Third Way (United Kingdom)

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Third Way (United Kingdom)
Founder Patrick Harrington
Founded 17 March 1990 (1990-03-17)
Ideology National liberalism
Third Position
Euroscepticism
Colours black, green
Website
http://thirdway.info/

The Third Way was a British political party and now a political think tank that researches and debates themes relevant to nationalists. It was founded as a political party on 17 March 1990.

In 2006, the Third Way registered the name National Liberal Party – The Third Way with the Electoral Commission.[1] 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.

According to accounts filed with the Electoral Commission, in 2006, Third Way had 20 members and cashflow of approximately £1,400.[2] In December 2010, the membership was 21.[3] It decided to revert to being a think tank and abandoned party-politics.

This Third Way 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.[4] It is not related to the Christian Third Way magazine.

Ideology[edit]

Third Way describes itself as representing:

"a movement 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 act as a 'Think-Tank' for positive ideas and apart from this website also publishes a magazine 'Third Way' and occasional books and pamphlets.
We advocate Direct Democracy along Swiss lines using referenda and citizens' initiatives. We support small business and co-operative ownership."

Leading members[edit]

Leading members of the Third Way were previously in the National Front, voting to disband it in 1989:

Also mentioned on the biographies section of the Third Way website[5] are Roy Kerridge and US-based racial-separatist rabbi Mayer Schiller.

Links[edit]

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 Solidarity – The Union for British Workers.

Associated publications[edit]

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 party[edit]

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

See also[edit]

List of UK think tanks

External links[edit]

References[edit]