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From The Socialist newspaper, 27 April 2011

Swansea says: make the fat cats pay!

On Saturday 23 May the Socialist Party in Swansea held a public ballot in the city centre that asked who should be responsible for paying for the financial crisis: banks and big business, or public sector workers such as teachers, nurses, and civil servants?

The Con-Dems are hell bent on destroying public services. They want to dismantle the welfare state and privatise whatever is left. Labour-and Plaid Cymru are not much better; the terrible actions of the Labour-run Neath Port Talbot council shows evidence of this, cutting council workers' pay and conditions without blinking an eye.

The 350 people who took part voted unanimously in favour of the banks and big business paying for their own crisis.

Claire Job, Secretary, Swansea Socialist Party

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