New people’s party challenges UKIP

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It’s been an interesting couple of weeks in the UK. We’ve seen some of the world’s most powerful people get together to talk about something called ‘Inclusive’ Capitalism and we’ve seen UK politics turned upside down by an extremist party whose values could hardly be less inclusive.

From what I’ve seen and heard about the ‘Inclusive’ Capitalism event, it was more about how we save capitalism than people and planet. I’ve asked them if they would be interested in hearing from the non-powerful so we will see if they respond. Those of us involved in the Real Economy Lab, including Neal Lawson of Compass, feel we have quite a few suggestions about how our economics could become more inclusive.

Perhaps UKIP has done us all a favour by showing that emergent new parties can make a real difference to what’s seemed like a stale political life.

This article originally appeared on the Compass website. Read more…

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