Welcome to Simpol's UK campaign!
What Simpol is, and how it works:
The Simultaneous Policy (Simpol) campaign invites citizens in the UK, and citizens around the world, to use our votes in a powerful new way to encourage politicians to solve global problems like global warming, financial market regulation, environmental destruction, war, and social injustice.
Simpol offers a way to solve today’s global problems; problems individual governments cannot resolve by acting alone.
That’s because these problems transcend national boundaries, and because competition between governments to attract investment and jobs means that any government acting alone to solve them could effectively make its country economically uncompetitive, leading to inflation, unemployment, or even economic collapse.
Simpol aims to break the vicious circle governments find themselves in by encouraging people around the world to use their votes in a completely new way to oblige politicians and governments to cooperate globally in implementing appropriate policies simultaneously for the good of all.
Only by implementing policies simultaneously can our problems be resolved in a way that no nation, corporation, or citizen loses out. If all nations act together, everybody wins.
Simultaneous implementation would ensure that no country became uncompetitive as a result of pursuing policies that were right for the planet and which embodied people's higher aspirations. But politicians will not act together globally unless we make them!
So, please act now by signing the Simpol Petition
which costs you nothing.
By supporting Simpol you are telling politicians that you’ll be voting in future national elections for ANY candidate, within reason, who has signed the Pledge; a declaration of support for a process leading to the simultaneous implementation of a range of policies to solve global problems. Or, if you have a party preference, your support signifies you want your preferred party to make that Pledge.
In that way, you still retain the ultimate right to vote as you please. But you are also clearly indicating to politicians that you’ll be giving strong preference to those who have signed the Pledge, to the probable exclusion of those who haven’t. With many parliamentary seats, and even entire national elections, hanging on a relatively low number of votes, even a relatively small number of Simpol supporters can make it in the vital interests of politicians to sign the Pledge. This is the simple mechanism supporters use to advance their cause.
And it works! Thanks to our supporters, these Members of Parliament have signed the Pledge. But we need more! And for that, we need you!
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.