• Improve and Invest into Schools and Education and teach the basis of LAW at an early age.
  • Schools to put in place activities to help children learn how to resolve conflicts non-violently. Peace Initiatives encourage members of the community, particularly in schools, to recognise that encountering conflict is a normal part of human life and to support the resolution of conflict through positive, non-violent means.
  • Currently the school curriculum is still too reliant on exam success as the only suitable measure of a child’s future potential. Many of our children feel excluded, and others are simply bored, by a system which values memorising facts over aptitudes such as problem solving, team working and interpersonal social skills. We want to see a society which respects children and aims to give them the freedom to express themselves.
  • We will put more emphasis on nurturing people’s talents and encouraging creative, analytical thinking, investing in an education system that is accessible to all, celebrates diversity and nurtures talent.
  • Investment in universities to provide the skills and knowledge we will need as we make the shift towards a low-carbon, low-waste, localised community. 
  • 2010 STUDENT PROTESTS
    In November 2010, there were demonstrations in London by students protesting against the government’s decision to raise the annual tuition fee cap to £9000 (where previously it had been £3290) (E) An estimated 50,000 attended this event – they said “NO!” to these drastic increases.
  • They felt that this decision would increase student debt and either deter people from applying to university or make it unaffordable for them to complete their studies.
  • While a small group of rioters caused problems, the movement raised awareness for the cause
  • (F) However, media attention mostly focused on the violence and no adjustment to this policy
    was made – with several universities announcing their intention to eventually raise their fees to the maximum allowed.
  • The results of these measures were:
    Student debt increasing to an average of over £5500 per annum. (G)
    English student having almost double the debt as students in other UK regions (H)
    A 9% decrease in university applications for 2012 (I)
    A further 6% decrease on applications for 2013 (J)
    This policy has put higher education beyond the means of thousands of young, intelligent, capable people and harmed their employment prospects.
  • It has burdened many more with high amounts of debt. It is essentially a betrayal of our future.

Join the NO Party

We are looking for members who want to change the way we live our lives.

  1. The NO Party will codify the British Constitution like the Magna Carta and Bill of rights
  2. The NO Party will reform monetary policy completely.
  3. NO to the ‘War on Drugs’ – We will reform the drug laws.
  4. NO to ‘Illegal Wars’ –We will bring our troops home.
  5. NO to TV Licence – we will make it voluntary.
  6. NO to an ‘Unaccountable Police Force’ – We will make them.
  7. NO to ‘Privatised Energy services’ – We will buy them back.
  8. NO to ‘Nuclear Weapons’ – We will decommission most of them.
  9. NO to the ‘Bedroom Tax’ – We will repeal it.