Malaise afoot

There is malaise foot, people sense it, and without sensible alternatives they will increasingly gravitate to the simplest and most self-protective options that are available. This political malaise has a short horizon, even if any one of a dozen potential powder-kegs does not go off to shorten it further (a debt crisis in next 3... Continue Reading →

Common sense for Proper Change

It may not feel like it right now, but we are in desperate straits, and in need of radical change if we are to maintain the society that we have built over the last 300 years. Britons deserve the right to choose a proper solution at the next general election, and that is why we... Continue Reading →

We have to solve the real problems

The real problem is that we are not running a working system. Not economically or financially. Not socially. Not environmentally. Economically we are not balancing our books, and using debt to plug the gap. And we are paying millions of people to do nothing, in a society were simply existing is expensive, financially and environmentally. Socially... Continue Reading →

Understanding Affordable Social Democracy

The great challenge of the 21st century: How do we organise a society that is both sustainable and affordable? To understand the origin of this problem, please read this first. Looking for a 1 page summary? Download Affordable Social Democracy. The chart below presents the factors contributing to the challenge, see below for detailed explanations. What this... Continue Reading →

State of British Public Debt

Since the end of 2008 the total size of the British government borrowing has more than doubled from 617 billion to 1.39 trillion. And that excludes the money we have lent ourselves through the Bank of England, if you count that the total size of the debt has nearly tripled to 1.78 trillion. At the... Continue Reading →

Synthesis

You know something's wrong, that we have not sorted out a decent way to live together, yet. And you know that there is a better way, that we are not this stupid and blind, that we can do a better job of living together in peace with prosperity. Well, you're right... here is why and... Continue Reading →

It is evident

It is evident that the UK is in a difficult situation. Much of what we consider to be our "way of life" is hanging in the balance, which is why our politicians seem so uncommonly aligned to a very similar course.The size of our public debt means that we are rightfully concerned about interest rates... Continue Reading →

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