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

The need for mutuality in the economy and society in general

I see the French Left – irrespective of vision – has repeated the mistake that robbed Jospin of the chance to run for the Presidency in 2002, namely, failure to agree on a single standard-bearer, given that Mélenchon got 19.6% and Hamon got 6.3%,which combined would have put the single standard-bearer ahead of Macron. The… 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

The Litany and Lure of the Lease

The appalling scandal of newly built houses being sold as leasehold by Britain’s six biggest housebuilders (and where the ground rent can double every 10 years – just because they can) is by now well documented. In fact leasehold properties are now thought to make up over 40% of all new homes. This is rent… 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