Political parties of Great Britain
The main parties in the UK The Conservative party The Labor partyThe Liberal Democrats
The Conservative party The Conservative party goes back to the Tories, or Royalists, who originated in King Charles' reign.
The Conservative party believes in free enterprise and the importance of a capitalist economy, with private ownership preferred to state control.
The Labour party The Labour party believes that private ownership and enterprise should be allowed to flourish, but not at the expenses of their traditional support of the public services.
The Liberal Democrats believe that the state should have some control over the economy, but that there should be individual ownership.
Other political parties The Green party offers economic and industrial policies that relate directly to the environment.The Green Party
Other political parties The Scottish nationalist party wants independence for Scotland within the European Community. The Scottish Nationalist Party
Other political parties The Welsh Nationalist party is determined to preserve the Welsh language and culture as the foundation of a distinct Welsh identity within the UK.Plaid Cymry
The Welsh Nationalist party Its radical wing has resorted to arson attempts as a means of protest.