What we believe
- That the individual, rather than the State, is the font of liberty, morality and authority.
- That private citizens should have the freedom to act as they wish provided their actions do not harm others.
- That the law should exist principally to guarantee individual liberty and not to act as a paternalistic guardian.
- In the primacy of freely negotiated contract.
- That an efficient free-market economy benefits all, and that the State's economic function should mainly be limited to the prevention of violence and fraud and similar obstacles to honest competition and co-operation.
- That taxes in the United Kingdom are too high and erode individual responsibility and enterprise.
- That State assistance should be concentrated upon cases of unavoidable hardship.
- That official secrecy, except in limited cases such as genuine national defence, is unacceptable in a free society.
- In Parliament as the supreme law-making body in the United Kingdom.
- That to preserve the liberties of private individuals we need more independent-minded Members of Parliament, a stronger Second Chamber, and more effective parliamentary control over the executive.
- That there is too much influence on government from pressure groups that call for legislation of an unnecessary and restrictive nature.
- That justice shall be administered by courts that are not subject to political pressure, and that government decisions have no validity unless founded on clear legal authority.
Last amended and formally approved on the 27th October 2004.