Wednesday, 13 June 2018

Decolonise Ourselves

Not all British Overseas Territories are tax havens. But those which are, are trying to stay that way. If anything, we should be grateful to them for having opened up a much larger debate. 

We need the reassertion of democratic political control over the Bank of England, including that the approval of the House of Commons be required for changes to interest rates, and we need the assertion of democratic political control over the City of London, with a Glass-Steagall division between investment banking and retail banking, and with the closure of all tax havens under British jurisdiction. Yes, closure. Parliament must legislate independently to that effect, on the clear understanding that anywhere that did not like it was free to become independent.

We need a reorientation towards the BRICS countries, including the integration into the Belt and Road Initiative of all four parts of the United Kingdom, of all nine English regions, and of all of the British Overseas Territories and Crown Dependencies. And we need supporters of economic equality to be elected to the City of London Corporation, to the States of Jersey, to the States of Guernsey, to Tynwald, and to the legislatures of the British Overseas Territories.

If any of these is your view, then I need £10,000 in order to stand for Parliament with any chance of winning. My crowdfunding page has been taken down without my knowledge or consent. But you can still email instead, and that address accepts PayPal. If, however, you would rather have the sitting MP for North West Durham, then do not pretend to hold any of those views. This is a test of credibility.

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