Wednesday, 20 March 2013

British Civic Nationalism for Identity, Integration and Opportunity

  1. It is intended to appeal to most reasonable people of all classes and races who see the need co-operate with others and make sacrifices for others.
  2. It is to define nationalism as "promoting the long term national interest", rather than "the removal of non-white citizens British citizens from Britain".
  3. The long term national interest is achieved through "the judicious balancing of the conflicting interests of different groups who belong to that nation for the long term good of that nation".
  4. The government will be invited to think of the long term in terms of children and grandchildren yet to be born.
  5. The government will be deemed to have a duty of promoting the long term national interest (rather than narrow party interest which prevents them from thinking more than five years ahead in any one term of office).
  6. In practice, promoting the long-term national interest is refraining from doing anything that our adult children and adult grandchildren yet to be born could argue was irresponsible, insane or immoral.   
  7. To make this idea appeal to the Conservative Party, it is proposed that the long term national interest is regarded as something that can be conserved by good government, or frittered away by irresponsible government.
  8. It should be pointed out that there is nothing in the Civic Nationalist message that is against clause iv of the Labour Party: "The Labour Party is a democratic socialist party. It believes that by the strength of our common endeavour we achieve more than we achieve alone, so as to create for each of us the means to realise our true potential and for all of us a community in which power, wealth and opportunity are in the hands of the many, not the few, where the rights we enjoy reflect the duties we owe, and where we live together, freely, in a spirit of solidarity, tolerance and respect."

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