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Flag of Freedom:Please tell our readers a little bit about yourselves,when the party was formed,why the party was formed and your short and long term goals.
David Fogden:The English People's Party was formally launched on Saturday 20th November 2010 at its first general meeting in Birmingham.The party was formed because we felt there was not an English party that held broad based policies that was open and democratic.We believe that our members should decide policy and leadership.Our short term goals are to build the EPP into a force that will be able to contest local, Euro and parliamentry elections.Long term aim is to achieve political power so that we can defend the English community
Flag of Freedom:There are already several English nationalist parties,why another one and what makes you different from the rest?
David Fogden: At the time of our formation there where only 4 English nationalist parties,the English Democrats,the English Radical Alliance,the English Independence Party and the English First Party.We formed out of the EIP because many of the people that we spoke to felt that English independence was a non starter for the majority of the English people and that such a party could be labelled a single issue party.The problems with the English Democrats are well documented and hence the reason we did not join them.The EFP is a racial nationalist organisation and has links to some dubious organisations.The ERA whilst having some policies that we agree with appears to be sectarian and do not wish to have dialogue with other English nationalists.We however do have good relations with members of the EDP and the new English parties like One England and The For England Party.
Flag of Freedom: What is the party's stance on the EDL?Would you be happy to let EDL members join EPP and would you be happy to forge links with the EDL and speak at one of their demos?Could be great publicity for your party!
David Fogden: The EPP'S stance on the EDL is that they are a single issue protest organisation and are non political.We are happy for EDL members to join our party if they agree with our policies.That goes for anyone who wishes to join us.I am not sure about forging links with the EDL as they are an independent organisation and I don't believe that they want party political people to hijack their organisation.I believe the EPP may be one of the few organisations that have not tried to jump the EDL bandwagon.We wish the EDL well in their endeavours.
Flag of Freedom: What is the party's stance on the growing threat from islamic extremism, would the EPP stop the building of mosques in England and counter the growth of islamisation that is eroding English culture and recruiting jahdis?
David Fogden:We are against any ideology that is a threat to our identity and way of life.We see the problem of islamification but we also see the problems caused by globalisation.We hold neither a Washington nor a Mecca stance.
Flag of Freedom:If you came to power and formed an English parliament,what would happen to the union?Do you believe in total independence from Scotland,Wales and Northern Ireland or do you favour a similar position to that of Scotland at present?
David Fogden: Our position at present is for a federal UK.We believe each nation should be allowed to run it's own internal affairs but be united in defence and foreign policy.We would like to see sister parties in each of the home nations.
Flag of Freedom:How would you best describe the EPP's ideology?
David Fogden: The EPP is a populist English nationalist party which supports all the peoples of England but who have a sympathetic ear for the English community.
Flag of Freedom:What would the EPP do about the colossal welfare state?Would it not be better to take a leaf out of Germany's book and chuck money at manufacturing rather paying people to sit idle at home?As the old saying goes idleness does the devils work.
David Fogden: The welfare state in principle was a good idea but people have abused it and are beginning to rely too much on hand outs.We initiate reforms and also lower taxation on both the individual and business to help people back to work.
Flag of Freedom:What is the party's position on foreign aid?
David Fogden: We are against foreign aid we believe that we should support our own people.It is madness that this and previous governments give millions in foreign aid whilst our own people suffer at home.We believe that countries should be self reliant and this could be done by fair trade programmes.We are strongly against the use of slave labour by globalist companies.
Flag of Freedom:Would the EPP pull England out of the EU?
David Fogden: The EPP call for the prompt exit of England from the EU.We believe in international co-operation but not at the expense of national independence.
Flag of Freedom:Does the EPP have any thoughts on reforming the voting sytem,Westminster and the House of Lords?
David Fogden: We would introduce proportional representation and would support the idea of reform of the House of Lords.
Flag of Freedom:Would the EPP withdraw troops from Afghanistan and stop getting our small country involved in fighting conflicts across the globe is it not time we accepted we are not an Empire anymore and we can't afford to be acting as global policemen?
David Fogden: Yes we would withdraw our troops from Afghanistan and would not involve our troops in wars that where of no concern to the English nation.
Flag of Freedom:Do you have any ideas on how to regenerate life back into our high streets?What our your thoughts on corporate bullies such as Tesco?
David Fogden:We would encourage campaigns where we support local businesses and would lower taxes for them whilst putting higher taxes on globalist companies.
Flag of Freedom:Would you make ST Georges day a national Holiday?
David Fogden: Yes!
Flag of Freedom:Do you think it was a big mistake made by the last Labour government to encourage many young people to go to University that maybe where not up to it and wasting time and money doing pointless courses like media studies.Would it not be better to fund courses that are a benefit to the country such as engineering,science,medicine,technology etc.Many of the best economies in the world put more emphasis into these subjects while Britain has been left short of valuable talent.Shouldn't we be training our own people rather than importing people to do these highly skilled jobs?
David Fogden:Simple answer to that we agree with this question.
Flag of Freedom:Would the EPP bring back National Service?
David Fogden: We do not have a policy in this regards.I am aware that the army are not in favour of national service.I would like to see a community service programme where young people did service helping in their local communities.
Flag of Freedom:If the day came and the EPP where elected into power and England got it's own parliament would you change the National anthem?
David Fogden: Yes but I think there should be some debate as to what it should be.
Flag of Freedom:Would you keep the Royal Family or are you in favour of a Republic?
David Fogden: I think the Royal Family should be maintained.
Flag of Freedom:Would you scrap the TV licence?
David Fogden: Yes!
Flag of Freedom:Who in your opinion was the greatest politician since the last World War?
David Fogden: As no politician since the second world war has stood up for the English people we would suggest there has been none.
Flag of Freedom:How much does it cost to join the EPP and what do you get for your subscription?
David Fogden: FULL- Anyone joining as a member can become a party official and qwill also have full voting rights.We hope that members will be able to actively support the party,but we fully appreciate that family life and employment must take priority.Members will receive both all e-communications and also a number of mail shots.Membership costs £15 per annum,with a reduced rate of £8 for those unwaged,under 18 or over 65.
SUPPORTER-This level is open to anyone who supports the party and our basic aims.Supporters can be active or not,as they wish,but they cannot be officials or vote on party business.All communications are by email only.Membership costs £5 per annum.
What do you get for your subscription the knowledge that you are fighting to save your people and country.None of us are paid for our positions all money that is sent to us in the form of subscriptions or donations is put straight back into building the party.
Flag of Freedom: Thank you for taking the trouble to tell us about the English Peoples Party and sharing your ideas with us.All the best for the future!
David Fogden: Thanks for contacting us and readers can find out more about us via our webpage