National Liberal Party (Arthurista)
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National Liberal Party
|Leader||David Miller MP|
|International affiliation||International Libertarian Alliance|
|Slogan||Libertatem primum et aeternum (Liberty First and Forever)|
The National Liberal Party, also known as the 'Whigs' during the 19th century, is an Arthuristan political party, one of the two dominant parties in the nation's parliament alongside the Arthuristan Labour Party. It is a 'big tent' group which espouses centre-right/moderate neo-liberal economic policies, libertarian social policies and pragmatic foreign policies. As of 2015, it is currently in opposition. Its symbol is the phoenix, symbolising optimism, renewal of purpose and new beginnings.
The National Liberal Party is a moderate neo-liberal group. It believes that the free market offers the most efficient economic model, while the welfare state ought to be streamlined, made more efficient and "rolled back" where necessary. In cultural and social issues it is broadly in agreement with its main rival in espousing a 'robust liberalism', with an outlook based on broadly libertarian and secularist thinking stemming from Arthurista's enlightenment philosohical heritage, while advocating an assimilationist immigration policy.
It is usually the second largest party in parliament, with its chairman known as the "leader of the opposition". It has won three general elections in the past-50 years, most notably in the mid-1980s when, in an unprecedented move, it governed in coalition with Labour, its usual main rival, in order that together they may stave off the Freedom Party.