Sudden burst of interest in the UK

A few weeks back, the Green MP Caroline Lucas tabled a discussion in the House of Commons on Basic Income. Now the Labour Shadow Chancellor, John McDonnell says the Labour party will not rule out a Universal Basic Income. Incidentally, some of his key advisors are proponents of Basic Income. John McDonnell also has a connection to Goa – his wife is Goan.

In parallel, a couple of article from different directions appeared in The Guardian and the New Statesman, both supporting Basic Income.