Saturday, April 02, 2016

Why the UK needs a British Capitalist Party

The political struggle is not as it is always presented, ie, between Left versus and Right - Socialism versus neo liberalism but rather between what is loosely termed libertarianism versus authoritarianism. It is possible to be on the Right and be authoritarian and statist: witness Trump   who is an outright pro tarriff protectionist and anti immigrationist. Ukip too have the same protectionist agenda promising to close the border to immigrants to protect British jobs and also is pro tariff, excoriating Chinese steel 'dumping'. Both left and right therfor share the same statist premises.

In this false alternative between Left and Right what is conspicuous by its absence is any non statist party and consequently a  vacuum lies at the heart of British politics as a result which it is the intention of a capitalist party to occupy.In the week when a Conservative government has introduced the so called Living Wage which mandates compulsory wage rises for the low paid -an outright socialist policy that even old Labour did not dare introduce the need for a pro capitalist party in the UK has never been greater or more urgent.

At the heart of the Capitalist Party agenda would be an enshrinement of individual rights that the state would be prevented by law from violating. Any coercive act by the State namely the initiation of force against any citizen would be outlawed. This would preclude taxation which is out and out theft by the State,the use of force to deprive individual citizens of what is rightly theirs,the fruits of their labours. This process of tax elimination would happen not instantly but over a generation to enable people to prepare for the change and would involve an incremented decrease of the level of taxation over two decades or so. The moral argument against State coercive taxation would have as its base the right of the individual to make his own choices about his life and a complete rejection of the idea of altruism,self sacrifice, the pernicious collectivist notion and evil doctrine that the individual exists not to further his own life and happiness but to sacrifice to others, for the wholly bogus and mythical construct known as the 'public good'.

To shake off the rank odour of tradition and   moral stasis at the rotten heart of the British establishment two institutions that would have to be rejected are the monarchy and the church of England so dissolution of the first and disestablishment of the second would be the sine qua non of a free country liberated from the shackles of these twin evils casting a long shadow as they undoubtedly have of tryanny and arbitrary rule over British history.

The British Capitalist Party hereafter known as the BCP would eliminate the national debt by selling of or auctioning all State land and property and this with the addition of Royal property held by the monarchy would probably eliminate the debt in itself. Money would also be raised by selling off the NHS and the BBC, the prisons, and fire service.

 Tariffs and import duties will be unilaterally scrapped as the futility of  tariffs wars is amply historically documented and as if to illustrate the point only today  it has been announced that China will be imposing tariffs on British steel in retaliation for the latter's stand against its  so- called steel dumping.

Leaving the EU will also help to eliminate the debt and long lengthy treaty negotiations can be obviated by the abovemention unilateral tariff elimination so countries from around the world can 'dump' cheap products on the British market thus reducing the bills of the very poor far more effectively than the Living Wage which of course will also be scrapped.

In order to free up the entrepreneurial spirit of the British people all regulation of the economy will be scrapped along with all business taxes such as capital gains tax,corporation tax,business rates but again over a twenty year period to allow people to adjust. The licensing system will also be scraped which is just another defato taxation and has the demotivating initiative killing effect that all socialist bureaucracy does. Setting up a business should not require permission by the State with pettifgging rules that kill enterprise.

 There will be a complete separation of economy and State,privatisation of the Bank of England and the introduction of competing currencies. The state will have no borrowing powers and the state bailing out of banks will be outlawed. The energy market will be deregulated with no state funding or interference and offgem and all other regulatory state agencies across trade and industry will be abolished.

All State schools will be sold off and a separation of school and State effected as the State has no business running schools or controlling its curicula which has inevitably led to the politicisation  of schools and their capture by tenured statist radicals dominating the sector and contaminating academe  with their  agendas of political correctness.

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