Income for Me/Wealth for We: A Path to Economic Justice
So the government now has a Brexit plan having had an awayday at Chequers, and Jeremy Corbyn has made a speech that gives some direction to Labours view. I don’t think so No one seems to know where we are going on Brexit. I say stop it now and fix the fundamental problems of extreme inequality, financial hardship and falling living standards. If they had been addressed earlier we would not be in this Brexit mess, sauntering towards a cliff edge. The political rhetoric around
You have to put yourself forward if you want to be lucky
(The content of this post is based on an article by Chris Derrin in the New Statesman 15 February, the full article is here. Thank you.) Those words were spoken by Guillaume Liegey, a former McKinsey consultant who worked on the 2008 Obama campaign and ran the data for Emmanuel Macron’s En Marche! Liegey was called in by Macron even before the new party was created, to help figure out how to build something that had a chance of success and was sustainable. Well, it achieved s
Brexit can't and will not happen
Now that Parliament has the right to vote on the final deal, it is very likely that the Conservative government will support a public referendum on the deal as they will loose a vote in House of Commons. The facts are such: Government’s technical House of Commons majority: 13 Rebel MPs needed to block the majority: 7 Votes lost by the government since June: 11 Theresa May's pre-referendum position: Remain Remain opinion poll lead since referendum: 2%-8% Total Remain MPs in Co
What is progressive prosperity?
Progressive Prosperity is a practical policy set that will significantly reduce extreme economic inequality and the resultant financial hardship suffered by millions everyday. It is based on the strategy of “Income for Me/Wealth for We. We each keep more of the income we earn from our work and we share more equitably the wealth we create jointly. This is achieved by raising the minimum wage to a real living wage, cutting income taxes for lower earners combined with tax on ass
Radical ideas are there but who is going to act?
Reform tax system by shifting base from income to wealth, it causes no hardship and funds the services we all wish for. It needs bold leadership to make this happen. But as this article entitled Fishing for Funds in The Economist concludes: Today, no prime minister would dare to implement these radical ideas, least of all the timid, distracted incumbent. But the fiscal logic is brutal. If Britons want good public services, they will need to pay more. Real tax reform is comin