Animal Spirits, Taxing and Borrowing  — Editorial

Kwasi Kwarteng is clearly a believer in animal spirits, or more specifically, the animal spirits of the UK private sector. The term ‘animal spirits’ was used by the economist J. M. Keynes to describe the spontaneous forces of vitality that drive human action.  Apparently these animal spirits have been held back by too much taxing and … Continue reading Animal Spirits, Taxing and Borrowing  — Editorial

Notes on the News

By Gwydion M. Williams Trickle-Down – a Swindle Who Needs the Multi-millionaires? The World Shanghaied? Russo-Ukrainians Forbidden Democracy? Sweden and Italy, Overstrained Communities Italy, Also Overstrained Two Nice People, Unfit For Their Jobs Snippets More Tory Failures Turkish Inequality Trickle-Down – a Swindle President Biden recently denounced Trickle-Down.[A]  Then Liz Truss affirmed the idea: tax cutting … Continue reading Notes on the News

Animal Spirits

Unleash the animal spirits!  The Truss Kwarteng philosophy By Feargus  O Raghallaigh It seems to me that many people do not quite get what Truss and Kwarteng are up to, which is attempting to give political and policy expression in government and in power to a religious belief or a religio-economic belief in effect. The core of this … Continue reading Animal Spirits

The Energy Debate —Parliament Notes

Debate on Energy 8 September 2022, House of Commons https://hansard.parliament.uk/commons/2022-09-08/debates/6911DA71-90B4-466D-8B51-DF427AB29B53/UKEnergyCosts The Prime Minister Liz Truss started the Debate by laying out the measures taken to help households and businesses to bear the cost of risen electricity bills.  She then said the aim was to make Britain more self sufficient in energy, in particular by building small … Continue reading The Energy Debate —Parliament Notes

The Mini-Budget — Parliament Notes

Text of the mini-budget by Kwasi Kwarteng, called ‘The Growth Plan’ in Hansard, which caused great excitement as well as a drop in the value of the pound, and is already being watered down.  See editorial for comment. https://www.gov.uk/government/speeches/the-growth-plan-2022-speech Mr Speaker, Let me start directly with the issue most worrying the British people – the cost … Continue reading The Mini-Budget — Parliament Notes

Freezing for Zelensky

  Editorial 2                         Boris Johnson told the British public on 24th August that they must make significant sacrifices of their living standards to protect the freedom of the Ukrainian people. If this means high fuel bills, freezing or going hungry then so be it. Labour Affairs and others have already exposed the lies that underpin this rhetoric and we … Continue reading Freezing for Zelensky

The Struggle for Publicly Owned Land

LABOUR AND HOUSING – Part 9.   The struggle for publicly-owned land (cont.) By Eamon Dyas [In the Seventies Labour endeavoured to stop  profits from property speculation and development exceeding profits from industry.] The previous part of this exploration into the history of the relationship between private landowning and public need ended with an explanation of the … Continue reading The Struggle for Publicly Owned Land

Notes on the News

By Gwydion M. Williams Heat Waves, Floods and Drought The Mixed Economy – Thatcherism’s Secret Vice Technology: the World Not Set Free Inheritance – Preserving Small Businesses? Women Hated for Not Being Inferior Snippets China Fine for Useful Foreign Businesses Religion and Superstition Free Speech and Arab Winters Korea & Turkiye. Heat Waves, Floods and … Continue reading Notes on the News

Mick Lynch—In His Own Words (2)

Mick Lynch in his own words 4th August 2022, on the channel “Double Down News”.  https://www.doubledown.news/watch/2022/august/4/mick-lynch-dismantles-the-media-keir-starmer-war-on-freedom-extreme-right-wing-tory-government [Extracts] “Division is fatal for working class people, we cannot allow that to happen, all workers are one and that’s the attitude we have to take forward, mobilising our people together, all workers of every identity in one mass movement. … Continue reading Mick Lynch—In His Own Words (2)

Editorial—The Fall of Johnson and The Energy Crunch

Why the political parties don’t want to tell the truth. Foreign and domestic policy are often related. Countries seek mutual benefit through trade and take measures to protect their own trading routes. They make long term arrangements for mutual exchange of products and services. In the contemporary world, the manufacture of a particular product often … Continue reading Editorial—The Fall of Johnson and The Energy Crunch