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Tuesday, May 25, 1999 Published at 13:40 GMT 14:40 UK


Natural Law Party



The Natural law Party

Manifesto: "Natural Law unites - creating a truly united Europe as the first step to a united world."

'Unity and sovereignty'

"The fundamental programme of the Natural Law Party is the Vedic technology of consciousness brought to light by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. This technology includes Transcendental Mediation and Yogic Flying."

"Our first priority will be to create a more coherent and positive national consciousness by establishing a group of 7,000 people practising Maharishi Mahesh Yogi's Transcendental Mediation and TM-Sidhu programme, including Yogic Flying.

"Forty-two scientific studies have confirmed that such a group will lead to substantially reduced crime and negativity and will support positive social and economic trends in Europe and the world."

'Sovereignty instead of subsidiarity'

  • "A harmonious and well-functioning European Union will only become a living reality if none of its sovereign member states are forced to accept a treaty or directive from the Union at any time."

    Common foreign policy

    The Natural Law Party proposes:

  • Foreign aid must always be linked to educational programmes that develop full creative potential and provide essential training and skills.
  • A complete ban on arms exports.

    Common defence policy

  • "On the basis of its prevention-oriented approach to defence, the Natural Law Party proposes that the EU should maintain a coherence-creating group of 7,000 experts in Maharishi's Transcendental Meditation and Yogic Flying in Europe, and a similar group on each continent."
  • "The immediate need is for a group of 2,000 such experts, to neutralise the stress in the Balkans region."

    Economic and monetary union

    "Regarding the decision pending in the UK about joining the single currency, the Natural Law Party's policy is first to apply nationally the new stability criterion of creating a coherent, stable collective consciousness, the basis of a stable, progressive problem-free economy . . . We believe that a decision should be made only after the Natural Law Party's new stability criteria have been met."

    EU budget

    The Natural Law Party proposes to:

  • Lower taxation through simplified government and effective Natural Law polices.
  • Create full employment and a stable flourishing economy through Natural Law-based principles of business and industry.

    Increasing efficiency and reducing EU bureaucracy

    "The theme of Natural Law government can be summarised in the expression 'Automation in administration'. The Government of Nature operates with supreme efficiency, using what is known in physics as the 'principle of least action'."

    "The Natural Law Party applies this principle in designing its approach to administration and setting policy in each area. Effective government is streamlined government; it absorbs as little as possible of taxpayers' money in conducting its tasks silently and efficiently. Nowhere is this more needed in the affairs of the EU."

    Natural agriculture

    The Natural Law Party proposes:

  • EU agricultural subsidies to be phased out over seven years, and farmers "introduced gradually to the importance of Vedic farming".
  • A complete EU-wide ban on genetically-modified foods.

    EU enlargement

  • Natural Law programmes to be implemented not only in member states, but in applicant states also.
  • A special Quality of Life index to be developed to assess progress both within the EU and in applicant states.

    'Natural Designs'

  • All buildings used by the EU to accord with Natural Law in order to provide "a healthy and fully supportive environment for the European administration".

    Democracy

  • Voting systems of absolute proportional representation so that every group and every party has a voice in government.



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