Applicants are invited for UKIP’s range of Policy Working Groups, These groups will assist the Party to broaden and develop a full range of policies for future election manifestos. The Groups will work alongside commissioned experts in the field and committed Parliamentarians. Each Working Group in the full process will require:
- A Chairman—to be in charge of producing the paper to the required format and content, including organising and coordinating input from UKIP members and other non-UKIP contributors, and reporting to Senior UKIP officers
- A Paper Writer—in sole charge of writing the paper’s text, incorporating all ideas, written contributions and comments in a suitable written form
- Working Group members—expert and interested members to input verbal and written ideas and feedback on drafts as they arise.
There are all sorts of exciting subjects up for review.
The Policy Working Groups now needed are:
(Note: for an abridged process due to time constraints, and political/media considerations)
- WEST LOTHIAN QUESTION / HOW WE’RE GOVERNED
- INTERNATIONAL TRADE AND AID
- LAW AND ORDER
- HOUSING AND PLANNING (INCLUDING REGIONAL PLANNING)
(For the full policy process)
- EUROPE AND FOREIGN AFFAIRS
- JOBS AND THE ECONOMY
- RESTORING BRITISHNESS
- ENERGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT
- ‘WORKFARE’ (WELFARE REFORM)
- NHS REFORM
- THE CONSTITUTION
Well, there's a few there that I might have some ideas about: welfare reform, NHS reform and I've been doing bits of research for energy and the environment. Surely some people from the Witanagemot Club could look at the West Lothian Question and How We're Governed for starters...
If interested in applying, please e mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org giving name, address and membership number or write to: David Campbell Bannerman, Deputy Leader & Head of Policy, UKIP, The Old Grain Store, Church Lane, Lyminster, West Sussex, BN17 7QJ with name, address and membership number, and marking envelope ‘POLICY GROUPS’. You will be sent a copy of Guidance Notes and Application Forms for the policy working groups.
OK, so you have to be a member to take part, but if you feel that no party represents your eminently sensible views... well... now's the time to change that. After all, how many commenters here have expressed the opinion that UKIP needs to broaden its policies?
Right, back to the ranting...