Join the Socialist Party Join us today!

Printable version Printable version

Facebook   Twitter

Link to this page: http://www.socialistparty.org.uk/issue/153/7777

From The Socialist newspaper, 14 April 2000

30 million for Fat Cat bankers

75p increase for pensioners

Fight Back Now!

TONY BLAIR said a few weeks ago that he finds being Prime Minister "tougher than expected". Millions of working-class people in Britain find living under Blair's New Labour government tough too.

Pensioners, low-paid workers, disabled people, single parents, students, unemployed people and many others are at the sharp end of the Blair government's attacks.

Pensioners are told to get by on a 75p a week increase. Single parents and disabled people get benefit cuts. Unemployed people face further harassment. Students face new fees and the end of the maintenance grant. Low-paid workers get minuscule increases in the minimum wage.

And Blair says he find it tough!

Labour are not nearly so hard on the fat cats. The super-rich have never had it so good as under Blair, increasing their fortunes by making our lives worse with no holds barred.

Banks and car bosses ratchet up their profits in 'rip-off Britain', New Labour does nothing to challenge it. Labour let Barclays Bank boss Matthew Barrett take home 175,000 a day while pensioners barely exist on less than 11 a day. Even government minister Jeff Rooker has to admit the injustice of the low level of state pension.

These same pensioners and poorer people will now have to make epic treks at extra cost to take their own money out of Barclays branches as Barrett closed 172 branches last week.

Get mad with the fat cats and New Labour's soft treatment of them. The obscene wealth these people make should be taken away from them and used to begin to provide pensioners and working-class people with a better quality of life.

But get organised as well. We also need to take over the companies and industries the fat cats control and use them for working-class people's benefit.

Join with the Socialist Party and make sure there is an alternative to the fat cats' exploitation. Help build a socialist alternative that puts working-class people first.

Why not click here to join the Socialist Party, or click here to donate to the Socialist Party.


In The Socialist 14 April 2000:

Fight Back Now!

Reject the Racist Lies

Crisis in the Car Industry - Double dealing Bosses

Rover: Where did all the money go?

MSF Activists say "Take over Rover"

The Fat of the Land

Can a wealth tax bridge the gap?


 

Home   |   The Socialist 14 April 2000   |   Join the Socialist Party

Subscribe   |   Donate  




Related links:

Pensioners:

trianglePowerful picture of the Port Talbot steel workers' struggle

triangleYoung people being strangled by debts

triangleBT attack on pension benefits

triangle'Freedom riders' lobby against violent policing

trianglePensioners oppose DUP deal

Bankers:

triangleTories torn - bin them now

triangleDefuse the consumer debt time bomb: nationalise the banks!

triangleBarclays finally charged for having hands in till

triangleCampaign launch: "rip-off bosses and greedy bankers - enough is enough!"

Labour:

triangleAnti-DOO lobby of Liverpool's transport committee

triangleBirmingham South East Socialist Party: Can the Labour Party be changed?

triangleBlairite horror and Labour's divisions graphically exposed

Working-class:

triangleHow Blairism sank its claws into the Labour Party

triangleSocialist Party Congress 2017 reports

Fat cats:

triangleThe Socialist inbox

Reports and campaigns

Reports and campaigns

7/12/17

RMT

Anti-DOO lobby of Liverpool's transport committee

7/12/17

Blacklisting

Unite protest against blacklisting

6/12/17

Donald Trump

Mobilise to stop bigoted billionaire Donald Trump's state visit to Britain

6/12/17

Transport

Arriva bus strikers stand firm

6/12/17

Pensions

BT pensions review - oppose the attacks on the pension schemes

6/12/17

PCS

Driving examiners walkout hits first day of new test

6/12/17

Newham

School staff strike against privatisation

6/12/17

Rail

Brutal rail privateer Abellio takes over Midlands rail services

6/12/17

PCS

PCS Left Unity celebrates 40th anniversary at annual conference

6/12/17

North Yorkshire

Court maintains injunction against fracking protesters

6/12/17

Waltham Forest

Waltham Forest Universal Credit protest

6/12/17

Coventry

Coventry Socialist sales hit 1,000

6/12/17

TUSC

TUSC conference to debate 2018 elections

6/12/17

Liverpool

Liverpool John Moores Uni landslide for Socialist Students

6/12/17

Kirklees

Plans to launch no-cuts campaign at Kirklees College

triangleMore Reports and campaigns articles...


Join the Socialist Party
Subscribe to Socialist Party publications
Donate to the Socialist Party

triangle8 Dec Local government pay: fight for the full 5% claim

triangle6 Dec Strikers rally in Liverpool

triangle6 Dec Corbyn's Labour can defeat Tories with socialist programme

triangle5 Dec Victory at Glenfield shows people power can save our NHS

triangle5 Dec Labour council Blairites deselected

triangle30 Nov Victory: Glenfield Children's Heart Centre saved!

triangle30 Nov Dramatic retelling of Grunwick strike

More ...

triangle11 Dec Leeds Socialist Party: Campaigning workshop

triangle11 Dec Bristol North Socialist Party: Christmas Quiz

triangle12 Dec Birmingham South East Socialist Party: Can the Labour Party be changed?

triangle12 Dec Liverpool Socialist Party: Fighting council cuts

More ...

Socialist Party Facebook page
Socialist Party on Twitter
Visit us on Youtube

Archive

Archives:

December 2017

November 2017

October 2017

September 2017

August 2017

July 2017

June 2017

May 2017

April 2017

March 2017

February 2017

January 2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

2008

2007

2006

2005

2004

2003

2002

2001

2000

1999

Legal

SP RSS feed RSS

Platform setting: = No platform choice

V2