WHO ARE THE NATIONAL LIBERALS?
The National Liberal Party is a political party supporting the principle of National Liberalism.
National Liberals believe that the personal liberty of a nation’s citizens is vitally important and that this freedom is best preserved within the framework of a democratic nation state. A National Liberal will therefore support measures protecting and promoting personal liberty, greater democracy and national independence (see our Three pillars of National liberalism on this site).
The two main achievements of the 19th century were the proliferation of Nation States and the development of Civil Liberties and Individual Rights. Today these achievements are under threat.
Establishment politicians are happy to work towards an unreformed ‘ever closer (European) Union’ or slavishly follow US foreign policy. We now, more than ever, need an independent (and ethical) British foreign policy that follows the dictates of national interest and achieves peace by respecting others interests. Questions of national identity, vital in an era of global migration and globalization, are being ignored. Civil and communal strife in many parts of the world, including the U.K. seem all but inevitable. Yet there is an alternative – the creation of unifying and inclusive national sentiments.
LOSS OF LIBERTY
Establishment politicians are using the ‘War on Terror’ to facilitate a growth in a ‘surveillance society’ whilst restricting civil liberties such as freedom of speech and association and the right to privacy. A heavily regulated society does not fit well with our traditions, where the protection of our liberty is often taken for granted and where an Englishman’s home was considered ‘his castle’.
NATIONAL AND LIBERAL
We must reverse these dangerous trends by helping to protect our treasured freedoms and liberties within the framework of a preserved nation state. We need a fresh and commonsense third alternative to the forces of Conservative and Labour.
We need the National Liberal Party.
If you agree why not join us? You will receive a regular membership bulletin and other material from time to time. If you want to help promote the National Liberal cause you can apply to become a local representative by writing to us below. Membership is £25 a year minimum (£20 for the unwaged and under 18′s). All cheques should be made out to the ‘National Liberal Party’ and sent to: The Membership Secretary NLP, PO Box 4217 Hornchurch Essex RM12 4PJ.
Date: April 1, 2008