Aims & Objectives
The United Democratic Party has aims and objectives which are not based on any class ideology. It is a pragmatic party not wedded to party dogma. Its aim is to represent the spectrum of society with a disregard for the class system which has divided parties and people in the past. Therefore, it should not be described as left, right or centre although it might support policies that are also claimed by these parties. In this sense it is independent from the main parties.
It is a party which is committed to improving Britain through parliamentary democracy. A party of policy rather than personality.
The United Democratic Party has no roots and is a complete break with the past. Its philosophy is that a political party exists to serve those who support it and not to manipulate society for its own ends. It believes that a mature British society can discuss and decide upon the major decisions that face the country in the future. It believes that a cooperative approach to health, education, transport and energy would flourish if all parties could agree to adopt agreed longer term strategies.
Its values are based on a nation of people living at peace with one another and working together to enable both country and individuals to prosper both financially and socially.
The United Democratic Party intention is to offer a clear alternative to the Conservative, Labour and Liberal parties. It is bound to have some overlap in the policies put forward but overall will have a perspective notably different from those around it.
The name is a good indicator of some of its differences with the main parties in parliament at the moment. It has been given the name democratic for the way it reflects the will of the electorate.
Few would dispute the lack of democracy shown by the Labour and Conservative parties. A small number of MPs often elected on relatively small percentages of total electorate numbers have in the past chosen to pass laws which are often not part of their elected mandate because they believe they have a right to dictate the way society should be. Such arrogance will play no part in the UDP. Controversial laws will be widely debated and be subject to referendums to make sure they are supported by the majority of the population or else the status quo will remain. If this sounds conservative, it is a form of conservativism not shown by the main parties in living memory. The UPD will be grounded on the principle that the British public given the right information are in the best position to judge as to what is in their long term interests. The policy will be followed wherever possible, but may need to be overridden in maters of national security.