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Why we need to help in Sleaford and North Hykeham

Sleaford campaigning Okay,  it’s true I enjoy elections! I get a buzz, enjoy the friendships made and love the campaign. Every election has a different vibe, atmosphere – much set by the tone and timing of the campaign and much set by the candidate & campaign manager. I started with Brent East and have a string of by-elections under my activist belt – Leicester South, Bromley and Chislehurst, Ealing Southall, Henley, Norwich North, Oldham East and Saddleworth, Croydon North, Eastleigh, Rochester and Strood, Witney, Richmond Park and now I will be helping Sleaford and North Hykeham.

I don’t pick and choose my elections – in many respects none of us do. They occur and time and travel permitting we go. But there is a small outstanding issue it seems to me. People make a judgement based on their perceptions. They sit and home and become a specialist results predictor – who will win and who will lose.

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  • Joe Bourke
    Peter Martin, this is from the Govenor of the Bof E https://www.theguardian.com/business/2021/oct/18/bank-of-england-inflation-bailey-interest-rates-energy-p...
  • Peter Martin
    "Job guarantees require the creation of jobs that would not otherwise be done in the private or public sector were it not for the job guarantee program." ...
  • Peter Martin
    @ Joe, "The central bank does not create economic conditions, it reacts to them. ........... Long-term rates were bid down by buyers after the crisis in...
  • Joe Bourke
    Michael BG, the answer is no. Job guarantees are unlikely to increase GDP when unemployment is at 4%. It is more likely that the negative multipliers that Dr...
  • Michael BG
    Joe Bourke, (cont.) If demand can’t increase because people have too much debt then the government needs to spend into the economy and this extra demand wi...