“Slowly, the party I joined will become almost unrecognisable.”
The elections in England last Thursday set a series of political challenges. In Scotland and Wales, they were of course overshadowed by the character of their respective assemblies and focus on the union, but in England they have presented a major challenge for both the Labour Party and ‘middle-ground’ Conservatives: as regards the latter, as became evident in Matthew Parris's comment piece in 'The Times' on Saturday.
At first sight, Boris Johnson may appear to both as a populist ‘rabble rouser’, in the same mould as Donald Trump. He may indeed ‘play to the crowd’ in his appearance, his language and on TV; but, when he speaks of ‘levelling-up’, it’s genuine. He is an egalitarian at heart, and people understand that, even if some politicians don't.
So please READ ON .. as this week we join the voters of Hartlepool in calling for a better understanding of what it means to be egalitarian.
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Welcome to Gavin Oldham's full presentation describing his vision for egalitarian capitalism.
The main set of proposals are as follows:
Egalitarian Capitalism is an alternative to socialism which, while fostering and encouraging enterprise for all, acts to involve and empower people right across society and especially the young.