Since 28th March last year, burgeoning 'grass roots' political activity in Britain and in many other parts of the world has I believe driven a wedge deep into the mould of business-as-usual, devious British politics and its establishment politicians.
I dare to think that with hindsight this will come to be seen as the year following which another few blows cracked open the mould and finally forced a move to a proportionally representative electoral system, followed eventually with bottom-up regional parliaments throughout Britain - and Europe, if that project is to survive either for the 'universal', the 'one dimensional' or any other kind of European.
American world diktat. Russian '14-'18 / '39-'45 style invasion; European failed-superstate diktat and of course our own establishment traitors within who now are being backed by dodgy funded immigrant kleptocrats increasingly grabbing large chunks of high-end real estate in order to stake their claim in a piece of Britain as the haven of choice from which to manipulate their own respective operations toward world domination and destruction.
Undoubtedly it has been one of the best years to date for candidates and voters acting to dent the establishment parties of their usual unrepresentative and disproportionably small and diminishing
minority-polls upon which each of them in turn seizes power undemocratically.
Overall in 2015 the Conservative Party 'won' 36.9% of the vote for 330 seats, this time with a 'working majority' of 12 in the 56th parliament of the dis-United British kingdom, once again enabling them unchecked to wreak more havoc on us all in order to prop up the increasingly
incredible and discreditable staus quo.
Despite the 63.1% who voted against them, the New York Times describes the result a 'resounding victory' for the Tories.
[ www.nytimes.com/live/uk-elections-2015/ ]
(With Direct Party & Representative voting for example, all votes cast would have an equal value for each candidate and party supported i.e. a party vote value (PVV) which for the 2015 election would have been:
Conservative 0.73, UKIP 83.1, SNP 0.56, Labour 0.86, Green 24.8 Lib Dem 6.47) This means the
[ http://www.dprvoting.org/System_Comparison.htm ]
For my part this year, in addition to conferences, several events in which I have participated have included demonstrations, marches and rallies including:
resolution 2249 of 20 November 2015) 1
But of all these, undoubtedly the highlight of course was fighting another General Election in May.
With the consequences rumbling on of the AYEs having been robbed of their victory for an independent Scotland seven months earlier, the Queen having acted unconstitutionally by uttering a word before the result , (including the phrase 'to take all necessary measures, in compliance with international law, in particular with the United Nations Charter' - but excluding the Laws of War enshrined in the Kellog Briand 'Paris' Pact 1928 (Yale University) which achieved 63 nations support by 1971 and in which signatory states including Britain and America promised 'not to use war' to resolve "disputes or conflicts of whatever nature or of whatever origin they may be", which may arise among them". Parties failing to abide by this promise "should be denied the benefits furnished by this treaty") - and see http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-34886574 )
At the time, I was already following up an approach in September 2014 from a young would-be film director Blake Hart-Wilson and his team to arrange video-coverage of my campaign.
Having a cameraman meet me in Edinburgh to cover part of my visit for the referendum campaign, already we had commenced meetings to discuss programming a series of locations in Wessex at which to rendezvous for shoots designed to build up a profile of my activities up to and including the General Election.
At the time Bridgwater was a preferred constituency to contest, and we made a visit for shoots there in Nov 2014, and by early February 2015 we had agreed the following plan to cover the period from 7 March to 19 April 2015 prior to coverage of the 'long campaign' 23 April - 7 May
/ 19 April - Windsor or Reading, Oxford or Witney,
/ 12 April - Exeter or Barnstable, Dorchester or Poole
/ 5 April - Winchester or Southampton, Chippenham or Swindon
/ 29 March - Weston-super-Mare Wessex Regionalists Annual General Assembly, Bridgwater, Burnham and Bristol
/ 22 March - Longleat?
/ 15 March - London
/ 8 March- Gloucester or Cheltenham
In the event unfortunately, following the Bridgwater visit and shortly after a follow up interview in London on 10 March, I received a message from Blake to say that the project had to be abandoned due to inadequate finance for the plan and on his own account.
So whilst most disappointing, nonetheless once again I prepared myself to go it alone which I did this time in having designed two banners providing details about the party and including mainly images of flags for regions of Britain and some of Europe (mainly Spain) to act as attraction
for people to view and start a discussion at some point about regional parliaments both for Britain and Europe. Both banners are easily portable and mountable both internally for meetings and externally on streets and village greens etc.
Having maintained my conviction that unless a candidate comes forward to stand in his or her residential or constituency of employment (such as Nick Xylas for example in Bristol), rather than commit too early to contest a particular constituency, I have the luxury of keeping my powder dry until close to the last minute if necessary, should there be better reason for choosing another constituency.
In this case, having visited Bridgwater once with Secretary General David Robins immediately after our last AGA, and twice later myself when I talked to a TTIP activist and local Green supporter who indicated my best constituents possibly would come from a largely immigrant community in a poor part of the constituency, a sense of deja vue from my experienced at Eastleigh in 2013 ensued, and having discussed the situation with David, I decided a return to Witney would be more likely to produce a better result for us all.
In the event, despite publicity from Newsquest Oxford being very poor, I felt considerably relieved at the 110 votes received - up from 62 last time - c. 70% increase. As usual, limited to speculation, reasons for the result remain illusive. It could have been due to the fact some remembered my presence last time and that the climate for voters to try a small party candidate had become propitious. Either way or neither, I took some satisfaction to have found myself occupying the middle ground of the 12 candidates lined up on the platform waiting for the results.
By far the best publicity received was from the Wall Street Journal in which both of its editions - the American, and the European and Asian edition, featured coloured images of my folk moot address held on Church Green, Witney, and the American edition on its front page featured a cartoon of me holding the Wessex standard. We have Douglas Jason to thank for this, and afterwards for fixing lunch at Simpson’s in the Strand......
Whilst the report itself was repetitively sceptical toward the possibility of our succeeding in our mission for a Wessex Parliament, and included some errors in the text, I sent a reply to the letters editor putting them right, although I heard nothing in response so I doubt it was published. Nonetheless, The Wall Street Journal Asia, and The Wall Street Journal Online (WSJ.com) have a total circulation of more than 3.5 million so we can't complain that our existence was shrouded from readers across a significant part of the world ......
My continuing membership since 2012 of the Hackney Positive Money Reading Group, prompted me (also in February) to acquaint myself with information about crypto-currency of which Bitcoin is certainly the most well known.
To this end I visited the basement of London's first e-cigarette coffee shop 'Vape Lab' in Shoreditch High Street where amongst others, a number of leading proponents of the phenomenon including the CEO of 'roolo.info' Peer to Peer Bitcoin Trading; co-founder blockchain.com; and head of UK operations 'cointrader.net' meet on Tuesday afternoons /
This led to my attending a conference during the May election campaign where I was able to ask what advice the panel would provide for me best to be able to inform some 8 million Wessaxens to make use of the currency. Later as a result, I was chosen to receive a prize in the form of a coin-sorter for which I thanked them as it would enable me to sift the
shrapnel from the gold......
In March, I heard a snatch of a BBC radio programme discussing the thoughts of Tory favoured muse Roger Scruton. By way of coincidence, I have just discovered an informed analysis of his thinking published by Peter Augustine Lawler on December 22, 2015 as 'The Functional
Anthropologist, Roger Scruton' which in referring to thinkers including Edmund Husserl, Pierre Manent, Vaclav Havel et al., discusses the significance of 'oikophobia' - the antonym of xenophobia, which he defines as “repudiation of inheritance and home" - “a defender of enlightenment universalism against local chauvinism”-
See : http://www.libertylawsite.org/2015/12/22/the-functionalanthropologist-roger-scruton/#sthash.2wNZb1hY.dpuf
This fits with with Robert Menasse’s view that there are two types of European - the universal and the one−dimensional European either (or both) of whom will determine Europe's future and, that the European Union must inevitably lead to the extinction of nation-states. Also,whereas the Treaty of Rome was the Copernican revolution in the history of European democracy, since the Lisbon Treaty, national self−interest has returned to Europe.
If correct, then to my mind for our purposes, here is the clue to vindicate the case for the regions to replace the vacuum left by the demise of the nation state.
Anyway, now we are moving toward our next campaign for our first
candidate to stand in a local election, so it’s all hands on deck to support
Nick’s Xylas initiative for a seat in Bristol - bring it on!
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