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Manifesto Introduction
 
The party defines itself by the five core policies. So that members and non-members clearly understand what the party stands for, these cannot be changed. At present they are principles the details of which will be decided according to the party constitution
 
All other policies will be decided according to the constitution
 
Below is a provisional list of headings for the Mani-festo each with a link to a page
That page contains provisional ideas for discussion.

Read this, as work in progress. Only DRP paid up members can comment and so if you want to have your say:

 

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A NEW CONSTITUTION FOR BRITAIN
Constitution Design
Executive
House of Commons Senate
Autonomous Regions

Electoral System

Democracy
Judiciary
Constitutional Court Supreme Court
Functions of Government Public Services Board Monetary Policy Board

Monarchy

 


 

ECONOMICS
Banking

Finance
Globalization
Monetary reform

Personal Finance

Austerity

Great Crisis

 

 

TAXATION
Tax havens
Corporation tax
Income tax
Wealth tax

 

REGIONS
Federal nation
Autonomous regions

 

INDUSTRY
Skills training
Industry needs
Business development
Export assistance

Employment

 

PUBLIC SERVICES
Health
Education
Utilities
Transport Road Rail Air
Social Housing
Postal Services, Telecommunications
Police
Fire Service
Prisons
Probation Service
Waste/ pollution

 

FOREIGN AFFAIRS
Europe
Commonwealth

Islamic World
War
Military provision

 

SOCIETY
Families
Social exclusion
Minorities and race relations,
Citizenship

Economic enfranchisement
Church of England
Civil Society
Deprivation
Youth
Meritocracy
Immigration

Ethical Issues
Humanitarian issues/Animals

 

NATIONAL PLANNING
National planning strategies
Coordination of regions
Transport

Energy/Climate Change

 

 

LAW
Human rights
Liberty
Economic rights
Citizenship
Penal reform
Vice
Drugs
Prostitution
Gambling

 

CULTURE
Arts
Broadcasting/BBC
Press

 

POLITICS
Political parties
Corruption
Protest
Political philosophy

 

SPORT/LEISURE

 

ENERGY

 

ENVIRONMENT

 

AGRICULTURE

 

CEREMONIAL

 

CIVIL SERVICE
Government departments
Prosecution Service

 

 

 


 

ISSUES DISCUSSED IN THE NEWSLETTERS NOT LINKED TO THE MANIFESTO

 

HISTORY

British Republican History

 

OTHER NATIONS

USA

 

 

 


EMBLEMS

 


 

 


 

PARTY EMBLEMS

 

PARTY COLOURS

 

Silver and White
 

Gold traditionally represents royalty, and the male principle

Silver traditionally represents the female principle

 

The Pentaskell and Astraea are represented in silver and white

 

Silver and white are the colours of the party rosettes and are significantly different from any other party

 


 

The Party is represented by two sorts of emblems: The Pentaskell and the female figure, Astraea
 
 

PENTASKELL

 

The Pentaskell is derived from the Celtic Triskell.

 

The Triskell symbolises the three elements, earth, air and water.

 

The Pentaskell symbolises the five core values of Democratic Republicanism, virtue, freedom, aspiration, wealth, peace

 

The Pentaskell has different representations

 

Celtic pentaskell

 

 

Ameoba Pentaskell

 

Acrobat Pentaskell

 

 

Matisse Dancers Pentaskell
 

 

 

ASTRAEA


A female figure named Astraea. Astraea may have different representations

 

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Origins. According to Greek legend, Astraea is the daughter of Zeus and Themis. She was, as was her mother, a goddess of justice.

 

During the Golden Age, when the gods dwelled among mankind, she lived on the earth. But evil and wickedness increased its grip on humanity, and Astraea left and took up her abode among the stars where she was transformed into the constellation Virgo where she looks down on humanity with concern.

 

According to legend, Astraea will one day come back to Earth, bringing with her the return of the utopian Golden Age of which she was the ambassador.

 

During the European Renaissance, particularly in England, Astraea became associated with the general spirit of renewal of culture occurring at that time

 

 


 

NATIONAL FLAGS

 

National flags are of mainly of two types, heraldic and tricolour.

The first tricolour was the French one adopted by revolutionary France. Since then it has been widely used by republics.

 

Heraldic flags derive from the mediaeval art of heraldry used for coats of arms. England's St George's Cross is an example

 

The Union Jack is a composite of three heraldic crosses or flags, St George's, St Andrew's of Scotland and St Patrick's of Ireland. The retention of the St Patrick's cross is anachronistic as Ireland is no longer part of Britain. (Northern Ireland has a version of the St George's cross.)

 

It may be because of its derivation from imperial times when Ireland was part of England that the Union Jack is associated with jingoism and extreme nationalism.

 

It is for these reasons unsuitable for the new republic.

 

Two alternative for the new republic are suggested, a heraldic flag or a tricolour, as below.

 

 

 

 

Silver Cross
 

This is heraldic being a vague reference to the St George's cross at the centre of the Union Jack. The silver would stand out and catch the light as no other national flag does.

 

 

 

Green/white/red tricolour

 

This is the traditional British Republican marching flag with the colours in reverse order to distinguish it from the present Hungarian national flag.

 

The rule with tricolours is that catholic countries use vertical bands (France, Ireland, etc) and Protestant or Orthodox countries use horizontal ones (Germany, Russia, etc). So Britain must use horizontal bands.

 

 

Regional Flag of the United Republic of Britain
(Indicative only)
 

This incorporates the various flags of the autonomous regions.

 

 

 

 


 

DRP PARTY FLAGS

 

 

 

Traditional British Republican Marching Flag
(Since adopted as the flag of Hungary and so it could be inverted. See above)

 

 

John Milton Flag

 

 
Celtic Pentaskell Flag

 

 

Matisse Dancers Pentaskell Flag

 


 

HISTORICAL EMBLEMS

 

 

 

Flag of the Commonwealth/First Republic 1650-60
 
 

 

Commonwealth shilling

 

 

Commonwealth Great Seal

 



 

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