A more in depth understanding of how this party came about can be read in the book opposite.
THE UDP EXISTS TO PROMOTE THE IDEA OF LOCAL DEMOCRACY. THIS CAN ONLY BE ACHIEVED REALISTICALLY BY A NATIONAL PARTY CHANGING THE WAY WE GO ABOUT GOVERNING THE COUNTRY. The UDP would like to be that party.
So, here is a brief summary of how the UDP differs in its thinking from other political parties.
The difference lies in its political analysis of the problems caused by the main parties of today and in the suggested solutions to them. The UDP believes that traditional left/right politics changed fundamentally with the Thatcher Government in 1979. She had little regard for the upper class grandees as she was apt to call them and scant regard for the working class who lost their livelihoods in the millions due to her early financial policies. Though claiming to be a Conservative, she consiously or uncounciously established a middle-road politics that has entrenched to become the new norm, with main parties only ever claiming to be centre-left or centre-right to give the illusion of choice.
The extremes, which usually amounts to small opposition parties, are derided as being out of touch, apart from UKIP, which is really a centrist party in the Thatcher style, which achieved its main objective to exit the EU and pick up the main parties' protest vote. It now seems to be floundering, looking for a cause and rather lacking on sensible policies.
cont. on P.2
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