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We are happy to chat about the FJP - just drop us an email and we will sort something out.
Does the FJP really exist?
No - but it would be nice if it did!
Some of us have been trying to reform the Labour Party for over 50 years - we are obviously slow learners!
The Labour Party will always be a party of the establishment (even when SIR Keir Starmer is replaced with another right winger), it has lost the ability to think about radical social change and the best it hopes for is tinkering at the edges. Even under "the great achievements of Blair" it simply saddled future generations with massive debts thanks to PFI.
We need the few socialists in parliament to form the core of a new party by recognising that a new party is the only hope we have for change. We need the energy of Momentum to build a new party. We need the comments section of Skwawkbox (*) to help build a new party at local level.
* Skwawkbox has kept many of us sane over the last few years!
Realistically there is only room for two parties in a first-past-the-post electoral system. Over the years we have had, and still have, other parties, some of them with MP's, but, let's be honest, the best they can hope for is a coalition with the Tories or Labour - and then we see their principles rapidly go out of the window.
The Tories are bought and paid for by big business and the rich - and, to give them credit, they continue to do what they are paid for - increasing the wealth of the rich and keeping the rest of the population in its place with the odd cynical bribe ("right to buy") as and when required.
If you have money (particularly unearned income), no principles, no empathy, and you don't feel you have any social responsibilities, you will vote Tory. Not all Tories are small-minded, selfish and greedy, but, unfortunately quite a lot are - they aren't known as the "Nasty and Greedy Party" for nothing! There is no hope for change in the Tory Party.
For real change, for a fairer and more just society as described on this web site, we have to replace the tired, and well beyond its sell-by-date, Labour Party.
FJP won't get off the ground unless it is adopted by the Trade Union movement as the party which, in the third decade of the 21st century, best represents the movement's long-term aspirations for our society.
Who or what is the FJP?
At the moment FJP is a small group of individuals who are totally fed up with being let down by a Labour Party which has failed to understand that its massive increase in membership came about because people wanted real change and instead have been rewarded by in-fighting and deliberate sabotage by MPs and party officials. The party has returned to "the same old".
Is the FJP anti-business?
Unlike Boris Johnson, we are for business. The Prime Minister, bought and paid for by business, shows total ignorance of what it is about.
We are for creativity, inventiveness, enterprise and initiative.
We are for people benefitting from their personal efforts.
We are for the creation of new businesses and new jobs.
The author of most of this web site is an inventor and employer and has been in the business of creating, developing, manufacturing, exporting products and creating jobs since the 1980s.
Who is funding the FJP?
Anthony Bamford (now Lord Bamford for services to the Party) and his brother Mark (they don't get on well, but that's a family affair) of JCB have chipped in just over £5,000,000. Tony - you provide the diggers, we'll get the planning permission!
Richard Sharp, Chairman of the BBC, has handed us £400,000 to help us get started. Keep bending the truth Dick!
John Gore made a bit of a song and dance about giving us a cool £1,000,000.
Michael Spencer has dropped us a few hundred grand. Thanks Mike, ignore the Libor scandal and the corporate fine, we'll find you a place in the House of Lords.
Kitchen king Malcolm Healey popped round with a cheque for £250,000.
We would like to thank the lads in the property game for slipping us £11,000,000. Thanks chaps - have no fear, we are having great success neutering the views of local people and busy-body local authorities.
Over the years The Leaders Group has given us just over £50,000,000. Many thanks chaps and chapettes.
Lubov Chernukhin has slipped us £1,700,000 which she apparently got from her husband via some convoluted route from Russia. Interesting - but ours not to reason why - no business of ours! Thanks Lubby baby!
Various anonymous donors have given us a total of just over £87,000,000.
A special note of thanks to all at The Guardian. You may moan and moan and moan but we all know you don't stand a cat-in-hell's chance of changing anything and you did a fantastic job of screwing up the Labour Party when it actually had policies that would have made the country a fairer place. Had us worried there for a moment - but your pundits stepped in at just the right moment. Cheers Katharine.
Many thanks people - as long as you cough up, or do the right thing at the right time, we will guard your backs!
Sorry, we thought you asked who is paying the Tory Party - our mistake.
Rumour has it that Boris Johnson is on PAYE at JCB in Rocester. Funny how a company with its world HQ in Staffordshire happens to be owned by a company in the Netherlands - we are sure this has nothing to do with tax avoidance even though islands in the Dutch Antilles are listed as tax havens.
The one thing you can say about the Bamford family is that they love the UK so much that they are happy to hand over millions to "fund" the Tory Party, and Boris Johnson, in order to prevent their wealth being taxed for the social good. They get what they pay for - including a lordship!
We have scraped together the princely sum of £5.99 (including VAT) which we paid for out of post-tax income. That has been our total expenditure so far - and we are happy be to audited.