- Strong laws to protect rights and liberties.
- Tolerance enshrined in anti-discrimination laws.
- Equal rights legislation.
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- Support for the introduction of a codified, entrenched constitution controlling governmental power and dispersing power.
- Constitutional reform proposals to modernise, liberalise, democratise and decentralise government and politics.
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- Taxation policies to redistribute real income from rich to poor with higher taxes for the very rich.
- Policies in education and employment to widen opportunity and increase social mobility.
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Liberal law and order position
- Policies that recognise that crime is largely caused by poor social conditions.
- Sentencing to take account of the social causes of crime and directed at rehabilitation rather than merely punishment.
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- Strong support for the welfare state.
- Welfare benefits to reduce poverty, support the disadvantaged and promote the value of work.
- Education seen as the key driver for social justice.
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- The European Union is a positive force and should be supported and integration encouraged.
- The UK should become more integrated in the European Union.
- The UK should adopt the euro as soon as feasible.
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- Very ambitious plans for control over climate change.
- Policies to transfer the UK to renewable energy sources as soon as possible.
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- Local taxation to be reformed to make it 'fairer'.
- Strengthening local government in comparison to central government.
- Improving local democracy.
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