Wednesday, 24 May 2017

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The National Liberal Party Says On 8th June Vote … NOTA!

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National Council Statement: The National Liberal Party will not be standing in the General Election

The party had been preparing to fight the expected General Election in 2020 as part of an electoral Coalition we presently describe as the ‘Centre Alliance’. This is presently composed of the People’s Democratic Party, Young People’s Party, Friends Party and the National Liberal Party. Unfortunately, we have been awaiting an official acknowledgement of that Alliance.

No-one expected however there would be a snap election. Indeed, the Prime Minister stated on many occasions that there would be no such Election, and it wouldn’t therefore take place until 2020 (under the Fixed-Term Parliaments Act).

Without our electoral alliance and without the necessary preparatory work any campaign would be costly and ineffective. Thus the party’s ruling National Council has decided that it would not deviate from its plans and would not stand candidates at this election but rather in 2022.

NONE OF THE ABOVE!

Some of our partners’ maybe standing some candidates and we will advertise those details in due course so that our members/supporters can assist where possible. The NLP will instead be running a national None of the Above (NOTA) campaign. This is part of a similar campaign we have previously run calling for a NOTA box on ballot papers. This is necessary in order to maintain and even increase electoral turnouts that have been falling for decades. Many of the parties and candidates offering themselves for election are simply unpalatable to many.

Since we too don’t trust any of the establishment parties we will be calling for a None of the Above on the ballot papers!

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If You Live Or Work In Tweeddale … SHOP LOCAL!

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TWEEDDALE is the local name for the County of Peebles, which is a shire in southern Scotland. Neither Peeblesshire nor Tweeddale has an official flag – although the proposed flag for Peebleshire can be found here: https://britishcountyflags.wordpress.com/2016/11/17/a-flag-for-peeblesshire/ However, our artwork features the historic arms of the Marquess of Tweeddale.
To some extent it doesn’t matter what the area is called or what its official flag is like, the main issue is to support local shops, entrepreneurs, small businesses and the self-employed.  One very easy way to do this is to shop local, particularly in the three main towns of Peebles and Innerleithen and the village of West Linton.
In the coming weeks and months we’ll examine how ordinary working folks can support their communities via a policy of localism.   Localism represents a rejection of the gargantuan and a move towards the local production and consumption of goods, local control of government, and promotion of local history, culture and identity.  It can effectively be summed up in the slogan Small is Beautiful!

•  For more information about Tweeddale/Peebleshire check out https://wikishire.co.uk/wiki/Peeblesshire

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Ulster Voice Says … Defend Public Services!
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• CHECK OUT these previous Ulster Voice e-posters:

Ulster Voice Says Save Our Jobs! http://nationalliberal.org/ulster-voice-says-save-our-jobs
Ulster Voice Says Vote NOTA! http://nationalliberal.org/ulster-voice-says-%e2%80%a6-vote-nota
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Devon Voice Issue 1 Out Now!

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Liberal Future: Guernsey, Manx and Jersey Youth Say BreXit Now!

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Liberal Future: Guernsey, Manx and Jersey Youth Say BreXit Now!

ON 23rd JUNE 2016 the electorate of the United Kingdom went to the polls.  But this wasn’t any election – it was the EU referendum – and it saw 51.9% of voters voting in favour of leaving the EU.  This was on a national turnout of 72%, the highest ever for a UK-wide referendum and the highest for any national vote since the General Election of 1992.

To put it bluntly, it was a bad day at the office for the establishment.

From an establishment point of view, things have now gone from bad to worse as 29th March this year saw Prime Minister Theresa May trigger Article 50.  This is the process by which member states may withdraw from the EU.

Both dates will now go down in history – despite numerous attempts to derail the verdict of the people.

Although the establishment was distraught about this unexpected turn of events, ordinary working folks were overjoyed.  Brendan O’Neill – editor of Spiked on-line http://spiked-online.com/ – summed it up when talking about Article 50:
‘I’m so excited for the triggering of Article 50 on Wednesday. It will be one of the greatest moments in the history of British democracy. Britain’s largest ever democratic mandate, the most democratic cry ever made by this nation, will finally be acted upon. The political class will cut Britain off from the EU not because it wants to — it desperately doesn’t want to — but because the people have told it that it must. Both the British elite and the Euro-elite will bow before the British masses on Wednesday and accept that we understand politics and democracy better than they do. It’s going to be glorious.’
Liberal Future believes that ordinary working folks in Guernsey, the Isle of Man and Jersey would also feel this way.  However, as our artwork notes, the peculiar position of these islands meant that they couldn’t vote in the EU referendum itself.  But, as we state, given the independence of spirit of the make up of the , LF feels that they would have voted for freedom.

How can we be so confident in saying this?  In short, we feel that the EU referendum result effectively saw ordinary voters sticking two fingers up to the establishment and elites who run the EU.  The electorate had had enough of being dictated to and delivered their verdict accordingly.

We’ll examine this idea in a little more detail in a forthcoming article in this Liberal Future BreXit Now! series.  We also understand that this idea of the electorate revolting against the establishment will feature as the lead article in issue 1 of Devon Voice – the voice of the National Liberal Party in Devon – which will be out in the very near future.
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• THIS ARTICLE should be read in conjunction with the following:
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Liberal Future: English Youth Say BreXit Now! http://nationalliberal.org/english-youth-says-brexit-now
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Liberal Future: Scottish Youth Say BreXit Now! http://nationalliberal.org/scottish-youth-say-brexit-now
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Liberal Future: Ulster Youth Say BreXit Now! http://nationalliberal.org/ulster-youth-say-brexit-now
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Liberal Future: Welsh Youth Say BreXit Now! http://nationalliberal.org/welsh-youth-say-brexit-now
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Liberal Future: Cornish Youth Say BreXit Now!  http://nationalliberal.org/cornish-youth-say-brexit-now
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