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If you think all the big political parties are the same - you're right! The bosses have got three parties - isn't it about time we had one of our own?
South London CNWP meeting:
New Workers' Party needed!
South London meeting of the CNWP
7:30 PM, Thursday, 25th September at the Vida Walsh centre, Brixton
Speakers include: April Ashley (Deputy Branch Secretary, Southwark UNISON)
Suzanne MacDowell (Branch Secretary, Lambeth UCU)
(All speakers in a personal capacity)
“The eleven years of Labour have been absolutely fantastic for the super-rich. Having a friendly Labour government has almost been better than a Tory one” There can be no greater condemnation of Labour rule than Philip Beresford’s, author of The Rich List.
In the past working people could have looked to the Labour party, however imperfect, to represent the interests of working people. Nowadays what party stands up for families struggling to pay the bills? Certainly not the Labour Party under whose watch public services have been sold of to big business, energy companies like Centrica are allowed to price gouge, pocketing £992 million in profit in the last six months alone.
Here in South London we have seen the effects of these policies where 12 local post offices have been closed in Lambeth and Southwark, council housing has been sold off and our local GP services are under threat from privately run polyclinics. Local schools are under the threat of cuts with plans reduce the size of Fenstanton.
But what is the alternative? Both the Conservative and the Liberal Democrats have proved at a local level to be no different to the Labour party. With a recession on the horizon workers are faced with a the return of the Conservative Party.
The Campaign for a New Workers Party believes that the time has come for working people from the trade unions, from health campaigns and from throughout our community to break from the Labour party and begin the process to form an independent party that fights for the interests or working people.
We will be holding a public meeting to discuss the way forward here in South London.
All are welcome to come along and contribute to building an alternative to the pro business parties.