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Wednesday, April 7, 1999 Published at 15:14 GMT 16:14 UK


Natural Law Party



The Natural Law Party of Scotland is contesting the Scottish Parliament elections on the basis of what it considers to be life-based policies.

Natural Law Party of Scotland

Essentials
It says it will achieve a "Heaven on Earth in Scotland" through consciousness-raising policies based on the ancient knowledge of Vedic principles, which have evolved in the present day.

It advocates processes including meditation and Yogic Flying - an "advanced" form of meditation. It proposes setting up a group of 7,000 people committed to Transcendental Meditation and Yogic Flying in Scotland.

This, the party says, will create a positive field of national consciousness and effect change.

The party was first formed in Britain in 1992 and says it is committed "to nature, to life, to mankind - to every individual and their happiness".

Health
The party says it will seek to eradicate 50% of disease in Scotland within the first term of the Parliament and ultimately create a "disease free" society.

Economy
The Natural Law Party says its policies will eventually lead to "dramatic reductions" in government expenditure allowing the Scottish Parliament to use its tax-varying powers to introduce a maximum tax reduction of 3%.

Transport
The party wants Scotland's infrastructure reshaped to "promote the health and good fortune of everyone".

Environment
It will seek a 50% cut in pollution as soon as possible and promote "pollution-free" industry and transport.

Education
The party advocates free full-time education for all up to degree level and free part-time education for all adults. It wants to see the development of "Vedic education", which it says develops the Self and is the basis of a successful life.

Nationalism
The party says it supports devolution and the principle of self-determination but says the starting point for change begins with the individual and "self-rule".

Europe
The Natural Law Party says its policies are complementary to natural law parties worldwide and through its principles will seek "global solutions to global problems".





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