We Want a World Without Borders.
What would that look like? A view from the future.
In the wake of last decade’s 2023 world peace accord signing in Angola, there has been much outcry from western countries but the project is on schedule to deliver to target. The combined G20, UN and Nobel summit – held in the African nation for security purposes but also symbolically as it is one of the world’s poorest nations – has begun to see some results as global inequality has reduced by 7% already. The world’s richest individuals have taken the brunt of the wealth reductions in the USA, UK and across Europe, as the working and lower-middle classes wealth in these countries remains fairly level. Results in the poorest nations globally have been the most impressive however, with a 20% uplift in living standards across the African continent. It is thought that the world flat rate tax system and the closing of tax havens has been responsible for most of the positive results so far.
Speaking on the topic, outgoing president of the European Union, Emmanuel Macron hailed the project as a success, saying “when I first came into office, the people of France had felt that globalisation was leaving them behind. Now we have turned this around, to see globalisation as a force for equality and justice across the world”.
The project has not delivered the kind of immigration issues first scare-mongered by nationalist politicians. After an initial rise in incoming figures to European countries, we seen net migration drop year-on-year to the point that Europe in now in minus figures, with a slightly shrinking population. “With improved global standards of life, less people desire emigrating and more people are returning to their country of heritage than ever before” said British Foreign Sectary, Kate Osamor, who had championed the project from her time as Shadow International Development Sectary some 18 years ago. “Of course, the founding principal of the accord is to provide people with the freedom to go where they want and have the quality of life they deserve, where ever that is but for many, home is where the heart is” Osamor continued.
One side effect that was not foreseen, was the brain-drain from the UK. In the wake of Brexit misery and a decade and a half of neo-liberal government in the UK, many of Britain’s youth decided to hit the road when the new freedoms came into practise. Some 27% of 20-35 year old have moved to live abroad, if just temporarily and it remains to be seen if they will ever return. 86 year old father of two, John Bates, told us “I voted for Brexit selfishly to keep out immigrates and I voted for the Conservatives selfishly to maintain my wealth but I didn’t realise I was going to lose my children”. With one daughter in Australia – citing a better quality of life and affordable property to buy – and another in Finland – citing quality of education and income equality as reasons for the move – John’s grandchildren are growing up with nothing more than fleeting visits from their papa.
Of course it has not all been plain sailing but now with 73% of the world’s countries signed up to the treaty, it is only a matter of time before a one world solution is found and global world peace is announced.