Category Archives: political

Why are we still using GDP?

For more than 70 years our economic system has been using Gross Domestic Product (GDP) as the yardstick measurement of our economy. This yardstick measures only economic activity. It was meant to help reduce poverty using “trickle down” economics. But … Continue reading

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UK Elections Bill – Pros and Cons

The recently published Elections Bill in the UK Parliament is an attempt to rig our electoral system to favour the Conservative & Unionist Party. It will makes changes to the administration and conduct of elections with the stated aim of … Continue reading

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UK Government Failing to engage with a “Global Britain”

International affairs are framed as a choice between a country and the rest of the world. This is Nonsense. Diplomatic failures to resolve problems over many years have created real challenges: of low wages; economic decline; environmental damage and political … Continue reading

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Voter ID for Voting?

The UK Government is proposing to make people use Photo ID at polling stations in future elections. This would require Councils, as the electoral body responsible for organising elections, to issue millions of identity cards. However millions of people do … Continue reading

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Did an election really take place yesterday????

I have been involved in elections for the last few years as a member of a local party campaign team and an election agent. This year I have not been and it feels strange, it feels as though an election … Continue reading

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