Free Money! (Part 1)


Lots of banknotes from around the World

Here’s an extract from my book “Free Money! : Get Your Free Money Here”. This hasn’t been published by anyone except myself. You can get a copy of the full text as a PDF file by emailing me on



by Paul Londoner


I decided to write this book out of sheer frustration and anger with recent financially based attacks which have reduced my life to a shadow of its former self, depriving me of a proper home, and nearly resulting in my death, but also because there seemed to be no action and no implementation of any alternative economics system which would enable my life to improve and be reasonable. Due to the lack of implementation, I have written this book, describing an economic system which incorporates aspects of Participatory Economics (Parecon), Local Exchange Trading Systems (LETS), and Positive Money. I’m concentrating on implementing this new system, instead of spending forever theorising about it. After reading the first part of this book, it tells you to get out there and DO something! Don’t expect any government or opposition party to do it for you. Do it yourself!


  • What is Free Money?

  • How can you get your Free Money?

  • What can you do with your Free Money?

  • Why banking is wrong

  • Why charging interest is wrong

  • How bankers cause unemployment

  • Why currency speculation is wrong

  • Why money issued by banks is worthless

  • Why we don’t need bankers

  • Participatory Economics (Parecon)

  • Positive Money

  • Local Exchange Trading Systems (LETS)

  • Security issues for Free Money

  • Colonial Scrip

  • The Rothschilds

  • No jobs in the Bible

  • Why we don’t need landlords

  • The Police

  • About the Author


Free Money is free is two ways. Firstly it’s free of control by bankers, governments, or any elite group. Secondly, to encourage people to start using it, it’s best to give them a free sample of the Free Money. You might give, or receive some Free Money, or even both. The Free Money itself takes the form of notes issued by an individual, who may or may not also use the name of an organisation. An example of a name for this organisation could be “Free Money System”, “Participatory Economics Association (Parecon)” etc, but the note must be signed by the person who issued it, also giving their contact details. Another good idea is to mention the name of the place where the note was issued. It’s also a good idea for a few people to work together in issuing the Free Money. This involves two or more people deciding on a name for a unit of currency. I think a good currency name is an “Hour’s Work” or “Work Hour”. It’s obvious that this means a service of carrying out some work for one hour. It’s also important to trade in goods, as well as services, though For this reason, a list of equivalent goods to one hour’s work must be given. The two or more people who are issuing these notes in a local area must agree on which goods and what quantity of these goods are equivalent to one hour’s work. Examples of goods could be 1Kg of dry rice, 1Kg of dry pasta, one meal, or 2L of alcoholic drink. Where would the goods come from? People should try to make as many goods as possible. Apart from this, they could buy some goods, such as 5Kg of rice, to help start the system going. Later on, they could try and buy some rice using their Free Money. I think that rice can only grow in certain parts of the World. Pasta may be easier to make yourself, though. Perhaps you can think of some more staple foods, such as Polenta, Soya, flour, etc. I think Pasta is made from wheat, which is then processed and goes through a machine to make it a certain shape, such as spaghetti, linguine, etc. Some meals could consist of the rice or the Pasta, plus something to go with it. Whatever goes with it could have been bought into the system using traditional money, bought in using Free Money, or grown on some land that someone has access to. Examples of land for growing food could be a clearing in the middle of a forest where no one ever goes, or an allotment. You could also use your garden, if you’ve got one, a window box, or some grow bags. As for alcoholic drink, it’s easy to brew alcohol using some kind of liquid such as fruit juice, sugar, and yeast. Some simple equipment which came out a few years ago is called home brewing caps. These are simple airlocks which are screwed onto the top of a clean, plastic, 2L bottle, which previously contained a soft drink or cider. The yeast is a strong Champagne style yeast, which creates its own sterile environment. This is much less complicated than traditional home brewing gear, such as demijohns, bored corks, airlocks with chambers, etc. These ingredients could be bought into the system, but the end result would be much cheaper than the mass produced factory version. More importantly, it also deprives governments of part of their much needed tax control mechanism and enables people to afford to drink more alcohol, accessing the subconscious mind, encouraging them to rebel. This right is under threat from people such as Kenneth Clarke MP, the mass murderer who thought up Jobseekers’ Allowance (JSA) and put a 50% penalty duty on cider over 7.5% vol. The Police in various parts of Britain are also harassing shopkeepers to join “voluntary” schemes where they agree not to sell beer or cider over a certain strength, which could be as little as 6.5% vol.







In an almost unbelievable turn of events, a snap general election has been called in Britain.

Nowadays, since the Fixed Term Parliaments Act 2011, the Prime Minister no longer has the power to call a general election at the best time to get their party re elected. This requires the agreement of 66% of all MPs.

Unfortunately, the Labour Party voted with the Conservative dictators to grant the general election. There were various other possible outcomes to this parliamentary motion.

1. Labour could have voted against holding a general election.
2. Labour could have voted against holding a general election on the date of June 8, 2017 asked for by the arch dictator Theresa May, but indicated it would consider agreeing to hold the general election on a later date.
3. Labour could have refused outright to consider having a general election at the moment, voted against, which would have meant the only alternative means to get a general election in the near future would have been a motion of no confidence in the government. This may have needed to be tabled by the Conservative government themselves, making them look really bad.

The way things have turned out, Theresa May has got what was supposed to be no longer possible. She has been able to choose what she thinks is the best date for her government to be re elected. Let’s hope her evil ploy backfires and she’s soon consigned to history.

No one can say for certain what the outcome of this general election will be. It’s common knowledge that the last general election in 2015 was fixed by massive postal vote fraud in 50 marginal constituencies. The propaganda to counter this was that there was such a thing as “shy Tories”, who didn’t want to tell the opinion pollsters their voting intentions. After this, the pollsters fixed their polls to show more support for the Tories. The opinion polls just before the end of the 2015 general election showed both Labour and the Tories neck and neck on about 34%. The fixed election result showed that the Tories got 37% of the votes, while Labour got 34%, though. This indicates that the opinion pollsters have since been adding 3% support to the Tories in their polls. As the margin of error in polls up to that point was 3%, this means that opinion polls could be showing the Tories with 6% more support than they’ve actually got.

Apart from the above, it’s worth pointing out that in recent years opinion polls have often been wrong, although this is sometimes because of fixed elections. It’s widely believed that the Scottish Independence Referendum of 2014 was fixed. The EU Referendum result wasn’t supposed to be a win for Leave either, so perhaps it was fixed by certain councils and/or the company IDOX which is owned by a Tory MP.

In general elections, all seats are won or lost based on how people vote locally. Unfortunately, opinion polls don’t take account of this. I’ve heard that some local polling by the Tory Lord Ashcroft has shown that the Lib Dems are likely to regain most of the seats they lost in SW England.

At the end of the day, this election is a chance to STOP Brexit!








There has been a coup d’etat in Britain. This coup was led by Nigel Farage of the UK Independence Party (UKIP), Boris Johnson, Michael Gove, and Iain Duncan Smith who are all Conservatives. They received a lot of support from that interfering foreigner Rupert Murdoch through his newspapers The Sun and The Times, as well as his TV channel Sky News, plus the other newspapers The Daily Mail, and The Daily Express, which are both Thatcherite/neo liberal. Other, minor players in this coup include Andrea Leadsom and Priti Patel of the Conservatives, as well as the schizophrenic nutter Lord Owen (formerly known as Dr David Owen), who in his time has been an MP for the Labour Party, formed the anti Thatcherite and anti Marxist Social Democratic Party (SDP) still as a sitting MP, which went into an alliance with the Liberal Party, he opposed the merger of the SDP with the Liberals to form the Liberal Democrats by wailing and moaning like a Prima Donna because he wasn’t going to be in charge, then later on started supporting the Conservatives instead to hit back at his former colleagues in Labour and the Lib Dems. Finally, as a Lord, he made a donation and gave support to Labour again.


Lord/Dr David Owen, a perfect case of schizophrenia

People voting leave in the EU referendum didn’t vote “against the political establishment”, even if they thought that’s what they were doing. They were encouraged to vote either way by one elitist clique against another, but people with common sense took no notice of this and voted to remain. Apart from this it seems that people have also been brainwashed by Weatherspoons pubs who distributed anti EU leaflets and beermats to their customers who were quie likely to be drunk at the time, as well as UKIP hiring the services of hypnotist Paul McKenna to advise them about how to give their videos a hypnotic effect. I used to like Weatherspoons pubs and Paul McKenna, but now I advise people to boycott both of them. Inventor James Dyson also supported leave, so I advise people not to buy his products, smash them up and throw them out if you own any, not to use Dyson hand dryers in public toilets, but write “DYSON = TRAITOR” on them and try to smash them up instead.

Paul McKenna


Paul McKenna, who changed from trying to improve people’s lives to trying to enslave them


Why did Rupert Murdoch support Brexit? In his own words “That’s easy! When I go to Downing Street they do what I say. When I go to Brussels they usually take no notice”. Obviously, this means the EU doesn’t support Rupert Murdoch’s vision of free trade across the World, his US TV productions, sewing up the rights to other TV series he hasn’t produced, then persuading people to pay subscriptions to watch them. He has been doing this in Britain, Ireland, Germany, and Italy through Sky UK, Sky Deutschland, and Sky Italia. I think people should boycott all his TV channels and newspapers. Obviously, people who put their minds to it can watch the same TV programmes by downloading them as torrents from Pirate Bay proxy sites, some other torrent sites, or watch them using a Virtual Proxy Network on , etc, but they shouldn’t use the browser plug in Hola to do this, because Hola sell users’ bandwidth through their premium service and install malware. I think that people should watch mainly TV from the EU via satellie or the Internet, on sites such as and



Jerry Hall with Rupert Murdoch (a case of necrophilia)


The Daily Mail is notorious as a Thatcherite newspaper, which hates and despises whole groups of people. The Daily Mail thinks that anyone can get a job at any time, as in classical economics or Thatcherism/neo liberalism, instead of Keynesian economics or participatory economics/parecon where there are no employers, or centralised state Socialism/Communism where people were told what jobs would be available, only allowed to train for what jobs were needed, then forced into one of those jobs. The Daily Mail whipped up a hysterical frenzy against “lazy scroungers” on Housing Benefit (a system which gives people money to pay their rent just so they can have a place to live if they can’t get work or are poorly paid). Of course, this money ends up in the hands of Landlords, not the people claiming the money. It’s a drop in the ocean compared to the money the bankers conjure out of thin air or is wiped out on stock markets. As a result of this campaign, a cap was placed on Housing Benefits. The cap was £250 per week for a single person in a one bedroom flat. There was no attempt to prevent landlords from increasing rents, so this has meant that when rents continued to increase, there were very few if any flats in that price range still available in London, then if people on Housing Benefit in London were evicted, they found it very hard or even impossible to get another flat in London. This has caused people to either be forced out of London, or into shared houses with small rooms of their own, or pathetically small “studio flats”, which are more like Bed & Breakfast rooms.

For a long time, or always, Britain has been plagued by isolationists who basically don’t know and don’t want to know about the rest of the World, unless they happen to speak English. A lot of these people are elderly and/or live in small towns or villages. These people have been going on and on about a campaign to leave the EU since at least 1992. The whole attitude may date back to after the Viking invasion when the Vikings settled in what later became England, north of a line between the River Lee or Lea now in London, and the Mersey Estuary.

I was shocked to hear that some people who oppose “globalization” or more properly globalisation, were happy at the news that Britain had voted in the referendum to leave the EU. This is crap, because the EU is supposed to be a protectionist bloc, opposing or restricting free trade within its borders to the advantage of people and companies from the EU. The protectionist aspect hasn’t been as successful as it was supposed ro be, as well as being undermined by the World Trade Organisation (WTO) which we were never asked if we wanted to join.

To sum up, unless this insane referendum result is ignored, voted down by Parliament, or another referendum is held which gives a victory to remain then what will happen is roughly as follows. Of course, I can’t be anything like 100% accurate in my predictions, but I think over 60% of these things will happen.

  • Unemployment will increase, playing into the hands of the Thatcherites, who will brand the new unemployed as lazy, instead of admitting it was due to the Brexit. They will make them do more slave labour and set up special slave labour camps
  • Lots of people will leave England and Wales for the Continent, Scotland, or Ireland
  • Prices in shops will rise due to the fall in the Pound Sterling
  • Due to a big devaluation of the Pound Sterling, people will have to pay in US Dollars or Euros
  • Satellite dishes larger than Sky Digital dishes (45cm) will be banned to prevent people watching TV channels from the Continent via satellite
  • There will be more Internet censorship, including streaming videos from TV channels located on the Continent
  • Scotland will declare independence from the UK
  • Northern Ireland will declare independence from the UK
  • Gibraltar will be administered jointly with Spain, or leave the UK and join Spain
  • Lots of people who are already applying for Irish passports will give up their British nationality altogether
  • The UK’s nuclear weapons will be moved from their bases in Scotland to bases in England and Wales, and their numbers will increase
  • The population of England and Wales will decrease due to its citizens leaving and mass deportations
  • Military spending will greatly increase to prepare for the war which is sure to come
  • England and Wales will threaten various other countries, including EU members, with its nuclear weapons over trade disputes
  • Germany or the whole EU (apart from France) will arm itself with nuclear weapons to counter the threat from England and Wales
  • Russia will send its armed forces to invade and occupy England and Wales, probably leading to a nuclear war
  • The EU will send its European Army to invade and occupy England and Wales, probably leading to a nuclear war
  • People from England and Wales may need visas to travel to the Continent
  • Holidaymakers from England and Wales on the Continent will be harassed and attacked

Don’t forget that all of this has happened because of UK based TV channels showing almost 100% programmes made in English and because Rupert Murdoch wanted to be able to run his media empire in Britain without interference from the EU!

Did fraud hand an #election majority to the #Conservatives? Look at the facts

Here’s some more details about the fixed British General Election of May 2015. Well worth a read. Well done Simon!

Simon's View

The 2015 General Election result was a shock. But we know that the Conservatives won because of ‘Shy Tories’, ‘late swing voters’, Milliband was too Left-wing and a vote in England against the SNP, don’t we? And your feelings tell you election fraud in the UK is a ridiculous idea, don’t they? But, then look at the facts. Voter fraud cases have gone to court. In April 2015, a court removed, Lutfur Rahman from the elected position of Tower Hamlet Mayor after he was found guilty of corrupt practices in the election. The judgment included fraudulent use of the postal vote. Fraud in local elections are not rare, as the news website, Get Surrey shows:

Woking Borough Council postal vote election fraud trial begins. 13 APR 2015, BY GUY MARTIN Relatives of Liberal Democrat candidate who won seat on council by 16 votes are standing trial accused of conspiracy to defraud.

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What Went Wrong With The Euro?

What Went Wrong With The Euro?

Euro banknotes

Euro banknotes

The details of what went wrong with the Euro aren’t clear. Over a period of time it was corrupted, changing from a convenient single currency for the whole EU, to a kind of control mechanism run by the bankers and Thatcherite/neoliberal politicians. I’ll try to piece it all together, but there will be gaps.

The EU forerunners, the EEC and the EC were criticised by Mrs Thatcher who was against the European single currency and said “We have not successfully rolled back the frontiers of the state in Britain, only to see them re-imposed at a European level, with a European super-state exercising a new dominance from Brussels”. European Commission President Jacques Delors was hated by Rupert Murdoch and his papers, such as the Sun, which printed a front page story telling people to stick two fingers up in unison at a certain time and date and shout “Up yours Delors”. He eventually got a warm welcome from the Trades Union Conference (TUC) in Britain in 1988 for promising to bring back free collective bargaining, although before that they didn’t like him.

The idea of the whole of the EEC, EC, or EU having the same currency is nothing new. It was first planned as long ago as the Hague Summit in December 1969 . The original plan was to implement currency union by 1980. This was suspended in 1971, due to US President Richard Nixon’s abolition of the Bretton Woods system, where the US Dollar was exchangeable for gold and all other exchangeable currencies were indexed to the US Dollar. Communist countries, such as the USSR and East Germany didn’t agree to this or any rival scheme, so their currencies were only worth anything in their countries of issue and they couldn’t be exchanged except in cases of forcing tourists to exchange their “hard currency” for the local currency.

An early name for the European currency, planned by the Dutch, was the Eurogroot, meaning either big Euro, great Euro, or Euro Groat (i.e. a Groat was a medieval English coin worth four pence). Later on, the name of the proposed currency was fixed by treaty as ECU (i.e. European Currency Unit, but probably inspired by the old French coin Écu). After this, in a shock move, that treaty was broken or overridden and the currency was renamed the Euro! Other plans for the currency may have been changed just as easily at about the same time.

The bankers obviously didn’t like the idea of there being fewer currencies for them to speculate in against each other, so they launched runs on the Pound Sterling and the French Franc. I think these actions were instigated and mainly controlled by George Soros, nicknamed “The Man Who Broke The Bank of England”, referring to the currency crisis he caused in 1992 called “Black Wednesday”. The Pound was devalued, forced out of the Exchange Rate Mechanism (ERM) and never rejoined. After this, everyone in Britain, including unemployed and unfit people, as well as pensioners, had to pay price increases for all goods from outside Britain because of what that bastard George Soros had done! The price increases seemed to be about 10%.

George Soros plotting

George Soros plots more financial chaos

George Soros was born in Hungary in 1930, then went to Britain and studied at the London School of Economics when he was almost destitute, but he got a donation of £40 from the Quakers. I’m not sure if the £40 was a one off payment, or a regular thing. The fact it was only £40 indicates how much the bankers have devalued money since then. He had managed to get lots of jobs, including selling seaside souvenirs, but his pure greed wouldn’t let him be satisfied with that. The run on the French Franc weakened it, but it still managed to stay in the ERM and join the Euro. After this, the bankers had a Plan B, on how to make money out of the Euro. They were already getting things more their own way in the USA, where the US Dollar was run to limit public spending to a percentage of GDP, and Federal Income Tax was just to pay the bankers, so they decided to have similar criteria written into The Treaty of European Union, usually called the Maastricht Treaty.

Much later, the Euro was defined in the Treaty of European Union

This treaty mentions things such as that it seeks to work for “sustainable development of Europe based on balanced economic growth and price stability”, as well as to “promote conditions for stronger economic growth in the European Union”, and even “ free and fair trade” with “the wider World”. These words may have sounded fairly harmless in 1995, but now we’re seeing how people’s ways of life and even their actual lives can be sacrificed to bring these conditions about.

Broken Euro

A broken Euro indicating shattered economic dreams

This has all led to the bankers taking control of Greece, forcing ordinary people into destitution to pay for their luxurious lifestyles. Their other main targets are Spain, Italy, Ireland, and Portugal, but sooner or later they plan to do the same thing to the whole World! Only alternative, interest free currencies, instead of their debt based interest ridden currencies can save us from that fate. More about this soon.



Jeremy Corbyn

Jeremy Corbyn trying to look like a Russian revolutionary

Britain has suffered under the same type of Thatcherite/neoliberal government ever since May 1979. In recent months, the general public in Britain has been subjected by the mass media to what can only be called Corbynmania. I think now is the time to look into this phenomenon.

There was a similar phenomenon in 2010 called Cleggmania, named after the Liberal Democrats’ leader Nick Clegg. He was supposed to be the one who could change the whole political landscape of Britain, due to the predicted result that no single party would get a majority, dubbing him the “Kingmaker”. This meant that by giving his party’s support to either Labour or the Conservatives he could choose whether Gordon Brown or David Cameron would be Prime Minister. Everyone then expected real change, because the Lib Dems were committed, saying “If there’s a hung parliament, we will INSIST on proportional representation as the price of our support!”, but of course Nick Clegg and the Lib Dems were persuaded, blackmailed, or even brainwashed into dropping this demand in return for a place in a coalition government, the job of Deputy Prime Minister, ministerial posts, and having some of their more recent policies enacted, although of course not their original fundamental policy of proportional representation, or their more recent policy of abolishing benefit sanctions. A very damaging and dodgy scheme was the Fixed Term Parliaments Act, which could instead have been part of the coalition agreement, because it was designed just to prevent the Conservatives or the Lib Dems leaving the coalition and holding another election. It wasn’t even passed until September 2011, by which time the coalition government could easily have fallen apart. This act now makes it very difficult to hold general elections more often than five years apart. The end result of the coalition agreement was that Clegg and the Lib Dems were consigned to history.

Jeremy Corbyn thinking

Jeremy Corbyn tries to think of a good answer

Corbynmania seems to have been caused by the Labour Party’s pathetic new policy of selling leadership election votes to anyone willing to pay £3, as well as signing a declaration that they support the Labour Party’s aims and values, and that they’re not a member of any organisation opposed to the Labour Party. This was a recipe for unprecedented infiltration by members and supporters of other parties.

The Labour Party was projected by all general election 2015 opinion polls as running neck and neck with the Tories, which would have led to them being able to form a coalition government or a minority government, with support from other parties, such as the SNP, Plaid Cymru, the SDLP, the Greens, and possibly even the Lib Dems. I think we can safely assume that the general election was fixed, and that the real result was a hung parliament where Labour could have done a deal with the parties mentioned above, while the Conservatives could only have done a deal with the Lib Dems, UKIP, and the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP). Proportional representation should then have been introduced, then there would have been another general election a few months later in 2015.

The current hysteria called Corbynmania is one way of distracting everyone from the fixed general election and persuading them to “move on”. Let’s look at a few facts. The mass media in general are all writing lots of stories about Jeremy Corbyn, some supportive, while others are totally anti. Jeremy Corbyn is either the saviour of the Labour Party who can make it socialist again, win a general election and abolish Thatcherism, or he’s going to destroy the Labour Party, make Labour unelectable, and lead to permanent Conservative government. He is allegedly being supported by lots of members of left wing parties such as the Greens, Left Unity, the Trade Union and Socialist Coalition (TUSC), Socialist Workers’ Party (SWP), and the Socialist Party of England and Wales (formerly Militant Tendency), as well as Conservatives who want him to destroy the Labour Party.

young Corbyn

Jeremy Corbyn was fairly unknown in his younger days

As for me, I think that what will happen is roughly as follows. Jeremy Corbyn and his supporters keep talking about winning a general election set for 2020 under the Fixed Term Parliaments Act. The problem is that by that time thousands or millions more people will probably die of eviction leading to suicide or homelessness (which is what I’m facing in November 2015), benefit sanctions, or being refused life saving medical treatment. The current Conservative government has a majority of only about 9, which so far doesn’t seem to have enabled them to do anything much. This will be reduced at By Elections, wiping out their majority altogether, long before 2020. After that happens, the general public, as well as MPs will be desperate for another general election, but unless the Fixed Term Parliaments Act is abolished, or TWO THIRDS of MPs vote for a general election, then no general election can be called. By 2020, Britain could have been turned into a massive slave labour camp under the TTIP (Transatlantic Trade and Investment Pact) agreement.

The Labour Party is made up of three or four groups who have opposing views and actually hate each other. There are actual named groups such as the “hard left” Campaign Group, including Jeremy Corbyn, as well as the “soft left” Tribune Group, but I haven’t been able to find out the names of any of any other groups open only to Labour Party MPs. The right wing groups called the Progress Group, as well as Blue Labour, aren’t restricted to Labour Party MPs or members.

Recently, Jeremy Corbyn has had a lot of Thatcherite/neoliberal Labour MPs or members such as Tony Blair, Gordon Brown, and Peter Mandelson putting him down. They say his policies will make the Labour Party unelectable. They ignore the facts that the Labour Party has lost the last two general elections and that it can’t form a majority Labour only government without Scottish MPs.

Corbyn cycling

Jeremy Corbyn cycles round to try and look poor

What all of this means is that a reinvigorated, firmly socialist Labour Party led by Jeremy Corbyn can’t achieve what it says and can’t provide people with what we need. For that we need a new economic system, not just a new Leader of The Opposition!

Labour Leadership Losers

Labour Leadership Losers

The Labour Party logo

The Labour Party logo

On the very night of their defeat in the fixed British General Election of May 2015, the Labour Party leader Ed Miliband resigned, taking full responsibility for their projected defeat, then on that same night, or later on the same day, other Labour Party MPs started announcing their plans to stand for the Labour Party leadership. Meanwhile, the Labour Party is led for the second time by Acting Leader Harriet Harman.

Even from opinion polls in December 2014 it was clear that the Labour Party couldn’t win a majority because they had lost enough support in Scotland to the SNP to ensure that the SNP would see a massive increase in their number of seats. This meant that Labour would have to rely on SNP support to form a government. When I heard about this, I thought it was great news and that Scotland should become independent after the SNP had saved my life from the Conservatives and Labour, who both want to kill me just because I’ve been rejected by the employers. As we saw in May 2015, the scenario of a minority Labour government supported by the SNP was avoided by a fixed general election, giving the Tories a small overall majority.

Andy Burnham, Yvette Cooper, Liz Kendall, and Jeremy Corbyn are the names on the Labour Leadership ballot paper. Who exactly are they? What parts have they played in the past, and what do they believe in now?

Andy Burnham MP

Andy Burnham MP

Andy Burnham joined the Labour Party in 1984 when Neil Kinnock was leader, but was elected as an MP in 2001, about six years after Labour became “new Labour”. He was born and went to school in Liverpool, so he must have seen the destruction that Mrs Thatcher unleashed on that city. This doesn’t necessarily mean that he wants to avoid more of it, just that he wants to avoid it happening to him. He has recently confessed his policies of attacking the benefits system, described by some Thatcherite voters as giving an “easy ride” to people on benefits. He has even admitted to supporting some of the Conservatives’ £12 billion cuts to welfare. He’s just licking Rupert Murdoch’s and The Daily Mail’s boots! This should leave people in no doubt that if they’re rejected by employers, then their benefits will be cut or even stopped if Andy Burnham became Labour leader. This means that employers (more like unemployers) and Jobcentre staff would continue to have the power of life and death over unemployed and unfit workers.

Yvette Cooper MP

Yvette Cooper MP

Yvette Cooper became an MP at the time of the “new Labour” landslide in May 1997. Before that she had worked for Shadow Chancellor John Smith in 1990, but this was followed up by working for the evil Thatcherite/neoliberal Bill Clinton during his US Presidential campaign in 1992. Bill Clinton refused to abolish slave labour “workfare” schemes, which later spread to other countries round the World. It was Bill Clinton’s deregulation of US mortgages which led to the financial crash and credit crunch. In Britain the people who were given these mortgages would probably have been given Housing Benefit or Council Housing. Yvette Cooper has even had the fuckin’ cheek to mention her time with Bill Clinton in a recent speech of hers which she made after the general election. I think this is plenty to give her a bad name.

Liz Kendall MP

Liz Kendall MP

Liz Kendall joined the Labour Party in 1992. Neil Kinnock was still leader for part of that year, before it began the transition to “new Labour”, but she only became an MP about 14-15 years after it became “new Labour” in 2010, so has always sat in the opposition. Her Dad was a senior Bank of England Official. She was one of the co authors of “The Purple Book”, which may be as significant to Labour as “The Orange Book” was for the treacherous Lib Dems, in laying out Labour’s future Thatcherite plans. This book contains lots of policies copied from the Conservative Party, and is supported by the independent organisation Progress, a Blairite group founded in 1995.

Jeremy Corbyn MP

Jeremy Corbyn MP

Jeremy Corbyn was elected in 1983, 12-13 years before Labour became “new Labour”, but the same year that Tony Blair was elected as an MP, so that doesn’t prove anything. He is a member of the Campaign group in the Labour Party, which is much less influential than it used to be, founded with 21 members , it may once have had about 50 members, but now has only 9 members, since most of its members have either left office or died. He sat for the whole 13 years of the “new Labour” government, trying to pretend that he didn’t agree with what they were doing, but that it was nothing to do with him. He has been accused of campaigning on issues which he can’t implement, because they’re not Labour Party policy. He has been praised for defying the Labour whip about 25% of the time, but that doesn’t mean much, because Labour Party policies are wrong almost 100% of the time. Jeremy Corbyn just scraped onto the Labour leadership ballot with 35 supporters. This is 15% of the Parliamentary Labour Party (PLP). Even then, some of those MPs said it was just to enable a debate about the kind of Labour Party leadership they wanted. This means that 85% of Labour Party MPs didn’t support Jeremy Corbyn, and I think that over 85% of Labour Party MPs are against the policies that Jeremy Corbyn advocates. Jeremy Corbyn has admitted that party machinery stops “left wingers” from getting anywhere. They’re prevented from becoming junior ministers, and usually blocked from even standing as candidates for parliament. As the Labour leader has no executive powers to impose policies, but Tony Blair managed this as a smarmy git (i.e. a manipulative, bullying gang leader), this means that a Labour Party with Jeremy Corbyn as leader wouldn’t adopt socialist policies, as followed by the Labour Party up until about 1995.
I’m not really interested in the current Labour Party, or its MPs, because they don’t represent me. Most of their names are unfamiliar to me. I was trying to compile a list of Labour MPs along with the years they were first elected, but I found that this would be very difficult. I think it’s enough to realise that in 1997 there was a large increase of Labour MPs, when Labour had recently become “new Labour”. The number of Labour MPs increased from 271 at the 1992 election to 418 at the 1997 election. This marked an increase of 147 Labour MPs, who I assume were all “new Labour”, plus some Labour MPs elected before then, who had been persuaded to convert to “new Labour”. From that point, the Thatcherite/neoliberal “new Labour” MPs have been in a majority, which has increased as a percentage since 1997.

The biggest failures of the “new Labour” government of 1997-2010 were their refusal to abolish the main Thatcherite policies of Jobseekers’ Allowance (JSA) with its benefit sanctions and slave labour schemes, their refusal to abolish the policy of preventing people from claiming benefits for 26 weeks if they had to give up their job for any reason at all, their refusal to renationalise the privatised public utilities, as well as their refusal to punish bankers such as Lazard Brothers for being involved in the privatisations, their refusal to abolish the anti picketing laws, and their refusal to exempt people who didn’t own a home from paying the Council Tax.

Don’t forget, all of the current schemes, slogans, and media manipulation are for the simple reason that British general elections aren’t held under a proportional representation electoral system. This single fact makes it impossible to have a multi party democracy. Mrs Thatcher’s Conservative governments never ever got over 50% of the votes. Most of the electorate were against the Conservatives, but because not all of them voted for the same party, people didn’t get the left wing governments they wanted. After this, Labour had the idea that adopting Thatcherite/neoliberal policies and licking Rupert Murdoch’s boots were the best tactics they could use to get elected.

While there must be one winner of the Labour leadership election, I say don’t vote Labour, because they’re all losers! Vote Green for change whenever there’s an election.

At the end of the day, alternative currency is the only answer. More details about this soon.