Why are there so few Credit Unions in Britain?

Credit Unions are non profit organisations run by members for members, which are part of the co-operative movement and run for mutual benefit. They are very much to be encouraged and indeed their promotion is certainly part of the Progressive Pulse vision. However British credit unions have strikingly failed to become widely established despite strong… Read more

Tactical 2017

We have added a page on our main menu with resources on how to vote tactically and hopefully defeat the Torys.  “Let June be the End of May!” The page is here. Please feel free to suggest other resources (by leaving a comment/reply) and they can be added to the page if deemed useful by… Read more

BoM May 2017

Our May 2017 Book of the Month  is Richard Murphy’s “Dirty Secrets”. What happens when the rich are allowed to hide their money in tax havens, and what we should do about it? The revelations from the Panama Papers show unknown levels of secret money: how the super-rich hide their wealth from the rest of… Read more

Brexit P1, The State of the Nation 2016

Introduction I’ve studied and worked  in a number of countries including the Federal Republic of Germany,  the Republic of Ireland and Switzerland. In Germany referenda are banned at federal level under the 1949 Constitution. They had been used very effectively in the 1930s by Hitler and the NAZI party to subvert democracy. Right-wing populist, nationalistic… Read more