The 1838 Chartist demands were:
Universal male suffrage
Parliamentary elections every year
Constituencies of equal size
The end of the property qualification for MPs
When we try to get to constituencies of the same size the Ritchie tells us that is gerrymandering.
And this is just wondrous:
So what do we do about it? Is this the time for The New Chartist Movement? The New Chartist demands night be:
A constitutional requirement to continually reduce income, wealth, regional and international inequality and to increase the share of GDP that goes to labour
Err, neoliberal globalisation has and is reducing global inequality. It’s also increasing domestic inequality. Bit of a poser that, which is more important? And once the labour share of the economy is 100%, we’ve absolutely no capital investment whatsoever as there are no profits, what do we do then?
Quite apart from the fact that the easiest way to increase the labour share is to reduce taxes on and subsidies to consumption. Lower VAT and abolish the feed in tariffs.