Wednesday, 3 March 2010

Michael Foot- Labour's last socialist leader

RIP to former Labour leader Michael Foot who died today. We met a couple of times. He was the last socialist leader of the Labour Party (1980-1983) and was an inspirational figure.

A socialist committed to the working class, to equality, to anti-racism, anti-sexism, anti-homophobia and to redistributing power, wealth and income to working people and our families.

New Labour is very different. A pro-capitalist party. It may have done lots of good things (Sure Start, the Minimum Wage, more investment in schools and the National Health Service for example)... but... buried beneath New Labour is subservience to the City, Big Business and Capitalism... resulting in low taxes for the rich, a higher tax burden for the poor, and greater inequality.

That's why I'm standing for election as part of the Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC)... to stand up for the (blue collar and the white collar) working class.
Tax the Rich! Increase the Minimum Wage! Restore Trade Union Rights! Renationalise public services such as the railways, gas, water and electricity!