Progress post election- where now?

It used to be said that there are two sorts of Tory voter: the millionaires and the misguided. Now we must add a third to that – the Hard Brexiteer, though some of them are definitely in the misguided category too. It is sad that this bizarre combination is capable of winning elections but it is.

So after Labour’s encourging but still losing result in the 2017 election it is apparent that progressive campaigners are left with two tasks that require prompt attention, especially when another election within a year is certainly possible.

1.Get the voting and constitutional system changed to more accurately reflect the actual votes cast.

2.Teach MP’s, the media and the electorate where money comes from.

This is a very tall order so we have to prioritise. Whilst still a considerable challenge I’d say that money is the easier of the two.

So, we need to write to the mainstream media – I for one complain to the BBC whenever I can when they fail to challenge phrases such as ‘money is short’. I’ve already asked my MP to enquire of the Chancellor where money comes from. It took six months to get a reply and a Treasury minister replied saying I’d asked a question on monetary policy. Even my MP was unhappy at the response and said, if he was re-elected, he would ask again. (He has been, so I’m going to have another go!)

Whilst the true souce of money is an underlying theme on Progressive Pulse, I’m still trying to expand the Jargon Buster – all help gratefully received!



  1. Jeni Parsons aka havantaclu -

    Yes, we need to educate people about money. But also about our unrepresentative democracy, which has again skewed the result of this election – and. as usual, in the direction of the Tories.
    I’ve been chatting to some of the young people around here. They’ve recognised how the democracy could be made to work for everyone, it would seem – in fact, many talk of going to the demonstration in London later this month. Not so with their elders.
    So it’s money and its creation that we need to hammer. Again, target the young. They can and will change their opinions. Sad to say, most of the over 55’s won’t.

  2. Noel Scoper -

    By “misguided” I assume you mean “thick”. That seems to be the thrust of your argument.

    1. Nick James -

      Your interpretation of “misguided” as “thick” belies a willingness to be offended, perhaps because your’e unhappy with what this unnecessary election, called for due to the PM’s arrogance and hubris, has led.

      I’d prefer to interpret “misguided” as “misled by an overly powerful MSM ably backed up by a somewhat biased BBC”.

      1. Sean Danaher -

        indeed it is all to easy to get ones information from the right wing press and right-wing echo chambers. “Thick” is a harsh word and people have been fed propaganda for years.

  3. Mark Crown -

    Calling people thick is bit harsh when one considers how effectively people have been lied to over the years about economics and money.

    Patience and being non-judgemental is the key.

    If we focus on the liars and their lies first, we will then more effectively argue and explain against these lies with our fellow citizens.

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