Anti-Cuts

The Con-Dem coalition government has declared class war on working class jobs, pay, pensions and living standards. This includes an all-out attack on the ‘social wage’—social benefits and public services which are the hallmark of a civilised society, paid for out of taxes on the capitalist class as well as on workers.

These cuts are ideologically driven and designed to shift the burden of this crisis of capitalism on to working people. Britain’s Communists say we need a class analysis and a class conscious response.

The need to build massive, popular, broad-based resistance to defend vital public services is the primary issue of the hour. The YCL seek to play their part in this struggle and simultaneously pose the communist and class conscious analysis and solutions.

What we need is –  A PEOPLE’S PROGRAMME

The kind of policies outlined in the Communist Party’s left-wing programme and in the People’s Charter would create jobs, rebuild industry, enhance our public services, promote social justice and plan for society’s sustainable energy and transport needs.


MEASURES TO END AUSTERITY

  • Slap a two per cent Wealth Tax on the super-rich, thus raising £90 billion a year – equal to twice this year’s public spending cuts.
  • Reverse the recent cuts in corporation tax for the biggest companies and increase the top rate of income tax to 60 per cent.
  • Impose a windfall tax on energy, retail and banking monopoly profits and a financial transaction tax on the City bankers and speculators.
  • End the tax haven status of all territories under British jurisdiction
  • Reverse the spending and benefit cuts and invest in health, education, housing, public transport and the environment.
  • Control gas, electricity and water prices and take all the utilities and public transport back into public ownership.
  • Nationalise the banks and direct funds into manufacturing, small businesses, cooperatives and housing.

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