A change is needed, will you be part of this change?
Wars, terrorism, banking frauds, trade deals favouring corporations, the rich getting richer, the poor ignored, government agencies spying electronically on ALL citizens, the underfunding of the NHS whilst printing billions for big banks, charities paying huge salaries, on and on it goes…
Much is going wrong with our’democracy’ we are sleep walking into silent acceptance of draconian laws, past without full explanation. We must be aware of history, how we humans tend to just accept things; because we feel isolated powerless and express this as: “what can I do alone” Remember the words of Pastor Martin Niemöller.
We want a modern democracy supported with a ‘secure’ none surveillanced social media technology theme in which everyone has a voice, can contribute and engage. We want none of what has gone before and exists today as political propaganda. The incumbent and aspiring politicians do and think and abide with an existing frame-work. We want to exit this vision-less and power draining centralisation and start anew. They have had long enough, made a mess, have no good ideas, seek centralised powers, and do not serve the electorate. Apart from independents they, the politicians are SELECTED not Elected we need a far better process of identifying good people.
Change is not easy. We can’t leave this to ‘natural selection’ as evolution favours the strongest; read the richest, the powerful, the existing regime; we need to act consciously. To begin to instigate change in favour of everyone not just those at the top of the pile; we need to step up – to act. We need to consciously and actively seek to divert the evolutionary path of the strong, the incumbent, and the thoughtless, towards a better goal of fairness.
Once we were Subjects, then we were Citizens, now we are only Consumers, in a world in which debt is the way to prosperity!
Fundamental changes in structure are required to clean out old bureaucratic group mind think and re-organise the basics to prevent what has been flourishing on a structure trimmed and built for enhancement of elitist power.
With a technology supporting us via a social media of connectedness we can combine our voices:
What P2P People will want is to be listed here, if it fits with you then become one of the P2P People. If you want to ad to it please inform.
For starters this first numbered section is lifted from the Ubuntu party:
The UBUNTU Philosophy – The Rights of All People
1. The country belongs to its people
2. The land belongs to the people
3. The roads and railways belong to the people
4. The water, the rivers, the lakes, and oceans belong to the people
5. The forests, the mountains, the skies above belong to the people
6. The airwaves belong to the people
7. The minerals in the ground belong to the people
THE UBUNTU PARTY Manifesto
Having agreed with that section listed:
In no particular order as all these issues are required to get our nation into shape for survival and real change for the betterment of us all. These are just ideas at this stage, ideas to change things to shift democracy towards real people control over ‘their’ government.
Start a PEOPLES BANK as a government the country has allowed a baking scam to enriches those in the banking fraternity: they have fractional reserves and print money by trust. QA is turning out funds assisting Banks, corporations (share buying) and those already wealthy. This needs to be turned around; a P2P Bank can issue money too, and with full openness using the Block-chain visibility anti fraud methods and issuing UK P2P Bitcoins.
- We should be promoting an Anti austerity – anti Oligarchy rule.
- STOP AUSTERITY: no more bank bail outs. Stop quantitative easing and let evolutionary forces apply to business and finance. Those that extend too far must naturally perish and not be artificially supported by austerity measures on those that can ill afford them; the ordinary tax payer. The mighty, if they take risks should be allowed to fail. A safety net for the rich is unjustifiable.
- A better understanding of QE – Quantitative Easing – government initiating national banks to print money for purchase of government bonds (a snake eating its own tail) distributing no interest loans to big corporations and big business (not small) they do the same ‘snake – trick as above, and use the cash to invest in their own company shares pushing up the stock market, buying expensive commodities, getting richer by QE which they have just introduced in Europe. Because the USA, and UK have done this and are experiencing a recovery! – HA for the rich.
How can increasing debt reduce a deficit? Expanding the assets of the rich is paid for by taxation and reduction of facilities for the poor.
Iceland and now Greece are on a course to dump such ideas. How long before such policies of anti-austerity are classed as terrorism?
It may soon become a very different issue should the banks fail once again, if so we must be firm and not bail them out again, it will enslave us to debt for-evermore: See The Next Bank Crash.
Controls over: Corporate Lobbying – this is a corrupting force for under the table dealings.
- All party and Government transactions must be totally transparent, and visible on the website for all to see.
- Political parties must show all income from backers, who has supported it, and how much.
- MP’s must by law declare full earnings whether gained from Government sources, commercial operations, or private income.
A full retrospective investigation into bank fraud is to be commissioned with those involved to be taxed in accordance with the P2P People’s ceiling levels, shamed and blamed, then forgiven.
Bankers bonuses for fraudulent actions such as rigging base rates etc (Libor and similar) will be criminalised. Casino banking will not be allowed and will be fully legislated against. Those ‘expert bankers’ derivative traders and hedge funders (fraudsters) who threaten to leave the City of London for foreign parts may do so, we don’t need them. They will be subject to appropriate taxation before they leave.
Individuals with wealth in excess of their needs must be curtailed, who needs millions upon millions? And those that have more that ten millions will be taxed proportionately.
We are not anti wealth creation but who needs so much personal wealth? If they feel they must have more than the above a proposed ceiling they will have to contribute even more to the public purse.
Inherited wealth will be taxed at even higher rates above that ten million ceiling. We encourage business entrepreneurship, wealth creators but are not in favour of inherited none worked for wealth. It does not contribute to a nations progress, it diminishes effort and constitutes unfairness.
A citizens income to be paid to everyone, a small amount to be decided upon. So that everyone has stress reduction in the knowledge that the lowest and the slowest are part of our community.
Minimum wage to be upped.
BASIC INCOME concepts adopted.
The Media: currently owned by just a few individuals – this biases news, it must be broken up.
Enable – Seek less controlled and biased news from internet etc. We must keep the internet free of government and large corporations meddling and controlling it See FFTF – Fight For The Future (org).
Keep the Internet FREE of interference and legislation (obviously within some guidelines against some subjects/ banning etc.).
Monopolistic enterprises like Google, Facebook, Amazon should be taxed; they are reducing local jobs and paying slavish wages to people on short term contracts.see the book – The Internet Is Not The Answer.
High street stores and supermarkets employ low paid workers on minimum wages, oftenm this means a government social payout/top up so the citizens are subsidizing these firms by taxation. Worse for the likes of Amazon, Google Starbucks as they also pay no UK tax!
Then we have the roll over of staff as above classified as trainees (to keep on low wages) and sacked before having to pay the minimum wage – a constant staff churn dodge to escape real pay and NS contributions.
Then there are the apprentices – they only get half the minimum wages. OK if they are in real apprenticeships – engineering etc, but most are in shelf stacking or postal types of work where is the learning where is the apprenticeships – another con trick to dodge and lower wagers. All this has to stop.
Corporate lobbying to be banned.
Policy to support in the public interest Whistle Blowers’ government big corp etc support whistle-blowers if they are not from their own staff, this has to be curtailed and whistle-blowers encouraged.
Actions against corporations that act in total self interest i.e. non-dom directors and tax dodging: actions that we can take right now, stop buying their stuff.
Such an example: don’t buy from Boots the Chemist especially if your a Labour Party supporter after Boots boss said Labour would ruin the country and he pays no tax and lives abroad to dodge it.
Corporations, businesses, Oil Companies etc. will not be allowed to lobby politicians without full declaration of these methods and their financing: prison awaits those that do not comply.
All international companies operating in the UK must plough back 95% (or some decent percentage that improves this country, not theirs) of all profits into infrastucture in this country, be it factories, data centres, mobile networks – whatever.
GATT and other measure for international trade for large corporations to exploit is to be stopped.
Companies like Google, Amazon, Ebay, Apple, etc who pay no local tax must do so in the countries in which they make profits/sales. They spend millions on lobbyist actions to skip such payments.
We are Anti- Globalisationists the real meaning of globalisation acts in favour of the rich and powerful corporations and nations. We all live on the same Earth.
Corporations and businesses are not to have powers of citizenship, which they virtually have in the USA and plans are afoot for this in the UK Europe.
Immigration we want it; certainly those that contribute, but also consider this:
Poor nations are to be better supported, we need to assist poor nations, to enable them, with an uplift concept. When their goods and services are really supported i.e. Fair Trade for example their economies will grow and potential mass exoduses becoming immigrants to wealthier nations can be controlled. Such a policy is in every-ones interest.
Dictators and political leaders that do not spread wealth, such as oil and mineral wealth, to their own populations will be classed as international criminals. If this interferes with their bribery income from multinationals so be it – See John Perkins: The Confessions of an Economic Hit Man.
Outlaw Fraking, even if economies make it uneconomical (i.e. low oil prices). The fraking companies (Lobbying) have an ex government minister as spokesman for thier investigation ‘on behalf of the public’ to investigate the effects of fraking, what do you think the outcome will be? and how much of a fee will go to the politician? > Russel Brand
Investigate alternative energy sources vigorously. Seek options to curtail reliance on fossil fuels.
Hold a referendum on staying, leaving, changing the EU. Big none elected centralised government is bad, inefficient and a gravy train for those involved. Investigate the research projects run away funding without so far enough positive results other than massive spending. Stop, outlaw all corporate lobbying, and by the way; Stop all corporate lobbying if you did not get that!
The NHS must be supported fully, and run by doctors and nursing staff and multiple levels of management is to be removed.
Both the Conservatives (with their Liberal mates) and Labour have been running down and under financing the NHS for at least a decade. Due to USA Insurance company lobbying for the aim of reducing capability for privatisation. This must be STOPPED.
Education – we are in favour of it. Remember the traitor Nick Clegg who recruited students to vote for reducing university fees, and gained power; then stabbed them in the back with a 9k term fee. Education at all levels should be FREE for those with limited income. The young are our future, we want them educated to be the wealth and ideas creators of our future. We don’t think its good to depress them with huge debt when they leave to join the dole queues. or worse to start up some underfunded self employed enterprise or work for pittance wages. Those students from financially independent families might be asked to pay…
Housing: state to launch a huge new council homes building project. Funded by QE from Banks.
Make the bankers responsible: Iceland is the only country so far to make the bankers pay.
Taxation on second homes and much more on any more than two. Empty property tax.
Charities that have top heavy echelons of high salaried individuals will be heavily taxed.
Environmental and green issues to be sustained.
Harmful food and additives:
Ban GMO – All food items must state if any GMO products are used in manufacture, with quantities.
Labelling to be mandatory on processed foods.
- Animals due for food consumption should be slaughtered as humanely and pain free as possible: outlaw kosher and Halal slaughtering methods.
High sugar and chemical alternatives (Fructose) to be labelled in the manner of cigarettes. Similar for Transfats etc.
Nuclear Power – make full facts known as to operating risks, health hazards etc. Restrictions and conditions on new reactors.
Arms sales; yes these industries are employers, but we must curtail arms sales. When our politicians (even Prince Charles) complains about radicalisation and foreign wars and terrorists we must ask who sold them their weapons?
Outlaw ownership of patents on nature, plants etc, and genome’s. Okay to do such work and profit from it but not to copyright or own the actual thing itself.
Departments of public services of all descriptions will have their officers held personally responsible for their actions. We don’t want miss-management and favourable arrangements going to pressure groups. Personal responsibility will curtail fraud, and senseless waste and make responsible individuals: responsible for their actions
Politicians who act without full permissions and who create expensive and ineffective inappropriate policies will become personally liable.
A committee will be appointed to oversee this policy, oversight of government activities will have experts and members of the public elected to become public observance monitors.
Civil servants currently flow through alternate administrations, how are their loyalties defined and measured for independence? In effect they are the government behind the Government: this needs a review as they too must act in line with transparent policy implementation. The head of the civil service must resign after each political term and not hold such office for two terms, to avoid nepotism.
We are fully in favour of Democracy, of wealth creation entrepreneurship, and see no reason why a rich country cannot be fully focussed upon its own health and support for its own citizens.
Citizens Rights: Universal Declaration of Human Rights fully adopted.
Military and security services to swear oath of allegiance to the people/country not to a monarchy.
NO more Honours linked to monarchy, an honour system elevates some over others, its okay if government issued, but not from a monarchy its archaic and makes people behave in subservience and keeps the order of them and us fuelled.
Abolish The House Of Lords – an elite who get there by favours (funding political parties etc). Its none democratic to have an un-elected chamber Lording it over us.
Abolish the concept of Crown Copyrights: it inhibits citizen rights. How can a monarchy own the government departments, its services and products that have been funded by public taxation? Reduce the role of the monarchy, make the wealth holding of the monarchy full visible. No Prime Minister will need to report too or be sanctioned by a monarch.
On a similar theme catalogued information about science, books, research etc paid for by the state to be free to access, not held by corporations that charge fees, e.g. see Aaron Swartz – Democratic Activist concepts.
Media: a free press and free media, but lobbying and government influencing of the media to be prohibited. Ownership monopolies of media to be broken up.
BT control of telecoms pipes and backbones to be broken up for sale/control by other operators.
Reform of the City – e.g. preferential shares for long term share holding over short term potential leverage buy-outs of British firms (e.g. The Cadburys sell off to Kraft).
Business cartels and market monopolies to be scrutinised, broken up.
Broadband to be a national objective everywhere with full 20 G access. Scrutiny of fees. Internet access a public service right.
Build a National P2P MESH capability putting the UK in the driving seat of this new Web application: thus giving the type of market lead that the USA had in adoption and venture capitalisation of the first internet businesses that became international monoliths. We can do that!
Paying for it
Some is self contained with those suggestions above others are:
Cancel Trident, no need for nuclear weapons, too expensive. They cannot be used as they will ruin the planet for both sides in any confrontation – consider the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster poisoning the Pacific. And in anycase they are most likely out of date, as the armament industries secret operations by now, 50 years after invention of the H Bomb; have without doubt got something even better, to kill us all with. Well if they don’t tell us their secrets and how they did financed them, well, we are not going to pay twice.
Large corporations to be taxed correctly and fairly.
International tax dodgers who benefit from local services etc and then pay minuscule wages for maximum effort are to be correctly and highly taxed: this means, off-shore folks like commodities brokers bankers, various funds, also the likes of Google, Amazon et all who are destroying local business must be forced to contribute or go elsewhere, we will take the hit and develop our own national service if they take their bat and ball away.
Incumbent businesses that have infrastructures that are paid for in eternal duplicity such as BT’s line charges (many put in at tax payers expense)are to be curtailed. Similarly the BBC license fee is to be phased out.
The long term unemployed must contribute, by working two days a week in social enterprises. Immigrants without work and asylum seekers will do the same.
Police and judiciary who are members of secret societies e.g. Masons are to resign membership. Justice must be seen to be clean, clear and free from any possible biases and allegiances.
Judicial and other public inquiries will become fully transparent.
The concept of hiding behind National Security on an issue by issue event will be independently scrutinised by an oversight committee. We cannot sanction hidden adventures without scrutiny.
Politicians will only serve certain agreed terms, PM and ministers cannot hold such offices for more that two terms of a parliament.
Revolving doors: politicians working for any private concern that they ever had any connection with in any way whatsoever will be banned for upto fifteen years after any type of political or civil service connection.
Over-claiming of expenses by public officials will be an automatic two year imprisonment term and life ban from public office.
Foreign policy: Wars, we don’t want any. Politicians that lead us into conflicts later to be found to be for the wrong reasons will be criminalised. In fact we will pursue those that already have.
Locality – Locally community focused is the concept of P2P People, Not a London centric government. Utilising web-mesh technologies local people will engage locally. Nets will spread and interlink nationally.
We Don’t trust the CON – servatives, The Lay – Bores, the Liberal-liars, the fascist You-Kips, nor the naive Greens.
The Greens Manifesto is the nearest to the concepts we have but they are willing to continue with the same concepts of them ruling us. They want to curtail abuse in many things but with the banksters; they just want a share of the action: a tax on their activities, we want it banned.