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Anti-Globalism

The Populist Alliance does not have a policy on individual nations or races, but it does oppose world government, power bloc politics and international treaties. We are anti-globalist and part of our anti-globalism is a policy of non-interference in other nation's affairs, opposition to interference in our policy making. We believe in localism - the small scale economy and decentralised society as envisaged by EF Schumacher, GK Chesterton and John Papworth. This is the direct opposite of internationalism and multinationalism, which is run by a remote global elite who are increasingly unnaccountable and powerful. A return to small nations, small governments, small farms and shops, and support for the "small man" against the big forces is what we strive for.

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20 Ideas
20 Ideas to implement in a post-EU economy.......

1. Make businesses that import and employ overseas labour rather than homegrown workers responsible for their education, healthcare, their housing costs and their visas, not the taxpayer.

2. Bring back credit and exchange controls, clampdown on the speculators and use the money gained to get our people off the dole and back into work through creating a National Investment Bank to revive British manufacturing.

3. Scrap student loans for university courses that are the most likely to be of use to society (to provide us with doctors, scientists etc) and restore grants for them

4. Replace VAT with import tax to give British made goods cost advantage over foreign ones. Buy British.

5. Bring water, gas, electricity, coal and British Rail back into public ownership

6. Help for all small enterprises that employ fewer than 10 employees by removing them from Corporation tax altogether.

7. Return to a non-profit making Milk Marketing Board, or an arrangement with dairies whereby farmers can agree an annual fixed price for all the milk they can produce. Any surplus production, would go into the manufacture of butter and cheese products, thereby reducing our need to import foreign products.

8. Tax all stock exchange transactions (the Tobin Tax)

9. Tax currency transfer heavily so that the money people make in the UK is spent in the UK. Not transferred overseas to be spent abroad....

10. Support the control of mortgage lending to ensure that the amount lent is not beyond the capability of the borrower to repay.

11. Implement rent controls to fix rents at a figure that is affordable for the private tenant and small shopkeeper.

12. Oppose the “Bedroom Tax” which will see people in social housing with one spare bedroom will have their housing benefit cut by 14%, while those with two or more unoccupied rooms will see it slashed by 25%.

13. No more sales of council houses at a knock down price to be allowed

14. A ban on further conversion of older properties (pre-war) into multi-occupancy so that areas retain their charm and character and greedy property speculators no longer profit from cramming as many people into small conversion flats as possible.

15. Advertising overseas to fill employment vacancies to be made illegal, as will advertising in any language other than English, so that everyone has a fair chance to apply...

16. Oppose further privatisation of state assets such as London Underground, Royal Mail etc..

17. Defend the pubs and working men’s clubs- abolish duty on alcohol bought in pubs and transfer the tax burden onto alcohol bought in supermarkets and off licences so pub closures are reversed and more pubs open and prosper.

18. Introduce a Basic Income, and maintain the National Mimimum Wage, with a view to making it a "living wage" through the Basic Income provision..

19. A ban upon zero hour contracts

20. Become a Direct Democracy like Switzerland with Referenda chosen by the people, not the politicians. Power to the people not the corporations and bankers.
 
Producerism

Populists believe in full employment and that unemployment is a waste of talent and resources. It leads to alienation, lethargy and crime (the saying "the devil makes work for idle hands" is as true as ever!). It is impossible to plan for the future without a job or regular income. Full employment leads to greater purchasing power and lower welfare costs. A producerist society is one in which those who work hard get a just reward for their work. Companies which introduce the "living wage" should pay less in business taxes in order to allow them to do so without incurring huge losses. Populists believe that the current employment "pecking order" is bogus. It should be about who provides society with something of lasting value. Which workers would be required in a "survival situation"? The builder who provides the roof above our heads, the cook, the doctor, the farmer. Who makes the most money in the "real world?"..... the pop star, the catwalk model, the speculator, the premier league footballer...

"Capitalism" also rewards the unproductive such as X Factor winners, speculators and "agents" of various kinds. It promotes those who live off the backs of others, just the same as welfare socialism promotes idleness. We need a system where the money earned is directly related to the amount of hours and effort put into working, and the work should be of real worth to society such as building, medicine and general manufacturing. It seems those who would be the most useless on the proverbial desert island get the most out of the "free-market" system. Populists would change the tax system to redress the balance in favour of those who produce.

Our sympathies lie with those who live off the fruits of their own labour, rather than those who live off others. People who do "real" jobs, not agents and middlemen who live comfortably off the hard work of others. Populists support "Producers First" against those who scrounge off others or make their fortunes by shifting money between different countries.

Say we had to rebuild society from scratch -what good would an estate agent or advertiser be? We'd need builders, cooks, engineers, sanitation experts, farmers and fishermen, doctors and nurses, hunters, etc. If we needed to adapt to a hunter-gatherer society we would be in dire straits. Ray Mears would be very busy training people. We need to redistribute to the truly productive as I have described them. That cannot be done in the bogus free-market.....

 
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