The Innocence Tax and how Democracy is undermined

There has been a series of articles on Channel Four News on the experiences of ‘The Secret Barrister’ – and of course there is a book of the same name. This illustrates the straight injustice for potentially any one of us when the state refuses to fund adequately our defence – not to mention the… Read more

Johnson’s terminological inexactitudes – and outright misleading statements

Sorry – but this was just too straight obvious not to repost. Terminological inexactitudes are actually a Churchill term for lies are not permitted in the House of Commons – remarkably since they are now issued daily by this government…. Why on earth have we elected an everyday lier as Prime Minister? Surely the only… Read more

Russia report surely represents prima facie Johnson’s Misconduct in Public Office

Or how the Tories have completely broken the already shaky, British democratic system. I was aware some time ago that French television had filmed people in Aaron Banks ‘Go Skippy’ insurance (now prominent in offering European Health Insurance for next year’s holidays, as there’s no opportunity like one you’ve prepared for yourself) ringing people up… Read more

Taxpayers’ money doesn’t exist and is in the hands of the receivers

Ministers, government and mainstream media, insist on calling government money taxpayers’ money. Indeed everyone ‘knows’ it is taxpayers’ money and that is exactly why the government has to be so careful with it – because it’s not really theirs. So indeed did one Neil Mendoza, who is in charge of distributing the £1.57 billion in… Read more

Difference between PoMo and MMT may principally be just Strategy

Having contributed to a paper which may even appear on the Positive Money (PoMo) website in due course, I wonder if I may at last be able to shed further light on where Sovereign Money Reform (SMR) differs from Modern Monetary Theory (MMT), (which I’d love to rename Sustainable Government Finance – I can hope!)… Read more