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The list of ideas below are the ONLY way this nation will survive and prosper through the Second Great Depression that is about to hit hard ;
1) The EU costs the UK 150 billion a year in direct subsidies and associated costs eg regulation - we must withdraw from the EU. Money saved from the EU must go into projects to build new coal mines, nuclear power plants and renewable energy projects in the UK along with massive public work schemes such as reopening the canal networks for freight and tax incentives used to shift goods from roads onto canals and railways.
2) We must scrap the entire Servile State - this means dismantling the race relations industry, the entire diversity industry, removing race relations cases from industrial tribunals and also ensuring all political correctness in public institutions is scrapped. All non-essential spending of public money on the servile state must be stopped.
3) Ban all immigration, scrap all legal fees and costs associated with legal cases related to immigration by ensuring that deportation is imposed. Legal aid to to be withdrawn for all immigation, asylum and associated legal cases eg translation costs. This will save hundreds of millions of pounds a year. All foreign prisoners to be deported, no amnesties to be imposed for illegals and the British army to be withdrawn from Iraq and Afghanistan and re-deployed to assist in the arrest, deportation and removal process of those illegaly in our nation. The British army to defend British borders and fight terrorism in the UK.
4) No more money to be given to the banks.
5) Banks already given tax payers money to be placed under the control of a National Bank of Reconstruction. This will be a bank whose money, assets and equity will be used to invest in national infrastructure projects such as renovating the railways, opening the canal networks and investing in atomic energy plants and renewable energy projects.
6) Prisoners to be tagged and deployed on public works schemes such as building the integrated canal network and renovating and upgrading the railways. They will be given training on the job and paid a small wage that will be used either to assist their families or to pay compensation to their victims.
7) Business taxes to be cut to around 15 % so as to allow business to be free of the tax burden at the same time as workers wages are raised by raising the minimum wage.
8) The minimum wage to be raised so as to allow workers to be able to live above the level of inflation - this extra money will be able to be used by workers to purchase commodities thereby supporting British companies.
9) Tariffs to be imposed on goods and products from China etc so as to allow British industries to be supported. If the British industries produce their goods in China but pay taxes in the UK, then tariffs will not be imposed.
10)Those British companies that employ British workers in Britain and produce British goods in Britain should pay a lower tax rate of around 5 % so as to encourage inner investment into the UK.
11) Lower rates of business and corporation tax to be imposed until the depression is over.
12) As inflation rises so must benefit payments to claimants. Public spending must be cut by dismantling political correctness, subsidies for the bankers and the servile state, not by cutting welfare payments for the unemployed.
13) Massive reform of personal taxation so that the rich pay a higher tax burden in relation to their personal income. Laws to be passed to prohibit bankers and directors of companies from claiming bonuses when the company is cutting pension payments or is claiming public assistance.
14) The removal of pensions assets from companies to be made a crime and those who have doe so in the past to face a court and their personal assets to be removed and used to fund the pensions of those who have lost out to the asset strippers.
15) The national bank of reconstruction to buy up all essential industries that are regarded as important to the national interest and that are struggling. The national bank to start to issue compulsory purchase orders against those industries that are essential to creating an integrated transport, energy and industrial base for Britain.
In the era of Peak Oil the new industrial base of the future will be based on Durable Commodities, eg goods that are designed to last a long time and which are designed to be repaired. This Durable Industries is in direct opposition to Consumerism , which is based on cheap goods that are designed to have short life spans and that are not designed to be easily repaired. In an age of resource scarcity the fridges, cars and TV's we use will have to be taken care of and repaired - and this is the basis of the future of industrial development in the future.
Along with this we require localised energy production systems based on renewable energy in order to create the Renewable Energy Economy that will replace the present petro-dollar recycling system based on fractional reserve banking.
We also require government to work with big business to build a slew of new nuclear reactors to enable us to bridge the supply gap as the renewable energy systems come on stream.
All internal DOMESTIC supply of energy for the UK must be based on local renewable energy production systems based on wind, solar, wave, hydro-electric, geo-thermal etc etc which supplies all our internal domestic energy needs for housing etc whilst the nuclear power systems must be used to supply industry and business. Contracts must be signed with business to guarantee long term energy supplies to business at a low cost so as to ensure the initial investment is not damaged by competition in the future.
At the same time we must also invest in reopening the coal mines and building coal processing plants next door to the mines so that the coal can be used for energy production. The harmful by products of the coal to energy process can be sequestered in the empty oil fields of the North Sea.
Coal will not be used for domestic energy needs, as that will be supplied by renewable energy systems locally organised and run, but will be used to supply business.
The export of British energy surplus will be the backbone of our future national economy.
Once we have in place the renewable energy systems for domestic use the excess energy we create can be sold to Europe and the rest of the world, and this income will bcome the main income for the UK in the 21st century.
In the peak oil era it will not be gold or the dollar that will be the basis of the future economics, but simply energy.
With the cheap energy systems we have created we will be able to sell our durable goods to all other nations across the world, as the main costs in the peak oil era of industry will be energy costs involved in the processing of raw materials and manufacture of goods.
The nation that puts in place the renewable energy systems for domestic supply of energy and efficient energy systems for industry will be the most productive nation on the planet in relation to the manufacture of goods - therefore because we will be able to use cheap energy to produce durable goods , the British industrial model will replace China and India in the 21st century - simply because they rely on oil to manufacture their goods and because they produce consumer goods that will increase in price as the resources used to produce those good rise ever higher in price as the resources grow scarcer.
British agricultural systems must be changed to be based on national self sufficiency, whilst the waters of the UK must be used for more sustainable fishing and other sea based agriculture.
Massive offshore wind and wave plants must be deployed to reap the renewable energy of sea and wind power off the coast of the UK. This will involve floating platforms that be linked with fisheries and other environmental projects.
The British Navy must be used to defend our waters and ensure that non-UK boats are not allowed to enter UK waters.
Our seas are our seas and our fisheries are our fisheries, not the EU's.
Tuesday, 30 December 2008
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Pretty Much agree with it all, I'm going to reproduce it on my site and link to you.
Nice work, Lee. Desperate times require drastic action, but this is exactly what we need.
Pretty much agree. BUT the issues surrounding energy production and competition from other countries will be enormous in the coming years and most countries in Europe will not be twiddling their thumbs whilst we build up energy resources for export, they will be further developing their own.
Also on point 9 I am not sure why you feel British companies which pay tax here but who produce goods in China for import should be excluded entirely from tariffs. In many cases (not all) they need to be encouraged to bring production back to Britain.
An excellent analysis, Lee
As a Chemical Engineer, I find a resonance with much of the article. I think the feasibility of renewable energy has to be evaluated closely but the re-opening of the coal mines is an essential way forward, if Britain is not to be held to ransom by the likes of Russia, over natural gas supplies.
Certainly the demolition of successive governmental hollowing out of (once) Great Britain is priority.
In addition, I suggest Common Purpose should be made a treasonable offence and all its operatives summarily dismissed from office.
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