‘Levelling up’ is just a slogan and a lie to defuse the power of real Socialist Economic Principles

The idea if so called ‘ levelling up’ is just a slogan and a lie made to diffuse the power of real Socialist Economic Principles. British people have begin to recognise the failures of the Tories privatisation strategies and have begun to realise that there must be alternatives. Unfortunately the Conservative Party has also latched on to this understanding and has seen it’s  own Achilles Heel and it’s  own demise at the sight of this movement away from right wing politics. To prevent this the Tories  have developed  a new strategy  to reinvent  themselves by partially  proclaiming that they are the Party of levelling  up and therefore self proclaiming that they are the political party of Broad appeal. However  this is both a misrepresentation  and a downright lie. They offer nothing new except the hollow  and meaningless  slogan. The only levelling up to be done in Britain  is by a political  party willing to offer the real power of real and meaningful Socialist Economic Principles: this is something  that the Tories are totally  unwilling to do. In order to diffuse the potential of real Socialist  Economic  Principles the Tories are pretending to offer something similar: which they are not. All they are doing is offering smoke and mirrors.

Property developers exploiting house sellers abandoned by lenders refusing mortgages

This is an issue caused by mortgage lenders who have become twitchy following the Grenfell Enquiry. This situation  has resulted in house sellers/ home owners who simply cannot  sell their properties who are then being exploited by developers who are offering to buy the properties  at lower than the market value.  This situation  has occurred  because prospective  buyers are being refused mortgages to buy  these properties  and home owners are being forced to sell to these property  developers  who will be a last resort for most people. Otherwise their properties  are being made worthless because they simply cannot sell them on at all. I have contacted many councillors  and politicians about the issue and none are interested  in taking up the issue at all.

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COP26 and government policies won’t necessarily stop environmental degradation

COP26 and government policies aren’t  necessarily  going to stop environmental degradation instead focus should equally  be falling on individual  responsibilities and the activities  of businesses.  The activities  of these aren’t  necessarily  going to be directly influenced  by either the decisions  of COP26 or government  policies resulting from this conference.

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Socialist economic theory is green not red: Socialism is certainly better for the Environment

Socialist economics are green not red which is an important  point to make in the week when COP26 is taking place. Socialist economic theory can have a valid position in any economy  striving to take care of both it’s citizens, it’s  global citizens and the local and global environments. This is unlikely to be the case when referring to a free market economy  based on inequality, exploitation and free for all of capitalist systems of economic theory. This point should not be overlooked by COP26.

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There would be no need to increase taxation if privatisations were taken back into public ownership

There would be no need for Tory taxation rises if the public owned the utilities and railways. Privatisations  need to be reversed and put back into public ownership. This is simple and straightforward economics.

The stench of BRITISH privatisation is becoming evident in the run up to COP26

The stench of British  privatisation is becoming evident in the run up to COP26. Government ministers  are running for cover and attempting to hide under stones after a Government motion was defeated which would have forced the private water companies to clean up their act. However what happened was actually very embarrassing for the government because the bill  was defeated which actually  looked liked a huge endorsement for the behaviour of the private water companies and a signal that it was OK to keep discharging untreated sewage in the rivers of Britain  and into the seas around the UK. This is a huge embarrassment to the government in the run up to COP26. Again it is a stench resulting  from the privatisations of the water companies  pioneered by previous Conservative governments.

It appears that ministers voted on the matter in the way that they did mainly  because of huge investments in the infrastructure that would be needed to update the antiquated system currently  in place. Cost in this case was prohibitive to improving and maintaining the environment  so the choice preferred was to continue to pollute and degrade the environment.

So why haven’t these private companies  been investing in making these improvements themselves and why are they still reliant on funding from the government  and the tax payers? What has gone wrong with privatisation? Surely  the idea of privatisation was to become independent of the tax payer and yet these companies  still manage to bother the tax payers to subsidise their profiteering  enterprises.

What should the Labour Party do now? Nothing!

What  should the Labour Party do now following election defeat and a change in leadership? Quite simply the Labour Party needs to remain calm and stop itself from having inner doubts. It needs to avoid self doubt and sweeping changes to it’s  policies. The Labour  Party should be reminding  itself  that the last General Election  was fought and won on a single issue, that of Brexit. The last election  was not an election about policies or real politics: it was simply fought as a right wing agenda of getting Brexit done and past the winning post, which had been stalling for many months under the governance of the Tories. This single agenda election polarised the electorate or basically  turned off voters and put them in a state of apathy.

With election  defeat it has unquestionably left the many withbthe feeling about ‘ what should the Labour Party do to be more electable and bring back voters?’. In the last General Election the Labour  Party  was unable to define a credible policy about  Brexit and failed to get voters on board to the idea of having  further ballots. So sick of the  idea that Brexit should take up any more time, ideas of perhaps putting any further debate back to voters was a turn off for most voters who simply wanted a conclusion and end to debate. There was little scrutiny of  any other policies going on in this election: so Labour can rest assured it didn’t  loose the election because of it’s  policies.

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Scale Modes: there’s a simpler, less complicated way

I have read a lot of published material about Scale Modes and the conclusion that I have come to is that much of what has been written tends to over complicate the issue.

Part of the problem with Scale Modes is that many suggest always making references back to the parent Scale and working out new patterns from that. The problems with this method is that you have to make multiple  mental jumps constantly referring back to the parent scales. This method isn’t  very intuitive at all and means learning lots  of new Scale shapes.

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Boris Johnson’s environmental credibility is exposed as fraudulent

Boris Johnson’s environmental credibility  was exposed as fraudulent yesterday by the derogatory comments he published in the Sun newspaper.

Sadly I cannot  understand  why his terms of reference were not picked up and discussed  more fully in the general media. In Johnson’s  belief ithe announcement was made to give more weight to his credibility  as an environmental  campaigner but in reality it simply exposed him as a fraud who believes that those with environmental  concerns belong to a class of hippies who basically  walk around  in sandals and who are all obviously vegetarian in Johnson’s  eyes. To have his utter garbage pedalled by the Sun is really  no surprise  because Johnson knows  who his mindless audience is and as such is pandering to their prejudices as well. To have these kind of beliefs and assumptions coming from our Prime Minister is unhelpful and not the kind of language that helps to unify us all behind a valid and urgent cause. It makes a mockery of and belittles the debate on the environment and polarises one side against another and it is now quite  obvious in which camp Boris Johnson actually has a foot in.

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