national launch of TUSC, the Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition, today
The national manifesto is at
Here it is. Great stuff! What the other poarties don't want! These are the TUSC policies
•Stop all privatisation, including the Private Finance Initiative (PFI) and Public-Private Partnerships (PPP), and the privatisation of prisons.
•Bring privatised public services and utilities back into public ownership under democratic control.
•Take rail back into public ownership and build an integrated, low-pollution public transport system.
•Stop council estate sell-offs and build eco-friendly, affordable public housing.
•Keep Royal Mail as a publicly-owned service.
•Bring banks and finance institutions into genuine public ownership under democratic control.
Tax, earnings and unions:
•Progressive tax on wealthy corporations and individuals, with a crackdown on tax avoidance.
•Repeal anti-trade union laws.
•A minimum wage set at half average adult male earnings, with no exemptions.
•Solidarity with workers taking action to defend jobs, conditions, pensions, public services and trade unions.
•Reinstate full trade union rights to prison officers.
•Ensure women have genuinely equal rights and pay.
•Deep cuts in greenhouse gas emissions.
•Invest in publicly-owned and controlled renewable energy.
•Move to sustainable, low-pollution industry and farming - stop the pollution that is destroying our environment.
Defence and foreign policy:
•Bring home all British troops from Afghanistan immediately.
•No more spending on a new generation of nuclear weapons, huge aircraft carriers or irrelevant Eurofighters.
•Convert arms spending into socially useful products and services.
•An independent foreign policy, based on international solidarity.
•No Lisbon Treaty.