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Democracy and Freedom in the UK is under threat! 

Citizens in the UK cannot be complacent at attempts to undermine or weaken either of these.

 

As we should know by now, Freedom and Democracy are hard fought, but essential to prevent the persecution of any one individual. 

Learn, Organise and Take action to make a difference today and protect these pillars of civil society. 

ELECTORAL REFORM 

 The United Kingdoms' current electoral model does not properly represent its citizens. There are currently over 800 unelected peers in the House of Lords, the UK's upper parliamentary chamber, and the First Past the Post system allows a Party to enjoy at times total control of the legislature by only securing 40% of the vote. 

Our voting system needs to reflect the diverse ideas of people, and allow for more accurate representation of our must-cultural society. 

HOMELESSNESS

There are an estimated 320,000 homeless people in the UK (2019), despite it being the 6th richest country in the world.  Many of those sleeping rough are former NHS workers and Veterans, unable to cope with the financial demands of the broken renting and housing market. 

 

The Coronavirus Pandemic has perpetuated the problem, and has highlighted that homelessness is a political choice, and can be ended if the political class have the right motivation. 

POVERTY

For the 6th richest country in the world, the UK poverty is an epidemic in itself. Since the financial crash in 2008, the gap between rich and poor has expanded, as the poorest in society have endured brutal austerity. 

There are around 4 million children in poverty in the UK, and approximately 1.6 million people rely on food-banks. All of this while the wealth of the richest 1000 has increased from £256bn to £724bn. Britains poverty is shameful and action must be taken

BREXIT

The United Kingdom's decision to leave the European Union will likely mean major changes in our relationship with the EU and other nations. The deal which the UK Government negotiate with the EU is incredibly important. It will alter the freedoms of both UK and EU citizens, including freedoms to live and work within the EU. 

The threat of No Deal is incredibly real, and could deal further damage to EU citizens residing in the UK and the Economy. 

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