MATTERS IN THE AIR’
On Wednesday 5th November the Global Table will decamp to Runnymede for a Press Conference/ Launch under the 2500 year old Ankerwycke Tree: followed by a buffet lunch at Runnymede River Hotel. COST AND SPACE LIMIT the NUMBERS so please apply via Peter Challen <email@example.com> if you wish to attend and receive details – a REPLY FORM which you may attach to your email is included in the launch pack below, which also includes details of how to pay the £25 launch donation. See 2015_Constitutionalists_UK_Constitution and its ‘principled pragmatism’ and http://2015constitutionalists.uk.
Here you may download the LAUNCH PACK, which is a series of PDFs: AN INVITATION FROM 2015 CONSTITUTIONALISTS UK • THE ANKERWYCKE CHALLENGE: WED 5TH NOV 2014 • THE ANKERWYCKE YEW • PRESS LAUNCH RUNNING ORDER • map1 • map2 • REPLY FORM FOR 2015 CONSTITUTIONALISTS UK LAUNCH
Daily Pickings on the Critical Thinking website OF 1st November 2014 may be useful to send to people as additional explanation of the rationale behind the 2015 Constitutionalists Charter: http://freecriticalthinking.org/daily-pickings/1154-antidote-to-corruption
Peter Challen’s invitation says:
NO LONDON GLOBAL TABLE AT SES ON NOV 5th. You are invited to the Launch of The 2015 Constitutionalists UK, Under the Ankerwycke Tree at Runnymede, Witness to the signing of the Magna Carta in 1215, £25 per head: Wednesday 5th November sees the launch of a movement dedicated to winning a General Election within the next 5 years, not to form a government, but to form a Constitutional Parliament. This Parliament of Independent MPs will proceed to carry out a root & branch reform of the political system including the immediate replacement of the House of Lords as a Constitutional Parliament. The process is simple.
A Constitutional Parliament, having the authority of the people, enacts legislation to form itself as both a standing constitutional convention and a constitutional court. It will proceed to write a constitution based on the principles that can be found in its Charter at http://www.2015constitutionalists.uk
Our General Election campaigns will be devoted to initiating and sustaining a national dialogue with the British People on the principles and the issues in moving from our current system to one where power is accountable. This is what a written constitution means and why politicians shy away from it. It is not a panacea but 100 times better than that which governs us now.
While this is underway, a government is needed to run the country. The problem is how to get a government fit for purpose. Presently there are profound and unresolved political issues such as dealing with the fallout of the Scottish Referendum, the European Union stuck between a confederal and federal system, no consensus anywhere on what’s next for the economy and the shocking and disabling inequalities. The political parties are convulsed and without leadership.
The political parties need to regroup. One sign of this happening is the resurrection this week of the Whig party. The best opportunity for the current political classes is for the 2015 Constitutionalists UK to win a General Election. A competent government can be elected from this regrouping all the while operating under, and accountable to, a Constitutional Parliament. Ambitious?-Yes Feasible?-Yes Legal?-Yes- Practical?-Yes Needed ?- Yes
Please read the LAUNCH pack (linked above). Cancel your appointments next Wednesday 5th November and come to Runnymede! Let’s Use the system, to become the system, to change the system. Reply to: Rev Peter Challen <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Meanwhile the PUTNEY DEBATES are in process. Visit http://thenewputneydebates.wordpress.com/programme/ This series offers many opportunities TO DEVELOP AND COMMUNICATE OUR MODELS OF THE POLITICAL ECONOMY under the catch-phrase ‘Using the system, to become the system, to change the system’
THE CONSTANT REMINDER…….
Our STRATEGY is to seek ways to communicate the quintessential significance of :
– LAND: The economic rent of all nature provided resources to be the source of public revenue – thus undermining the false rentier economy :
– MONEY: The currency of society is to be issued on behalf of the people of that society interest free [given agreed transaction costs] as a trust-based public utility – ending commercial profiteering :
– A BASIC MEANS OF LIVELIHOOD for all. A well-being & security provision in the form of a minimum safe living income is to be sourced for every citizen as of right—unconditionally. This replaces the costly current means-testing bureaucratic arm of the state :
– CORPORATE PERSONHOOD – challenging this dangerous legal fiction and its power over people.
Our TACTICS are considered week after week at the London Global Table and can be found on <http://wwwccmj.org/wp>