We are against the monarchy and for a republic. We are for the abolition of the House of Lords, and for votes at 16.
The royal family’s enormous wealth, land and palaces should be put to social use. The same applies to the aristocracy and their mansions.
The Church of England must be dis-established, its privileges ended and its wealth confiscated.
The first-past-the-post single constituency system must be replaced with proportional representation. We support the right of prisoners to vote.
We would replace the current practice of always voting on a Thursday with voting on weekends.
We would research into the possibility of electronic voting. Clearly, if this is implemented we would need to be sure that the votes were protected from the possibility of fraud and guaranteed to be secure and secret.
Local democracy should be restored, with powers returned to councils and democratic control of schools, hospitals and housing.
Left Unity is active in movements and campaigns across the left, working to create an alternative to the main political parties.
Events and protests from around the movement, and local Left Unity meetings.
Saturday 9th September
Wigan Diggers’ Festival
11am to 9.30pm at The Wiend in Wigan.
Main Sponsor: Unite the Union North West Region. More details here
Friday 10th to Saturday 11th November
Marseille Forum, France
A European-wide gathering of progressive forces in Marseille – trade unions, campaigns, parties, social movements – discussing the crisis we face and how to build a different Europe. Contact email@example.com
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