BNP Manifesto 2010 : Creating Local Economies

• The BNP would support local economies by creating a national network of autonomous credit unions.

• The BNP would investigate the viability of voluntary local currencies as a means of assisting local economies.

Credit Unions to Build Local Economies

The BNP supports the creation of local economies via the creation of a national network of autonomous credit unions.

These credit unions will be used to assist low income families to secure mortgages, allow individuals on low incomes to secure low interest and interest-free loans and to support the development of small local businesses.

They will also be employed to fund community and social re-development, provide housing projects specifically for local families and to invest in renewing the social environment in our communities by, for example, establishing youth and senior citizens’ clubs.

The credit unions will also be employed to undertake local environmental reclamation projects to improve both the local, natural environment and to instil a sense of civic pride in our communities.

We will encourage credit unions to assist with the creation of local farmers’ markets, community farms, local renewable energy production units, energy efficiency projects and to establish local recycling units that employ local people.

Can Local Currencies Boost Regional Economies?

In economics, a local currency is defined as a currency not backed by a national government and intended to trade only in a small area in what amounts to a formalisation of the barter system.

The BNP will investigate the viability of such schemes with the aim of assisting in the economic development of local economies.

Such an investigation will focus on the local currency experiments in Britain, Canada, America, Australia, France, New Zealand and Switzerland where they have been used to raise the resilience of local economies by encouraging re-localisation of buying and food production.

The BNP would like to see credit unions and, if possible, local currencies, work together to rejuvenate local economies at the community level, rather than via top-down direct state economic action.

BNP Manifesto 2010

BNP Manifesto 2010 : British National Party Key Pledges

BNP Manifesto 2010 : Defending Britain: BNP Defence Policy

BNP Manifesto 2010 : Immigration: An Unparalleled Crisis Which Only the BNP Can Solve

BNP Manifesto 2010 : Environmental Protection and the “Climate Change” Theory

BNP Manifesto 2010 : Leaving the European Union

BNP Manifesto 2010 : Counter Jihad: Confronting the Islamic Colonisation of Britain

BNP Manifesto 2010 : Renationalising the Welfare State

BNP Manifesto 2010 : Freedom for All: The Restoration of Our Civil Liberties

BNP Manifesto 2010 : Constitutional Change: Protecting and Enhancing Our Heritage

BNP Manifesto 2010 : Democracy and the Media

BNP Manifesto 2010 : Culture, Traditions and Civil Society

BNP Manifesto 2010 : Time to Get Tough on Crime and Criminals

BNP Manifesto 2010 : A Healthy Nation: Public Health and the NHS

BNP Manifesto 2010 : Education for a British Future

BNP Manifesto 2010 : Transport: Getting Britain Moving Again

BNP Manifesto 2010 : Agriculture: Food and Fisheries

BNP Manifesto 2010 : Energy: Fuelling the Nation’s Growth

BNP Manifesto 2010 : Foreign Policy: Putting British Interests First

BNP Manifesto 2010 : Housing: Sheltering the Nation

BNP Manifesto 2010 : The Economy: Putting Britain Back on the Road to Recovery

BNP Manifesto 2010 : Creating Local Economies

BNP Manifesto 2010 : Pensions: Looking After Our Old People

BNP Manifesto 2010 : IT and the Digital Revolution: The BNP’s Vision

BNP Manifesto 2010 : Conclusion

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