Category Archives: Viewpoints

Basic Income: Three narratives

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

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For Jo Cox

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

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Open Letter for A Loughborough Progressive Alliance

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

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The EU, what are the questions? Follow up

We had a a very informative discussion at the last Friday Room meetingĀ  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

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Should we be more “democratic”?

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

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Corruption and fat-cats are the enemies of prosperity

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

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What next for a Citizens’ Income?

I am disappointed that the Green Party has dropped a Citizens’ Income from its manifesto, but on reflection not surprised. I have been a big fan of CI for ages. It has widespread support for more than a century and … Continue reading

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