The LETSaholic Twist
- Everything you always wanted to know about LETS
... but didn't know who to ask.

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SOUTH WEST
SOUTH EAST
(includes London)
WEST MIDLANDS
EAST MIDLANDS
EAST ANGLIA
THE NORTH
WALES
SCOTLAND
NTH.IRELAND

Related Links

Barry, John, Keele U.
web: http://www.susx.ac.uk/Units/gec/ph4summ/barry.htm
email: poa19@cc.keele.ac.uk

Boyle, David
Author of:
1) Funny Money - In Search of Alternative Cash
(How do you earn a Time Dollar?) (228pgs)
2) Alternative Currencies, Alternative Identities (44 pgs)
3) His new book is out now: The Money Changers: Currency Reform from Aristotle to E-cash, Earthscan, �17.99.
web: http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/dcboyle/
email: dcboyle@compuserve.com


Christian Council for Monetary Justice
web: http://www.ccmj.org

ESRC LETS Bristol U. Project
web: http://www.geog.qmw.ac.uk/lets/
email: ccw3@leicester.ac.uk
email: J.Tooke@qmw.ac.uk
email: Theresa.Aldridge@btinternet.com
email: R.Lee@qmw.ac.uk
email: A.Leyshon@bristol.ac.uk
email: N.J.Thrift@bristol.ac.uk

Forum for Stable Currencies
web: http://www.intraforum.net/money

Global Justice Movement
web: http://www.globaljusticemovement.net
the site that reflects some of the deliberations of the Global Open table and the work embodied in the book, Seven Steps to Justice, by Rodney Shakespeare and Peter Challen.

LETS looks at the British poor
(Dipankar De Sarkar)
web: http://www.oneworld.org/ips/jan31_uk.html
email: online@ips.org

LLP
Chris Cook
(details forthcoming?)

New Economics Foundation
web: http://www.neweconomics.org/timemoney
email: info@neweconomics.org
email: s.burns@neweconomics.org

Pink Pound
web: http://bi.org/~bcn/issue19/pinkpound.html
email: bcn@bi.org

Teesside Homeless Action Group
web: http://www.oneworld.org/teeshomeless
/newsletter/LETS.htm

email: thag@ndirect.co.uk

World Socialist Web Site Article
web: http://www.wsws.org/news/1998/mar1998/scot-m04.shtml
email: editor@wsws.org

Worksheet on Money Bristol U
web: http://bized.ac.uk:8080/stafsup/options/moneya.htm
email: bized-info@bris.ac.uk


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United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Sovereign:
Queen Elizabeth II (1952)

Prime Minister:
Tony Blair (1997)

Area:
94,525 sq mi
(244,820 sq km)

Population (mid-2005 est.): 60,441,457
(average annual rate of natural increase: 0.1%);
birth rate: 11.5/1000;
infant mortality rate:
5.5/1000;
density per sq mi: 631

Capital and largest city (2000 est.):
London, 11,800,000 (metro. area)

Other large cities:
Birmingham, 1,009,100;
Leeds, 721,800;
Glasgow, 681,470;
Liverpool, 479,000;
Bradford, 477,500;
Edinburgh, 441,620;
Manchester, 434,600;
Bristol, 396,600

Monetary unit:
Pound sterling (�)

Languages:
English,
Welsh,
Scots Gaelic

Ethnicity/race:
English 81.5%;
Scottish 9.6%;
Irish 2.4%;
Welsh 1.9%;
Ulster 1.8%;
West Indian, Indian, Pakistani, and other 2.8%

Religions:
Church of England (established church),
Church of Wales (disestablished),
Church of Scotland (established church�Presbyterian),
Church of Ireland (disestablished),
Roman Catholic,
Methodist,
Congregational,
Baptist,
Jewish

Literacy rate:
99% (1978)

Background:
Great Britain, the dominant industrial and maritime power of the 19th century, played a leading role in developing parliamentary democracy and in advancing literature and science. At its zenith, the British Empire stretched over one-fourth of the earth's surface. The first half of the 20th century saw the UK's strength seriously depleted in two World Wars. The second half witnessed the dismantling of the Empire and the UK rebuilding itself into a modern and prosperous European nation. As one of five permanent members of the UN Security Council, a founding member of NATO, and of the Commonwealth, the UK pursues a global approach to foreign policy; it currently is weighing the degree of its integration with continental Europe. A member of the EU, it chose to remain outside of the European Monetary Union for the time being. Constitutional reform is also a significant issue in the UK. Regional assemblies with varying degrees of power opened in Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland in 1999.

Coastline:
12,429 km

Geography - note:
lies near vital North Atlantic sea lanes; only 35 km from France and now linked by tunnel under the English Channel; because of heavily indented coastline, no location is more than 125 km from tidal waters.