Scotland’s would-be supreme leader, Ruth Davidson thinks it’s time to reboot capitalism. Like Pinochet and Perón before her she dreams of a friendlier capitalism. It’s just more politics in khaki.
Ireland is perhaps the only EU member as preoccupied with Brexit as Britain. Much of the Irish economy is dependent on trade with the United Kingdom and so the Irish government is looking for solutions to the increasingly likely worst case scenario.
The idea is that we scrap the entire benefits system and give everyone – regardless of their income – a basic annual minimum in cash. In multiple studies the basic income trials have had incredible results.
In both Britain and the United States the origins of the present crisis too can be traced back to the 2008 global economic catastrophe and serious structural flaws within our liberal democracies.
This is an establishment civil war that has exposed the reality that the contending parties of our liberal democracies are but opposing factions of the ruling élite, and that there exists within each party conflicting elements of that same governing cadre.
Two years later and it would seem to be the case that Scotland has experienced an economic miracle without anyone noticing. Scotland, it would appear from reading the British media, is more than capable of either carving out an agreement by which we can remain in both unions or going it alone.
Outwith the common market the UK now faces both a tariff wall to Europe – making our exports about ten percent more expensive abroad – and a devalued pound – making what we import more costly.
Brexiteers have imagined that this success has something to do with the magic and romance of London, that the tourist haunts of Buckingham Palace and Tower Bridge have acted as a money tree attracting astronomical sums of money to Britain.