This film might come to define the #VoteIndependent campaign in Hastings & Rye much more than (#Pause5G) does: The film includes my Brexit answer from the Rye Hustings:,

BreakingTheMouldofUKPolitics -#VoteIndependent by  & uphold #Decentralised #Democracy #Accountability &  #Brexit in #Hollington, #StLeonardsOnSea #GE19 -#PutACrossForCrosland -


Paul Edward Crosland -Rye News Interview with John Minter- 25th November 2019 - General Election 2019 -Hastings Constituency

Sections of the interview in the above film:
1) Discussing the 1st Hustings for all 4 candidates- Rye (held 22/11/19 and Livestream- with the film subsequently available on the Hastings and St Leonards Extinction Rebellion Facebook group page).
2) Discussing the Conservative Candidate’s decision to avoid the Hastings Extinction Rebellion hustings
3) John Minter refers to the website
4) Who are you/ What is your background/ Where Are You From?
5) How do you define your success?

Sections of the interview in the above film:
1) Why are you standing? What are you going to achieve?
2) The fixed(?) views of the elderly make it harder to acknowledge another view?
3) Is A General Election the best way to recruit (your wishes for community Development workers?

Sections of the interview in the above film:
1) Your Raison D’etre for standing?
2) Explaining “Hastings Citizen Manifesto”
3) Standing for #Pause5G
4) Standing as a non-nuclear candidate
5) Standing for Freedom of Religious Expression
6) An aside about being in Oxford in the late 1980s with Johnson and Caroline Lucas


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From Kendal Eaton  
  1. Empower ALL people through a parallel NON-MONETARY ECONOMY
  2. Declare ECOCIDE an international crime and all business that contributes negatively beyond an agreed level
  3. Impose ZERO-CARBON EMISSIONS by 2025
  4. DIVEST ALL subsidies and investment in FOSSIL FUEL companies
  6. Form PEOPLES’ ASSEMBLIES in all council jurisdictions (not Citizens’ controlled by the government)
  7. DISBAND PARTY POLITICAL REPRESENTATION to make all MPs accountable to the majority
  8. Criminalise mass DEFORESTATION
  9. Replace mass agriculture with PERMACULTURE FOOD PRODUCTION
  10. make RECYCLING MANDATORY at consumer & commercial scale

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The Friendly Bout - Hastings Citizens Manifestoes collide


As Eddie said in the Oak Bakery, London Rd, St Leonards:
“What I'd like to do is [end the seesawing of politics from Labour getting in and ...., then the Conservatives and...;
 that's how it's gone all my life. What alternative is there? Elect the Independent. Support the Independent candidate in some other way or stand yourself. I stand for Generosity. For what do you stand?
I wonder if the 12thDecember election will amounts to a #HiccupOrSeaChange?
Regardless, as your Independent Candidate seeking to build the "Sharing and Care4Caring Team" who will field candidates in the subsequent 2 elections at least, well that's the plan for the timebeing, I will be working assiduously to draw out people's aspirations, help them connect with people of a sort to whom they may not previously have given the time of day.

Whilst in my favourite Hastings & St Leonards bakery, I overheard a request for a shorter working week. I then joined in that conversation and teased out three other policy changes that Eddie wants – enough care support for his elderly friends living at home, youth clubs and a reduced working week. If you seearch YouTube for #HastingsCitizenManifesto you'll see that I went on to explain the process by which I move forward with Eddie's manifesto. The process is that when you've got between 4 and 10 points emailed to me ( I announce your HastingsCitizenManifesto to the constituency and then by posting an edited version on my Twitter account (@paulcrosland) begin the process of seeing if we can draw out someone with views that are very different as to what they think needs to be done. This isn't just done on line; by traveling myself to the fullest range of environments I can find within the incredibly diverse Hastings Borough Council and Rother District Council areas, I meet a whole host of opinions, and draw voters from across the whole political, economic and social spectrum.

I look in particular at the divides in society in terms of the have's and have not's but this is as much about money as time. There are the most stressed -who are money-short and time short -and then, of course, the other three situations, Whether time rich or time poor, if you are money-rich enough to make a donation to the ongoing community cohesion and voice-giving #HastingsCitizenManifesto process then please do so via [   ]. Once there is a pot of funding to bring in a mediator with full International credentials from the Centre for NonViolent Communication I arrange a follow on event to the event I organised in September 2011 (paid for entirely with timebank credits) with Maria Arpa, now the executive director at

5G and the environment

Hastings and St Leonards Extinction Rebellion General Election Hustings 2019
Hastings and St Leonards Extinction Rebellion General Election Hustings 2019 -also  at

A question not put to the hustings:

"5G has already started being rolled out across the country, and together with smart technology is being promoted as one way to save energy and reduce carbon emissions. However, given that

1) as environment correspondent, John Vidal, has written “The communications industry could use 20% of all the world’s electricity by 2025, hampering global attempts to meet climate change targets and straining grids as demand … from billions of smartphones, tablets and internet-connected devices grows exponentially’

2) numerous scientific studies indicate harmful effects from microwave radiation to plants animals, birds, and insects, including our pollinators

3) The 2018 European Commission Scientific Committee on Health Environmental and Emerging Risks (SCHEER) classes 5G as 'an urgent, severe, emerging issue for its potential effects on wildlife'.

4) there are already huge environmental and human rights issues associated with the mining of minerals for use in wireless devices, and that it is more than likely that 5G, smart technology and The Internet of Things will result in exponential increase in this use

Do the above points give the candidates any cause for concern, and should we be putting the rollout of 5G and smart technology on hold, not to mention anything likely to increase exposure to microwave radiation, until the effects on the environment (as well as public health) have been thoroughly assessed?

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Turning a bakery conversation into a HastingsCitizenManifesto 

-and working with difference to make an “I don't know best; we know better" plan:
HastingsCitizenManifesto at The Oak Bakery, London Road, #StLeonardsOnSea

As your Independent Candidate for MP, I'm often writing to the papers to get more #DialogueNotDebate going.

Below is the letter I sent to the Hastings Observer in time for (hoped for) publication on 22nd November 2019.
Instead, the content from me published was (half of) my candidate statement alongside those of the local representatives of the three main political parties. See the 29th November 2019 Observer for the second half of the candidates introducing themselves to the Hastings & Rye constituency.

Dear Readers

I wish to celebrate the fairness I perceive in how the letters sent in get on the page. Let me share my experience over 8 years, since the one that I was honoured in 2011 to find published in pride of place with the title conjured by your staff of “We Need To Act If We Want Justice”. If you want to know the background to your Independent Candidate in the Hastings & Rye General election, 2019, you could do no better than start by searching on-line for that title or for “Paul Crosland” in the Hastings Observer site. The photo you might there find for which I am again grateful to the Observer is for “Group is aiming to get Hastings smiling again”. My last mention in your paper was for “hasting's campaign group's concerns, letter by my proposer in this General Election. All 10 nominators for my candidacy took a bold step in an ultra marginal seat -where misunderstanding of the most likely effects of my candidacy abounds. I thank anyone who follows Voltaire's sentiment that “Even (if/)though I detest what you are saying, I uphold to the death your right to say it!”. The irony is that apart from #Pause5G I'm not saying anything; just offering you the #HastingsCitizenManifesto #MoveForwardMoreTogether process to draw out what you care about, bring you into respectful dialogue with those of the opposite opinion and work creatively to create a joint plan of action out of such different #DreamCycling. It was, for me, in India that I had my strongest experience of the potency of the “Find Your Power” Dream-Plan-Do-Review formula; and so I am soon due back in India to hear how the 2010 dreams for ten years time have been lived, betrayed or, if like me, somewhere in-between.

Meanwhile, I was in my “3rd St Leonards Office”(adopted) office this morning -The oak Bakery, and a retired gent called Eddie came across to me saying: “

The whole conversation is, of course, on the “Pause5G PutACrossForCrosland” YouTube channel, and donations for my Parliamentary Campaign are to be sent via paypal to my email address 

When anyone emails that address, for the duration of the elecetion campaign they receive back, amongst other attempts to offer something very useful to transforming (y)our life/lives for the better:
 not just email me anyhow and you'll get an auto-reply with these links

To look at a blog post of "relatable" people considering their vote in the general election 2019 on camera, click here.

Not only is “William the 2066Country Conqueror no longer a floating voter, all at sea”. William is clear now in his intention to PutACrossForCrosland and he knows why he intends to do that.
I'd appreciate emails to me and my political secretary, Kerrie, in which you convey your voting intention, what lies behind (or beneath?) your intention, and any other thoughts you'd like to share about the election. I'm seeking to encourage #DialogueNotDebate and can be counted on to reply from a place in which I have considered your words/being with as much balance and openness as I can muster.

Maybe you have never had and still don't have any wish to vote on 12th December.
The Hastings Independent of 15th November 2019 finished their leading story with a recognition of me as the alternative to mainstream politics:

I'm sincerely sad if abstention is still your choice on 12th December 2019; please open to where Wisdom and Compassion are trying to guide you to vote.

The polling station information is here...

PutACrossForCrosland reasons

Choose your relatable PutACrossForCrosland voter


i don't know best; we know better

Paul Pause5G PutACrossForCrosland Crosland's Engaging In The Political Realm

In the 2019 General Election I am standing for Generosity - yours and mine.

You might know me as "Pause5G Man". I'll take that label because we have here a classic example of the care for our health being over-ridden by the non-negotiated interests of distant people who have not sought the community's informed consent. Instead, they have changed laws and influenced organisations that might previously have protected us more -including the World Health Organisation.

How is "Pause5G Man" coming across to you?

How about we talk about this more after you've read a bit of the science on and had a conversation with a sufferer of electromagnetic sensitivity?
Try starting such a conversation here:

If we can just put down our respective positions on the 5G issue(?) I'd like it if you engaged with me on a basis of heart-wrenching concern for democracy, for our fractured communities and for our whole civilisation?

Paul Edward Crosland's St Leonards Round 1 (2011-2015) Back-catalogue:

Paul Pause5G PutACrossForCrosland Crosland's Work As A FreeRange #CommunityDeveloment Worker/Mediator:

Here are some other parts of "Pause5G Man"; how I have made a living:

Paul (Pause5G PutACrossForCrosland) Crosland's HomeWork as Care Co-ordinator For His Dad since Mum died in 2012:

Paul (Pause5G PutACrossForCrosland) Crosland's working in his Hinterland - which he is bringing into Communal Ownership:

Paul's itinerant Family Life, though the campaign and being #bipolarwarrior have kept us apart July 2019-December 2019:

Paul (Pause5G PutACrossForCrosland) Crosland's Ethical Framework To Which He Is Accountable:

Paul (Pause5G PutACrossForCrosland) Crosland's Favourite Song About Accountability:

Paul (Pause5G PutACrossForCrosland) Crosland in his "Lend It All Man" Alter-ego:

Paul -Pause5G PutACrossForCrosland- Crosland's 2019 General Election Endorsements:

#CelebratingUniqueness History Country and Coast in Hastings and Rother - A Pause5G #PutACrossForCrosland #GeneralElection19 Offering from #StLeonards:

#HastingsTube - One of the best choices of how to use YouTube IMHO -getting to know those you see around your area & actually getting ready to speak to them!:

#HastingsCitizenManifesto - amongst Paul's greatest offerings(?) -made via St Leonards Sharing Consortium:

Paul Pause5G PutACrossForCrosland Crosland's suggestions as to which garden gate you might open next?

I'd love for you to bring to our #DialogueNotDebate an open awareness of many ways in which people disconnect from perhaps the three key relationships: self, others and nature.

"I don't know best, we know better".

Let's talk; on or off:

and here's a shortcut to the St Leonards Sharing Consortium website: