“All the ills of democracy can be cured by more democracy.”
Alfred Emanuel Smith (1933)
Those who watched the final ‘leaders’ debate’ on Friday evening will have been impressed by the clear sense of direction from Boris Johnson, in contrast with a swirl of protest statements and rather contrived fierce looks from Jeremy Corbyn - whose attempts to portray disciplined calmness rather easily give way to angry despair.
When we look back at this election, including the preceding three months, we will see the clear re-establishment of order and self-discipline in the Conservative party as one of its key features. Nowhere is this more evident than in Boris Johnson’s statement that all Conservative candidates have signed up to his Brexit deal with the European Union - a real contrast from Theresa May’s days in office.
What has been lacking in media coverage has been a good look into the driving principles from which political direction takes its lead. Of course, these could be just summarised as ‘socialism’ and ‘capitalism’, but we’ve learnt from the past 100 years that these are not sufficient to drive modern economies. So please READ ON .. as this week we consider which can flex best in order to provide a vibrant UK, offering opportunity for all.
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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.