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No to cuts in jobs and services
TUC rally in Westminster against cuts in public spending, photo Paul Mattsson
ALL OF Britain's capitalist politicians aim to tackle the economic crisis of recession and public-sector debt by hitting out at vital public services and public-sector workers.
At TUC conference Prime Minister Gordon Brown warned that spending cuts are coming. Tory leader David Cameron agrees; the capitalist parties just argue about what to cut and how deeply.
But who caused and worsened the present recession and massive public debt?
Surely the greedy bankers, extravagantly paid and bonused executives and avaricious top shareholders of the world's private companies desperate for maximum profits, are to blame.
Most public sector workers have already suffered an effective pay freeze. But it is they who are threatened with cutbacks, sackings and pay cuts and all of us who are threatened with cuts in services.
In The Socialist 15 September 2009:
No Job Cuts
War and occupation
Socialist Party workplace news
Socialist Party feature
Socialist Party women
Socialist Party review
International socialist news and analysis