Third Way (UK organisation)

The Third Way is a former political party (founded on 17 March 1990) and now a think tank. Third Way has supported [4] a system of federalism for the UK with the possibility of a future break-up,[5] an isolationist foreign policy,[6] environmentalism,[7] the wide use of Swiss-style citizens' initiatives[8] and distributism.[9]

Third Way
LeaderDavid Kerr
Patrick Harrington
FounderPatrick Harrington
Founded17 March 1990 (1990-03-17)
Dissolved2006 (2006) (as political party)
IdeologyThird Position[1]
Anti-capitalism[2]
Anti-communism[2]
Euroscepticism[3]
Colours     Green
Website
thirdway.info Edit this at Wikidata

It should not be confused with the Third Way ideology promoted by Tony Blair, Bill Clinton and Gerhard Schröder, which it condemns as a revised form of social democracy.[10] It is not related to the Christian Third Way magazine.

IdeologyEdit

Third Way describes itself as:

a think-tank dedicated to creating a society based on Justice, Community and Individual freedom against one that is based on Greed, Globalisation and Tyranny.

Third Way stands against all forms of social injustice, racism and religious bigotry. Third Way is for everyone. We promote positive ideas and apart from this website also publish printed material. We advocate Direct Democracy along Swiss lines using referenda and citizens’ initiatives.

We support small business and co-operative ownership.[11]

Leading membersEdit

LinksEdit

Third Way supported the English Lobby, a pressure group and electoral coalition founded in 2004 that campaigns for the recognition of St George's Day and the creation of an English parliament.

Third Way supporters assisted in the foundation of the trade union Solidarity – The Union for British Workers.

Associated publicationsEdit

The Third Way has operated, or is closely associated with, various publications and websites, including:

  • Ulster Nation magazine and website
  • Counter-Culture magazine and website
  • Liverpool Newsletter, a distributist publication formerly edited by Anthony Cooney and now published by Third Way.

National Liberal partyEdit

In 1999, new electoral organisation the National Liberal Party was formed by Patrick Harrington and Graham Williamson and registered as National Liberal Party – The Third Way with the Electoral Commission. It fought parliamentary elections in Hornchurch (in 2001 and 2005), Belfast West (2001, as Ulster Third Way), Upminster (2005) and Eastleigh (2010) but obtained below 1% of the vote in each case.

In the 2014 European elections, the National Liberal Party stood with 8 candidates in the London constituency,[12] gaining 6,736 votes.[13]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Matthew Feldman (2004). Fascism: Post-war fascisms. Taylor & Francis. p. 371. ISBN 978-0-415-29020-3.
  2. ^ a b "Under the skin of the BNP". BBC News. 2001. Retrieved 27 January 2016.
  3. ^ Admin (25 February 2008). "European Commission Propaganda Comic". Third Way. Retrieved 27 January 2016.
  4. ^ Williamson & Bragg, A Declaration and Philosophy of Progressive Nationalism, p. 9
  5. ^ Williamson & Bragg, A Declaration and Philosophy of Progressive Nationalism, pp. 9–11
  6. ^ Williamson & Bragg, A Declaration and Philosophy of Progressive Nationalism, p. 12
  7. ^ Williamson & Bragg, A Declaration and Philosophy of Progressive Nationalism, pp. 13–14
  8. ^ Williamson & Bragg, A Declaration and Philosophy of Progressive Nationalism, pp. 15–17
  9. ^ Williamson & Bragg, A Declaration and Philosophy of Progressive Nationalism, p. 18
  10. ^ "The Third Way an Answer to Blair" by Patrick Harrington (UK ISBN 0-9535077-0-X, US ISBN 0-9679707-0-9)
  11. ^ https://thirdway.info/about-2/
  12. ^ "National Liberal Party leaflet". Electionleaflets.org. 12 May 2014. Retrieved 13 May 2014.
  13. ^ http://londoneuroelections.org.uk/

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