operate in harmony with the natural environment and remove market distortions.
  • Britain to remain outside of the Eurozone.
  • Reform of fishing policy and quotas, reducing waste and allowing fish stocks to recover for the long term future of EU fisheries.
  • Reform of the Emissions Trading Scheme (see Environment for more details).
  • Increased democratic control of EU institutions, with improved accountability and transparency.
  • A reduction in bureaucracy and inefficiency.
  • A reduction in bureaucracy and inefficiency i.e make Brussels the permanent home of the EU and abolish the Strasbourg Parliament.

Arms Trading

We should use our significant financial position within the global economy to help us achieve our ethical foreign policy goals. We should impose financial and trade restrictions against states who pursue aggressive or expansionist policies against their neighbours, or anti-democratic or oppressive policies against their own citizens.

Repatriation of the Chagossians to the British Indian Ocean Territory

The UK should repatriate fully the natives of the Chagos Archipelagos that were evicted illegally by the British government between 1967 and 1973. All descendants of those originally evicted should be given the option to return. A referendum should then be held from those that choose to return to decide what to do with Naval Support Facility Diego Garcia which is currently based on the islands.

The UK should revoke the Chagos Marine Protected Area as it was founded under the auspices of a legitimate environmental project, when it was later revealed to be a plot by the Americans to keep the Chagossians off the islands, and it was also declared illegal on 18 March 2015 by the UN's Permanent Court of Arbitration.

De-listing of the PKK

We recognise that the PKK (Kurdistan Workers' Party) has turned to peaceful means to secure rights for the Kurdish people[^2]. We also note the PKK's leadership in resisting the brutality of the ISIS forces in the Middle East. We therefore wish to delist the PKK as a terrorist organisation, and move that the organisation similarly be de-listed at EU and NATO levels.

[^1]: Investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) - Commons Library Standard Note [^2]: Why delist the PKK?

philipjohn

@philipjohn - over 4 years ago

Looks like we have editor issues on this one, so to be clear for everyone else the only change here is to add this:

Britain to remain outside of the Eurozone.

👍

digitalWestie

@digitalWestie - over 4 years ago

👍 seems legit, also do we have a sovereign money policy?