Welcome to the Fairness and Justice Party

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Background

Our political system is unfair and undemocratic (*), our media is in the hands of tax avoiders and many of our politicians are corrupt, self-serving, greedy and, frequently, liars (**).

The Fairness and Justice Party (FJP) is determined to make our country fair, democratic and decent - somewhere we can be proud of.

We want to break away from personality politics (look where that has got us!) and the embarrassing mud-slinging of Prime Minister's question time. Our politics should not be a sixth form debating society, nor should it be dominated by public school boys who are totally out of touch with the rest of us.

* our first-past-the-post voting system means that many of us have never been represented in parliament.

** there are some decent, honest and trustworthy politicians - but they are few and far between.

It's all about policies!

British politics is dominated by the media which builds up and destroys "celebrities" - far better to appoint a once-amusing clown as Prime Minister than someone who is decent, honest and has the public interest at heart.

No matter who is at the top, it is policies that count - what must be done to make the country a fairer and better place for us all.

Neither of the two main parties, Conservative and Labour, has any policies - the Conservative Party has run out of steam and the Labour Party has abandoned all the policies it ever had. Instead of policies they offer knee-jerk reactions to events and find every possible excuse to avoid doing anything to make our lives better - promise everything as a press release or as a sound bite - then do nothing.

The FJP has well thought out and costed policies specifically designed to create a fairer country we can all be proud of.

Key policies

These are a few of our key policies, there are more details below and on the policies page.

  • Reforming taxation so it leaves more money in people's pockets and makes it impossible to avoid.
  • Funding for the best health, social care and education services in Europe.
  • Ensuring other key services: utilities, transport, communications, policing, defence; are run for the public benefit, not for profit.
  • Ensuring a secure food supply while protecting our countryside and the environment.
  • Ensuring a secure energy supply while making is as sustainable as possible.
  • Ensuring a free press run by UK citizens resident in the UK for tax purposes.
  • ...

We are for:

  • Creativity, inventiveness, initiative, enterprise.
  • The development of new businesses: private, mutual, cooperative and public
  • People keeping the rewards of their enterprise and hard work.
  • Scrapping tax on earnings.
  • Scrapping VAT.
  • Scrapping inheritance tax.
  • Scrapping stamp duty.
  • The best health service in Europe available free of charge to all UK citizens.
  • The best education system in Europe available free of charge to the children of all UK citizens.
  • Strong defence without pointless wars and "adventures".
  • A system of law and order that keeps us all safe and cuts down on criminal activity.
  • A free press not owned by foreigners, non-doms and people not resident in the UK.
  • Homes people can afford to buy or rent without concreting over more and more of the countryside.
  • Growing as much of our own food as possible - without paying the rich to get richer.
  • Protecting the environment, the countryside and wildlife.
  • Sustainable sources of energy while recognising the true cost of "going electric".
  • Supporting those who are unable to support themselves because of disability etc.
  • Ensuring quality care for the elderly.
  • A political system that is free of bribery, corruption and bias.
  • A lively and exciting cultural life shared by us all.
  • A foreign policy that puts Britain first while trying to make the world a fairer and more just place for all.
  • A system of employment that offers people a fair return for their efforts with decent and safe working conditions.
  • Encouraging creativity, invention and enterprise - and allowing people to keep the rewards of their efforts.
  • A mixed economy which provides a fair balance between the private and public sectors.
  • Changing the North/South, East/West, balance to redistribute national wealth throughout our country.
  • A financial system that looks after our money and provides investment for homes, industry and business.

Pie-in-the-sky?

No, this isn't pie-in-the-sky or the Magic Money Tree - we can do it and we can pay for it.

We can create a fair and just society and find a fair and just way to pay for it.

Our current system is unfair and unjust - we simply need to open our eyes to a better way.

Our taxation policy is covered in greater depth in this article.

We are against:

  • Those who dodge their social responsibilities.
  • Those who engage in anti-social behaviour.
  • Those who evade and avoid paying their fair share of tax.
  • Wars that end up killing thousands, solving nothing and increasing terrorist threats.
  • Anyone telling us how to run our private lives - as long as we cause no harm.
  • Discrimination based on things we as individuals have no control over.
  • Foreign companies who avoid paying their fair share of UK taxes.
  • Foreigners who try to tell us how to run our country.
  • Financial institutions that gamble with other people's money and expect us to bail them out when it all goes wrong.
  • The imbalance between London and the rest of the country.
  • Greedy liars, crooks, hypocrites and cheats.

A new party for a new world

The world has changed unbelievable in the last 20/30 years - it is no longer the world of the 1970s or even 1997! The digital revolution and the Internet have created a global world and the Covid pandemic has shown that the old ways of doing things are no longer the best.

Property developers are beginning to respond to these changes with many new homes having a dedicated "home office" space for those who can work from home - no matter where their employer is located. The UK still builds the smallest and most densely packed homes in Europe - the "home office space" advertised in the brochure is often a tiny space under the stairs!

The danger of working at home is isolation - and this has political as well as personal mental health implications. New ways have to to be found for people to interact with politics and to cooperate together in their best interests - the days of the beery trade union meeting have long gone (though relics survive).

Amongst all these changes, the Tories and Labour are looking a bit old fashioned and tired - both of them are no longer "fit for purpose". They seem happier shouting at one another than adapting to a world that has left them behind.

Young people and young families don't see themselves as the "them v us" of the past - they live in a world of instant communications and social media - many of them see themselves as "citizens of the world" as well as citizens of the UK

We all work best, and are the most motivated, when we feel the world is fair and just. We feel least motivated, and most annoyed, when we see people "getting away with it", avoiding their social responsibilities or living the high life without making any personal contribution to society.

This isn't jealousy or "class envy" - it's fully justified annoyance!

We are often told:

"The world isn't a fair place, get used to it!"

This is the most depressing and demotivating thing anyone can say - and usually said by those who don't want anything to change because they are doing very nicely from the status quo - thank you very much!

The world can be a fairer place; it simply requires effort and enough people to bring it about.

The Fairness and Justice Party will make things fairer and more just - but it can only do so with your support.

So, please check out our principles and policies, read the FAQ for answers to questions you may have, and join us to make the world fairer for ourselves, for our children and for their children.