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  • rogerglewis 12:32 pm on June 30, 2017 Permalink | Reply  

    MP´s and The Magic Money tree, Are they really that Dumb? 

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    MPs lack basic knowledge about the fundamentals of money, leaving them ill-equipped to understand the impending dangers of another house price boom or a second credit bubble, according to an exclusive Dods Monitoring poll commissioned by Positive Money, the campaign body calling for fundamental reform of our money and banking system.
    When asked questions about who creates the nation’s money in the UK, nearly three quarters got the wrong answer. 71% of MPs believed that only the government has the power to create money. In reality, the government now only creates coins and notes, which make up just 3% of all the money in the economy. The other 97% of money exists as bank deposits – the electronic numbers in your bank account). This type of money is created by high-street banks – not by the government.
    Just over 1 in 10 MP accurately understood that banks create new money every time they make a loan, or that money is destroyed whenever individuals or businesses repay loans.
    Ben Dyson, founder of Positive Money, said: “MPs have no chance of understanding the house price bubble unless they know these basic facts about money. The financial crisis was caused by banks that created too much money and lent it recklessly. We’re now in danger of repeating the same mistakes.”

    MPs should read the Bank of England’s report on money creation

    MPs’ understanding of how money is created is in direct contradiction to a Bank of England paper released in March 2014. The article “Money creation in the Modern Economy” says:
    “[The] majority of money in the modern economy is created by commercial banks making loans. 
    When a bank makes a loan, for example to someone taking out a mortgage to buy a house, it does not typically do so by giving them thousands of pounds worth of banknotes. Instead, it credits their bank account with a bank deposit of the size of the mortgage. At that moment, new money is created
    Just as taking out a new loan creates money, the repayment of bank loans destroys money.”
    MP Poll Results (Smaller)

    MPs unable to prevent another financial crisis

    Without understanding that banks create new money whenever they make loans, MPs are ill-equipped to appreciate that:
    1. The boom running up to 2007 was fuelled by the creation of new money by high street banks. Over £1 trillion of new money was created as the banks went on a lending spree.
    2. The housing bubble is driven by money creation by banks, rather than the scarcity of housing. The £22 billion of new mortgage lending provided in 2013 resulted in £22 billion of new money being creating by the banks and pumped into the housing market.
    3. Governments can create short-term economic growth by encouraging households to go further into debt, because every new loan from a bank creates money. But this ultimately increases the risk of another financial crisis.
    4. If households try to pay down their debts, money disappears from the economy. This could potentially lead to a recession.

    Educating MPs is a Priority

    It is essential that MPs understand that the power to create money has shifted to the same banks that caused the financial crisis. We’re launching a campaign to educate MPs about the way money is created, and why it matters.
    Does your MP understand money? Email your MP now!

    Notes on the Poll

    One hundred MPs were polled through Dods Monitoring in July 2014. MPs were asked to read a number of statements and indicate whether they were true or false. They could also select “Don’t know”.
    In response to the statement “Only the government – via the Bank of England or Royal Mint – has the authority to create money, including coins, notes and the electronic money in your bank account.”, 71% said this was true, 20% said it was false (the correct answer) and 9% said they didn’t know. There was no significant difference between the parties.
    In response to the statement “New money is created when banks make loans, and existing money is destroyed when members of the public repay loans.”, only 12% of MPs gave the correct answer: true. 64% of MPs said this was false, while 24% said they didn’t know.
    Total responses came from: 39 x Conservatives; 45 x Labour; 10 x Lib Dems; 6 x Others.


    Here is a Link to an interactive Quiz with the 4 Questions the MP´s Answered.

    https://goo.gl/N4HCkS

    And Here is a Link to the Full Positive Money Money And Banking 101 Quiz.

    https://goo.gl/Ldnt3B

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  • rogerglewis 9:14 am on June 30, 2017 Permalink | Reply  

    Messing Around with some SEO again 

    DAVID MALONE, A FUTURE FOR RADICAL GREEN POLITICS

     
  • rogerglewis 8:25 am on June 30, 2017 Permalink | Reply  

    The Green Party Idiocracy. A postcard from last Summer. 2016. 


    Tom Harris Caroline is re-elected and already the Party’s management is bending over backwards to accommodate her every whim. Watch out Green Party staff members who have their own opinion – I predict sackings and gagging clauses coming up very soon.


    Tom Harris Labour would only enter into a pact if it was guaranteed to destroy, or at very least, severely disadvantage the junior partner. Just look at what measures the PLP is prepared to go to in order to get its own way. They are careerist monsters, dead set on pushing through their own agenda at all costs. Sound familiar?!



    Roger Lewis
     I agree with Tom Harris, the top downturn in the GP atmosphere is quite marked and the CO/ leadership bid was a coRONation. The presidential style of politics being promoted by the CO/ Leaders and their ´´Team´´ is straight out of Clinton Playbook 101, including terminology. `Progressive” is a very American term for watering down and neutering radicalism. Caroline, I am afraid to say, has caught westminsteritis and its contempt for Participative democracy. Chucka Umuna displayed this very clearly in the debate of the neverendum in the Commons second chamber, yesterday. ´´Troubling our constituents with referendums” he called it. Joseph Schumpeter described this as a competing elites model of democracy. ( quotes from RoyMadron,, Super Competent Democracies).‘Democracy is that institutional arrangement for arriving at political decisions in which individuals acquire the power to decide by means of a competitive struggle for the people’s vote’.” Joseph Schumpeter, Quoted from Roy Madron , Super Competent Democracies who in turn Cites. “Participation, and Democratic Theory” by Carole Pateman. Dr. Pateman says that, Schumpeter and his followers: … set the current Anglo-American political system as our democratic ideal (with) a ‘democratic theory’ that in many respects bears a strange resemblance to the anti-democratic arguments of the last (i.e. 19th) century. No longer is democratic theory centered on the participation of ‘the people’; in the contemporary theory of democracy it is the participation of the minority elite that is crucial and the non-participation of the apathetic, ordinary man lacking in the feelings of political efficacy, that is regarded as the main bulwark against instability.” Natalie was/is a great Democrat and good for the Green Party. I am skeptical of the co/Leadership which I feel Tom has quite rightly questioned , the Blairite Blue/Green turn it seems is accelerating, the piece in the Guardian advocating a turn to the right all add up to a pretty obvious pre-planned and probably Establishment endorsed , ‘make the Green Party ´ electable´ploy, plausible deniability built in of course. Ironically on the alliance front, the establishment will have been thinking about Jeremy Corbyn and a real left wing Labour party which it obviously abhors. If PR is on the cards which it would be in almost by default in a Federated post Brett Britain ,( Think federated union to preserve the union) getting the Green into the centre ground to the left of neoliberalism but also of it, would make sense for gaming Post Brexit federal Britain and its PR based parliament . It is clear that some form of federation will be required to accomodate Scottish autonomy within a re – modeled union as clearly another indie referendum would see and end of the Union ,as things currently stand. The neverendum debate yesterday was quite informative and Caroline was in the seconders chair, not a very democratic look for the new Blue/Green I feel. heres the full debate http://parliamentlive.tv/…/cb2f33f6-f9fe-463e-a6d5…https://youtu.be/3njSwTej4No...

    Elise Benjamin Roger, I don’t know where to begin responding to your comments! By Blue/Green do you mean a leadership that are proud socialists (Jonathan is a member of Green Left)? No policy decisions are being made, this is a genuine attempt to open up debate on working cross-party (that’s including Plaid and SNP) to try to stop the Tories. There are clear red lines on the economy, energy production, welfare, and support for PR. It’s clear from the protest votes in the referendum and from our experience with on the street campaigning that voters want a more cooperative form of politics and we are the party taking a lead on this.

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    Roger Lewis.

    But the end doesn’t justify means. As Gandhi well understood, rather the means is the ends in the making.
    Take the media. It’s not the media that controls this party; it’s what we do in spite of the media that counts. (Please re tweet.)”https://www.greenparty.org.uk/…/shahrar-ali-speech-to…/
     The establishment as I have said above may well find a federal and pr based system of uk government necessary to preserve the union, a left wing GP will not be allowed and the preferred means of dealing with the GP nicely will be to encourage the right wing shift in return for PR. Similar to Labour and its rightward shift allowing the wasted years of Blairism . The Blue Greens will be a watered down controlled opposition to neo liberalism at best. This is an interesting game of chess the question for me is not whether the greens have been targeted for infiltration but how far that infiltration has already got?

    Mike Shone Elise Benjamin there is extremely serious problem with this initiative not being evaluated and evaluations running contrary not being absorbed. Overlooking the crisis in the Labour Party, its tribalism and reactionary nature including under the overexcited Corbynista surge indicates that a PA is not workable for the next General Election where Labour will suffer a devastating defeat,


    31% of the vote in national polls
    A mid-term position 14 points.No opposition party has ever won from that position
    Corbyn’s poll rating amongst Labour voters is awful
    behind May and her crew
    The kind of media management Sports Direct would reject as useless.
    They are going to stall on 30% and May will cream them.
    Sorry and all that but thems the facts.

    But the end doesn’t justify means. As Gandhi well understood, rather the means is the ends in the making.
    Take the media. It’s not the media that controls this party; it’s what we do in spite of the media that counts. (Please re tweet.)”https://www.greenparty.org.uk/…/shahrar-ali-speech-to…/ . We could all do a lot worse than to reflect on Shahar’s words, I look forward to his return to the leadership of the GP when democracy is restored.

    Manipulation, like the conquest whose objectives it serves, attempts to anesthetize the people so they will not think. For if the people join to their presence in the historical process critical thinking about that process, the threat of their emergence materializes in revolution…One of the methods of manipulation is to inoculate individuals with the bourgeois appetite for personal success. This manipulation is sometimes carried out directly by the elites and sometimes indirectly, through populist leaders.” 
    ― Paulo FreirePedagogy of the Oppressed

    Mike Shone Elise Benjamin there is an extremely serious problem with this initiative not being evaluated and evaluations running contrary not being absorbed. Overlooking the crisis in the Labour Party, its tribalism and reactionary nature including under the overexcited Corbynista surge indicates that a PA is not workable for the next General Election where Labour will suffer a devastating defeat,
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    Roger Lewis Elise Benjamin Hi Elise, I am writing an article fully addressing the problems I see regarding the coRONation which is not a mandate when one considers that 32.55% of eligible voters supported the co leader bid, why the turnout is so low is probably explained by concerns expressed about the shot gun announcement of the co leader campaign in May. A low turnout was always going to be to the advantage of Caroline who fully utilised incumbents advantage as the only Green Party MP. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Incumbent (see incumbency advantage section) On Brexit and PR , caroline made an excellent speech in the second chamber of the commons yesterday on the neverendum debate. On Johnathan’s left wing credentials, Owen Smith claims to be of the Left, lip service is not praxis. I will explain in more depth what I mean by this in my article , I will post it here in the next few days. On Brexit lets not forget a referendum on EU membership was actually promised in the GP 2015 manifesto, reform of the EU ( and its neo liberal constitution and practical policy positions) is supported by caroline, a member of DIEM 25) but I highlight that her speech in the commons conflates policy and parliamentary political will and electoral efficacy, the arguments will all be in my article and I will not summarise them here. The DIEM 25 vis the lexit position on EU membership are both valid positions, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pq72f81kkM4 . A rightward and top down drift of the greens is in the establishment’s agenda Shahrah in his conference speech makes the point that. ”There are many challenges ahead not just in party politics but in global politics.

    Ian Woodall Labour need a dose of realism. Pehaps Corbyn getting them virtually wiped out will provide that. But it’s a heavy price.
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    Roger Lewis this is pure speculation and there is no credible evidence to suggest this is the case. Certainly, that is the establishment view and the media view. The electorate may have very different ideas if it can be fully engaged. Part of electoral reform should be about securing high turnout of all eligible voters, a measure by which the risible 37% turnout in the green leadership election fails by a long mark. The low turnout was assisted by the shotgun start of proceeding back in May.
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    Ian Woodall Oh dear. You are one of them aren’t you?
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    Ian Woodall P.s. not being a git. But can we not have THAT fight amongst the nice people in the Green Party?
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    Roger Lewis Ian, what do you mean by one of them? polls have been discredited this past few year, It has not escaped all of our notice that they were wrong about 2015 and wrong about Brexit. It may well be that a Corbyn led Labour party is unelectable, the position Labour finds itself in though is certainly due to the ´Coup´attempt and all of the media narratives that have presciently saged each twist and turn, I find such prescience odd? perhaps that is because I am ´One of Them´? What are Corbyn’s greatest policy crimes? a stance against neoliberalism is certainly one of them, opposing the Austerity (There is no alternative ) narrative certainly another. The Green Party 2015 manifesto was well to the left of Labour certainly no more left/right than Corbyn’s political palette I would argue. Maybe its Corbyn’s stance on Trident, or Syrian bombing or EU aggression in Ukraine? Perhaps it is that Corbyn doesn’t believe all he reads in the newspapers. Shahrar Ali said this in his conference speech. ”There are many challenges ahead not just in party politics but in global politics.
    I wasn’t sure I’d be able to face you today. Not out of some misplaced sense of wounded pride, but the sheer weight of disappointment; the feeling that I still had so much more to give as your deputy.
    GREENPARTY.ORG.UK

    A more representative inclusive democracy. Democratic Control.
      1. a political system that delivers government on the basis of just based upon just 24% of the eligible vote clearly does not give us that.

    Second refernedum on the terms. The other side of the door?

    Parliamentary scrutiny of the plan?

    Max parliamentary scrutiny but a referendum on one of the 7 alternatives.

    Leave campaigners squeal? Lexit case is well made,https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pq72f81kkM4


    look at the debate of DIEM 25 or Lexit two schools of thought on how to reform EU.

    Doing referendums differently ERS.

    Top down misleading claims with impunity.

    Egregious lies of leave

    Freedom of Movement

    Single market access
    EU rules

    350million pound per week.

    Peter Lilley intervention @ 5.21

    50 free trade aggs 3 with freedom of movement and those from govt’s proposing to join.

    The difference between Free trade and membership of single market.

    Expand.

    Direction of the train,
    General election
    Parliamentary scrutiny.

    Stakeholder participation

    Outside UK race to the bottom, tax haven.

    Keeping what we have Gold standard, improving upon it?

    Air water Wildlife, Habitats Directive birds directive preservation of environmental settlement. EU derived human and workers rights.

    Guarantee eu nationals welcome to stay.









    We want to know what you think the future of the Green party will hold, and indeed what you think it should be. Are you happy with the new leadership? What strengths do you think the party has in the current political landscape? What message would you have for non-Green voters?
    Get in touch via the form below and we’ll use some of your views as part of our reporting.

    Age 51.
    Sweden place of residence.
    Occupation. retired businessman


    What makes you a Green Party supporter? If you are not a Green supporter, what would you like to see from the party?


    I started supporting the greens instead of Labour in the 2015 General election primarily due to policies on Monetary Reform, I blogged about it at the time here.http://letthemconfectsweeterlies.blogspot.se/2015/04/paying-for-promises-trumpo-card-of.html
    Check out policy EC661 The Green Party believes that,…

    How do you feel about the new leadership pairing? How can the green party secure success under Lucas and Bartley?

    The use of incumbents advantage by Carline to anoint Bartley has not played well at grass roots level. This device and the shotgun start in the 1-month head start Caroline awarded their co-leader bid has led to complaints of a stitch up. The turnout was just 37% it would have been higher had the coronation not started its procession one month ahead of other candidates being able to declare. The Top-down style the leadership race and also progressive alliance proposals aggressively trailed by Lucas/Bartley also have engendered suspicion. This suspicion is also compounded by Johnathan’s privileged middle class and Tory past. His speech at the conference explaining this away it is fair to say has met with some skepticism. The lack of diversity in the leadership and in the candidates standing did not go unnoticed and the loss of Shahrar Ali to the leadership is nothing short of a tragedy.
    What do you see as the Green party’s biggest failing in the past?

    I agree with David Malone that the parties biggest failing in the past is ´´Kissing Whale’s failure to address the broad spectrum of political economy and the very middle class, ´´tories doing gardeners question time´´ made the party irrelevant, even alien to the general mass of working class voters. The new leadership team do nothing to address the too white, too middle class and altogether too bourgeoise face of the Green party.

    If you are a Green Party supporter, what message do you have for someone considering voting Green?

    Keep a close eye on the next manifesto, if it is watered down and moves to the centre ground to the right of whatever the ´´new ´´, Labour party position becomes when its civil war ceases, do not vote Green if Monetary reform, UBI and seeking reform of the EU disappear, also be very wary. It is it seems forgotten that the GP did have an EU referendum promise in its 2015 manifesto, I have been analysing very closely Caroline’s speech in the Commons debate yesterday.Listening to Brexit is a very important discipline for a Democrat, Caroline’s speech is a curate’s egg in this regard sadly.

    What do you think the Green party needs to do to grow its membership/support?

    The Green party is pretty poor when it comes to digital and online social media. It needs to walk the walk not just talk the talk of real electoral reform in Praxis and not just theory. Caroline said this yesterday in the neverendum debate. ‘A more representative inclusive democracy. Democratic Control.
    @2.24mins ” a political system that delivers government on the basis of just based upon just 24% of the eligible vote, clearly does not give us that.´´
    On Green Leadership.

    Mandate,
    37% turnout

    41 690 active eligible voters
    32.55% mandate?for Lucas/Bartley

    Incumbents advantage.? fully employed for the co-leaders, through to the actual online ballot presentation.

    The leadership election figures tell a similar story, was it voter suppression? probably not, certainly though it was contributory negligence on the part of Lucas/Bartley and the GP machinery.

    Daniel Lee Why are you joining Labour Party members to mock our leadership just because your candidate didn’t win?




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    Roger Lewis Actually that isn´t the case at all Daniel,I think that it is an obvious question to make and in the electoral politics in 2020 or sooner we need to examine these questions. It is not just Johnathan that is not representative neither are Caroline and neither is Amelia, If David Malone or David Williams had won and there were two white middle class deputies I would level the same critisisim. Diversity and representation are key issues. My biggest regret is that Shahrar Ali Green Party is not in the leadership both he and David know that I would have preferred that Shahrar had run for the leadership and David as one of the deputies. Daniel Curtis is an irrelevance in my considerations Diversity was an issue for RON, the conduct of the election itself was institutionally biased to the incumbemncy of Caroline as the Green Party one trick pony MP (they will claim, not my view). Obviously these arguments must be met with pragmatic and openminded critique. Thats democracy as far as I am concerned Dan I do not do tribal I am afraid, and believe in speaking my mind. I have no idea what David Malones views are or those of Shahrah Ali, these are my own private views and I hold them sincerely and without any mallice found in any disappointment that David Malone did not achieve more votes, thats not a consideration what is, is are the GP electable? with this danger of a drift to the RIght and possibility of being or becoming a controlled opposition to neo – liberalism. This ´´Progressive Alliance ´´stich ” strikes me as a bit over-played , is rather pooh poohed by a lot of greens I have read and respect, like Clive Lord for instance. There is a wider game and it saddens me that the GP seems to suffer selective memory loss regarding its own history and policy stances.

    Europe The Green Party recognises that the UK is part of Europe and that we cannot cut ourselves off from our geography or its political realities. Our message on Europe is positive, not based on fear and nostalgia. Much EU action has been progressive: safeguarding basic rights, peace and security achieved through mutual understanding, environmental protection, the spread of culture and ideas, and regulation of the financial system. And in other areas, such as welfare policy, open discussion and coordination are useful. However, we prioritise local self-reliance rather than the EU’s unsustainable economics of free trade and growth. We would not adopt the Euro, which cannot work properly without much deeper political integration, and this would be contrary to our policy of subsidiarity. We support the proposal to have an in–out referendum so that the British people can have their say. This is because much has changed since the UK joined the Common Market in 1974. Endless debate on membership is a diversion from more important matters, such as ending inequality and adapting our economy to One-Planet Living. So it’s yes to Europe, yes to reform of the EU but also yes to a referendum. This is the policy that led to the election of an additional Green MEP, Molly Scott Cato, in the South West last year.

    In a situation of manipulation, the Left is almost always tempted by a “quick return to power,” forgets the necessity of joining with the oppressed to forge an organisation, and strays into an impossible “dialogue” with the dominant elites. It ends by being manipulated by these elites, and not infrequently itself falls in an elitist game, which it calls “realism.”
     
  • rogerglewis 6:18 am on June 30, 2017 Permalink | Reply  

    The EU Idiocracy, Does the EU have Electrolytes? it certainly has Acolytes. 





    An acolyte is an assistant or follower assisting the celebrant in a religious service or procession. In many Christian denominations, an acolyte is anyone who performs ceremonial duties such as lighting altar candles. In others, the term is used for one who has been inducted into a particular liturgical ministry, even when not performing those duties.

    Etymology[edit]

    The word acolyte is derived from the Greek word ἀκόλουθος (akolouthos), meaning an attendant, via Late Latin acolythus.
    Idiocracy is a 2006 American satirical science fiction comedy film directed by Mike Judge and starring Luke WilsonMaya Rudolph, and Dax Shepard. The film tells the story of two people who take part in a top-secret military human hibernation experiment, only to awaken 500 years later in a dystopian society where advertisingcommercialism, and cultural anti-intellectualism have run rampant, and which is devoid of intellectual curiositysocial responsibility, and coherent notions of justice and human rights.

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    Joe: For the last time, I’m pretty sure what’s killing the crops is this Brawndo stuff.
    Secretary of State: But Brawndo’s got what plants crave. It’s got electrolytes.
    Attorney General: “So wait a minute. What you’re saying is that you want us to put water on the crops.
    Joe: Yes.
    Attorney General: Water. Like out the toilet?
    Joe: Well, I mean, it doesn’t have to be out of the toilet, but, yeah, that’s the idea.
    Secretary of State: But Brawndo’s got what plants crave.
    Attorney General: It’s got electrolytes.
    Joe: Okay, look. The plants aren’t growing, so I’m pretty sure that the Brawndo’s not working. Now, I’m no botanist, but I do know that if you put water on plants, they grow.
    Secretary of Energy: Well, I’ve never seen no plants grow out of no toilet.
    Secretary of State: Hey, that’s good. You sure you ain’t the smartest guy in the world?
    Joe: Okay, look. You want to solve this problem. I want to get my pardon. So why don’t we just try it, okay, and not worry about what plants crave?
    Attorney General: Brawndo’s got what plants crave.
    Secretary of Energy: Yeah, it’s got electrolytes.
    Joe: What are electrolytes? Do you even know?
    Secretary of State: It’s what they use to make Brawndo.
    Joe: Yeah, but why do they use them to make Brawndo?
    Secretary of Defense: ‘Cause Brawndo’s got electrolytes.

    Struck By the continuing low information Rants both in above the line and below the line comments sections across the media Spectrum It struck me that the Idiocracy of the EU and its acolytes required addressing.

    The Graphic at the head of the Blog here says it all, Europe a never ending Idiocracy.

    I will let the comments exchange on the Independent’s article on Chucka Umunas’ Queens Speech amendment and The Sacking of various Labour rebels speak for itself.

    My Other Eu analysis is easily searchable elsewhere on this Blog, there is a condense at the link at the end of this Blog Entry.

    LOW INFORMATION IDIOTS PARADE THEIR IGNORANCE. UMANA AND THE BLUE LABOUR REARGUARD ACTION. WITHDRAW WHIP AND DESELECT!

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    Labour split over Brexit as MPs back rebel amendment49 rebel Labour MPs backed a call to stay in the single market

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    10 hours agoRogerGLewis
    Umana is a Blairite and the Blairites have not given up yet. Jeremy Corbyn will sensibly assert his authority and the whip will be withdrawn from these MP´s their Local Constituency Parties know what to do.
    Brexit is not a Bad option for many who argued for remain on the left that did not want an unfettered Tory Government. That Threat has passed with Mrs Mays loss of Authority, the Tory Manifesto is in Tatters, The Queens Speech proved that.
    SO all those saying a new referendum would see a remain Vote are I think missing the point that The EU since the Brexit vote has hardened its Neo-Liberal and Austerity Led Stance, Much of Labours anti-Austerity and Social Democratic policy is illegal under EU laws,
    The quality of political understanding around the Eu in its current form and what it has been in the past is quite telling. Read these analyses for some idea of how the EU abuses its Magic Money Tree. And How Labour with its new Left of Centre Social Democratic Stance can harness the Magic Money Tree properly.
    http://letthemconfectsweeterlies.blogspot.se/2017/03/brexit-timeline-from-brexitschmexit-to.html
    AND DO YOURSELF A BIG FAVOUR AND TAKE THIS MAGIC MONEY TREE QUIZ.
    http://snack.to/q7t8gi3c
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    10 hours ago
    sierroffthestu
    “Brexit is not a Bad option for many who argued for remain on the left”
    Hahaha!

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    Less than a minute ago
    RogerGLewis
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pq72f81kkM4 Watch this Movie and pay particular attention to the Finnish Shipping Labour Law Case at 47 mins ( Viking Case, Estonian Flag of convenience). Or Train Privatisation in The EU at 16mins. Eu Austerity policies at 22mins. I am sorry to bring facts into an emotional issue for you but it seems to me the low information approach to this question failed badly during the referendum campaign and continues to Under-perform.

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    10 hours ago
    Guinevere
    You are talking sh*te “Social democratic policy is illegal under EU laws” ??? Are you joking? Is this your contribution to this debate?

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    Less than a minute ago
    RogerGLewis
    I am perfectly serious, The EU competition laws would, for instance, prevent the National Investment Bank from making certain Investments as it could be classed as State Subsidy of industry and also fall foul of terms under the CETA trade deal. If you read the Link to the Analyses referred to and knew something of the EU and its Neo-Liberal Trade Deals and Competition Laws you would have understood the point.

    7 hours ago
    sodit
    The “leavers” voted to leave because they thought that leaving would make them better off.
    The “remainers” voted to remain because they thought that leaving would make them worse off.
    Nobody likes to be wrong, so let’s hope that both are right.

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    4 hours ago
    Sandra001
    So leavers will be better off poorer?
    So leavers will be better off poorer?
    So leavers will be better off poorer?
    So leavers will be better off poorer?

    8 hours ago
    Lady Vader
    And you (and the blog author) are definitely blessed with all wisdom of the world, just the opposite to the “the Idiocracy of the EU”… do you know that actually stupid people do not know they are stupid? Stupidity means one is unable to learn – to see changes around them and in reaction to change their own point of view. Think about it. 

    8 hours ago
    RogerGLewis
    I am in fact the Blog Author. I Also make the many Giphys and videos that appear on my blog.
    Stupidity is not the problem, the problem is Confirmation Bias and blind faith in ideological positions.
    I do not claim Special or unique knowledge what I do claim though is some research and critical thinking. I have examined several sides of all the questions I address in the blog and I do claim some expertise in some areas related to Political Economy.
    On Confirmation Bias I wrote This.



    The Graphing of Votes made in various EU plebiscites is very informative.I collated and graphed data from Wikipedia to make it.

    I am A Philosopher and a Poet and My Effort on the Brexit Referendum was this.
    http://letthemconfectsweeterlies.blogspot.se/2016/09/democracy-unfolded-emergent-reality-of.html
    I also Play The Guitar and Write Songs here is my adaptation of a Sex Pistols Classic.
    http://letthemconfectsweeterlies.blogspot.se/2016/09/on-good-ship-brexit-song-after-sex.html

    Of all the points I make here the confirmation Bias and Blind Faith in ideology ones are I think the most important. Many-Sidedness is a useful conceptualization of Reality.
    http://letthemconfectsweeterlies.blogspot.se/2017/06/brexit-eu-foriegn-policy-uk-foriegn.html


    Have a wonderful Weekend Lady Vader.
    11 hours ago
    Mike G
    Both major parties back Brexit – until they don’t.


    The government’s Brexit strategy is in disarray, the economy is already starring to take hits, with worse to come, and key industries that supported leaving such as farming and fishing realise they will be worse off.  Many MPs can already sniff the wind 

    http://letthemconfectsweeterlies.blogspot.se/2017/03/brexit-timeline-from-brexitschmexit-to.

    Mike G
    Both major parties back Brexit – until they don’t.


    The government’s Brexit strategy is in disarray, the economy is already starring to take hits, with worse to come, and key industries that supported leaving such as farming and fishing realise they will be worse off.  Many MPs can already sniff the wind 

    https://issuu.com/corporatewatch/docs/corporate_watch_false_dilemmas_guid

    The guide covers:
    • How to debunk the common myths about the crisis, and learn about what’s really going on.
    • How to counter the arguments about austerity
    • Who profits from the crisis? Who funds the bailouts and why?
    • Arguments and strategies for debt resistance.
    • Information on the resistance and the alternatives arising from the grassroots.
    Based on myths and false dilemmas, the mainstream narrative around the crisis still dominates discussion. Breaking away from this, this guide shows that:
    Private sector debts were nationalised creating huge problems for public fi­nances; yet myths were spun to justify a ‘solution’ that involved ever increasing amounts of sovereign debt whilst imposing widespread unemployment and dramatic reductions in living standards. A step towards social and economic justice would be for these debts to be can­celled and those responsible both nationally and internationally to bear the burden of cancellation. This guide compiles arguments and evidence to chal­lenge debt repayment. While banks and other financial institutions are responsible for countries’ in­debtedness and have helped create the crisis, at the same time they have profi­teered from it in numerous ways, such as betting against countries’ default, and then benefiting from the latter’s bailouts.
    Future profitability is ensured by reorganising the institutional landscape to promote private corporate business opportunities. This report shows who is profiting from the crisis and reveals how and why grassroots mobilisations are rising up against the European establishment. This guide argues for opposition to the EU that is not based on discrimination or prejudice, to reclaim the space that has so far been dominated by far right movements. The crisis has cast aside any pretence of democracy; the kind of changes insti­tuted are only possible with broad, general use of force, violence and appeals to nationalism and xenophobia. The guide documents the far reaching impacts of austerity politics and presents the main social, economic and political arguments to counter it.

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    And you (and the blog author) are definitely blessed with all wisdom of the world, just the opposite to the “the Idiocracy of the EU”… do you know that actually stupid people do not know they are stupid? Stupidity means one is unable to learn – to see changes around them and in reaction to change their own point of view. Think about it. 

    8 hours ago
    RogerGLewis
    I am in fact the Blog Author. I Also make the many Giphys and videos that appear on my blog.
    Stupidity is not the problem, the problem is Confirmation Bias and blind faith in ideological positions.
    I do not claim Special or unique knowledge what I do claim though is some research and critical thinking. I have examined several sides of all the questions I address in the blog and I do claim some expertise in some areas related to Political Economy.
    On Confirmation Bias I wrote This.



    The Graphing of Votes made in various EU plebiscites is very informative.I collated and graphed data from Wikipedia to make it.

    I am A Philosopher and a Poet and My Effort on the Brexit Referendum was this.
    http://letthemconfectsweeterlies.blogspot.se/2016/09/democracy-unfolded-emergent-reality-of.html
    I also Play The Guitar and Write Songs here is my adaptation of a Sex Pistols Classic.
    http://letthemconfectsweeterlies.blogspot.se/2016/09/on-good-ship-brexit-song-after-sex.html

    Of all the points I make here the confirmation Bias and Blind Faith in ideology ones are I think the most important. Many-Sidedness is a useful conceptualization of Reality.
    http://letthemconfectsweeterlies.blogspot.se/2017/06/brexit-eu-foriegn-policy-uk-foriegn.html


    Have a wonderful Weekend Lady Vader.
     
  • rogerglewis 3:03 pm on June 28, 2017 Permalink | Reply  

    Green Party Election 2017 Failure, The Parachutists. Who is your base? Who is your Swing? and Who is your Anti? 

    The party’s co-leader, Caroline Lucas, said she was optimistic the Greens would win Bristol West after finishing second in 2015 behind Labour.

    She accused other progressive parties of being “reckless” by not backing tactical voting and said there was a groundswell of public demand for deals to be made to fight the Tories.


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    in Bristol because we’ve got an
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    incredibly good chance of winning our
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    second MP here in Bristol West our
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    candidate Molly Scott Cato is a member
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    of the European Parliament right now
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    incredibly well known and respected and
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    here in Bristol in 2015 we went from
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    four percent of the vote to 27 percent
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    now that is almost unprecedented in
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    electoral history in this country so
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    with a swing like that, we’re very
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    confident that we will get another MP
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    here in Bristol Westie what are the big
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    issues for people in the rest of you
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    think one of the key issues certainly is
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    around affordable housing one of the
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    pictures we’d be making today is
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    particularly around young people because
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    for young people trying to get on the
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    housing ladder even just trying to find
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    somewhere to rent that they can afford
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    is hugely difficult we’re talking to
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    young people as well in terms of the
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    environmental threats that are going to
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    affect them more than most and certainly
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    when it comes to our position on on
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    Brexit opposing this extreme Brexit that
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    we believe nobody voted for that wasn’t
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    on the ballot paper on the 23rd of June
    0:53
    that decision about Brexit is going to
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    affect young people more than most and
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    yet they didn’t even get a say in it so
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    that’s why yesterday in Parliament I was
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    calling on the Prime Minister to
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    urgently changed the law so that 16 to
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    18-year-olds would have the chance to
    1:06
    vote at the next general elections

    West of England mayoral election, 2017

    From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    West of England mayoral election, 2017
    United Kingdom


    4 May 2017 2021 →
    Turnout 29.7%
    Tim Bowles, 2017-04-03 (cropped).jpg Lesley Mansell, 2017-04-03 (cropped).jpg SWilliams Headshot.JPG
    Candidate Tim Bowles Lesley Mansell Stephen Williams
    Party Conservative Labour Liberal Democrat
    1st Round vote 53,796 43,627 39,794
    Percentage 27.3% 22.2% 20.2%
    2nd Round vote 70,300 65,923 Eliminated
    Percentage 51.6% 48.4% Eliminated

    Candidate John Savage Darren Hall Aaron Foot
    Party Independent Green UKIP
    1st Round vote 29,500 22,054 8,182
    Percentage 15% 11.2% 4.2%
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    Map of the results of the mayoral election by council
    The inaugural West of England mayoral election was held on 4 May 2017 to elect the Mayor of the West of England metropolitan area. The area is made up of Bath and North East SomersetBristol and South Gloucestershire.[1] Subsequent elections will be held every four years.[2] The election was won by Conservative Tim Bowles.[3] The overall turnout for the election was low, with only 29.7% of the electorate voting.
    Word  Clouds From Electoral Debates.

    http://letthemconfectsweeterlies.blogspot.se/2017/05/election-2017-debates-2010-2015-and.html

    SALIENCE, RELEVANCE, DIFFERENTIATION AND THE POLLING BOOTH , A CROSBY SHOW BLOGZINE.

    Salience, Relevance, Differentiation and The Polling Booth point of sale

    The NHS, Fairness, Immigration & People, Brexit and an end to Austerity. Are the Relevant and Salient issues I get from the Data.

    Applying An analysis with the lens of Lynton Crosby’s 4 Elements in Campaigning, Namely;

    1. Salience, ( Is it out there)

    2. Relevance ( Do the people Give a Shit?)
    Is it personally Relevant?

    3. Differentiation ( They say That Too.)
    Political Differences, Wheres the change, why change?

    4. The point of Sale Execution (WTF?)
    (Making the Lies Stick, Connect the policies to the Party.

    Crosby says “if in Doubt Believe in something”, if your losing 

    then get someone else to do the Dirty work for you.




    Let’s Refresh ourselves´ on the four elements.

    Salience, ( Is it out there)

    Relevance ( Do the people Give a Shit?)
    Is it personally Relevant?

    Differentiation ( They say That Too.)
    Political Differences, Wheres the change, why change?

    The point of Sale Execution (WTF?)

    Making the Lies Stick, Connect the policies to the Party.

    Crosby´s Core Objectives.

    Lock in base then, move to the swing Group.

    Who is your base?

    Who is your Swing? and 

    Who is your Anti?




    Applying Lynton Crosby’s Method to the Following Video Transcripts, Last Nights Battle for No10 interviews on Sky and the previous Leaders Debate on Sky, What is Salient, What Is is Relevant, Where is differentiation required and What is Lynton USP his positives for the Candidates and the Negatives for the Surrogates?


    “ensure that they are focused on

    where they will Yield most return”


    Here is the Tag Cloud I generated from Last Nights Battle For No 10 Program.


    Here are the Issues Survation asked its polling audience to rate.

    http://survation.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/Final-GMB-GE2017-IV-Tables-260517TOCH-1c0d0h9.pdf

    By These measures and this Empirical evidence compare the Transcript of Caroline Lucas´s Launch Addresses when the Green Manifesto was Launched in the shadow of the Clifton Suspension Bridge and see how the mood of the campaign is totally absent Carolines Talking points. Sadly the GPEX echo chamber and reluctance to Bring Caroline up on her naive and confirmation bias ridden analysis led to abject failure in Bristol West. Bristol North West Saw the Green Step aside, of course, what is notable in both of these seats is that the winning Labour Candidates are Both Progress and not momentum supporters indeed Darren Jones supported Owen Smith in the 2nd Labour Leadership contest and actually campaigned for Hilary Clinton in the US election in November 2016.

    Caroline’s antenna when it comes to Ordinary Peoples Issues and concerns are hopeless quite frankly.

    Again Molly seems to have been parachuted in without a functioning parachute and poor old Darren Hall was thrown from the Brexit Ivory Tower in the Southwest Mayoral election, although he will have felt at home with the abysmal voter turnout as would have been Molly. It seems Caroline specialises in winning votes where the vast majority of the electorate does not.

    Of Course, Brighton Pavillion went very well, but Brighton is Brighton and as much as I love the place, it remains the London Borough of Brighton on Sea and Bath remains the London Borough of Bath on Wells, too much Roedean and not enough Ghost in the machine I feel.

    Natalie put on a better Show in Sheffield Central but of course, although the parachute was functioning there is still the question of whether Jillian Creasy may have glided in for a better Landing on what was, in fact, her Home fixture.

    In Short, the Greens are far too Progress and Progressive and lack the Authenticity and Ground game of the Momentum within Red-Labour. The Pound shop Lib Dem presidential strategy could not even beat a Blairite in the Greens No 1 Target seat. Why are we even having to talk about a Leadership contest in 2018, Caroline and Johnathan should resign.

    One of the funniest jokes on Election note was a report of one wag saying, The Campaign of Mrs Mays design and implementation looked as If Mrs May have looked at Hilary Clintons truly appalling campaign in November 2016 and said Let’s do it like that. Caroline with the Deplorable rhetoric seems to have taken a leaf out of the very same Book.

     
  • rogerglewis 3:11 pm on June 27, 2017 Permalink | Reply  

    What Caroline Lucas can do about the Green vote collapse 

    What Caroline Lucas can do about the Green vote collapse

    An interesting critique of the Presidential Style of the Lucas Bartley Regime at the Green Party.
    Did the Progressive Alliance cause the 55% slump in 2017 Green votes as compared with 2015? No, but Caroline Lucas has been leading us in the wrong direction.
    This is a last ditch appeal to the Green Party leadership. It is not primarily a criticism, but I do believe that Caroline has been following a path which was bound to lead to just this disaster.
    Please read my last three blogs, 8th, 10th and 18th June, but here is a recap of how we got where we are:
    In 1973 (what became) the Green Party was formed in response to the MIT warnings in ‘Limits to Growth’ that we were reaching  the limits of the ecosphere to cope with human  economic activity.
    I joined, pointing out to the founder members’ alarm, that they had just formed a wildly socialist party, because the ‘steady state’ economy…
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    1. Hello, Clive. The UBI did survive in the 2017 Manifesto, EC661 did not survive.
      UBI works best in Countries with a Sovereign Currency and therefore potential of Using the mythical “Magic Money Tree” creating money as a distributive and not re-distributive policy.
      The Anti-Democratic and “Deplorables2 Like stance of Caroline on Brexit will explain a lot of the problem in the Green Vote collapse. The other is the Social Democracy resurgent Labour Party.
      Mike Shone did an excellent analysis of how ineffectual the “Progressive Alliance” was, due to the resurrected Labour vote.
      http://letthemconfectsweeterlies.blogspot.se/2017/06/an-interesting-discussion-on-analysis.html
      ” Greens “standing down”: the effect on the Tory total in Parliament
      Labour made 28 gains and Lib. Dems 5 from Tories on election day in England and Wales (they also had a few losses).
      In these 33 gains from Tories , Greens fielded candidates in twenty-two constituencies. We stood aside in eleven. It appears that in only one seat : Oxford and Abingdon was the absence of a Green candidate extremely likely to have been decisive for a Tory loss. (There in 2015 the Green vote total was 2,497 and the Lib Dem majority in 2017 was 816. So it seems pretty clear that the presence of a Green in 2017 would have led to Tory retention ).
      Looking at Labour’s thirty-three most vulnerable seats with majorities of less than 3,000, Greens stood in 17 of them. Only in Newcastle under Lyme and Bishop Auckland did the absence of a Green candidate prevent a Tory taking a Labour seat. And the absence of Green in Tim Farron’s seat saved him from being defeated by a Tory.
      So overall it looks as if standing aside only contributed decisively to one Tory loss , but also to two Labour retentions and one Lib Dem. retention.
      In general, Greens standing aside had the effect of making the majorities against Tories bigger than would have otherwise been the case, but had limited impact on the Tory total.”
      Subsidiarity is a Keystone of the EU´s Constitution and of the Green Party Ethos, Both Leadership of the Eu and The Green Party have forgotten what Subsidiarity is and That Devolution of implementation of Policy and Initiation of Policy at a more centralised level should flow from the Smallest Units of Organisation.This goes for All policy and Distributed Networks or any system must be governed by sensitive feedback communication. The Current Leadership in pursuing a Pound Shop Liberal Democratic stance, has I think devalued the Green Parties strengths which lie in Radical solutions to the problems which are clearly not being solved in the top down elitist model pursued under Neo-Liberalism.
      David Malone will be challenging for the Leadership of the Green Party in 2018, the present Regime is, in my opinion, a failing experiment in a Presidential style that frankly has annoyed rather a lot of people.
    Comment still not on Clives Blog so here it is with my further comment.
    1. Hi Clive
      given your “a recession can be fun” theme, I thought you might appeciate this quote from Vaclav Smil.
      Also, a question. You say:
      the (effective) ‘Target to Win’ strategy shifted the focus from global to local, so the ‘de-growth’ nettle was left ungrasped. Crucially, it still is.
      But, do you not think the installation of green councillors could be valuable from the resilience point of view? The green localisation agenda goes back a long way does it not?
      • Even now that so many Green councillors have a formidable record, wild horses won’t persuade them tostart the de-growth debate, but to get them in in the first place it would have frightened too many horses.
        Thanks for the link. I don’t suppose you have read ‘The political Brain’ by Drew Westen. His main theme is that emotion is always dominant, never rational arguments. But another key point is that humans are hard wired against loss, however slight. What Vaclav Smil says is eminently rational, but hasn’t ahope inHell of getting anywhere – unless we can a) ttellpeople that something worse might happen, and b) guarantee their security when it does (see my blog again for how that might happen).
    2. Hello, Clive. The UBI did survive in the 2017 Manifesto, EC661 did not survive.
      UBI works best in Countries with a Sovereign Currency and therefore potential of Using the mythical “Magic Money Tree” creating money as a distributive and not re-distributive policy.
      The Anti-Democratic and “Deplorables2 Like stance of Caroline on Brexit will explain a lot of the problem in the Green Vote collapse. The other is the Social Democracy resurgent Labour Party.
      Mike Shone did an excellent analysis of how ineffectual the “Progressive Alliance” was, due to the resurrected Labour vote.
      http://letthemconfectsweeterlies.blogspot.se/2017/06/an-interesting-discussion-on-analysis.html
      ” Greens “standing down”: the effect on the Tory total in Parliament
      Labour made 28 gains and Lib. Dems 5 from Tories on election day in England and Wales (they also had a few losses).
      In these 33 gains from Tories , Greens fielded candidates in twenty-two constituencies. We stood aside in eleven. It appears that in only one seat : Oxford and Abingdon was the absence of a Green candidate extremely likely to have been decisive for a Tory loss. (There in 2015 the Green vote total was 2,497 and the Lib Dem majority in 2017 was 816. So it seems pretty clear that the presence of a Green in 2017 would have led to Tory retention ).
      Looking at Labour’s thirty-three most vulnerable seats with majorities of less than 3,000, Greens stood in 17 of them. Only in Newcastle under Lyme and Bishop Auckland did the absence of a Green candidate prevent a Tory taking a Labour seat. And the absence of Green in Tim Farron’s seat saved him from being defeated by a Tory.
      So overall it looks as if standing aside only contributed decisively to one Tory loss , but also to two Labour retentions and one Lib Dem. retention.
      In general, Greens standing aside had the effect of making the majorities against Tories bigger than would have otherwise been the case, but had limited impact on the Tory total.”
      Subsidiarity is a Keystone of the EU´s Constitution and of the Green Party Ethos, Both Leadership of the Eu and The Green Party have forgotten what Subsidiarity is and That Devolution of implementation of Policy and Initiation of Policy at a more centralised level should flow from the Smallest Units of Organisation.This goes for All policy and Distributed Networks or any system must be governed by sensitive feedback communication. The Current Leadership in pursuing a Pound Shop Liberal Democratic stance, has I think devalued the Green Parties strengths which lie in Radical solutions to the problems which are clearly not being solved in the top down elitist model pursued under Neo-Liberalism.
      David Malone will be challenging for the Leadership of the Green Party in 2018, the present Regime is, in my opinion, a failing experiment in a Presidential style that frankly has annoyed rather a lot of people.
    3. Hi, Clive, I see my comment remains unmoderated. This comment regarding your exchange with Martin on which you are both missing the point. Growth is usually expressed in GDP terms, this is a monetary metric whichever way you look at it.
      http://letthemconfectsweeterlies.blogspot.se/2017/05/finacial-illiteracy-blind-leading-blind.html
      “discussions — of ‘value,’ of fluctuating prices, of the gold standard, of changing interest rates, of items of pecuniary wealth which are at the same time items of debt — are
      merely discussions looking toward a readjustment of the factors which prevent them
      The problem of analysing political choices against the metric of a Monetary measure is the Money as a Thing is most certainly a Variable, and like any good technologist, scientist or metrologist will tell you a unit of measurement has to be clearly defined and fixed.”
      https://renegadeinc.com/george-osborne/
      – Name one measure we might implement immediately to improve the situation.
      Stop lying to the public about the Magic Money Tree. It’s about the allocation of resources, not money. Money is just a tool to move stuff
      around. Nobody has ever had ‘inflation’ written down as their cause of death. Malnutrition and Exposure: yes, Inflation: no.
      De-Growth is a poisoned well of a definition of sustainable post-Capitalist Economics. Re-defining assumptions and new metrics for the New Paradigm is where the cutting edge of Green Policy should focus.
      Shoe Horning concepts like Distributed local grid renewable energy systems or Permaculture cooperatives into the capitalist mode of production simply does not work as they can not work under the scarcity and debt based allocation systems which define how Capital is constituted and measured.
     
  • rogerglewis 3:10 pm on June 27, 2017 Permalink | Reply  

    What Caroline Lucas can do about the Green vote collapse 

    An interesting critique of the Presidential Style of the Lucas Bartley Regime at the Green Party.

    Green Citizens' Basic Income

    Did the Progressive Alliance cause the 55% slump in 2017 Green votes as compared with 2015? No, but Caroline Lucas has been leading us in the wrong direction.

    This is a last ditch appeal to the Green Party leadership. It is not primarily a criticism, but I do believe that Caroline has been following a path which was bound to lead to just this disaster.

    Please read my last three blogs, 8th, 10th and 18th June, but here is a recap of how we got where we are:

    In 1973 (what became) the Green Party was formed in response to the MIT warnings in ‘Limits to Growth’ that we were reaching  the limits of the ecosphere to cope with human  economic activity.

    I joined, pointing out to the founder members’ alarm, that they had just formed a wildly socialist party, because the ‘steady state’ economy…

    View original post 1,092 more words

     
  • rogerglewis 7:11 am on June 27, 2017 Permalink | Reply  

    Was The "Inconvienient Truth" Always a "Convienient Lie"? #CLimateChange #ParisAccord #TrumpsEPA #WattsUpWithThat #DeSmogBlog #ScienceofDoom 

    Al Gores Movie, An Inconvenient Truth has been comprehensively De-Bunked, Particularly Michael Manns Hockey Stick. It has been discredited so much in fact that one British High Court Judge recommended it should not be shown in schools without an appropriate erratum message.

    The judge ruled that An Inconvenient Truth contained nine scientific errors and thus must be accompanied by an explanation of those errors before being shown to school children. The judge said that showing the film without the explanations of error would be a violation of education laws.”

     BBC News. October 11, 2007. Retrieved March 21, 2015.


    Al Gore has previous form in getting the facts 180 degrees backwards and I have previously Written about what I see as his 3 greatest Strikeouts.

    OUR ONLY DEBT IS TO NATURE AND ‘WHAT IS’. ENVIRONMENTAL PRAGMATISM, LIVE AND LET LIVE.

    Mr. Gores 3 Strikes

    PMRC Allegations

    NAFTA

    An inconvienient Truth

    Our only debt is to Nature and What Is.
    Environmental Pragmatism Live and let live.
    As autumn turns to winter we can reflect upon the events of the past 6 months having reaped the political harvest. Traditionally we would be celebrating if it were a crop reaped from the land as our ancestors have always celebrated their harvests.

    I came across the question again the other day reading an Excellent Article on ” Fake News” in mainstream media Narratives,


    How You Can Be Absolutely Certain That Mainstream Media Lies About Everything

    The extremely powerful corporate conglomerates which comprise the mainstream media are lying to you about everything. By this I don’t mean that the individual stories reported by corporate media outlets have no basis in fact, I mean that they’ve been lying to you about your world, your country, your society, your government and the way it all works for as long as you’ve been alive. They are more or less telling the truth when they report that a celebrity has died or that a cute little white kid has gone missing, but they are knowingly lying about the big picture within which those small events happen.
    Scientists estimate that by 2040 the Arctic will be largely ice-free during summer https://t.co/S8CWx8thCN [V @TheEconomist] #globalwarming
    @Solutions2Start
    The Article earnestly tells us that we must read this link to CounterPunch.
    The article Tells us the Media Lies about everything. Now I think that Hypothesis is actually quite well supported by Evidence, but it does raise a very interesting question on ” The Inconvenient Truth”.

    I made this comment, to which the writer of the article has yet to respond, some sort of cognitive dissonance would not be so surprising, in the circumstances?

    How You Can Be Absolutely Certain That Mainstream Media Lies About Everything
    Caitlin Johnstone
    28355

    One thing that puzzles me is why when draws the conclusion that the MSM is a lie machine, Which I agree with. Then why is it the Anthropogenic Global Warming due to the CO2 Hypothesis is somehow a Truth that the MSM is Consistently Telling? I can not reconcile that contradiction, I am curious how you do yourself?
    Addicted to Distracted By Bruce Charlton Makes for compelling if Uncomfortable reading.
    http://addictedtodistraction.blogspot.se/
    It will offend most readers but he has a very good point, I do not share his pessimism but the rest is hard to argue with.
    “People and events presented by the media as Good are always, in reality, bad; and people or events presented by the media as bad are usually (but not always) Good — and when bad people or events are not presented as Good, then they are condemned as bad for the wrong reasons.
    Also, if genuinely Good things happen to be presented as Good by the Mass Media; then it will invariably be the case that they also are said to be Good for the wrong reasons.
    Thus, the major output of the modern International Mass Media consists of only four categories:
    1. Good presented as bad
    2. Bad presented as Good
    (That is to say simple inversion)
    3. Good presented as Good for a bad reason
    4. Bad presented as bad for a bad reason
    (That is to say explanatory inversion)
    These four categories, which can be summarized as either simple or explanatory inversion, account for all sustained and high-impact modern major Mass Media stories without any exceptions.
    Therefore those who want to free their minds from the Mass Media must first avoid as much Mass Media output as possible, and secondly develop automatic negativistic behaviour towards the Mass Media output which they cannot avoid”.
    For what its worth here is my investigation of The Carbon Cycle, Climate Science and all of that.
    There is a comprehensive PDF linked to in the Blog Post if you are interested.

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  • rogerglewis 11:12 am on June 26, 2017 Permalink | Reply  

    The Internet is Big, The Big Boys Still Dominate. Web SEO, Combining to Compete? The Distributed Web and Disrupting the Disrupters. 

    Scaling the Internet and Disrupting the Disrupters. The Web is about to be turned upside down by the Distributed web where Content and Authenticity will compete on an even field outside of the filter controls applied by the dominant players Of Alphabet ( Google) Face Book, Amazon etc and their desperately old Fashioned Server Based Model.

    Distribution of Web Traffic is impossibly concentrated within the very top 1millionth of one percent of The Top 100 websites there are in excess of One Billion Websites and The top 10,000,000 of those ( Ten Million) represent the Top 1% of websites. This Blog Is Ranked as the 21,047,245 websites with its modest 116,000 Unique views and The Golem XIV Blog is currently No 5,762,718 in the charts and The Slog is at 1,865,325. The top 100 Web Sites, The BBC is no 105 to give you some idea, represent the Top 10 to the power of minus 7 that’s .0000001% of Web sites the top 10,000 is the (0.00001%) of websites. ( These Ball Parks are around there being 1 billion sites there are now more like 1 and a quarter Billion.)

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    In the above plot I have plotted The top 2% of Web sites in Traffic Terms based on the Pageviews for this Blog and also the page views in some of my regular reads. Watts up with That, Off Guardian, and Claes Johnson all have a page view counter on their home pages and the Rankings are obtainable by such online tools as Alexis.It’s not meant to be scientifically Statistically Accurate but a Ball Park To get the idea across of how dominated the Internet is through Concentration of Power into the Big 100. The Distributed WEB of SWARM and IPFS and Zero.net.io  will change all of that in the next Few years, the Disrupters will become the disrupted, does anyone still remember MySpace or Freinds reunited?

    I have though been using this very Nifty Web SEO tool  http://neilpatel.com/about/

    This very Basic analysis shows how concentrated the Dominance is of the Huge Web Monopolies, this coupled with analogue/Digital Dinosaur Media and Corporate concentration of power does give an indication of how closely controlled access to revenue streams are for those of us outside of the Corporate Mainstream. The Answer is to Network and Combine into Media Flotillas that can increase Media Portal focus points through which Internet users can be directed to Internet gardens and landscapes they may never discover with the Google Satellite Navigation.

    Here’s an InfoGraphic of the Sort of Leviathan one scales trying to get noticed is more difficult than being the proverbial Needle in a Haystack.

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  • rogerglewis 2:24 am on June 26, 2017 Permalink | Reply  

    NotTheLeadershipCoups, David Malone, Enfant terrible of the BBC Horizon Programme, turned Radical Green Politician. 

    David Malone: Ungarbled (I Hope) Pt.1

    A wonderful Blog from Bill40, A GolemXIV original and now with the New Golem MK2, Progressive Momentum. A joy to read and a tonic and red pill against the dinosaur dead tree Media.
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    Roger Lewis and David Malone: One Interview To Unite Them All.
    First of all, I’d like to introduce the interviewer Roger Lewis (left) who was, to me, most unexpected in his approach, the interview was no love in and he was not afraid to challenge David on the basis of his own views and outlook, for example on Brexit. I only know Roger through the blogosphere and the first surprise to me was his appearance. I’d imagined him as the type who went to bed in a suit and tie and only slightly loosened his collar when the temperature exceeded 35 degrees celsius. Instead I was confronted by a sanitised version of Catweasle! Long flowing locks and moustache, I hope he’ll forgive the Catweasle reference, casual clothes but a razor-sharp mind. There was an obvious chemistry between the two so even in times of disagreement there was no shouting across…
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    Catweasel is a compliment Bill, my children think of me more as Hagrid in Harry Potter, given my substantial Portliness 6ft and 18 stones, I would be quite happy to wake up my younger wiry self.
    I like you wish to share David with a much wider audience, and see the conversation we have all been enthralled by on the Golem XIV Blog reach deeper into the Political Discourse.
    My Own Blog is here http://letthemconfectsweeterlies.blogspot.se/ The Word Press one I keep as a sort of backup and Export the Blogger posts across periodically as a backup and in case od DOS attacks on either platform.
    I have really been enjoying your writing Bill so count on me as a Regular, and on the live streaming thing, The idea is that Bloggers or Vloggers, as well as Dead Tree Media Types, are welcome to place Davids Live Stream on their own Platform and Be the interviewer. The idea is to develop a wide range of discussions on specific issues within Davids areas of Expertise and Concern. Ultimately I hope that an Index such as Liar Lexicon can be searchable and used to compile political magazines a la carte for individual interaction between those interested in Voting for David or becoming involved in his Campaign.
    A friend of Mine has developed this software package for Marketing and What I am doing is Marketing David to the Green Party Membership where there is a Substantial Incumbent’s Advantage to overcome.
    VSP was developed By David Power who owns the company He and I go back to the Days when I was a Be Suited Data Centre Developer And David Was my Web Designer. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=obPLIY6Z6Pc
    Back in those days, I did Go to bed in a Suit and Tie.( You made my Day, still smiling)

    Malone: Ungarbled Pt 2.

    Hi Bill, Another great read here, I have been getting a transcript proof read, and have also split the interview into Sections with timings in the description. I am managing an ongoing targetted campaign for Davids GP profile and so I am building a searchable index cross-referenced to Meta Data for some digital marketing gizmo developed by a friend. Meta Data is a curious sort of stitch in time saves nine world of pain and boredom, but its nice to get a break and have your blogs to read. I was also over on the Slog catching up on Johns Stuff. I do hope he will interview David as well in a Live Stream, I would actually pay good money to see that I think they would make a fascinating mixture of world views and approaches.There are some readings by David of debt generation in this playlist too.
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    Everybody Is Wrong About Everything. (Except Me)
    In the next segment David and Roger discuss Neo-Liberalism (NL) which I attempted to do here and here. David, of course gets straight down to everything I missed, the fact that both sides, left and right, got the analysis right and the solution wrong. Both sides want to place the blame on the other side for the GFC but the blame lies squarely on the side of the banks who ramped up unrepayable debts. In doing so they created Too Big To Fail institutions who could hold a gun to the nation’s head with impunity and they did. The left have a point it was the banks. The right also have a point that the vaguely Keynesian response was to throw money unproductive at moribund banks. Both sides are correct and need to stop shouting across each other and accept what actually…
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