Breaking down the barriers to solving world problems
 

Welcome to Simpol's Irish campaign!

What Simpol is, and how it works:

The Simultaneous Policy (Simpol) campaign invites citizens in Ireland, and citizens around the world, to use our votes in a powerful new way to solve global problems like global warming, financial market regulation, environmental destruction, war, and social injustice.

Cooperation among governments is essential because these problems cross national borders, and because competition 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. 

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.

Leinster House

By supporting Simpol you are driving governments to cooperate. You are telling politicians that you’ll be giving strong voting preference in 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 policies 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 up as a Simpol Supporter and we'll inform your TDs or candidates. That way they'll know that they need to sign the Pledge if they want the best chance of receiving your vote.

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 supporting Simpol, you make yourself a part of the global political solution.

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14 TDs pledged to implement Simpol!

Padraic Hurley

14 TDs from four different parties are now pledged to implement the Simultaneous Policy. See the list here. Pleased at this result, National Coordinator for Simpol-Ireland Padriac Hurley said: "I'm delighted to welcome our 14 new TDs and to thank them and all our supporters for their help in achieving this superb result." 

30 MPs in the UK and a number of MPs in other countries have also signed (see details here). Download Simpol-Ireland's Election 2016 Press Release

Irish citizens: make sure as many Irish TDs as possible sign the Pledge by simply signing on to the campaign yourself.

Simpol in Top 500 NGOs

Simpol is one of the Top 500 NGOs in the world according to an annual survey conducted by The Global Journal.

When will we finally take globalization seriously?

First Brexit, now Trump. It's happening because, as Simpol's founder John Bunzl explains in this new HuffPost article, we are still not taking globalisation seriously. But can the more protectionist world offered by populist politicians be a real alternative?

New book: The Simpol Solution

John Bunzl and Nick Duffell's new book, The Simpol Solution, is due out January 2017.

The book explains why our efforts to deal with global problems are failing, and proposes new ways of thinking to help us tackle them. Blending politics and psychology, it shows us why we must all come to terms with the crippling effect of global competition and how through new thinking and simultaneous cooperative action we can overcome the problems we face today and tomorrow.

“It’s ambitious and provocative. Can it work? Certainly worth a serious try.” - Noam Chomsky

For more and to order go here.

Simpol in a nutshell: John Bunzl at TEDx Berlin

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