Tuesday, 7 September 2021

 The Populist Party is localist, is ecologist, as we aim to create a small-scale economy, in which small business, small farms and co-ops predominate. 

One where we make the goods we use, live within our means and treat nature with respect; where people have the chance to work locally with job security in locally owned firms. One that protects the Green Belt from greedy developers, but also tackles the cause of housing shortages - overpopulation due to open borders. That's TRUE Green thinking.... 

Imagine producing a majority of goods at home, rather than importing. Replacing factory farms with local/family owned farms. Not being dependent upon overseas fuel. No longer being in the stranglehold of the multinational corporation that threatens to disinvest when Government doesn't do its bidding! As for "off-the-grid" living.. don't even mention that to the powers that be!  Supporting self-sufficiency, personal responsibility and thrift to prevent personal debt. 

Imagine a main party that, for once, supported the Third Economic Sector, the Independent Small Trader, self-employed and co-operatives. One that proposed that people used local credit unions, rather than online banks? What if that same party backed local initiatives such as setting aside more allotments and farmland where land is available? Grow your own and save money. Or defending pubs by scrapping duty on British brewed alcohol. The old parties would never agree to that; they want you in the chain stores, run by their donors! And they wouldn't support LETS (local exchange trading schemes) that use a unique (interest-free) local currency on which all trade is based, because that too would take people out of the debt-based economy and free them to use their skills without involving the bankers! 

WE aim to BE that party. Join the Populists today and build a localist future for our nation.  - Russell White, Populist Party Founder. 

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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.....)