“I thought the best thing to do was to settle up these little local difficulties, and then turn to the wider vision of the Commonwealth.”
The constituency of Chesham and Amersham has been much in the news over the past few days, with Sarah Green delivering a huge upset to the Conservative Government. Overturning a 16,000 vote majority may have seemed inconceivable after the Conservative Party’s Hartlepool by-election victory over Labour just six weeks ago, but it just proves how British politics is in a continual state of flux at present: and particularly when big local issues are so central.
Getting the balance right between national and local is critically important, not just for Government but also for other long-standing institutions: including commercial businesses and religious denominations.
So please READ ON .. as this week we suggest that it's not ‘either-or’ but ‘both-and’ which is what matters: choosing what happens locally and what nationally is critical.
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Simon Rose has taken a well-earned break, so we’re taking the opportunity to bring you some special shows from our archives: The Bigger Picture re-visits the long Liberal Democrat journey since the 19th century, The Business of Film picks out the top ten quirkiest movies, there’s the very special investment episode of Managing My Money from The Financial Outlook, and our first ever Gadgets & Gizmos from Guy Fawkes’ Day 2014. This Is Money looks at investing in sneakers, while Adam Cox discusses inclusion, diversity and perfectionism. Plus, from across the big pond, there’s the two Motley Fool programmes.
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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.