The voice for global solutions in parliament

Welcome to Simpol's UK campaign!

Simpol invites citizens around the world to use their votes in a powerful new way to encourage governments to cooperate to solve global problems - problems like global warming, financial market regulation, environmental destruction, war, and social injustice.

Cooperation among governments is essential because these problems cross national boundaries, and because competition to attract investment and jobs means that any government that moved first would make its economy uncompetitive, leading to inflation, unemployment, or even economic collapse. To solve global problems, governments must act together. If all governments act together, simultaneously, everyone wins. But while they fail to cooperate, it's the markets that continue to run politics - not we, the people.

By supporting Simpol you are driving governments to cooperate. You are telling politicians that you’ll be giving strong voting preference at all future national elections to politicians who have signed the Simpol Pledge to the probable exclusion of those who haven’t.

With many parliamentary seats, and even entire elections, hanging on a relatively low number of votes, even a relatively small block of Simpol supporters can make it in the vital interests of politicians to sign the Pledge – a process leading to the implementation of a range of measures to solve global problems.

This is the simple mechanism Simpol supporters use to advance the cause of global justice. It's the simple mechanism we're using to take politics back. And it works. Thanks to our supporters, these politicians already support the campaign.

So, please act now by signing the Simpol Petition

Simpol's approach is peaceful, open, democratic, and it's free. By supporting Simpol, you gain the opportunity to

  • contribute, if you wish, to the formulation of specific policies to solve global problems, and
  • you join with others to use your vote in a new and effective way to drive the politicians of all parties and countries to implement those policies.

By signing the Simpol Petition, you're make yourself a part of the global political solution!

2015 Simpol Election Campaign - summary

See the list of Simpol-pledged MPs and the MP infographic here.

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Jonathan Edwards MP signs the Pledge

Jonathan Edwards MP

We're delighted to announce that Plaid Cymru MP for Carmarthen East & Dinefwr, Jonathan Edwards, has signed the Simpol Pledge, bringing the total of Simpol-pledged MPs to 30. 

Please sign the Petition now. This allows us to inform your MP that you'll be giving strong preference at future national elections to politicians who have signed the Pledge, to the probable exclusion of those who haven't. In this way, we're driving politicians towards solving global problems.

These Days, ALL Nations are Tax Havens

Is it just Panama and a few other countries? Simpol founder John Bunzl argues in his latest blog on HuffPost that today just about all nations are tax havens. The problem of tax havens has a lesser-known but far bigger brother: tax competition. Both are systemic problems - not ones to be fixed merely by more transparency. Check it out here.

Post-Paris, Green vs. Competitive hasn't gone away

In this article on the Huffington Post, Simpol's founder John Bunzl teams up with climate activist David Saddington to explain why Green Capitalism won't be enough to impact climate change, and why only deeper international cooperation of the kind Simpol calls for can suffice. 

John Bunzl at TEDx Berlin

Fracking: Are Environmentalists Missing the Point?

In this article on the Huffington Post, Simpol's founder, John Bunzl, suggests environmentalists are yet to see how the 'hidden hand' of destructive international competition is the real driver behind the spread of fracking across the globe, so calling in to question existing NGO strategies.

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