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Category Archives: Viewpoints
There is widespread support for a basic income of some sort, as shown by Amanda in turning a solution into a problem, but it is not clear how it could come about. The debate seems to have got hung up … Continue reading
For Jo Cox by Liz Gray If we had words to gather and ravel up a life knit the years as yet unlived slit by shot and knife; if we had wool to work it to stitch it, row on … Continue reading
Open Letter for A Loughborough Progressive Alliance to Jewel Miah, Labour Candidate David Walker, Liberal Democrats Dear Jewel and David, Tonight I was selected as the Loughborough Green Party candidate for the 2017 General Election. However, in a departure … Continue reading
We had a a very informative discussion at the last Friday Room meeting at which we were able to explore the issues behind the EU debate without anyone trying to push a particular outcome. Here are some notes I made. … Continue reading
At the recent Friday Room discussion it was suggested that we should be more organised and that a lack of “democracy” means that the Friday Room is somehow unacceptable. I have the impression that most attendees would not agree with … Continue reading
With the election looming and most people looking for better times, it is instructive to consider what prevents greater prosperity. Comparing different countries, what stands out strongly is that the greater the level of corruption the lower the prosperity, however … Continue reading