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FU.IGM

The generation with the jobs, the ‘final salary’ pensions, the mutual fund accounts, the second homes and the cheap driver’s insurance. The free bus pass, the winter heating allowance and the holiday in the sun. […]

Math problems for the status quo

The Bank for International Settlements (BIS) released a report today on the state of the world economy and national budgets. It makes for pretty dire reading – especially if you think we are already suffering […]

Change, how?

If you believe that there is something fundamentally wrong with the track we are on, and to continue down the current path will ultimately to disaster, then the question you have to face is what […]

Proper Privatisation

The proper role of private enterprise in the delivery of public services is to improve the services. Private enterprise is dependent on the existence of competition, risk and reward to function properly. No public service […]

Queen’s Speech – Alt LIFE, 2013

My lords and members of the House of Commons. My government’s legislative programme will focus on building a stronger nation so that the people of the United Kingdom can be assured of a full and […]

Stress test your assumptions!

If you’re wondering what the fuss is about, or why a few tweaks here and there won’t solve our problems – then this page is for you. Test your assumptions about what’s possible, and what […]

The emperors have no clothes!

Why start the LIFE party? Does the UK need a new political party? YES! ¬†We all know about the problems we face, and their magnitude: we are living beyond our means, barely getting by as […]

Difference between Cyprus and UK?

Not enough! See tables below: Britain’s total debt as a percentage pf GDP is actually 5% higher than Cyprus, our annual budget deficits are the same as a percentage of GDP, and the UK banking […]

Broken democracy in Westminster

We are trying to run a modern country with an old and out-dated democratic system. The principle of local representatives being sent to Westminster may have been appropriate in 1850 but it is outrageously ineffective […]

What is the proper rate for income tax?

Ask yourself, what is the reason why the income tax rate is at 22% or 40% or whatever it is currently at? The answer to that question today, is that income tax is set at […]