The OpenPolitics Manifesto
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The OpenPolitics Manifesto

About the Book

Written by a community of contributors, this is the latest text of the OpenPolitics Manifesto, always kept up to date. To contribute, visit the online manifesto and suggest your changes! Every contributor gets to vote on what's accepted in future, so get involved today!

The book is free, but if you choose to pay something, any royalties from this book will be donated to Something New, a startup political party that has adopted the manifesto and stands candidates on it in elections around the UK.

About the Editor

James Smith
James Smith

James is a software developer who has worked with the web since its early years, and is passionate about open source, open culture, and openness in general. He works at the Open Data Institute in London, and is also an organiser for Cleanweb UK, a group that promotes the use of web technology to make a more sustainable world. He is passionate about using the web and Open techniques to make a better future for everyone, with a particular interest in the environmental, social and democratic benefits.

About the Contributors

Andrew Williams
Andrew Williams
Paul Robinson
Paul Robinson
Philip John
Philip John
The OpenPolitics Contributors
The OpenPolitics Contributors

Table of Contents

  • Credits
  • Introduction
  • Communications
    • Internet Freedom
    • Access
    • Security
    • Surveillance
    • Censorship
    • Net Neutrality
    • Investment In The Net
  • Crime & Justice
    • Capital Punishment
    • Removal of British Citizenship for Criminal Acts
    • War on Drugs
    • War on Sex
    • Police
    • Courts
    • Whistleblowing
  • Culture & Media
    • Copyright Reform
    • Advertising
    • Media Retractions
  • Democracy
    • Written Constitution
    • Party Funding
    • Transparency
    • Cash for Access
    • Lobbying
    • Devolution
    • House of Lords Reform
    • MPs pay and expenses
    • Separation of Powers
    • Free Passage in Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament
    • Royal Secrecy
    • Republic
    • City of London
  • Economy
    • National Investment Bank
    • Minimum Wage
    • Taxation
    • Basic Income
    • Housing
    • Land Value Tax
    • Business
    • Metric System
    • Government Contracts
    • Public Sector
    • P2P Open Source Currency and role of Central Bank?
    • Land Ownership
    • Ownership
  • Education
    • Funding
    • School Uniform
    • State funded, state run
    • Secular Schools
    • Discrimination in Physical Education
    • School Governance
    • Student Unions
    • Focus on Education
  • Elections
    • Elections
    • Electoral Reform
    • Recall of Representatives
    • Standing for Election
    • Campaigning
    • European Elections
    • Democracy Research
  • Energy
    • Decarbonisation
    • Green Power for the Public Sector
    • Buy Back Scheme
    • Fossil Fuel Industry
    • EU Supergrid
  • Environment
    • Reducing Carbon Dioxide Emissions
    • Carbon Budgets
    • Subsidies
    • International Leadership
    • Home Insulation
    • Balloon & Sky Lantern releases
    • Fox Hunting
  • Foreign Policy
    • Internationalist Stance
    • Foreign Aid
    • European Union
    • Arms Trading
    • Nuclear Disarmament
    • Capital Punishment
    • United Nations Reform
    • Investor-State Dispute Settlement
    • Recognition of Palestine
    • Use our financial status for ethical ends
    • British Overseas Territories
    • PKK and Turkey Peace Process
  • Health
    • The Right to Health
    • Protect the National Health Service
    • Alternative Medicine
    • Maternity
    • Dentists
    • Right to Die
    • Organ Donation
    • Minimum Unit Price for Alcohol
    • Parking Charges
    • Mental Health
    • Changing Places
  • Housing
    • Right to Shelter
    • Empty Properties
    • Rental Sector
    • Council Tax
    • Housing Benefit
    • Housing Association
    • Housing Cooperatives
  • Infrastructure
    • National Infrastructure in the National Interest
  • Local Government
    • Transparency
    • Waste and Environment
    • Community Engagement
    • Reducing Corruption
  • Military
    • Nuclear Disarmament
    • Role of UK Armed Forces
    • Parliamentary Oversight
    • Defence Budget
    • Private Military and Security Companies
    • Lethal Autonomous Weapon Systems
  • Poverty
    • Low Pay and Job Security
    • Government Action
    • Inequality
    • The Burden of Childcare
  • Science
    • Science Funding
    • Compulsory Purchase in the Public Interest
    • Encourage Diverse and Ambitious Scientific Research in Academia
    • Encourage open access to data and research information and existing results
  • Society
    • Secularism
    • Immigration
    • State Honours
    • Marriage
    • Equality in Civil Partnerships
    • Shared Parental Leave
    • Never-ending Consumption and Consumerism
  • Transport
    • Removal of Fossil Fuels
    • Taxi Services
    • Scrap Vehicle Excise Duty
    • National Infrastructure Organisations
    • End UK airport expansion
    • Get rid of Nude Body Scanners
    • Cycling
    • Ridesharing and Carpooling
    • Driverless and Automated Vehicles
    • Electric and Alternative Fuel Vehicles
    • Railways
    • Bus
  • Notes

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