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Stop the axe-men ever. RBS, which is 84% owned by the For a party that stands up for the
We are facing a battle to defend our public taxpayer, is paying out £1.3 billion in millions not the millionaires
services from the axe-men. We are facing bonuses. We do not accept that working That is why the Socialist Party is standing
the worst spending cuts in sixty years. class people should have to pay for the in the general election as part of the
Every establishment party is saying they economic crisis, while ‘the banksters’ Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition.
will take an axe to public services. laugh all the way to the bank. Other individual participants include Bob
The cuts have already begun. One in ten Europe in revolt… Crow, leader of the transport workers’
council workers’ jobs is currently under Britain is not alone in facing huge cuts. union (the RMT), Brian Caton, leader of
threat. That means our services will be In Greece, Spain, Ireland and other the prison officers’ union (the POA) and
even more overstretched than they are countries working class people have many other socialists, trade unionists and
now. The NHS, despite the claims it is taken to the streets to stop the cuts. We community campaigners. The Socialist
‘ring-fenced’, is facing £15-20 billion will need to do the same here. At local Party sees TUSC as a step towards a
of ‘efficiency savings’ over the next five level we need to form anti-cuts alliances new party – based on the trade unions
years. to bring together the different campaigns and working-class people – a party
Beyond the election… in one united campaign against all the that stands up for the millions not the
The next government is going to try and cuts. Nationally a huge demonstration millionaires. (For more information about
step up the cuts. The Tories may wield against cuts, to be followed by a 24- TUSC’s election challenge go to www.
the biggest axe but New Labour and the hour public-sector general strike, will be tusc.org.uk.)
LibDems are doing their best to keep up. necessary. For a socialist alternative
New Labour chancellor Alistair Darling Britain is a rich country We live in a capitalist society – where the
has said ‘there will be £57 billion of cuts For a few at the top, Britain is booming. profits of a few always come before meeting
and tax rises’. The LibDems say there There have never been more millionaires the needs of the many. The Socialist Party
needs to be ‘savage cuts’. in Britain. The gap between rich and argues for a democratic socialist society
We won’t pay for the ‘banksters’ crisis poor is now the highest for sixty years. All where the major corporations and banks
Our services are threatened with the axe the establishment parties stand in the that dominate the British economy are
because the government has promised interests of the rich – the billionaires – taken into democratic public ownership
£1.2 trillion to bail out the banking rather than in the interests of the millions. so that production can be planned to
system. That is more than ten times meet the needs of the population and
annual spending on health. Yet this year the environment, rather than to line the
the ‘banksters’ bonuses are as high as pockets of a few billionaires.

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