British People’s Manifesto
T he following is an exploration of an ideal in a fictional Britain. It's a dreamers manifesto but in the words of Oscar Wilde "a dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is he sees the dawn before the rest of the world"

Following is a dream written in the twilight hours, when peace descends on the mind, when distractions are minimal, and the mind is freed from the day to day in order to focus on a possible future.

The Britain of Tomorrow;

The national debt is a burden on the masses, and a prop for the few. Feast or famine rules the economic cycle, and it is accepted that Smith and Keynes view of economic strategy is the only realistic proposition in the absence of a perceived credible alternative.

Growth and profit at the cost of resources and the environment is the norm despite the reality that the maths don't stack up. Tax avoidance is an acceptable practice and the masses are fed a constant stream of fear and distraction via rolling news and trash tv overlaid with escapism by creating want and desire for consumerism and differentiation.

Imperialism is a thing of the past and has been replaced by Multiple East India Companies (MEIC) that have monopolised the world and they segment

Insurance, banking, minerals, energy, technology, transport, logistics, utilities, agriculture, food and scientific research. Markets are open, there is a global free trade climate but indebtedness is the key that opens the door to prosperity in the short term at the cost of a long term burden.

In the light of this economic reality the political classes find ever harder to convince the masses of their stewardship being in the national interest but more in the MEIC. The system is rigged for the few; it’s a position that the many can't tolerate the truth and have become apathetic.

Adversarial politics have driven this apathy, the leaders of the three parties are at each other's throats and the rivalry is becoming evermore bitter as an election closes in and the uncertainty is driving the politicos to create opportunities for life after Westminster .

The nation is at war with itself, indebtedness is the illness that ails all but a few. The mortgaged hope that values of investments will provide for them in retirement and yet there is no guarantee.

Up steps a dreamer, a conformist in one sense but a reformist in another that acknowledges the reality of innovation driven by the desire for economic prosperity for the individual; is stifled by the MEIC and acquired to consolidate their dominance over all.

The globalised world of business and technology driven by the need to control and dictate the rate of growth and where, is an accepted view. Instability and poverty elsewhere is the stick to beat the masses by reminding them that it's not all bad and they should be grateful.

Meanwhile the myth that all is well so long as you accept the status quo is the perceived reality. Where once the world was divided by imperial powers the corporates of MEIC rule the world.

The dreamer thinks, what do we need? Do we need a Churchill for now?

Do we need to acknowledge that we live in an unstable world caused by political instability, economic crisis, religious extremism and climate change that needs to be addressed?

Do we need a strategy or business plan that lasts longer than the term of a parliament?

Don't we need the politics of collaboration not of Ideology, not Tory, not Labour, not Liberal Democrat or UKIP, Green, Nationalist, Unionist or other?

Don't we need a party that governs in the national interest in one aspect but in the global interest in another?

Don't we need to lead by example?

Don't we need to continue to protect the offer of free healthcare at the point of delivery?

Don't we need an economy that is balanced and not service driven?

Don't we need free education and training?

Don't we need grants & favourable loans for small business that are not snatched away to cripple?

Don't we need sustainable banking and an end to high risk speculative trading?

Don't we need a leadership that governs for all and not for a few?

Don't we need to abolish poverty and provide security?

Shouldn't the trade off for investment in the masses; to pay back through civil service for a set term?

Don't we need a plan for 50-100 years not increments of five years?

Hasn't Britain given the world so much? In a post imperial world is it not time to lead again?

Is it by repeating of gunboat diplomacy, clash of ideologies, adversarial-ism or tribalism based upon the haves and have nots? Should it be based on one faith, creed colour or orientation? (For those that harbour a belief that any one particular faith holds the high ground and should take precedence over another; in a democratic system that is underpinned with common law, a parliamentary system, civil oversight, a free media and human rights for all, have no realistic basis from which to assert such)

If one faith is to hold the high ground which would it be?

So, a civil society governed by laws of equality and human rights and representatives of the people, to be truly representative of the genders and beholden to the 100 year plan for Britain and the world (if they wish to follow) Is not the way to combat extremism in all its forms, through democratic egalitarian liberties universally applied with access to food, water clothing shelter and healthcare as sacrosanct? Poverty, hunger, disease and illiteracy become a thing of the past just like slavery, imperialism, national or religious identity giving preference of one over the other becomes a thing of the past?

Is this the world of the future or could this be for today?

Is this a British people's manifesto or is it a universal people's manifesto?

Is it not a fact that there are Brits from all walks of life, ethnicity, faiths, creeds, colours, orientation, living side by side already…are we not so far from a universal application as we might think?

Is it a utopian vision bound in fantasy for centuries to come, or could change come as quickly as it has done from a mechanical analogue world to an electrical digital world?

Post a weekend marking 70 years since VE Day; is it not easier to see from where we have come; where can we get to, by collaboration and innovation, with respect for all and not just lip service by a few?

Is it time for the dream to become a reality?

Or is this an unrealistic proposition from the mind of a dreamer?


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