A Future Britain

12 October 2022 , categories: Meetings

Imagine a future Independent and Successful Britain. What would it look like? What would it include?

National Security

  • Secure borders?
  • Effective counter terrorism which is focused on defense of UK?
  • Control of UK waters and fishing?
  • UK-owned essential infrastructure?

Goods and Services

  • Secure and affordable energy supply?
  • Secure food supply?
  • Short supply chains?
  • Self-sufficiency in goods and services which are/could be/should be produced in the UK?

Trade and work

  • Free trade (domestic and international) with more exports and fewer imports?
  • High productivity rates?
  • Enabling work and entrepreneurialism?
  • Minimal barriers to trade?
  • Adaptable, progressive, skilled workforce?
  • Absence of modern slavery?
  • World class research and development?
  • Taxation system which is fit for purpose?
  • Ethical employers?

Quality of Life

  • Clean air and water, real food, desirable environments?
  • Good quality housing?
  • Fit, healthy, aspirational population?
  • Shared prosperity?
  • Dynamic education services which enable children to discover all aspects of their potential (academic, vocational, creativity, personal qualities, leadership etc.) and develop a sense of aspiration?
  • Highly responsive non-political public services which address the causes of problems, not the symptoms, and enable citizens to live their best life from cradle to grave (poverty, health, family, education, work, justice, social care, environment)?
  • Welfare state which provides a safety net for individuals in crisis while avoiding perverse incentives and dependency?
  • Free speech?
  • Strong sense of pride in British values, identity, culture, history?
  • Active citizens where communities are involved in decisions affecting their lives (local and national governance)?
  • Strong community spirit?

This was the basis for discussion at one of our recent meetings

We didn’t all agree with everything on the list but the vast majority of us did.

What do you think?