BBC Debate , Salient Words. Word Clouds and New Poll You/Gov Times Tory Lead collapse to 3%.

Tonights Debate.

Battle For No10 On Sky News.

Wikipedia New Poll You Gov/ Times,_2017

See Link for thoughts on 2010 and 2015 Debates.

Judging By the Daily Mail Headline they did not feel it went well tonight for the Conservatives, regardless of their reasoning, The YOU Gov Polling will need some analysis I will be doing that as part of an in-depth piece I have been researching on some of the other Polls.

For now, this Link is very Good.


The Nub of Election 2017# A Social Democratic Brexit or a Neo Liberal Brexit.

Brexit means Brexit! Or does it? We know some say it can be a Hard Brexit or a, ” No Deal is better than a bad deal Brexit”, but the real Choice here, which is clearly a differential point between Labour and The Conservatives is this:
Labour represents a Social Democratic Brexit for the people and The Conservatives represent a Neo-Liberal Brexit or a Brexit for the Corporations and Big Banks.

The EU is a Neo-Liberal Institution and Anti-democratic, even the Green Party Arch remoaners , in their 2015 Manifesto argued to have a referendum about leaving but, seeking a mandate to reform the EU and remain members. There are plenty of Brexit posts on this Blog a Digest of them can be found at this Link. The Social Democratic Case for Brexit is Called Lexit, Google Lexit The Movie.

There is no sign of any wish for the EU to reform itself and the UK voters have two choices. Vote for Mrs May and get a Form of Neo-Liberalism even more extreme than the EU doddering and somewhat slow to react variety. Neo-Liberalism is a Broad Church defined outside of the norms of a Social Democratic Ideal of the post-war consensus. Neo-Liberalism is one of the extreme Ideologies even more taboo to mention than Islamism or Zionism.

The Arch Neo-Liberal George Osbourne inflicted much pain on the British people with his ideological and Extreme form of Sadistic Austerity, even the IMF cautioned a less enthusiastic offering to what I call Queen TINA, She who must be obeyed.

TINA is Neo Liberalese for “There Is No Alternative”, That is true in the case of a Tory Neo-Liberal Brexit and instead of Remaining in the EU´s Neo-Liberal Stalinism, Instead, you would get with the Conservatives a  “General Francos” Version of Neo-Liberal Fascism. Out of the frying pan into the fire really.

Look This Diagram sets it out I think quite Clearly.

So Lets see what are the Salient points , the ideas and concerns that are Out there and relevant to our lives, The NHS, Bankers that are too big to jail, We were not all in the Austerity together, Tax Dodgers, Food Banks, The Fitness for work murders under Ian Duncan Smith, The Bedroom Tax, The Housing Crisis, Zero Hours Contracts. In short, The Massive Breach of the Social Contract, sealed in blood sweat and tears and written by the Post-War Labour Government as the answer to all the sacrifices of our parents and grandparents in Two World Wars.

You see we are not all in this together, not anymore.  With the Neo-Liberal Free Market Mayhem model, It prescribes pain, insecurity and Corporate Rights over Basic Human Rights. The same model in the EU but also the same model applied with devastating effect Globally by the Mega Corporations, who are above any nation’s laws. TTIP, ISDS, TISA, CETA. An alphabet soup of small print TRADE deals that take away your rights, lower your pay and ensure an unequal playing field on which Corporations can exploit workers both in terms of pay and conditions, A sort of Anti-Samaritans Charter that forces governments to look the other way and pass on the other side of the road.

The Social Democratic  Brexit which Jeremy Corbyn and Labour 2017 offer will re – instate a fair playing field and that is something which could not have been delivered within the EU. The rules of the EU make lots of unfair Trade practices compulsory so as to protect Global Corporate Interests. So We have a chance of a Social Democratic Brexit, Instead of the Conservative Neo-Liberal Hard Right Brexit.

In the last US election, they rejected Hilary Clinton, Their Theresa May. They could have had and wanted Bernie Sanders, Bernie was done down and demonised just as Jeremy Corbyn has been. The cheating and lies against Bernie and the Reaction against President Trump are Part of the same Neo-Liberal Establishment not wanting anyone to stand up for the Rights of the Citizens of Nation States. The EU Establishment and the Neo-Liberal British Establishment are, all the same, If you are poor they figure you will be obedient and as such we can just about be tolerated but only if we grovel and cower, they are not just happy for you to be poor they want to keep you poor and make you poorer, its called the race to the bottom.

This Meme sums it up The Sheriff of Nottingham (Neo-Liberal) or Robin Hood (Social Democracy)

"You Can´t Fatten the pig on market day", Mrs May Stays at Home #BBCDebate

Borrowing from Mr Crosby´s Swine analogy You Can´t Fatten the pig on market day“. I feel dear reader we should remind ourselves of some other Porcine Analogies. Firstly Mr Crosby will be aware that he can not make “a Silk Purse out of a Sows Ear“. Indeed it is unadvisable to think that one can put lipstick on this particular Pig, let alone transform its Ears into the necessary receptacle for Mrs Mays string of pearls. Our extant Sow, this present Candidate and her Presidential Campaign, shrieking “Two Legs Good and Four legs bad“,
And “casting all the pearls before the corporate swine” brings to mind the scene in S1Mone . 
Once the pressure of serving his creation reaches a breaking point for Viktor, he decides to ruin Simone’s career as an act of vengeance. Simone’s next film, I Am Pig, is her directorial debut and a tasteless treatment about zoophilia intended to disgust audiences, which not only fails to achieve the desired effect of audience alienation, but also serves to foster her credibility as a risk-taking, fearless and avant-garde artist. Taransky’s subsequent attempts to discredit Simone by having her drink, smoke and curse at public appearances and use politically incorrect statements similarly backfire, when the press instead begins to see her as refreshingly honest.”
That story Line, 

It seems is for the Movies In Real Life, Pork, it seems will be off the Menu and the Audience refuse to see the Silk Purse qualities in the  Avatar of the Wizard of 

Oz´s sub-par Sow.
Mr Crosby has been fattening the wrong Tory Pig for a very long time, The Substitute Pig he has presented to Market is below merchantable quality. This Lady is for Turning and This Turd is certainly not for polishing.



Salience, Relevance, Differentiation and The Polling 

points of salience The NHS, Fairness, Immigration & People, Brexit and an end to Austerity. Are the Relevant and Salient issues I get from the Data.
Applying An analysis with the lens of Lynton Crosby’s 4 Elements in Campaigning, Namely;
1. Salience, ( Is it out there)
2. Relevance ( Do the people Give a Shit?)
Is it personally Relevant?
3. Differentiation ( They say That Too.)
Political Differences, Wheres the change, why change?

4. The point of Sale Execution (WTF?)
(Making the Lies Stick, Connect the policies to the Party.

Crosby says “if in Doubt Believe in something”, if your losing 
then get someone else to do the Dirty work for you.

"you said you have always believed that banks should be publicly owned" ? The Battle For Number 10, Corbyn Banks and Money Creation?

Banks and Money, Peas in a pod you might think. Jeremy Paxman sneered at Mr Corbyn in the Battle For No 10

“a number of your other core beliefs do make it into this manifesto

don’t think about nationalizing the Royal Mail for example or the railways or energy companies or water companies

why not banks

some of our banks are

publicly owned as it is actually

you said you have always believed that banks should be publicly owned” ?

To Consider this let’s just think about what Money Does and What Banks do?

There are Four Generally Accepted Functions of Money.
Money Should Be a Unit Of Account,
Money Should Be a Means of Exchange 
Money Should Be a Store of Value 
Money Should Be a Measure of Value.
Most of the confusions of Money and its useful functions relates to confusing money with Wealth.
Bear this statement in Mind in the following.

Money and Goods Are Different
”Thus, clearly, money and goods are not the same thing but are, on the contrary,
exactly opposite things. Most confusion in economic thinking arises from failure to
recognize this fact. Goods are wealth which you have, while money is a claim on wealth which you do not have. Thus goods are an asset; money is a debt. If goods are wealth;money is not wealth, or negative wealth, or even anti-wealth. They always behave in opposite ways, just as they usually move in opposite directions. If the value of one goes up, the value of the other goes down, and in the same proportion.”
The Relationship Between Goods and Money Is Clear to Bankers
In the course of time the central fact of the developing economic system, the
relationship between goods and money, became clear, at least to bankers. Thisrelationship, the price system, depended upon five things: the supply and the demand for goods, the supply and the demand for money, and the speed of exchange between money and goods. An increase in three of these (demand for goods, supply of money, speed of circulation) would move the prices of goods up and the value of
money down. This inflation was objectionable to bankers, although desirable to producers and merchants.On the other hand, a decrease in the same three items would be deflationary and would please bankers, worry producers and merchants, and delight consumers (who obtained more goods for less money). The other factors worked in the opposite direction, so that an increase in them (supply of goods, demand for money, and slowness of circulation or exchange) would be deflationary.”

Banking and Money Quiz

Mr Corbyn’s Answer.

there are some
banks that are publicly owned we will be
promoting building societies
cooperatives and we will be promoting a
national investment bank which won’t be
a lending bank it will be an investment Bank and that is an important part
Paxman yet again Interrupting.
you believe in
a public ownership of commercial & retail banks


an important part of directing investment
in this country of the retail banks RBS
is largely publicly owned there is a
public stake in most of The other banks  them I was
Paxman Yelling.
I would 
Always  favour banks being in public
ownership you said that in 2013 


You Do?

well I did say that

But it doesn’t get into the
the manifesto does it?

Jeremy, again.
what we seem to
be struggling with here is an
understanding of a process that brings
about a manifesto  

No No What were struggling with is how much of this ( Brandishes manifesto)
Do you believe in?
well  I am
NOT a dictator that  represents  writes things to
tell people what to do this is a product
of a process in our party that’s why I
was elected leader of our party to give
a voice to the members and those who are
affiliated to our party.
well alright let’s take
another aspect of it, you say,.

 your freeze

benefits for three years you will now?

This Key Exchange talks about ownership of banks but importantly not about What Banks do. Banks create 97% of the nation’s money supply most people think the Government does that but it only creates 3% of the notes and coins in circulation the other 97% is left to the banks to create it does not come from the pre-existing store of people’s hard earned savings and earned investments. 

A more Sophisticated Model of the functions of money adds two further functions

The Basis of Credit:

A Standard of Postponed Payment:

That is money is an IOU.

This was a short and largely left un-commented exchange between Paxo and Jezzer.

We can usefully recall these words of Benjamin Franklin regarding Matters of Money as they relate to Political Economy.

In 1729 Benjamin Franklin wrote a pamphlet ´´A modest Enquiry into the nature and the necessity of a paper Currency.”
a modest enquiry,
”There is no Science, the Study of which is more useful and commendable than the Knowledge of the true Interest of one’s Country; and perhaps there is no Kind of Learning more abstruse and intricate, more difficult to acquire in any Degree of Perfection than This, and therefore none more generally neglected. Hence it is, that we every Day find Men in Conversation contending warmly on some Point in Politicks, which, altho’ it may nearly concern them both, neither of them understand any more than they do each other.
Thus much by way of Apology for this present Enquiry into the Nature and Necessity of a Paper Currency. And if any Thing I shall say, may be a Means of fixing a Subject that is now the chief Concern of my Countrymen, in a clearer Light, I shall have the Satisfaction of thinking my Time and Pains well employed.
To proceed, then,
There is a certain proportionate Quantity of Money requisite to carry on the Trade of a Country freely and currently; More than which would be of no Advantage in Trade, and Less, if much less, exceedingly detrimental to it.
This leads us to the following general Considerations.”

The Investment Bank Labour Proposes and some minor changes to the Bank Charter Act of 1844 will
make a huge difference to rebalancing the economy, this is the Political Reality of money that Neo-Liberal Voodoo economics does not want to be known or that most politicians and commentators are ignorant of. Mr Paxman I guess is one of those who are ignorant of this, I suspect Mr Corbyn is fully aware of these Issues as is the Shadow Chancellor John O´Donnell.

hidden subsidy for banks

Who controls the creation of new money?
Many people might answer ‘the state’ or the ‘central bank’. But the hard currency printed by the Bank of England only amounts to 3% of the money in circulation in Britain today.
The rest? It’s created and allocated by commercial banks in the form of digital money – the pixelated numbers you see on your phone or computer screen.
Banks have close to complete control over the supply of new money, as we and others have long pointed out.
But today the New Economics Foundation (NEF) and the Copenhagen Business School can reveal what this monopoly means in practice: an average annual banking bonus of £23bn.
The likes of HSBC, RBS and Barclays are literally making money from money.

Where does this subsidy come from?

First, a historical term: ‘seigniorage’.
The Green Party have dropped this policy from their 2015 Manifesto, Labour should seek to adopt it.


One of the hugely overlooked parts of Green Economic policy is the restoration of money creation to the Exchequers account this is a huge saving on the present privatised system which is one that has happened by default or stealth depending on your viewpoint.

Check out policy EC661 

The Green Party believes that, as the means of exchanging goods and services, the stock of money is a vital common resource which should be managed in the public interest. Yet only 3% of our money supply currently exists in the form of notes and coins issued by the Government or the Bank of England. 97% of the money circulating in the economy takes the form of credit that is created electronically by private banks through the accounting processes they follow when they make loans.  for an idea of the full extent of tax payer value of such a policy see.

 From 2002 to 2009, banks increased the amount of money in the UK by £1 trillion through lending (with every new loan creating new money). Because this money was created by banks, it’s the banks that get the benefit from it (in this case, the interest received on £1 trillion of additional loans).

If the government had created this money instead of the banks, taxpayers would have been able to pay up to £1 trillion fewer taxes: approximately £33,000 for every person who pays income tax over just 7 years.[1]

This popped up in my Facebook memories feed today? Curious that!

Roger Lewis shared a memory.
Just now · 

This initiative would go a long way to solving many problems in the world and could also see politics returning to something resembling one citizen one vote instead of 1 dollar one vote. I signed and hope others will read some of the Positive Money research and come to the same conclusion. It’s not a political issue in a party political Socialist Capitalist sense and all that old malarkey. it’s about making the playing field transparent and honest, frankly at the moment if you are neither a Corporation or a Government or a crony of two of those players your seat at the table is severely prejudiced by the highly biased banking model Corporations and Governments revel in as neither takes accountability and each blames the other meanwhile a revolving door between the two is very much in evidence if you take a look at post-Westminster careers and consultancy’s post-Westminster.The US is just as bad, for Americans there is the Institute of Public Finance google Ellen Brown.

read of 1 dollar one vote. I signed and hope others will read some of the Positive Money research and come to the same conclusion. It’s not a political issue in a party political Socialist Capitalist sense and all that old malarkey. it’s about making the playing field transparent and honest, frankly at the moment if you are neither a Corporation or a Government or a crony of two of those players your seat at the table is severely prejudiced by the highly biased banking model Corporations and Governments revel in as neither takes accountability and each blames the other meanwhile a revolving door between the two is very much in evidence if you take a look at post-Westminster careers and consultancy’s post-Westminster.The US is just as bad, for Americans there is the Institute of Public Finance google Ellen Brown.

Imagine a world without poverty. Imagine enough money for everyone and no debt. In the UK, the Bank Charter Act 1844 gave sole legal power to the Bank of England to issue bank notes and coins into the economy. Similar…

So We see that Banks Create Money at great expense to Taxpayers over and above the cost of bailing them out in 2008 and the heavy price we have paid in Austerity since.

Publicly owned or regional Banks that have the responsibility of providing the economy with its means of Exchange is all that is required.