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Now available for download Pig’s Ear first album A Silk Purse

We are excited to be bringing Pig’s Ear’s folk music to a wider audience with downloads now available on bandcamp.com. It’s ‘pay as you feel’ and all proceeds from sales go back into the Grant Rule Trust. The album ‘A Silk … Continue reading

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The Rise and Fall of Liberal Capitalism

Contrary to what those of us on the Left are prone to thinking, liberal capitalism is not a many-headed monster spreading a black stain of poverty and death across the planet. No, really. It isn’t. So much has been achieved … Continue reading

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Winning the war, losing the peace?

I was born in 1955, into a world where we believed fascism had just been defeated. Britain and its allies had just fought a war against Nazi Germany; Hitler was dead. Fascism was dead. But it wasn’t. It just went … Continue reading

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Survival Is Not Compulsory – Why I Joined the Green Party

Sue Rule shares her personal political stance and explains how she arrived at it. I find it sobering, not to say somewhat depressing, to find the Green Party still portrayed as the ones with the wacky, impractical ideas. In fact, it … Continue reading

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Why We Can’t Afford Austerity

Why are the Tories pursuing a policy of austerity when it isn’t working, never can work, and succeeds only in destroying everything that is good about British society? I think its basically because it’s the only idea they have. They … Continue reading

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A Personal Message to the Labour Party

The Grant Rule Trust works with people of all political persuasions and none to cultivate inclusive communities. However, political leadership and strategy has a huge influence on uniting or dividing communities. This is why I believe the Labour strategy for the next … Continue reading

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Vote with your wallet

Problem: We think that ballot papers enfranchise the populous. In the UK, we have our say once every five years, we don’t get what we vote for, and continue our dissatisfaction with the system and living under bad policies for … Continue reading

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Reality vs Economics

Listening to the Today programme this morning, it suddenly occurred to me that somewhere along the line, “reality” has become synonymous with “economics”. People who advocate austerity etc. talk about being “realistic”. I believe they are being anything but “realistic”. … Continue reading

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St Clares Manifesto

Premise: Party politics is no longer fit for purpose. As the home of the “Mother of Parliaments”, Britain should re-invent democratic government for the 21st Century. How? Principle : Vote for policies, not parties. The level of political disengagement in … Continue reading

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What is balanced power?

Grant was firmly of the opinion that the ‘5 Capitals’ model represented a far more accurate and constructive way of thinking about economic power and the true nature of wealth. The model states that wealth is comprised of 5 capitals: … Continue reading

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