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The Government won’t change until WE change the Government

December 9, 2021 Leave a comment

It’s very sad to read the same messages, the same comments and the same rhetoric pumping out across social media following the latest Government measures in response to the newest Covid ‘Omicron’ variant. Few will disagree that they look very much like the first step down the slippery slope to the next Lockdown that we are all dreading.

It’s sad, because the voices are the same. The words come from people with public platforms that give them more influence than even they might recognise. But those same people are continuing to reason that giving a voice to our frustration, anger and incredulity at the Government and Establishment narrative will be enough to instigate change.

Regrettably it will not. Neither will be threatening marches, civil unrest or even seeing these steps through to the point where even the final flakes of democratic paint fall from the façade of a political culture which now has tyranny embedded at its heart.

It was not until the Summer of 2020 that many of these voices began to really emerge. We cannot be sure if it is because they were giving the Government the benefit of the doubt or just believed everything that they were being told up until that point.

Yet the realities underpinning the massive mistakes that the Government were making then established the narrative that led to where we are right now. They have always been there for everyone who looks closely enough to see.

Keir Starmer had already reshuffled his front bench, making the seemingly unelectable Labour Party electable to at least some of the media commentators again. Now, with the lie that covered the ‘them and us’ mentality of this whole political culture fractured and oozing daylight for all to see, there is a real risk that people will elect the only alternative that we have when the next General Election comes. An election that could be only months away where the alternative could be even worse than what we already have and is as such no alternative for us at all.

The point should not be lost on any of us, that when the next General Election is called, the only options that the majority of people will put a cross against on their ballot paper will be for a Conservative, Labour or Liberal Democrat candidate. As such, the people of this Country can only vote for more of the same. Today there is no such thing as a genuine democratic choice for the next government of the UK.

It is increasingly difficult to criticise those who are buying into the suggestion that there is a conspiracy at work behind everything that is happening at any level. With much of what we are now experiencing defying explanation and the absence or void of leadership that communicates both authentically AND genuinely in a very transparent and uncalculated way, people are looking to make sense it. And without those in authority fulfilling the responsibilities that they have in the ways that they should, those same people are going to keep listening to what anyone they believe to be credible has to say whilst growing in number too.

Unfortunately, what the conspiracies and big words don’t allow for are the reasons that everything that is happening as it is. They don’t discuss what has really happened and why. There is no reasoned suggestion of what will happen next in so many respects, and why it will be so.

It all boils down to being about the people who are in charge. The people who run this Country. Why those people are there. How they got there. What is happening that prevents good leaders and public representatives from taking these roles and why they are not there for us to vote for at election time, speaking and connecting with us all in a way that makes sense.

The Politics won’t change until WE change politics. The Politicians won’t change until WE change the Politicians. The Government won’t change until WE change the Government.

No matter what anyone thinks or believes today, the problems we already face and that we will face in the near- and longer-term future will not be solved by someone else appearing from out of nowhere. Just as they won’t be solved by any of the would-be political groups that are busy telling everyone that they are the next best thing. They are at best built around single-issues or are just a load more wannabes who look at the Boris Johnsons of the World and have concluded they would be better at doing exactly the same things.

WE MUST BE THE CHANGE – IF CHANGE IS WHAT WE ACTUALLY WANT.

It will be counterintuitive to many to suggest that the politicians who can provide the solution to the problems we face today are not even elected or sat in our Parliament yet. We must literally create the political party and movement that will get them there. This is the only way.

The talking up of dissent is just that. Its talk. Nothing more. Talk that may lead to protests, arrests, prison sentences and potentially even deaths. But it is talk that will not lead to real change.

This Government, this political class and the establishment around them currently see no threat to themselves, their narrative or what they are doing.

Until they see a threat to everything they take for granted, they will continue to behave and make decisions that work only for themselves in just the same way they are now and have been doing so for far too long.

The real, far-reaching and meaningful change that we need will only be achieved by changing the Government for one that is completely new and untainted by the cesspit of selfishness that British Politics has become.

We must prepare and do everything that it will take to achieve this at a General Election. But as soon as we begin that work together and a credible alternative begins to emerge across the Country, the behaviour of those in control of our lives today will at the very least begin to be moderated.

The political system only tolerates those it doesn’t see as a threat. Those who believe they are on course to being the next big thing would do well to consider this when they think about how and why people vote, and where the real power across the UK lies.

All it takes is to begin a conversation to which everyone who is invested in change is invited. A dialogue that is respectful and inclusive of the thoughts and experiences of us all, wherever in the Country we may be.

We must begin work to create, build and connect each other to A NEW PARTY FOR ALL. That work needs to begin right now.

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No, MPs should NOT have second jobs. After all, being an MP is NOT a job anyway

November 17, 2021 Leave a comment

The ongoing row over second jobs for MPs has certainly proven to be an interesting one. Yet it has also become increasingly concerning to follow as it has become ever more obvious that so very few of the journalists, commentators and people working around the political sphere have any real consideration or respect for what the role of an MP and public representative should really be all about.

The comments and arguments for second jobs range from the suggestion that MPs with second jobs enrich links with and understanding of the real world, to additional money being the only way to make the job worthwhile. Whilst those against include suggesting that it would be fine to ban second jobs for MPs, but only if they were given a ‘realistic’ salary’.

Nobody seems to have mentioned that being an MP or public representative is not a job.

Being an MP is a responsibility to others. It’s not one that should be taken if the individual concerned cannot guarantee that their responsibility to others will not be compromised by prioritising income, career opportunities, fears, influences of any kind, or any other motivations that put their own needs before anyone else at any time, at any level or in any way.

It is part of the human condition that we can only be loyal to one master. MPs are no different to anyone else. If an MPs priority is income or career at any level, it will not be focused on anyone else.

There are simply no grey areas with this. It really is very black and white.

If an MP can be swayed in their decision making by any factor which will reflect on them personally at any level and in absolutely any way before anything or anyone else, they can be bought. As such, they cannot be relied upon to represent the general public and the voters within the constituency who elected them.

Being an MP or elected politician of any kind requires people who have the life experience, understanding of others and are at a stage within their own lives where they can willingly and unswervingly put the needs of others before themselves in every meaningful way.

It is because we have for so long had a Parliament full of MPs on all sides of the political divides that are ruled by self interest at some level and in some way, that the British Political system – and as a result the whole of the UK – is in the mess that it is in today.

Public service can be the only master of any politician who wants to fulfil the obligations of the role with which they have publicly been entrusted. There simply is no other way.

For as long as we keep electing politicians in this Country and allow them to frame their own roles as careers and jobs, their attitude will continue to focus their attention on nothing other than what the impact and consequences of their actions will be for their future and for themselves before anything else.

There will be many who suggest that this is the way that the system works and that you can only change the system from within. The regrettable truth is that this is a myth perpetrated only for the benefit and furtherance of the interests of those already within that system. People who have a massive investment in ensuring that nothing happens which could bring about the comprehensive systemic change that would serve to help and benefit us all.

Sadly, until we all come together and accept that the people leading this country in government, the establishment and the wider public sector are not working to put our collective best interests, we are doomed to live the same experience. Public policy is today created in all areas of life where the decisions have been made not with us as the priority, but with what is important to the people we elected being always put first.

We only have ourselves to blame for each and every day that this sordid and perverse idea of democracy continues to rule, impinge and inflict avoidable pain and chaos in our lives.

None of the Political Parties that we have on offer to us today are focused on all of us in the way that they should be.

It is we who must make the decision to elect MPs and politicians of all kinds who will make promises and then keep them. Because they are there in our Parliament because politics is a calling or a vocation for them, rather than just an interpretation of a career or a job. One that to them is nothing more than getting the maximum return for themselves for the least amount of work.

We need a real choice in politics. We need MPs who understand and genuinely care. We need #ANewPartyForAll for the next General Election.

To achieve this, we need to start thinking differently and begin to build the alternative to the madness we have got right now.

If you really want all this to change, please visit www.anewpartyforall.org and think about the power that you have to input and help to bring about change.

If you are convinced this is all a conspiracy, why aren’t you doing anything to stop it. Is being able to say you were right going to help when it all goes wrong?

October 12, 2021 Leave a comment

‘You will have nothing, and you will be happy about it’ is a line that is sending a chill down the spine of many who believe that there is a conspiracy behind all the Government is doing to the UK today.

The source is the infamous Klaus Schwab who founded and leads the World Economic Forum (WEF). He has been given what seems to be a meaningful voice by the elite status that the WEF appears to command, purely because the World’s ‘elites make a regular visit to this rather elaborate members club to get chummy. Understandably, it’s giving some of us the impression that this is the seat of power that rules the entire world.

Whether or not you believe that the WEF is where World power lies; whether of not you believe that Covid is all part of the creation of a New World Order, or whether or not you believe something completely different about all the things that are happening in the UK and across the World today, the one thing we have in common right now, is that unless we are a member of that protected and gilded elite, we are ALL going to be well-and-truly in the shite when everything that can go wrong and is going to go wrong, has finally done so.

Yet today, as we watch more and more problems across the UK unfold, like shortages and rising energy prices that everyone seems to have a different reason to explain, NOBODY is doing anything or taking any of the steps that are necessary for us to take back control of our Country. Absolutely no effort is being made to make the start on what is going to be a long and very challenging process to put everything right.

Instead, everyone with a voice, everyone with passion, everyone who could be contributing to the creation and development of an alternative to what we are experiencing and the politicians who are in charge of it are obsessed either with being right or with their own interpretation of the injustices behind what’s happening. Instead, we should all be focusing on what needs to be done so that at the end of this, it is the majority and not the few are the ones who win.

If we were to agree that this all is a conspiracy and that what we are experiencing is the way that a New World Order begins, the choice that we are collectively making, either to obsess over whose voice is heard, being right or making everyone who disagrees with us wrong, means that through the resulting inaction, we are actually voting for or directly giving our consent to whatever this political class – and anyone they suck up to – has in store.

‘And you will be happy about it’ is actually political doublespeak for just this – because by not voting for change, you voted for this all to continue. You didn’t do anything to create, develop and support the alternative. So, you are saying you are happy with it, and you therefore consented to all of it – simply because you didn’t select the alternative choice.

That alternative choice is real. It’s the alternative choice that we must have in place and on ballot papers for everyone to support at the next General Election.

But to have that choice, its you and I that have to create it and develop it now. Or when the time comes, we really will experience all the things that these elite idealists want to steward into existence using a chain of national and world crisis to do so.

They will then use all of the propaganda options they have to isolate us and the way we think so that we question ourselves (again) and really do believe that the world of bondage they have created is for our benefit rather than theirs and for us all it was a personal or private choice.

The aims of this Government, their friends and this whole rancid political class can only be inevitable if we fail to exercise the right and freedom we have to choose.

But to bring into being the situation and circumstances that will enable us to make that choice, we have to do the work to get there first.

That work begins by changing the way we think and changing the way we are looking at all the things that are going on around us. By changing the way we think about the people we see as disagreeing with us. We have to be open to embracing a very different way of thinking and of looking at the world by our own voluntary choice.

Whilst the media tells us many different stories, none of the journalists or commentators behind or within the stories are joining up any of the dots.

Beyond those stories are many more besides, and what all the different stories have in common is that everything happening now us affecting one or more of us in some way, but we are falling into the trap of believing that the only story that is important is the one that has directly come into our own experience and therefore is affecting our lives.

Yet it’s the same for everyone. And everyone has a different take on Covid, on shortages, on education, on the cost-of-living crisis, on the cost of transport, on food poverty, on house building which means that all the things going on across all of our lives that could be changed for the better with public policy should be a priority for all of us as part of that conscious choice.

We have so much more in common with each other than that which is being used to divide us. But its up to us to be big enough to accept that we have to deal and be prepared to work with all those priorities so that we can get to the nest General Election and not only know that we have a voice, but also be able to choose to support that credible alternative choice.

For me there is no value in making anyone else wrong, especially when to do so is getting trapped by detail, when in reality we have all been aiming for the same result or outcome all along.

We have the opportunity to change our future for the better and to make sure that we have capable and caring politicians in power who are actually capable of leading us through a crisis and all of the problems that are regrettably yet to come.

We have the power to begin that process of change right now, by coming together and recognising that what we have in common is a result, aim or outcome that we will all experience differently in the way it affects our lives, but in terms of the mechanics of getting there and getting the right people into power, the process is very much the same.

Please visit A New Party For All and let’s take the first steps towards the end of injustice for everyone, towards ending the influence of the self-interested few and towards creating the different world that works in the best way that it can for us all.

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The New Tory Chair has told the Party to ready itself for a General Election, and as there’s no electoral alternative to more of the same, change could be six, seven or even eight years away

September 17, 2021 Leave a comment

If you are hoping for change, its looking very much like the only change in the air will be the reshuffle that Boris Johnson has been overseeing in recent days.

Politics is a game with a set of very distinct rules. Rules that rarely make sense unless you are on or have spent time with your eyes and ears open on the field of play. So, when a newly appointed Chairman of the Conservative Party walks from his appointment meeting at No10 and goes straight to Conservative Central Head Quarters and opens up by telling staff (and therefore the Party) to get ready for a General Election, you can be pretty sure that he’s not using words to try and outshine the guy who’s just given him the job.

Many are unaware that we are now in very troubled times – despite of and increasingly because of Covid. And the biggest reason we are facing difficulties is quite literally because of all the bad decisions that poor politicians leading successive governments have made.

But whilst our political class may be completely void of leaders, they have become very adept at covering their backs. And when it comes to decisions that will help them win the next Election, it’s literally the day after the last vote that the first decisions with 4- or 5-yearsyears’ time in mind are being made.

Whilst it is reasonably safe to assume that the Johnson Government really has no understanding of the consequences of everything that it does, it is filled with a political class that has risen to the top by modelling itself on the images and perceptions of historic political titans, whilst overlooking the reality that how things looked is very rarely an accurate portrayal of how they actually were, and that the ongoing impression that leaders give rarely bears any relationship with the realities of what is going on for them within.

Looking at issues unrelated to their own, even our inept leadership and the sycophants who advise them can see where issues may be about to blow up and have an impact upon their own.

Today, issues with the Financial Markets in the United States and now also in China are indicating to even the most out-of-touch with the issues eating away at the foundations of our economy, that a collapse or what will be at the very best a significant correction is on its way across the world. The phrase ‘When the US Sneezes, the World catches a cold’ gained ground for a reason and you can take it as read those unfolding developments mean that our Government has at least in this way been warned or ‘told’.

What is being overlooked is the perilous state that the Chancellor and the Johnson Government have put the UK in financially over the past 18 months, which will have the effect of multiplying any problems that hit us as a result of crashes or corrections in the US, China or both. Yet in the first instance, we will collectively buy in to the narrative that this wasn’t our problem, the Government has our best interests at heart, and we will, as with Covid measures, continue to do as we are told.

Money or rather the lack of it, will affect many more in far more meaningful ways than even the threat of the flu-like Covid Virus and the spectre of death has done, and people will soon start to see the realities of what Government is doing very differently.

They may not see the reality of their actions yet. But the Government knows that given the Covid Pandemic and the fact that they are still able to tell us that they have saved the UK with a straight face, they are now likely to end up being as electable as they were when the votes of the December 2019 General Election had been counted, and that to avoid the complications that will come from events that are outside of their control, the time to use or play this hand politically will be now, or what in political terms will be very soon.

The Tories really have nothing to lose as things stand. The UK probably has the worst Official Opposition that it could imagine possible at a time when decent leadership and motives would make a good representative party thrive.

Worse still, all those lined up against the Government from outside the representation and benches of the current Parliament are obsessed with single issues, have egos that will not yield to a wider debate and certainly will not recognise that providing a political alternative can be a highly counterintuitive process that takes time and has a large amount of what will at first appearance seem worthless work involved.

It is reasonably safe to expect that Johnson will go to the Country again, just as soon as the Fixed Term Parliaments Act has been overturned and he and those around him feel they are likely to benefit from making that choice.

Realistically, we could be talking just a few months. And it will only be World events – such as that crash or correction arriving sooner, that could make ‘going early’ seem like the wrong choice.

For those of you reading who really can see and want there to be meaningful change in this Country in the ways that are possible and as it could be, this realistically means that if the Conservatives are able to maintain the narrative as they have been, change could be six, seven or even eight years away as a minimum, and that the day a new administration walks in to Downing Street, doesn’t itself signal the end of what by then could have been multiple years of serious pain.

Yes, a popular uprising remains possible, especially with what may be about to happen. But revolutions are messy affairs and whilst in the heat of the moment it will all make sense just because it does, events like these have a habit of delivering change to something far worse than how things were already or how they were before. Revolutions create vacuums that start to suck all sorts of crap towards power and its anyone’s guess what will fill the hole first. This is a big risk to take.

The option is that we all work together to create something new that is truly representative of us all. Not focused on self-interest or only what those who lead are passionate about. A movement that connects to and relates with real life and how decisions need to be made that consider the broader picture and are made fairly, considerately, in a joined-up way with other policies, and above all, places real equitable value on the contribution from everyone and not only the few.

A New Party For All does not exist today. But it can and will, as soon as people begin to take a real leap of faith after accepting that everyone has a part to play in creating, building and delivering the alternative that will be a different way.

When the next General Election is called, it will be too late to make that difference. We will be returned to start with up to five more years of stupidity and self-interest influencing the decisions and actions made by government. And without that leap of faith in ourselves, this pattern will continue all over again.

What we need to do is take a leaf out of the self-serving political class’s guidebook and start working on the result of the next General Election today. Only this time doing it properly, with the benefits to everyone in mind, and in a way that none of the existing Political Parties will ever consider taking until they have lost the power that they already believe to be rightfully theirs.

If we started work today, we could have an alternative on the ballot paper in Constituencies across the UK when the next General Election comes. But if we wait – all over again, there is an inherent risk that we will never find ourselves on the way to helping ourselves in the way that circumstances dictate, and we will always be burdened with government that only considers itself and its electability as the important thing.

#Together is not #Together enough. The fight to liberate us all from the tyranny of this Government is about so much more

August 19, 2021 Leave a comment

Yes, of course it is heartening to see an online campaign picking up this afternoon that means virtually every other social media post I’ve seen in the past few minutes is carrying the #Together message and bringing news that suggests at least 80 different anti-government groups are finally working towards doing something that is joined-up, rather than going it alone.

But there’s a problem. There’s already a flaw. This whole approach is focused only on the Government response to Covid, when to really succeed and liberate this Country from such damaging forms of leadership, the debate, the response and the action taken simply has to be about so much more.

The problems that have been created for all of us by the Government response to Covid or all

The decisions it has taken to handle this crisis are not simply about the Covid Pandemic alone.

In fact, every problem that we as a Country now have, including our part in the unfolding horror in Afghanistan, are the result of us having politicians in power and ‘leading us’ who are there for the wrong reasons. They are totally inept and totally out of their depth.

Yes, Covid Passports are wrong. But they are just the next step or stage in a long narrative that began when people who had coveted job titles but not the responsibility that goes with them suddenly found themselves faced with a national crisis without having the ability to lead.

They fell back on career professionals for answers. People who had never left their offices before and were never going to step back from the opportunity to make a national crisis all about their own expertise, rather than seeing a medical response as only part of the answer or solution that we all needed and still need – which is what good leaders would have done from the start, IF we had had them in this Government’s place.

Yes, by protesting and using your platforms to give your fight against this injustice a voice, you may succeed in getting the very stupid people in charge to change a few things. But these are people who will not change much. They will only change the things necessary to shut you up so that you don’t feel the need to keep shouting, so that you will shut up and simply go away.

These are not the people who any of us need leading us now or anymore.

The problems that this Government have created since before they even began responding to Covid haven’t even really started to arrive. We are on the verge of a financial crisis that will be horrific for us all and could arrive at any time. And if you think they’ve failed us over Covid itself, wait til you see how bad it will get when there is no food on the supermarket shelves and no money to pay people, then watch the TV and see that it’s the same old politicians or others who are just like them who are still in control.

Yes, we must all work #Together but the issues we must work with and be open and ready to talk about must make sense to everyone else too, if #Together is to have real meaning and bring #Together ALL the people who really must now become involved.

The real opportunity here is to take this all to another level. To make this the beginning of a real movement for change that really does include and works for all.

A New Party For All is the only weapon that we need and the only action that will succeed in bringing this Government and the political culture that feeds it down, so that it can be replaced with real public representatives who understand all that needs to be done, and will work tirelessly to represent the best interests of us all.

Please do not waste the chance that we have and the time that the way that British Politics works means that we have no choice but to accept as being available.

The next level is stepping away from focusing on the obvious and approaching this fight in the only way that it can really be won.

By establishing A New Party For All right now, and by doing the work necessary to include and make sense of all this to even the people you may think today you disagree with, we can collectively build a real alternative to this ridiculous Parliament, so that when the next General Election is called, it is a contest that can not only be fought, but actually won.

Yes, I know that many of you want immediate action and change to happen now. But we are not in that place.

Working for tomorrow today and doing it properly will change minds and that itself will create change much sooner than you think.

You might win a battle with this campaign today. But if you want to win the war, you will need to step up and play the Government game on a level that these politicians and the whole rotten class behind them simply doesn’t possess the same tools and understanding that you can – if you step up and unleash it – to win.

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