Wednesday, 4 April 2018

We Therefore Endorse

Sent on Saturday, these do not seem to have appeared in print anywhere, but there is time yet:

Dear Sir,

David Lindsay was born in 1977. He has correctly opposed every British military intervention of his adult lifetime, and every attempt to erode civil liberties. He opposes the United Kingdom’s poisonous relationship with Saudi Arabia and the other Gulf monarchies. He has offered to travel to Iran to seek the release of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe. He calls for the deportation of Altaf Hussain to stand trial in Pakistan.

David Lindsay demands a Coroner’s Inquest into the death of Dr David Kelly, the diversion of British funds from the “Free Syrian Police” and the White Helmets to the United Kingdom’s own emergency services, an action before the International Criminal Court against those who had brought slavery back to Libya, and an action before the High Court of Justiciary of Scotland inviting it to exercise its declaratory power against Tony Blair and his accomplices in the aggression against Iraq in 2003. 

David Lindsay opposes Donald Trump while understanding why people voted for him, and he does so on the grounds that led him to oppose Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama. On those same grounds, he would have opposed Hillary Clinton.

David Lindsay advocates a new British role in the world, based on a reorientation towards the BRICS countries. He seeks to integrate into the Belt and Road Initiative all four parts of the United Kingdom, all nine English regions, and all of the British Overseas Territories and Crown Dependencies.

David Lindsay calls for British withdrawal from NATO. NATO now commits Britain to the defence both of Turkish Islamists and of Eastern European neo-Nazis, and to the defence both of Trump’s America and of Erdogan’s Turkey as they edge closer and closer to war with each other.

David Lindsay would cancel Trident in favour of conventional defence, care for veterans, flood defences, and an “all of the above” energy policy.

And David Lindsay has long fought for the Rohingya, the Chagossians, the Dalits, the Dorje Shugden practitioners, the Russian and other ethnic minorities oppressed in the Baltic States, the ancient indigenous Christians of the Middle East and North Africa, and the Jews and Zoroastrians of Iran.

We therefore endorse the Independent parliamentary candidacy of David Lindsay at North West Durham, where he has been politically active for more than 20 years. The next General Election will result, either in another hung Parliament, or in a tiny overall majority. Please contact davidaslindsay@hotmail.com.

Yours faithfully,

Norman Bolton, Consett, County Durham
Matthew Franklin Cooper, machinist, Providence, Rhode Island, @HeavyAngloOrtho
Professor Charles A. Coulombe, Los Angeles, California, @RCCoulombe
Alan Davies, Editor of The Word (personal capacity), @wordnewspaper
James Draper, Lanchester, County Durham
Dr Philip M. Giraldi, Executive Director of the Council for the National Interest, Washington, D.C.; foreign policy advisor to the 2008 Presidential campaign of Ron Paul; former CIA counterterrorism specialist and military intelligence officer
Dr Leon Hadar, Chevy Chase, Maryland; Tel Aviv, Israel; Contributing Editor of The American Conservative; Commentator, Quillette; Washington Correspondent and Columnist, The Business Times, Singapore; foreign policy advisor to the 2008 Presidential campaign of Ron Paul; @leonhadar 
Nathan P. Origer, Pulaski County, Indiana
Michael Parker, Crook, County Durham, @Michael45759951
Ellena Plumb, Durham Stop the War (personal capacity)
Andrew Rabel, journalist, Melbourne, Victoria
John Wight, journalist and broadcaster, @JohnWight1
Jürgen Wolf, Toberonochy, Isle of Luing
Adam J. Young, Burnopfield, County Durham, @JustALocalSerf

And:

Dear Sir,

We call for the promised £350 million extra for the National Health Service to appear on the face of the legislation withdrawing the United Kingdom from the European Union. 

We warmly welcome the additional billion pound investment in jobs and services in Northern Ireland, and we call for Scotland, Wales, and each of the nine English regions to receive the same per capita as part of the application of Modern Monetary Theory, including the Land Value Tax.

We call for the Universal Basic Income, while continuing to campaign, through Modern Monetary Theory’s Jobs Guarantee, for full employment with the Living Wage, and thus for the bargaining power of the trade unions. 

We call for the reassertion of democratic political control over the Bank of England, including that the approval of the House of Commons be required for changes to interest rates, and for the assertion of democratic political control over the City of London, with a Glass-Steagall division between investment banking and retail banking, and with the closure of all tax havens under British jurisdiction.

We call for a reorientation towards the BRICS countries, including the integration into the Belt and Road Initiative of all four parts of the United Kingdom, of all nine English regions, and of all of the British Overseas Territories and Crown Dependencies.

And we call for supporters of economic equality to be elected to the City of London Corporation, to the States of Jersey, to the States of Guernsey, to Tynwald, and to the legislatures of the British Overseas Territories.

We therefore endorse the Independent parliamentary candidacy of David Lindsay at North West Durham, where he has been politically active for more than 20 years. The next General Election will result, either in another hung Parliament, or in a tiny overall majority. Please contact davidaslindsay@hotmail.com.

Yours faithfully,

James Draper, Lanchester, County Durham
Norman Bolton, Consett, County Durham
Matthew Franklin Cooper, machinist, Providence, Rhode Island, @HeavyAngloOrtho
Alan Davies, Editor of The Word (personal capacity), @wordnewspaper
David Malone, Scarborough, independent filmmaker, author of The Debt Generation, runner-up in the 2016 Green Party Leadership Election
Michael Parker, Crook, County Durham, @Michael45759951
Ellena Plumb, Durham
John Wight, journalist and broadcaster, @JohnWight1
Jürgen Wolf, Toberonochy, Isle of Luing

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