New Deal (political party)

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This article is about the New Deal political party. For other uses, see New Deal (disambiguation)

New Deal
Leader Alan Sked
Slogan 'A New Voice For A New Politics'[1]
Founded 2013
Ideology Euroscepticism
Left-wing nationalism[citation needed]
Political position Centre-left[2]
Website
signup.newdealparty.com
Politics of United Kingdom
Political parties
Elections

New Deal is a political party in the United Kingdom. Its founder is Professor Alan Sked,[3][4] who founded the UK Independence Party (UKIP).[5]

Policies of the New Deal party include 'direct and transparent democracy' and 'liberal values without prejudice to race, religion, gender, etc."[6] New Deal has been labelled the 'leftwing version of UKIP'.[7]

New Deal is described by its founder, Professor Alan Sked, as a centre-left political party, committed to withdrawal from the European Union.[2] He criticises UKIP as turning into "...a far-right and what I think is an extremist and racist party".[8]

The term "New Deal", first used by US president Franklin D. Roosevelt, was also used by Tony Blair's government from 1997 to describe changes to welfare and unemployment policy.

As of May 2014, the party was still registered with the Electoral Commission, but was reported by The Guardian in April 2014 to be "on pause". [9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ New Deal: A New Voice For A New Politics New Deal Party. Retrieved: 20 May 2014.
  2. ^ a b Shiv Malik (8 September 2013). "Ukip founder creates new leftwing anti-EU party". The Guardian (London). Retrieved 30 May 2014. 
  3. ^ UKIP founder Alan Sked launches New Deal party BBC News
  4. ^ UKIP founder Alan Sked launches New Deal party PlayPolitical
  5. ^ 'I left UKIP because it has become too racist,' says party's founder The Daily Mail
  6. ^ The Left Start to Take Ukip Seriously - Is That Why They Are Attacked? The Huffington Post
  7. ^ Is it time for a leftwing version of Ukip? The Guardian
  8. ^ Ukip’s founder and staunchest critic Gulf News Weekend Review
  9. ^ Hugh Muir (21 April 2014). "Diary: Wanted – a maestro to rescue the Lib Dems from the brink". The Guardian (London). Retrieved 13 May 2014.