The Problem For All Political Parties Is Really To Do With Their Structures: Third Party Management Of Their Membership Is Just Like The Post War Old Fashioned Gatekeeping Of Class, Race, Age And Gender….(We Don’t Really Represent Everybody Properly)

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We need better representation of more people, more of the time. And when we create tools to help effect difference and change as well as the means to track and surveil all kinds of crime then we’ll understand that the problems of ethics and supply chain affect the environment that people try to do politics in as much as they affect Amazon or McDonalds workers.

All political parties have given over the management of their membership to third parties and in that space, instead of balance across, class, gender, race and age, work against representation and democracy we have toxic workplaces where data and social media become weapons of social destructiveness.

When the data that should be connected to living relationships in real communities is disconnected from a sense that voting is precious, membership of a political party and representation is sacred, then anything can happen in society. We can go back in time, women can become chattels, Windrush can happen, the labour party can be infiltrated by alt right, far right racists as, of course can the conservative party, the countryside alliance and the Brexit company.

The whole contracting out of membership management has enabled old fashioned structures, old fashioned hierarchies of network and privilege to fester and continue inside and outside parliament and are taking us back to a time of feudal privilege, servitude and social stasis.

Consider all the so-called countryside lobbies that have arisen over the last twenty years that have become quite rich but don’t appear in the 2018 House of Commons Library Membership of Political parties study.  Their income for 2017-2018 was around 4.6 million pounds.

Membership of UK Political parties

Panorama’s attempt 10th July to understand labour’s antisemitism was superficial because of this.

To really understand how you tackle antisemitism you need to understand how controls by third parties over the media, over segmentation of data impacts how politicians and political parties have no real control over the environment they live and work in who can manipulate the things good people believe are theirs by rights, such as the never again holocaust continuing settlement in our economy and human rights.

Membership data, how that data becomes ‘an asset’ rather than something of human value to be grown and developed in a real way is at the heart of all of these problems.

Most of the people interviewed in the programme seemed to be people at the beginning of their careers: the problem is that young people with qualifications are taken into these hostile, performative contracted out environments and they don’t have the knowledge or experience to understand that politics is being constructed and played by markets in data and communications that noone can access, break up or make accountable.

I think that the anti semitic, the Windrush, the social class and mobility issues facing the political parties are more to do with the same kind of cambridge analytican shutdown of democracy we’ve seen in the last few years, where the education, participation and representation have been turned into mercenary weapons.

Trumped!

It’s time we turned these weapons and toxic workplaces into tools and take control of the neighbourhood in the city, in the country so that a more honest, kind, generous and hopeful connection with jewish (and the rest of our extremely diverse country, see below):

data-tech-companies

When you consider everyone who lives in the UK and the massive cultural, economic and social potential of these people, it’s quite clear that the labour party needs to change but in a way that all parties need to change. Here’s the beginning of the real UK:

United Kingdom 53,923,642 56,254,898 British people; Cornish people, English people, Manx people, Northern Irish people, Scottish people, Welsh people

Jewish 440, 000 people of jewish origin in the UK

South Africans and people of South African descent 1,000,000 South Africans in the UK

India 467,634 and people of Indian descent in the UK

Poland 703,050 Poles and people of polish descent in the UK

Pakistan 540,495 Pakistanis and people of Pakistani descent in the UK

Republic of Ireland 503,288 Irish and people of Irish descent in the UK

Germany 322,220  people of German descent in the UK

Bangladesh 230,143  people of Bangladeshi origin in the UK

Nigeria 216,268  people of Nigerian origin in the UK

United States 212,150 people of American origin in the UK

China 182,628  people of Chinese origin  in the UK

Jamaica 800, 000 people of Jamaican origin in the UK

Italy 151,790 people of Italian origin in the UK

Kenya 151,073 people of Kenyan in the UK

France 149,872 people of French origin in the UK

Philippines 139,570 people of Philippine origin in the UK

Sri Lanka 138,752 people of Sri Lankan origin in the UK

Australia 135,786 people of Australian origin in the UK

Zimbabwe 132,942 Zimbabwean origin in the UK

Hong Kong 119,990 people of Hong Kong orgin in the UK

Lithuania 116,861 people of  Lithuanian origin in the UK

Somalia 110,775  people of Somali origin in the UK

Ghana 102,837 people of Ghanaian origin in the UK

Turkey 100,956  people of Turkish origin in the UK

Portugal 98,967 people of Portuguese origin in the UK

Spain 91,179  people of Spanish origin in the UK

Iran 91,087  people of Iranian origin in the UK

Romania 89,402 people of Romanian origin in the UK

Canada 86,415  people of Canadian origin in the UK

Cyprus 84,815 people of Cypriot origin in the UK

Iraq 80,939  people of Iraqi origin in the UK

Malaysia 75,182  people of Malaysian origin in the UK

Netherlands 68,489 people of  dutch origin in the UK

Afghanistan 68,256 people of Afghan origin in the UK

Slovakia 67,781 people of Slovak origin in the UK

New Zealand 67,276 people of New Zealand in the UK

Latvia 66,046 people of Latvian origin in the UK

Uganda 65,447 people of Ugandan origin in the UK

Hungary 56,166  people of Hungarian origin in the UK

Brazil 56,055 people of Brazilian origin in the UK

Nepal 54,695 people of Nepali origin in the UK

Bulgaria 51,875  people of Bulgarian origin in the UK

Thailand 47,389 people of Thai origin in the UK

Singapore 45,351 people of Singaporeans origin in the UK

Mauritius 45,123 people of Mauritian origin in the UK

Russia 42,491  people of Russian origin in the UK

Czech Republic 41,605  people of Czech origin in the UK

Japan 40,127 people of Japanese origin in the UK

Greece 39,700 people of Greek origin in the UK

Tanzania 38,691 people of Tanzanian origin in the UK

Saudi Arabia 36,148 people of Saud origin in the UK

Sweden 35,055 people of Swede origin in the UK

Egypt 33,686  people of Egyptian origin in the UK

Vietnam 32,429 people of Vietnamese origin in the UK

Malta 31,758 people of Maltese origin in the UK

Zambia 30,897 people of Zambian origin in the UK

Belgium 29,142 people of Belgian origin in the UK

Colombia 27,691  people of Colombian origin in the UK

Algeria 26,826  people of Algerian in the UK

Trinidad and Tobago 25,364 people of Trinidad and Tobago in the UK

Sierra Leone 25,281 people of Sierra Leoneans origin in the UK

Denmark 24,972 people of Danish origin in the UK

Morocco 23,519  people of Moroccan origin in the UK

Guyana 23,458  people of Guyanese in the UK

Ukraine 23,414 people of Ukrainians origin in the UK

Austria 19,503 people of Austrian origin  in the UK

Switzerland 21,458 people of Swiss origin in the UK

Democratic Republic of the Congo 20,971 people in the UK

Barbados 20,271 people of Barbadian origin in the UK

Sudan 10,671 people of Sudanese origin in the UK

Yemen 19,405 people of Yemeni origin in the UK

Eritrea 19,031 people of Eritrean origin in the UK

North Korea 18,697 people of North Korean origin in the UK

Norway 18,236 people of Norwegian origin in the UK

Malawi 17,871 people of Norwegian origin in the UK

Libya 17,684 people of Libyan origin in the UK

Lebanon 17,128  people of Lebanese origin in the UK

Ethiopia 16,654 people of Ethiopian origin in the UK

Angola 15,712 people of Angolan origin in the UK

Albania 14,688 people of Albanian origin in the UK

Finland 14,325 people of Finnish origin in the UK

Kuwait 14,054 people of Kuwait originally in the UK

Burma (Myanmar) 13,064 people of Myanmar in the UK

United Arab Emirates 12,314 people of UAE origin in the UK

Gambia 12,194 people of Gambian origin in the UK

Gibraltar 11,955 people of Gibraltan origin in the UK

Argentina 11,339 people of Argentinian origin in the UK

Cameroon 11,009 people of Cameroon origin in the UK

Mexico 10,502  people of Mexican origin in the UK

Indonesia 10,344 people of Indonesian origin in the UK

Grenada 10,009  people of Grenadian origin in the UK

Syria 9,950 people of Syrian origin in the UK

Saint Lucia 9,836 people of Saint Lucian origin in the UK

Venezuela 9,834 people of Venezuelan origin in the UK

Congo 9,561 people of DRC origin in the UK

Ecuador 9,422 people of Ecuadorian origin in the UK

Estonia 9,361 people of Estonian origin in the UK

Croatia  9,029 people of Croatian origin in the UK

Serbia 31,244 people of Serbian origin in the UK

Ivory Coast (Côte d’Ivoire) 8,535 people of Ivory origin in the UK

Bosnia-Herzegovina 8,469 people of Bosnian origin in the UK

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 8,008 people of Saint Vincent and Grenadinian origin in the UK

Montserrat 7,828 people of Montserrat origin in the UK

Peru 7,787 people of Peruvian origin in the UK

Chile 7,673 Chilean origin in the UK

Dominica 6,851 people of Dominican origin in the UK

South Korea 6,767 people of  South Korean in the UK

Fiji 6,754 people of Fijians origin in the UK

Tunisia 6,606 people of Tunisian origin in the UK

Mozambique 6,368  people of Mozambican origin in the UK

Jordan 6,321 people of Jordanian origin in the UK

Bahrain 6,261 people of Bahrain origin in the UK

Saint Kitts and Nevis 6,067 people of Saint Kitts and Nevis in the UK

Brunei 5,731 people of Brunei origin in the UK

Kazakhstan 5,432 people of Kazakhstan in the UK

Burundi 4,820 people of Burundian origin in the UK

Rwanda 4,781 people of Rwandan origin in the UK

Belarus 4,734 people of Belarusian origin in the UK

Bermuda 4,602 people of Bermuda origin in the UK

Bolivia 4,046 people of Bolivian origin in the UK

Antigua and Barbuda 3,995 people of Antiguan origin in the UK

Seychelles 3,878 people of Seychelle origin in the UK

Liberia  3,844 people of Liberian origin in the UK

Botswana 3,513 people of Botswanan origin in the UK

Oman 3,432 people of Oman origin in the UK

Moldova 3,417 people of Moldovan origin in the UK

Georgia 3,388 people of Georgian origin in the UK

Macedonia 3,170 people of Macedonian origin in the UK

Azerbaijan 3,126  people of Azerbaijan origin

Saint Helena  2,917 people of Saint Helenan origin   in the UK

Uzbekistan  2,864 people of Uzbekistan origin in the UK

Qatar 2,706 people of Qatar origin in the UK

Cuba 2,665 people of Cuban origin in the UK

Namibia 2,649 people of Namibian origin in the UK

Guinea-Bissau 2,572 people of Ginea Bissau origin in the UK

Guinea 2,529 people of Guinean origin in the UK

Slovenia  2,298 people of Slovenian origin in the UK

Iceland 2,225 people of Icelandic origin in the UK

Senegal 2,135 people of Senegalese origin in the UK

Luxembourg 2,092 people of Luxembourg in the UK

Bahamas 2,071 people of Bahaman origin in the UK

East Timor 1 2,008  people of Timor origin in the UK

Mongolia 1,821 people of Mongolian origin in the UK

Armenia 1,790  people of Armenians origin in the UK

Togo 1,743 people of Togo origin in the UK

Swaziland 1,596 people of Swaziland in the UK

Dominican Republic 1,485 people of Dominican origin in the UK

Uruguay 1,472 people of uraguayan origin in the UK

Belize 1,45 people of Belizean origin in the UK

Cambodia  1,304 people  of Cambodian origin in the UK

Cape Verde  1,279 people of Cape Verde origin in the UK

Papua New Guinea  1,199 in the UK people of New Guinean origin

 

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