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Disappointed with political parties

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I have been following election coverage and must say I am very disappointed that no party as yet has said anything about reforming our money system.

So long as private bankers are allowed to create and control the money-supply through their debt-based money-system the vast majority of us will continue to remain paupers.

It was the late Canadian politician and money-reform campaigner Gerald McGeer (1888-1947) who once asked; “Can you tell me why a government with power to create money should give that power away to a private monopoly, and then borrow that which parliament can create itself, to the point of national bankruptcy?” Gerald McGeer’s question is the question we should all be asking our prospective parliamentary candidates.

Some 200 years ago Napoleon Bonaparte, Emperor of France said; “When a government is dependent upon bankers for money, they and not the leaders of the government control the situation, since the hand that gives is above the hand that takes.

Money has no motherland; financiers are without patriotism and without decency; their sole object is gain.” The financiers have held the whip-hand over sovereign governments and consequently the majority of us for far too long. Radical change is desperately needed. Further information can be found on the Positive Money Website.

J Clift, Shrewsbury

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