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The UK will go hungry as the food supply collapses. But Boris and all the political buffoons seat blocking our Parliament will continue to have their day…

It’s difficult to imagine that anyone in big business or government has any real concern about supply chain security, when the Conservative-friendly Daily Telegraph carries a story about the CEO of the UK’s Marks & Spencer retail chain now being on a 4-day week for a salary of £750K. Meanwhile, the real people at the other end of the wealth divide are working every hour they have and cannot even afford to buy food from one of the stores.

I will leave the timing and reasoning for this announcement, along with the raft of announcements from No.10 suggesting that our self-regalvanised PM is only now ready to his job to the reader.

But to say all of these deliberate distractions overlook the many elephants in the room and particularly the questions surrounding what happens to us all next would be comical, if it were not the fact that for the majority of us all, shit is about to get very real indeed.

Call me dramatic if you like. But few of us will accept that we are already in the process of a massive financial and systemic collapse until it actually hits us and we can feel the pain pushing into our own existence or life bubble in some way. Regrettably, that day will soon come.

However, whilst things like the housing market collapsing, or small businesses going bang because they simply cannot raise employee pay will inevitably hit or touch the lives of us all differently, there is one very profound and potentially very hard-hitting way that the collapse of the systems we currently take for granted is going to touch all of our lives in the same way. That’s the production, supply and the availability or shortages of food.

Before I go any further, it is important to get to the point that the supply of many of the foods that we probably all enjoy at home, from takeaways or when we go out to a pub or restaurant for a meal, are simply not going to be available in any of these ways anymore. Furthermore, this change to our lifestyles could well be pushing its way into our lives in perhaps just weeks or months from now.

The ingredients, the processing and the transportation of the foods that contribute to what might best be described as our very exotic, but nonetheless unhealthy diets aren’t just sourced from right across the world.

The foods we eat and the ingredients used to make them are processed here there and everywhere too.

The journeys that make up the pizzas, pies and puddings that we have all been conditioned to love crisscross continents and countries in various and accumulated forms. All before they finally reach the shelves of our local supermarkets or distribution centres, usually wrapped in a load of packaging that will immediately be thrown away, just as soon as they have come through our doors.

That the global supply chains that support and provide for all of this are collapsing right now is problematic enough.

But the real problem for us all that accompanies this collapse, is that even the majority of our most local producers (that’s local farmers and growers) buy the materials they need and then supply the meat, milk, cereals, vegetables and fruit that they produce into what is in effect part of this highly centralised operational business model.

Farmers and growers in the UK and across Western Countries do not produce or supply in a way that means that any of us could simply walk up to the local farm and buy or trade with the farmer to get the basic foods that we need, when everything that we know and take for granted about the supply of foods and goods today breaks down.

The processes that take raw foods from farms and turn them into the products that we love to eat and buy are massively complicated.

This complication has itself been encouraged and legitimised by the creation of many different industry-serving laws and rules. Not least of all by our friends in the European Union, that became just another way of dressing up greed-driven globalisation, but in a more politically acceptable continent-wide way.

What we or rather more importantly all of our seat-blocking politicians in Parliament are failing to grasp right now – whilst they keep on attempting to distract us with soundbites and other hollow scheme imaginable, is that we have a massive food crisis ahead of us. A food crisis that is looming large that will not be temporary. And that in terms of re-tasking, repurposing, redirecting, and reimagining the most essential forms and mechanics of our basic food supply chain – we are now critically unprepared.

Its not as if Farmers and Growers aren’t trying to make our politicians aware that there is a crisis coming either.

The issue with the politicians we have today is that everything they stand for, have bought and dragged us into and has been motivated by or is tied up in the money or greed based system that we currently have.

By even acknowledging that the focus of food supply must immediately become local, as part of the now essential drive to make the UK self-sufficient in all basic foods, goods and services in the shortest time, our politicians will be admitting to the wrongs of the part that they and many others before them have played in contributing to this mess over decades.

That however, is not an excuse for those in power and in our Parliament not to act now.

When we are all facing a change to our reality and a process of transition where there is a growing possibility that British People are going to starve, the public representatives that we have elected to look our for our best interests should be prioritising this change to local supply and UK self sufficiency in every possible way.

A Systemic and Financial Collapse is now inevitable, but a Great Reset as the WEF see it is not. We can define our own future, but it means doing politics like we have never done democracy before

May 31, 2022 1 comment

If you have taken a close, objective view of every part of the Government response to the Covid Pandemic, you will see just how much power and influence can be brought to bear on normal people, by politicians and government officers when they want to use manipulation to bend people to their will.

With months passed since the end of Social Distancing measures, there are still many people who believe everything they were told about the risks of Covid. So much so, that they continue to allow fear of the virus to dictate how they live their lives when there is no need to do so.

Do consider your own experience of how messages from the Government and the Establishment were used to control the public in a situation that existed purely because the politicians we have are incompetent, were afraid, and thought that control was the only way they could lead.

The fear of politicians on all sides of Politics drove the Government response. It directly led to them making decision after decision that has contributed to the cost-of-living crisis we are fast descending into now, along with the inevitable financial and systemic collapse that is on its way.

The unavoidable collapse we are facing was supercharged by the Government response to Covid. But it has also been pushed massively by the response to the War in Ukraine and by Brexit before.

The Government responses to all three of these world-influencing events have catalysed the coming collapse. None of them alone or together were the actual cause.

The cause of the coming collapse are the ideals that have driven the way that everything around us has worked and has been governed for decades.

The entire Top-Down system has always been about putting the interests of those at the top first in all circumstances. Only lip service has ever paid to the problems that a greed-driven hierarchical structure inevitably causes for everyone else, and ever since the Gold Standard was abandoned and FIAT money was adopted in its place in 1971, it was inevitable that the piggies at the trough would keep going further and further with the aim of accumulating as much wealth as they can.

The people who have been controlling and driving the system that has enriched them at our collective cost, know only too well that the system of governance they influenced into being and developed always had a terminal flaw.

The flaw in this darkest chapter of a self-interest and greed-driven system was the inevitable growth of income inequality and with it, the rich – poor divide.  

Those of their number who have been clever enough to come up for air, knew that in time, the mechanics of their self-serving system would push that divide too far. That through a systemic collapse that would likely involve complete societal breakdown, their system as it stood would meet its end.

The people responsible are the world elites. They come together in organisations that we know of such as the World Economic Forum (WEF) and the World Health Organisation (WHO). So-called Public Bodies that have become the sanitised or ‘acceptable’ face of everything their self-interest is really all about.

They have known for many years that their system and the way that it functions would come to its end. But in the same way that Government rolled out its narrative to control all of us during the Covid Pandemic, the Worlds elites have been developing narrative about ‘The Great Reset’ to establish the idea in the public consciousness that their control both through and beyond the collapse that they created, is already a done deal or an inevitable thing.

But the elites never banked on Brexit, Covid or Ukraine. They certainly didn’t factor in the knee jerk way that governments such as ours would react, looking to the creation of non-existent money to solve all the problems that they faced, in the very unimaginative and unnecessary ways that they did.

The alarm bells started ringing just as soon as the Covid Virus emerged. They went into a frenzy once Government responses to the Pandemic and the Lockdowns began.

Those at the top knew they were out of time. That is why the amount of propaganda being pumped out of Switzerland began flowing at what feels like a constant rate.

The elites have always known what is coming. It was always just the question of when and not if.

The elites know what a systemic collapse will mean.

The elites know that the only way that they have any chance of remaining at the top is by creating leverage through systems of societal control that are aimed to maintain their position throughout the collapse, so that they can then ensure they dictate the ‘resetting’ of everything so that they maintain the Top-Down structure within the new world that follows beyond.

However, the elites also know that the power they have to succeed in their aims comes down to everything that we already know and that we continue to believe.

Right now, all the things that the WEF and mouthpiece Klaus Schwab have talked about really could happen. Not because anything they have planned is inevitable. But because we could easily miss the opportunity to take control of what happens during the collapse and The Great Reset, and because we fail to make the Great Reset (or whatever you are comfortable calling it) our own.

Everyone in power today, is tied into the Top-Down hierarchy that swirls around and fuels the whole system that tips its hat to the worlds elites.

Many of our Politicians don’t even know what they are doing or what they are really doing it all for. Pretty much everyone and everything is coin operated at the top!

There is no original thinking. No real leadership. And worst of all, no care or consideration for the lives of real people driving this Country – as in a democracy there always should be.

Today normal people are nothing but playthings at best. Slaves within a financial or wealth-related prison at worst.

For many, whole lifetimes revolve around an unnecessary fight just to be able to live.

Many of us do see the wrongs of what is happening, even if we don’t really understand why. Some of us even know who are to blame, but see it as a conspiracy, rather than being the result of the way that any small minded and selfish person would behave if they had the same wealth, opportunities and power that these very self-obsessed people have, and wanted to maintain all of it at any cost.

The existential risk to our future – as we face challenges that none of us have ever experienced – is that we will keep falling back on the same people and the same ideas to try and change things, in the very same ways that we have always done before.

Instead of accepting that we must all embrace a very new way of doing politics that puts people first and functions from the grassroots-up, we are in danger of falling back on what feels comfortable, relying on personalities, individuals with a loud voice or anyone who promotes a message that suggests the same as we’ve always had before: Only they know how to lead. Only they know what’s best. Only they and their own set of special chums have the secret formula for success in a system that has already closed its doors to them.

Approaching political change with the tried and tested formulas that have always failed to break into or influence our political system before.

Doing so again will only help maintain positions for the same self-interested politicians we already have in power or waiting to bask in it – whether they are Left, Right, Conservative, Labour, Liberal Democrat, or are motivated just the same with a different name.

There are many false prophets who are talking up change to us today. But they are quietly linking up with the same old faces, the same old stories and the same old motives as all the people who have wronged us have done so before.

The more obvious are groups like Tony Blair’s ‘The Britain Project’. But then there are many others like those who missed the realities of single-issue politics who have been left over from the Brexit movement too.

What they share in common is a hope that they can become some kind of phoenix that emerges from the ashes of an already broken system, that will work better once they lead it. They are unaware that their current behaviour and outlook amounts to little more than the same sum total as the motives of the ‘leadership’ we have already got.

However well intended any of them might look, their motivations and failure to connect with real people or even read the room will only help to make the strategies of the WEF and those around it all the more secure.

This isn’t to say that none of them have anything to offer us. It is simply the case that no public representative will be putting any of our needs first, if the system they work within and benefit from is based on ‘Top-Down’.

If you really want to experience the genuine freedom that only independence from a system of governance based on material wealth can bring – before the opportunity is lost, you MUST embrace your own Power first.

Now is the time to collaborate and contribute to your community with everything you have the ability to give.

Everyone is waiting for someone else to come up with a plan. But the plan we are on the arse end of right now, was someone else’s plan too.

If we don’t come together and make a new grassroots/up, community-based form of politics and system of governance work, the somebody else will do it for us.

The WEF and the Worlds elites will continue to live gilded lives. But their ever-increasing fear of what will happen when enough of us do wake up to the myths they have created, will drive them to use every form of new technology they can in order to increasingly control our lives.

If you think that life is shit now. Wait and see how you feel about everything then.

We are approaching the crossroads and the way out will soon be here.

But there is no easy option when it comes to the road to real change.

A fair and balanced system of governance that works for and on behalf of everyone is not the easy road.

What works for everyone fairly will not be represented by anyone or anything that feels familiar, makes feel comfortable, or makes you feel like you are the one on top before even the slightest amount of work has been done.

A happy future is about having faith in yourself, the people immediately around you and taking a massive leap into what appears to be the great unknown.

Are you ready to embrace and take yours?

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The Basic Living Standard | Defining where the prices of ‘Essentials’ should be

Within the system that is based upon The Basic Living Standard, there are two forms or streams of commerce which can be identified: The Foods, Goods and services that we need (The Essentials) and The Foods, Goods and Services that we want (The non-essentials).

The retail or consumer cost prices of ‘Essentials’ and every part of the process that provide for them must always correspond to the requirements of The Basic Living Standard in every way.

If all the rules and principles of The True Economy and the Basic Living Standard that underpin it are followed in every way, the system will function as it is intended to do so and as it should.

On this basis, business and industry would be able to rely on the following basic formulas to identify where the prices of Essential Foods, Goods & Services or their proportional attribution. For purposes of illustration, this Table is based on the current Minimum or Living Wage  (£9.50 per hour, per 40 hour week) and shows us what maximum corresponding prices or compounded values should be:

The Essentials:Monthly % AttributionEnd of Month Value £UK
Basic Food20329.33
Accommodation20329.33
Utilities10164.67
Healthcare582.33
Transport582.33
Clothing582.33
Communication582.33
Entertainment582.33
Savings, Investments & Other Eventualities15247.00
Taxation and/or Community Contribution10164.67

For anyone attempting to gauge how unaffordable life really is for people on the minimum wage and why we are in a cost of living crisis today, this table demonstrates just how much they would or should be paying, if their wages were to be apportioned in a way that was both affordable and fair for the basic essentials at the end of each month as things stand in May 2022, with there being no requirement for Benefits Payments (subsidy) or taking on debt (loans & credit cards etc) in any way.

For reasons of practicality the attribution or proportionality percentages suggested are likely to be changed before the Basic Living Standard Wage system is adopted.

However, the change is unlikely to be any more or any less that 1 or 2 percentage points either way (+/- 1 or 2 %).

Rates of apportionment will never be changed because one interest or another claims that their business or industry wants, is entitled to or must have more.

The Basic Living Standard Wage (BLSW)| All Businesses & Industries must back-work or redefine their prices based on providing the BLSW to their lowest paid employees

In Levelling Level, we used the term ‘The Great Correction’ as a way of describing the ‘reset’, ‘restart’ or complete flipping of the system in which we are now beginning to engage. For practical reasons and so that it is relatable, we have increasingly referred to this process as ‘The Great Reset’ – simply because the world Elites and World Economic Forum have been building a narrative around this term and it is vital that we all recognise that ownership of this process of change and the future beyond it is ours. It is not theirs.

Calling the process The Great Correction, is likely to prove to be the most accurate term, as whatever is done or however we look at it, unless the world is completely destroyed, there will be restarts, reestablishment and resets of everything at all levels. Everything will be corrected so that it works fairly and in a balanced way – as it always should.

With the collapse of the current system taking place like a series of falling dominoes, where one is knocked and then they all follow, it may perhaps seem strange that the reconstruction process that will create our new world, will happen or be set in motion in a very similar way.

It is the adoption of The Basic Living Standard and with it, The Basic Living Standard Wage that will be the first principle that must be adopted. Adoption of the Basic Living Standard Wage will serve to be the first domino that knocks over all the others that need to fall into place so that the Basic Living Standard becomes the benchmark for all.

Our system of governance only has to adopt and get the framework that guarantees The Basic Living Standard right, to set off the process that will ensure that it works and operates in every way that it should.

Once the Basic Living Standard becomes the principle upon which all rules and laws governing business and finance are based, all activities will then realign away from profit to people.

The Basic Living Standard Wage (BLSW) | Proportionality & Breakdown

In Levelling Level, we discussed what everyone’s genuine basic requirements to function and survive at a basic level are.

The Foods, Goods & Services that provide for everyone’s basic requirements are essential.

Essential Foods, Goods & Services are what each of us need. They are not what we want.

What we need and what we want are two very different things.

The Basic Living Standard is a benchmark that means anyone who genuinely wants to work to live, rather than live to work has the choice to do so. That in return for providing the most basic functionality to fulfil the most basic role, the individual can live and maintain their own Personal Freedom through material independence.

The Basic Living Standard is not inflationary. Therefore, the Basic Living Standard Wage is not inflationary.

If a person wants more than the Basic Living Standard, they will have the option to gain more through the accumulation of skills, experience and/or time served that they can then offer to fulfill the needs of business and/or the community.

People can fulfill a role that needs a greater level of skill or experience once they have it, but the role cannot change or be awarded a higher wage, just because it’s what that person wants.

If the principles of The Basic Living Standard are always being adhered to, the highest wage within any organisation will find its own natural ceiling. However, this will take time and in the first instance, it is suggested that the highest paid employee or income earner within any organisations should not receive a gross income larger than the Basic Living Standard Wage any greater than five times (5x).

The following Table provides a suggested breakdown of how the BLSW should be apportioned:

The Esssentials:% Proportion of Income / Time (Suggested)
Basic Food20
Accommodation20
Utilities10
Healthcare5
Transport5
Clothing5
Communication5
Entertainment5
Savings, Investments & Other Eventualities15
Taxation and/or Community Contribution10
  
TOTAL (%):100

When it’s crunch time, you can’t eat or there’s rioting outside the door, whose story will you believe: Yours or Theirs?

With the establishment invested in maintaining a narrative that will continue to capture yours and everyone else’s belief, we are facing a situation where our own senses will tell us more and more that everything around us is being consumed by some kind of fire, whilst all the people our experience and conditioning has told us to trust are continuing to shout a message akin to ‘Don’t panic – all is calm!’

Because the system is built on myths and beliefs, rather than basic practicalities, it regrettably stands to reason that we will not accept the practical message of a systemic collapse until such time as we have experienced something which shatters the myths that we still believe.

This is why talk of people needing help from food banks, or senior police officers being unable to pay their bills in the news isn’t registering with us, or if it is, it is only to look down on them with the thought that it must be their own fault.

Difficult truth to face as it may be, the systemic collapse is underway. It is showing up as problems faced by somebody somewhere else today, but will soon touch everyone’s life in some way, and it will come knocking on your door too.

It could be just the spiraling costs. It could be that you can no longer afford to eat. It could be that the goods you usually buy are no longer available. It could be that you cannot buy any food to eat. It could be that the civil disorder, rioting and violence outside your door proves to be the final straw that tells you that something in the world and system we have put our trust in, has gone very wrong indeed.

The interesting thing is that the Establishment has known for a very long time that their behaviour and the things that they have been doing have been unsustainable, and that sooner or later, the current system would reach a breaking point.

That’s why organisations like the World Economic Forum (WEF) have been busy for years creating the narrative for a new world. One that would not only allow the existing establishment to control the transition and period of change. It would also allow them to control whatever system supersedes the broken and unsustainable version they are already responsible for that they knew would have to be replaced.

Interventions from the WEF and other bodies such as The World Health Organistion (WHO) have only become so prevalent now, as the events that we all know as Brexit, the Covid Pandemic, the War in Ukraine and above all the responses of governments to them all, have catalysed or supercharged the disintegration of the existing system and the establishment is now in firefighting mode, and quite literally blagging its way as we descend into crisis, hoping that keeping enough of us believing they are credible and have our best interests at heart, will allow them to come out the other side of ‘The Great Reset’ and still be in control.

If no matter what happens that hurts you or makes life difficult for you in the coming weeks, months and years, you continue to believe everything that the establishment tells you, there is every chance that either they or people who will be just like them, will continue to control your life once we are through the Great Reset and have come out the other side.

Your life and everything about it will depend on the will and wants and thoughts of others. You will physically appear to still be free, but you will be held hostage or kept prisoner by your own mind under the control of other people and all you and everyone else will fall over yourselves to do will be to smile at, agree with and show your support for whatever rules are imposed upon you from the world outside.

No, it won’t feel voluntary for you. But that won’t matter, because everyone else will think that it is. It will appear that everyone is supporting this all to happen voluntarily, because of the collective belief in the system. Because of continuing consent.

By waiting for someone else to fix all the problems when everything has broken, you will be allowing someone else to choose and dictate what systems and ways of doing things – the governance of our system – will be created and implemented instead of the broken one that must now be replaced.

But you have a choice. You can contribute to, inform and be an active part of creating, developing and implementing the governance and system of a world that is balanced, fair and respects who each and every one of us are. Or you can accept all that happens to you, wait for someone else to solve your problems for you, and then sit back and watch the future unfold and keep asking yourself quietly why is it that after all that has happened, the deck is still stacked in the establishments favour, and everything seems to work for us, but only really benefits them.

Once you believe there is a need for change, you will need to change everything else that you believe

May 23, 2022 1 comment

One of the hardest realities to get our heads around is that much of the way we behave with others and interact with the outside world is based on nothing more than belief.

Furthermore, we too often then fail to recognise that the beliefs that we have – which govern our behaviour for the future, are actually based on experiences that we have had in the past.

The past is quite literally governing how we will interact with our future.

We are allowing rules that we either created for ourselves, or that society created for us, to dictate what happens in circumstances and situations where those rules are no longer fit for purpose, or don’t serve any of our interests very well at all.

Yes, it can be quite a strange moment when we realise that we are living in the past. But what many of us don’t understand beyond this, is that our acceptance of this part of our reality – without question, means that we also don’t question change or the behaviour of others, when that change or behaviour can be quickly labelled with ‘That’s the way things are supposed to be’. ‘That’s just how it is’, or ‘That’s just the way that things have always been done’.

To be quite fair, it will feel to many of us that the system we have or the governance structure around us has been a good one.

It has allowed the world around us to keeping turning. It has kept everything outside of our own bubbles working, so that everything we want is ready and waiting wherever it should be. It has made us believe that life is easy and can only get easier, without us even questioning what the real cost of this automatic surrender of our trust would be.

But we don’t really think about what’s going on around us. Because this is the way that things have been done for so long.

We trust that the people we elect are in office to represent us.

We trust that big business always put the needs and interests of their customers first.

We trust that the public sector works and operates to make life for the public better.

We trust that the establishment together, will always do right for all of us.

Yet as an increasing number of us are now realising, the time when any of these beliefs were created, was a long way back in the past.

We are beginning to understand and accept that placing our trust in the establishment was at best a mistake. At worst, it is being proven completely wrong.

The ‘system’ no longer works for the people. But because of our collective belief and deference to the way we believe things should work – even when they clearly aren’t, we fail to realise that the power everyone within the establishment has isn’t theirs because of the money, status, position that they ‘have’ or because they are special in some way.

It is because we have given them that power. And we have forgotten that power is ours, and we have every right to take it back.

Getting your head around the reality of where power really lies is hard enough. What becomes even more challenging is taking the next step to understand and to accept that all the tools that the establishment have been using to make life so easy for us, only work because we believe everything that we are being verbally or experientially told.

We are collectively blind to the fact that any or every part of the system would stop working immediately the very moment that we stopped believing what we believe about it. And that at the very moment we did so, we would be withdrawing from the establishment, what is our assumed consent.

There is a very good reason to make the effort to try and making sense of how the governance or ruling frameworks of the world that we know around us really work.

That reason is the system as we know it has not been run or managed in our best interests for a very long time.

The cumulative effect of decision after decision being made to benefit the specific interests of those within the establishment has been catalysed by the government response to recent events and the whole system is now in the process of a massive collapse.

The challenge presented to us all by what is happening around us right now, is that you quite literally have to see it, to believe it.

And if you still believe that the ‘system’ you have spent your life believing in will always work for you, even when it becomes very clear that it doesn’t, it hasn’t and it won’t, then you will not be able to see the damage that it is and has been doing when the time comes for us all to do something. The people and people just like them who we have all believed to be ‘in charge’, will simply be able to continue to count on your vote.

If you have read this far and have concluded that I am talking bollocks, I’d like to thank you for doing so and sincerely wish you all the best.

However, if you can see any of the truth in what I am saying, or even suspect that at least some of it could be right, please do keep reading as we are all on a journey that can no longer be avoided.

What happens next, is all about us realising that the power to do everything that needs to be done is in the hands of each and every one of us.

The power for creating a much better future isn’t based on the past and won’t simply appear in the future. Its all about what we think, decide and do right here in the moment or in the ‘now’.

The Great Reset: Knowing that others think so little of you only has consequences for you when they are the ones who are in control of everything

There’s a lot of irony in this statement, given the situation that we are now in.

Some people – like those needing food banks right now – are already experiencing the truth of this reality and the way the system actually works against us, rather than for us, right now.

Those of us who care about others may not be able to help those who need help right now, today.

But we can change and learn to do so. And by helping others through The Great Reset, we will end up helping ourselves.

This is what ‘Levelling Level’ is fundamentally about.

There are NO MPs in Parliament today who would be better than Boris as PM. But that doesn’t mean any of them should keep their seats either

April 20, 2022 Leave a comment

It seems extraordinary that we have a Prime Minister running the Country who despite breaking the very same laws that he was responsible for, will not under any circumstances accept that he’s done anything wrong.

Yet for all those running around, waving their hands in the air, shouting blasphemy and calling out that this is just not proper and not in any way what British Politics is all about, there is a distinct absence of recognition of just how much the Johnson Government has already done that’s wrong and that it appears to have already got away with. That it is this and nothing else that has made good old Boris feel emboldened and given him the belief that his position remains very strong.

Just how much damage has been done by the approach or rather the response that the Johnson Conservatives and the whole Parliament that has supported them have inflicted upon all of us with their Covid Measures is only just beginning to become clear.

But the fact that through nothing more than what our weak minded politicians will have interpreted as being little more than whimsy, they were able to shut down life and change our whole way of being through the implementation of Lockdowns and many unnecessary social distancing tools, whilst they then printed off and distributed money like it was some fuel that could just be burned, has made these foolish and self-centred people believe that they can do anything. It has galvanised the long-held view of the three ‘main’ political parties that the power they hold is theirs by right, and that it isn’t something that they now have any reason to return.

Like it or not, Boris Johnson really was the best that was on offer from this entire political class, right from the moment that David Cameron resigned in the hours following the Brexit Vote results on a Friday morning in June 2016 – and perhaps even before that too.

The problem for all of us is not that a Foreign War we are not even fighting is going on in Ukraine. It is the fact that we have nothing to choose from other than more ‘what cost-of-living-crisis’ out-of-touch Tories and an excuse for an opposition led by yet another establishment wannabe in the form of just another gutless shit wizzard called Keir Starmer, who leading a supposedly different government has the potential to propel the UKs direction towards the coming crash even worse, and at best will keep the downward trajectory just the same.

How easily and how quickly we forget, when the issues are no longer pushed into our faces by the media for us all to view.

The reality is that we need the politicians we have in power and our parliament today, in the same way that we need a hole in the head. And for as long as any of them continue to hold or influence the reigns of power, whether Conservative, Labour, Liberal Democrat – or in whatever form the same kind of thinking and behaviour comes – it is as the result of having the hole in the head of the UK that this political class is – or a vacuum at the top where good leadership should be, that the genesis of all our problems and the absence of any solutions that work for any of us will continue to lie.

Levelling Level

The Tory Right named their latest response to it Levelling Up. For decades, Labour and the Left have responded to it with public policy that adds up to levelling down.

But what is ‘it’? Do our politicians actually know what ‘it’ is? What is ‘it’ they don’t understand?

Today, we find ourselves in the early stages of a cost-of-living crisis and a fall in living standards that is the worst since records began. But these are only some of the issues we now face.

Social mobility, debt, housing, energy, inflation or stagflation, healthcare, climate change, education, wealth inequality, fake news, crime, wokeism and many other problems join the list that’s fast growing into this out-of-control crisis that is touching everything we know, too.

Change is happening around us in ways that make very little sense. Yet the messages we hear in the media and from our politicians suggest that everything is as fine as it can be. It is leading many of us to assume that we are alone with our views and feelings; thinking that we must be going mad.

The UK is the person with major health problems. It’s in a beauty salon, where every wannabe politician must be seen as top dog by everyone. But this political class are just the Saturday morning trainees, only able to sweep up and comb hair*. They smile sweetly and tell the Country that having a great look is all it takes to fix the problems experienced by all. Meanwhile, what the UK really needs is every form of medical surgery known, with the mental health care and physical rehabilitation necessary to make every part of our system work together, returning the UK to full fitness and providing fair and balanced lives for everyone in the shortest time possible.

With an establishment obsessed with sound bites and messages, rather than public policy that has real depth, Adam Tugwell unpicks the realities of Levelling Up, levelling down and decades of mismanagement and self-interest from a political class that simply isn’t up to the job.

Adam demonstrates that the broken tools of a flawed political age will always leave someone, somewhere behind, and shows that our politicians are repeatedly failing to create the social backstop that the UK needs to stop anyone being avoidably disadvantaged.

Levelling Level focusses on the inevitable process of change affecting everything around us that underway today. It discusses how we can harness the experiences that will accompany the challenges that we face to make life better by establishing a Basic Living Standard for all.

Levelling Level proposes that it is not money and financial wealth, but people and the way that our society treats its poorest and most vulnerable that underscores our real value, success and health as communities and as a Nation.

Levelling Level is a solution to the UKs problems that works for all.

*The qualified hairdressers are the government officers and civil servants, or people who like to ‘nudge’

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