Tuesday, 20 April 2021

 European Super League....

The Tory PM Boris Johnson described the new league, which includes six leading English clubs, as "ludicrous".

- Maybe it is, maybe it isn't, but where were the Tories when British firms (iconic in many cases) were taken over by foreign businesses?

Rolls Royce - German...
Cadbury- American....
Rover cars - German...

And many more examples.

The Tory mantra is "the free market must not be interfered with", which is why they oppose monopoly and merger legislation as well as Protectionist economics which would have kept iconic brands in British ownership..

This intervention is pure opportunism by the Tories. Maybe it would be "bad politics" to not oppose it, but why is football considered more important than economic independence?

In any case, many football teams are also foreign owned. So who cares if the game loses six teams, given that most contain few home grown players and are overseas owned. There's nothing essentially British about football anymore ..

We'd like to know whether this intervention to stop the Super League is the beginning of a new protectionism for the Tories or whether they will revert to type once the issue is settled either way.

We suspect the latter...

 Tony Morrow, our Deputy Leader, is once again standing to be a local councillor in Sunderland. If you live in Sandhill Ward please vote for him. 

Tuesday, 1 December 2020

 We need to promote our policy initiatives and build our media presence in 2021. We need more branches and more regional Executives for the task. We want our supporters to have more Populist Party candidates they can vote for in the May local elections.

To help us in all these efforts, please consider joining us. 


Saturday, 19 October 2019

"It's the will of 51% of the people who turned out to vote, rather than the will of the majority", cry the extreme remainers about the 2016 Referendum result to leave the EU...


17,378,581 people voted to keep Britain in the EEC in 1975.

The total electorate was 40,086,677.

In percentage terms that represented 43.35% of the total electorate - not a majority....

Therefore, if only an absolute majority of the total eligible voters could be taken as a valid result (the remainer stance), the original vote to stay in the EEC in 1975 was invalid, and we would have left then, according to that rationale

Wednesday, 1 May 2019

Sunderland voters have a chance to vote Populist tomorrow. Good luck to:

Tony Morrow - Sandhill Ward

Brian Clare - Silksworth Ward

Kevin Bunker - Shiney Row Ward

The team have worked very hard, including election agent Aileen Casey and branch Chairman Jason Branton.

Tuesday, 18 December 2018

Let''s remember that the official Tory policy was to oppose Brexit (they even sent out a propaganda booklet to every home). Cameron lost to a coalition of Labour Leave, UKIP and "some" Tories (Boris and Gove).

Because the Tory cabinet lost the vote they (grudgingly) had to proceed with implementing the policy. However, they picked a remain supporter to succeed Cameron, and she in turn created a Brexit policy designed to appeal to both the Leave and Remain camps, rather than the winning side.

The problem is that there is not a political party in parliament that represents the 52% who voted to scrap the Treaty of Rome. If there were then it could be trusted to push through what people voted for.

Such a party may not be in favour of allowing hardship on the current scale, because it would be largely comprised of the poor (the people who voted for Brexit - those the political commentators disparagingly class as "left behind", as if sudden wealth would make them turn into remainers.....)

Thursday, 13 December 2018

No Deal Brexit: the REAL reason the EU fears it. In layman's terms.

1) The EU wishes to control and negotiate trade deals on behalf of national governments but EU businesses that wish to trade with the UK will seek to by-pass the EU and continue to trade with the UK.

2) Businessmen are in business to make a profit. Given the choice between adhering to EU diktats that may prevent lucrative trade with the UK, or ignoring them, the businesses will choose the latter option.

3) If the EU is seen as hitting their profits, as a result of lost trade with the UK, then EU businessmen affected will lose faith in the EU and provide financial support to Eurosceptics.

4) In this country, if there is a scarcity of certain products; if imports become more expensive due to EU tariffs, then a void will appear that needs filling. That's how private enterprise works - that's what the Tories always used to tell us....

Scarcity will lead to demand. That demand will be filled by British businesses producing local equivalents at a cheaper price (no internal tariffs). The banks will fund this due to guaranteed profits due to decreased competition. .

5) The needs for manufacturing in a "no deal" scenario will shift the economic focus away from services and finance, effectively killing the neoliberal model in the UK and increasing the power of the working class. As more people HAVE to "buy British" the demand will decrease UK unemployment too, meaning a sharp reduction in the amount of welfare assistance the government has to supply. That will release funds for investment.

6) A NO DEAL Brexit would mean no more money to the EU - which would finance the scrapping of VAT thus making UK goods cheaper, would allow a reduction in national debt and many other economy boosting measures - making a self-reliant Britain more likely.

7) And lastly, If the UK shows it can be more self-reliant, with home production, other nations will not fear leaving the EU. We could see the collapse of the EU.