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Simpol presented at Democracy in the Digital Age conference

Simpol's founder John Bunzl spoke at a conference on Democracy in the Digital Age, Geneva, on 29th October 2018. Hosted by the Geneva Centre for Security Policy, you can find a report of the meeting here.

German Feminist Party adopts Simpol

We're delighted that Germany's feminist party, DIE FRAUEN, has adopted Simpol as part of its party policy at its recent party conference. The conference adopted the following resolution: "In The Simultaneous Policy (Simpol) we see a clever strategy for solving the above-listed global problems. Like Simpol, the Feminist Party DIE FRAUEN works for improved international cooperation, common regulations for financial markets, sustainable environmental protection, rights for people, animals and plants, access to life-sustaining resources for all people, a politics of peace, good social standards globally and more direct citizen participation in politics."

Any political party can adopt Simpol, so requiring all its national candidates to sign the Simpol Pledge.

A. Nuri Yurdusev endorses Simpol

Nuri Yurdusev PhD, Vice President of the Turkish Academy of Sciences and Prof. of International Relations at the Middle East Technical University, has endorsed Simpol. His comment: "I am indeed impressed with the Simpol initiative. It has a clear and simple logic and I think it has got a point in focusing on particular issues rather than grand macro debates."

Tom Amarque interviews John Bunzl & Nick Duffell

Hear Tom Amarque interview John Bunzl and Nick Duffell about their new book, The Simpol Solution. Download the Lateral Conversations podcast here.

Jo Swinson MP signs the Pledge!

17.8.18: We're delighted to announce that Jo Swinson, Liberal Democrat MP for East Dunbartonshire, has signed the Simpol Pledge. She joins over 60 other UK MPs and a growing number of MPs from other countries in supporting the Simpol campaign!

Leader of Zimbabwe's MPDP signs the Pledge

We're delighted to announce that the leader of the Multi-People's Democratic Party (MPDP) Emmanuel Moyana Muzondi has signed the Pledge. More...

Simpol in Zimbabwe's The Statesman

Political journal The Statesman carried this article about the launch of the Simpol campaign in Zimbabwe.

Melania Makumbe first ZW politician to sign the Pledge

Melania Makumbe of the Build Zimbabwe Alliance (BZA) has become the first Zimbabwean politician to sign the Simpol Pledge. She joins MPs from the UK, Ireland, Germany and other countries across the world in supporting Simpol's global cooperation initiative.

What Trump can teach us about tackling Climate Change

Did we really believe the Paris Climate Agreement would succeed? Simpol's founder John Bunzl explains the real lessons of the U.S. withdrawal in this new article on

How Market Patriarchy is degrading Men & Women

With all the debate around #MeToo and patriarchy, Simpol's founder John Bunzl debunks some of the myths in this new article on


German election 2017: Simpol gains 11 MPs

Dr. Matthias Miersch

11 newly elected Members of the German Bundestag have signed the Simpol Pledge. They come from the Greens, the SPD and the CDU. Dr. Matthias Miersch MdB of Germany's SPD said "This initiative seeks to offer a democratic answer to the challenges of globalisation and that's something I want to support." Check out the full list and for more on Simpol's German campaign here.

David Sloan Wilson endorses The Simpol Solution

Renowned evolutionary biologist David Sloan Wilson has endorsed "The Simpol Solution": "It's a pleasure to read a book that captures the modern evolutionary worldview so well and your actual solution is very clever. We even share an awareness of the need for a psychological therapeutic process and a global policymaking process." Sloan Wilson is President of the Evolution Institute. 

Simpol co-hosts Economics & Politics Conference

Ervin Laszlo

The Laszlo Institute and Simpol will co-host a major conference on "The New Paradigm in Economics & Politics", 23-24th May, in Bagni di Lucca, Tuscany, Italy. John Bunzl and Nick Duffell, co-authors of the new book The Simpol Solution, feature as keynote speakers, alongside others. For more and to book tickets, go here.

10.7.17: Tonia Antoniazzi MP signs the Pledge

We're delighted to announce that UK Labour MP, Tonia Antoniazzi, has signed the Simpol Pledge. That brings the total of UK pledged MPs to 65. Thanks, Tonia, for supporting Simpol!

UK General Election 2017

Simpol's UK supporters achieved a fantastic result by increasing the number of Simpol-pledged MPs from 32 to a new high of 65! In the run-up to June 8th, over 650 candidates from all the main parties signed the Simpol Pledge.

Check out the list of Simpol-pledged MPs here.


Nov. 2016, London: Simpol at 38 Degrees Live

John Bunzl presented Simpol at 38 Degrees Live in London on 1st Nov. 2016. Hosted by BAFTA award-winning presenter Heydon Prowse, it was quite an evening! We'll upload the video as soon as it's available.

Oct. 2016: Andrew Smith MP signs the Pledge

We're delighted to announce that UK Labour MP for Oxford East, Andrew Smith, has signed the Simpol Pledge, bringing the total of Simpol-pledged MPs in the UK to 31. 

Aug. 2016: UK MP Jonathan Edwards signs the Pledge

Jonathan Edwards MP

We're delighted that Plaid Cymru MP for Carmarthen East & Dinefwr, Jonathan Edwards, has signed the Simpol Pledge, bringing the total of UK Simpol-pledged MPs to 30. Edwards signed after Simpol-UK sent him a Petition form submitted by one of his constituents.

July 2: Simpol Australia welcomes 2 newly pledged MPs and 2 Senators

In the run-up to the Australian Federal Election on 2nd July, over 50 candidates from different parties signed the Pledge to implement Simpol alongside other governments. We're delighted 3 of them were elected. Welcome to Julie Collins MP (ALP, Franklin), Anne Stanley MP (ALP, Werriwa), Sen. Rachel Siewert (Greens, WA) and Senator Lee Rhiannon (Greens, NSW)! We thank all candidates who signed the Simpol pledge for their support. Go here for more.

14 Irish TDs pledged to implement Simpol!

Padraic Hurley

14 Members of the Irish Parliament 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." Download Simpol-Ireland's Election 2016 Press Release

Feb 27-28 2016: Utopionale Film Festival

Ulrike Polte of Simpol-DE and Simpol's founder John Bunzl will present the Simpol movement at the Utopionale Film Festival in Hanover, Germany. For more details, go here.

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A Country Like New Zealand Could Save the World

That's the title of a new book by global activist Hugh Steadman. Mentioning Simpol as one possible pathway to global transformation, this book is a compelling read. For more information, check out Hugh's latest blog.

Bunzl reviews Richard Barrett's new book

Richard Barrett's important new book, Love, Fear and the Destiny of Nations, has been reviewed by Simpol's founder, John Bunzl. Read it here.

Bunzl reviews Ian Goldin's "Divided Nations"

A review of Prof. Ian Goldin's excellent book, Divided Nations - Why global governance is failing, and what we can do about it, is now available here. Written by Simpol's founder, John Bunzl, and appearing on the Huffington Post, the review strongly endorses Goldin's work and shows how Simpol potentially answers many of its questions about how international cooperation can be achieved.

Bunzl reviews 'Sail on, oh ship of state'

Sail on, oh ship of state, a compilation of essays that defends national independence and self-determination in the face of globalisation and our greater interconnectedness, has been reviewed by Simpol's founder, John Bunzl. Most essayists seemed not to see that greater global cooperation would actually enhance, rather than curtail, the ability of nations to deal with today's global problems.