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Britain – A New Future Outside The EU

For years we have all been led to believe that being in the EU allowed Britain to have a say, have influence at the top table.

Nothing could be further from the truth. In reality the majority of the ‘standards’ imposed by the EU are not set in Brussels but by international trade and technical organisations.
The EU merely took those standards, gold plated them with whatever political impositions they wished to enforce, and sent them out as Directives to the member States.

To have a real say, to have real influence, Britain can now rejoin these International bodies and have a seat at the real top tables around the globe.

Let us take the Automotive Industry for example. Standards are set by WP.29, part of UNECE.
The EU took these standards and simply superimposed new rules over and above, such as the impending EU satelite tracking system.

Or the infamous EU reduces roaming charges for mobile phones. The EU did not set this standard, this was set by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), passed to the regional standards organisation the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) and then given to the EU to implement.

It really makes one wonder what all that money sent to Brussels every day was for, beyond buying champagne and caviar, or paying inflated wages and pensions for a political elite that served no real purpose.

With Britain free of the EU we can again take our place at the top tables in the global community, to rejoin the international and regional bodies that shape our world, free of the political baggage that has been imposed on us for the last 40 years.

We will reclaim our seats on the International Organization for Standardization , the International Electrotechnical Commission , and the International Telecommunication Union , which have each existed for more than 50 years (founded in 1947, 1906, and 1865, respectively) and are all based in Geneva, Switzerland, thus restoring little Britain with its global reach.

At the regional level we can rejoin the European Committee for Standardization (CEN), the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC), the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI), and the Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements (IRMM), none of which are influenced or run by the EU.

Beyond that there are hundreds of international and regional standards bodies that cover virtually everything from making matchsticks, mobile phones, travel to nuclear power plants, all of which a new revitalised Britain could have a say in shaping. We can again be international rule makers, not simply rule takers.

So no more talk of bent bananas, under-performing vacuum cleaners or kettles that will not boil. Let free speech, free trade and freedom of choice once again become the norm in the Britain of tomorrow.

To make this happen the mind-set of Britain needs to change. Conservatives need to become conservative again, the negative, divisive and belittling attitude of the socialists and bansturbators need to be contained, and the voice of freedom needs to ring true with libertarian influence in the corridors of power.

We gave up our voice on the world stage to the EU, but now having decided to leave we will not be isolated, we will be dynamic, alive again, free to trade and set standards around the globe.

This is the awakening of a free trading nation, one which the Libertarian Party UK will be looking forward to participating in.

Join Us today, and help us to become part of the future, not the past.

Adam Brown is Elected New Party Leader for Libertarians UK

Following an internal ballot on 15th August 2015, Libertarians across the country have unanimously elected Adam Brown as their new party leader. A clear and enthusiastic vote of trust by jubilant activists and committed friends of LPUK to the type of inclusive policies defended throughout his campaign.

 

Hailing from Crawley in West Sussex, Adam has impressed party members with the fact he previously served on Crawley Borough Council as Chair of the Licensing Committee, as well as offering Portfolio Support for the Leader of the council. Interestingly, Adam also chaired the “value for money” scrutiny panel in its endeavours to ensure the council could justify everything it was spending. All adding confidence in his skill as an experienced politician with a proven ability to work with micro, as well as macro, issues.

 

After thanking all those who elected him, Adam went on to say, “I am delighted in the faith they have shown in me and am honoured to accept the position of party leader”. Additionally, when asked about his view on the task ahead, he confidently stated, “I have no misconceptions of the difficulty I am faced with. However, these are ideal times for the LPUK to discuss matters pertaining to the protection of personal freedom, reducing state interference generally, and rolling back the nanny state that has permeated into our everyday existence”. Each stance placing Adam in the very mainstream of inherited Libertarian thought.

 

Taking up his duties from Saturday 3rd October 2015, Adam intends to address the party shortly thereafter and table a number of strategies to increase membership, develop further contacts with other advocates of liberty, while raising public awareness of alternatives to “Big Government” in both theory and practice.

 

For further information contact David Parry Press Officer
 

Agreement with the Scottish Libertarians

 

The NCC of the Libertarian Party (UK) is pleased to advise that we have reached an agreement on terms with the Scottish Libertarians whereby the Scottish Libertarians will register a party north of the border devoted to Scottish affairs and the Libertarian Party with its federal constitution will concentrate on the rest of the UK.

The East Anglian branch is now in the process of registering as an accounting unit and will elect its own officers. The North and South East regions will follow in the next three months.

The South West Region was formally registered as an accounting unit in June 2011 with the Electoral Commission.

The Scottish Libertarians and the Libertarian Party UK will continue to cooperate on joint campaigns.

We are extremely pleased to have moved to this position in the interests of promoting the philosophy of Liberty in Great Britain.

 

Parish Notices- Membership

Parish Notices

As our demographic is heavily based on in the 18-24 range and money is always tight when there are other more important things to spend money on, from the 1-7th May if you are a student or OAP (for balance) you can join the party for £5.

The membership secretary has now sorted out the membership list, we are inviting former members to rejoin in the same period for £7.50 contact membership@libertarianpartyuk.com

It was agreed at the AGM that members could on a voluntary basis make a monthly donation to offset basic monthly overheads. This was started in April and had a pleasing take up. If you would like to be part of this again contact Nic Coome Party-Treasurer at members@libertarianpartyuk.com

Other one off donations received have been gratefully received and we are again looking for second hand office equipment.

After nearly five years in existence we now have a unit that is producing film shorts, if you have any ideas or have experience in this field please contact us.

If you have any other expertise you think would be useful whether you are a member or not, again please contact us.

Guy Montrose is currently working on a facebook Ad so you will soon start to see this appearing.

The growth of the party is good to see again, lets just keep going forward this time