About

Politics
  • We are a centre left blog and are not affiliated to any political party but are willing to support like minded people in the Green, Labour, Lib Dem, Plaid Cymru and SNP parties, and even some on the left of the Tory party.
  • We do not support and actively oppose individual and parties that espouse right wing populism, totalitarianism, racism, sectarianism, bigotry or English (or any other form of) supremeism  either expressed overtly or covertly. This includes the right wing of the Tory Party and UKIP.
  • We believe in wider participation and electoral reform including PR and that governance and economic wealth in the UK is being increasingly skewed towards the South East of England. New structures are needed to address this.
  • We very much regret Brexit and believe the UK will be impoverished Economically, Academically, Culturally and Diplomatically and that Brexit may cause the UK to break up with the loss of Scotland and Northern Ireland. Furthermore the normalisation  of anti immigrant and racist rhetoric is a stain on the country, with potentially very unpleasant consequences in the future.
Creed
  • We believe in society that works for the many not the few, which minimises wealth inequality, maximises education opportunity, delivers health and social care for all and provides decent housing and well-being for all its citizens.
  • We believe in society that cherishes all the children of the nation equally, irrespective of race, religion, gender, age or sexual orientation.
  • We believe that we hold the Earth in stewardship for future generations and that we have obligation to do what we can to enhance sustainability and combat climate change.
  • We believe in a mixed economy where both the private and public sector works in partnership where for example the NHS and rail should be in public ownership and all retail and most manufacturing in private ownership.
  • We believe our Society is enhanced by multiculturalism and celebrate diversity, but understand that too little has been done for areas which have been left behind by automation and international free trade over the past four decades.
  • We believe in objective truth not dogma and that decisions must be made on the best available evidence. This is of increasing importance as the use of fake news and agnotology is on the rise.
  • We believe new economic and social thinking is needed. Neoliberalism which came to prominence in the Thatcher/Reagan era, which puts money and markets before people,  has worked for the few not the many and has been in crisis since the 2008 banking crash.
  • We believe we are on a journey and there is a need to both educate and be educated, but that radically new economic and structural models are needed.
  • We believe in having as close a relationship to our neighbours particularly the EU
Direction

We are a progressive movement and know that our ideas need to evolve with the times:

  • Step 1 is to provide a forum for ideas. This is here at progressivepulse.org
  • Step 2 is to synthesise these ideas into a coherent vision fit for the 21st century
  • Step 3 is to develop a movement for the vision
  • Step 4 is to promulgate the vision

 

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Comments

  1. SL -

    Hello. I wonder if this blog has a mailing list. If so, I would be interested in joining it.

    1. Sean Danaher -

      I will ask our web team and I gope e can set up a facility in the near future.

  2. Dan Macdonald -

    I I find the basis of your policy & statements compelling at a time when we urgently need to find fundamental revision of a society that is lurching further towards polarisation of wealth towards a smaller minority. A lack of understanding towards the need of a culture that ensures we develop towards more equality and goals that will establish such is prevalent. It is critically important that a greater depth is established.
    I’m Scottish & live in Edinburgh. I want to see Scottish Government adopt, irrespective of issues on independence, policy that will establish a 25 year phased Plan for the Economy (Business Plan) based on the principals you outline.

    1. Sean Danaher -

      Thanks
      I was in your beautiful city of Edinburgh at the weekend (shame about the weather). I worry far more about England these days, I think the Scots are more switched on and politically aware. England seems to be sleepwalking towards a hard Brexit and perpetual Tory rule.

  3. orealys.com -

    The Progressive Pulse is a nonpartisan blog about the issues, debates, and people that affect North Carolina public policy.

    1. Sean Danaher -

      Hi
      thanks for getting in touch. We were unaware of your site when we registered Progressive Pulse both as a domain and company in the UK. I spent a very nice week in Chapel Hill visiting some friends at UNC many years ago when I was doing my PhD and thoroughly enjoyed NC. We are pretty non partisan as well but are left of centre. The US is of considerable at present with your new president. If you feel that you would like to highlight issues which might also be of interest on this side of the pond we will be very happy to promote your site.

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