The Curious Case of Policy EC661. The Greens and their Rightwards Shift from 2015 to 2017.

Hi I'm part of a group looking at Taxation Policy for the Green Party prior to the next election. A number of the group, including the Chairman, seem to be against changing monetary policy, and wish to retain debt money creation by private banks and some apparently believe austerity is a good thing. Would you be interested in getting involved. There is an online conference on 13th July. If you let me have your email address I'll send you details. My email is dmckchn@gmail.com
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David Malone Hmm? What's going on with them? Interested to find out more. I'll email you. Thanks.
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July 6, 2016 at 2:47pm
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Andy Blatchford Mostly the problem is a 'market monetarist' who used to work at the BoE & is pro austerity, unfortunately some of the arguments get into some quite wonkish economics and no disrespect to anyone not many there understand it. Myself being an MMTer (a few MMT types comment on your blog) I disagree with Positive Money on it's policy, not actually what they are saying. I am far more concerned though with that monetarist and the neoclassical rubbish he is putting out.
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July 6, 2016 at 8:23pm
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David McKechnie Thanks Andy. That puts things into some perspective
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July 6, 2016 at 9:19pm
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Andy Blatchford You may have noticed David that me and him don't actually see eye to eye 😀
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July 6, 2016 at 9:38pm
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David McKechnie Yes I had noticed. But given he opposes current Green Party policy, do we have to compromise with him. I think not, but he merely stops or at least slows down any progress we might make.
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July 7, 2016 at 1:03am
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Andy Blatchford I won't compromise with him at all and said so earlier in the tax & fiscal policy forum (check my post on article 123) There is no way I will back down on it.
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July 7, 2016 at 1:13am
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David McKechnie yes I've read your posts. As you say, it seems unlikely that you and Tim will agree. So how will matters be resolved, or will the arguments go on forever?
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July 7, 2016 at 3:27am
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Roger Lewis This is a huge concern Green Monetary policy was the reason I switched support from Labvour to Greens in 2015. http://letthemconfectsweeterlies.blogspot.se/.../paying... I did a blog at the time. I was talking about Monetary policy on Skype with David earlier, anyone who can make sure David is at least appointed Spokesperson on Economics and Public Finance for the next Elelction campaign should do so. Hopefully David will do well enough ijn the present election for the party to realise that A sound understanding of Money and debt and strong undrepinning for policies such as Basic Universal income are argued for from a sound understandfing of How the System of Political Economy actually works not the spun mythology of main stream political discourse.
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August 15, 2016 at 1:37pm
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David Malone Thanks for the endorsement Roger but lets see who else would be better qualified as spokesperson first.
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Roger Lewishttps://en.wikipedia.org/.../Green_Party_of_England_and... David both yourself and Shahrar 4 Deputy need to make sure that the gatekeeprs do not keep you from addressing the wider public. This Wikipedia Article on the green election is a case in point both you and shahrar and the other candidates other than Johnathan and Caroline should not hide your lights under a busshell when it comes to the wider public outside of the Green Cognesenti. Wikipedia is for life not just for the hustings, I would like to see the real policty differences illucidated in the wikipedia article , there is no analysis of the condcerns of the RON campaign, no analysis of the points which have been well recieved by the membership from the hustings. I am having some fun arguing the toss with one poor wikipedia editor but I would encourage you and Shahrar and the other candidates to get supporters to sihn up as wikipedia editors and add some sections to the article, its there for posterity and the issues should be stated and not sidelined by arbitrary rules sporadically applied.
The Green Party of England and Wales leadership election, 2016 will take place in 2016, with the campaign period taking place in July, and voting period in August. The results will be announced at the party's Autumn Conference from 2–4 September. The party has elections every two years for Leader an...
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