In Britain we are told that we have democracy which means rule by the people. But is this really true? Do we ordinary people really have the power to make the decisions which actually affect us? On important matters such as health and care services, housing provision, benefits, etc.?
OR RULE BY THE RICH?
Every few years we are allowed to elect some politicians to the House of Commons and local councils. These people decide on policies and make decisions. But for whom? The truth is that these politicians rule on behalf of the RICH, the tiny minority of capitalists who own and control most of the economy: industry, commerce and finance.
Billionaire Sir Philip Greed owned British Home Stores and stole the employee’s pension fund. This was perfectly legal because the law on pensions allows companies to raid their pension funds. Greed might lose his knighthood but can keep the hundreds of millions he has stolen from BHS workers.
DESTRUCTION OF THE NATIONAL HEALTH SERVICE
The great majority of people in Britain want to keep a decent National Health Service. But the Tory Government and the Coalition one before it have been starving it of funds and running it down. What these politicians have been doing is turning over parts of the NHS to their rich friends and relations whose main aim is to make profits and not to provide good patient care. They want a privatised American-style health service where insurance companies charge us billions for basic healthcare and their owners get rich.
The only real solution to our problems is to get rid of the rotten capitalist system under which we live and the politicians who try to prop it up. We won’t do this by casting votes in elections. We have to prepare to rise up and forcefully overthrow the rule of the rich. We need to build socialism, a society run on the basis of real, mass democracy where the satisfaction of the needs of all of us is the central aim.
DOWN WITH CAPITALISM!
FORWARD TO SOCIALISM!