Making the announcement ahead of the Queen’s speech last year the three parties said they would unite whenever possible to battle the Westminster parties’ obsession with austerity.
- A end to Austerity cuts and reversal of such schemes as the Bed Room Tax
- Reform of the Electoral system with the introduction of Proportional representation.
- Abolition of the House of Lords and its replacement with an elected chamber
- Further Devolution of power to the Nations of the UK and either the creation of an English Parliament or English Regions.
- The position of Scotland and Northern Ireland in that they voted against Brexit must be taken into consideration and they should have the right to pursue their own arrangements.
- The rights the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland to Independence if backed by its people should be guaranteed , as should their right o call a referendum.
- Priority given to Green issues and an full appraisal of Nuclear Power
- An end to intervention in wars that are more about the UK prestige in the World rather for humanitarian reasons
- Freedom of movement within the European Union
- A clear stand made against racism and no pandering to the right wing press in the hope that they may not attack you.
You may not agree on all and may have others; but I can't see how anyone can call themselves progressive if they don't agree with most.
Being opposed to the Tories is not enough Any Progressive Alliance must agree on what sought of future is on offer by replacing them.
We have already had the Blair Brown Blue Labour year,s and the Lib Dems being the bag carriers of a viscous Tory attack on the welfare state. We don't need to go down either road again.
Plaid, Greens and the SNP at least appear to support real change, but even under Corbyn and a Liberal Democrat shedding its coalition collaboration i am not totally convince these two parties are there yet,