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From The Socialist newspaper, 4 July 2018
What we saw
Clown signs NHS petition in Swansea, photo Alec Thraves (Click to enlarge)
The NHS crisis is no joke. Over-stretched A&Es are like circuses. This worker signing a petition with Swansea Socialist Party isn't clowning around. He knows only a socialist programme can save NHS workers juggling patient care with intolerable cuts.
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The coronavirus crisis has laid bare the class character of society in numerous ways. It is making clear to many that it is the working class that keeps society running, not the CEOs of major corporations.
The results of austerity have been graphically demonstrated as public services strain to cope with the crisis.
The government has now ripped up its 'austerity' mantra and turned to policies that not long ago were denounced as socialist. But after the corona crisis, it will try to make the working class pay for it, by trying to claw back what has been given.
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- When the health crisis subsides, we must be ready for the stormy events ahead and the need to arm workers' movements with a socialist programme - one which puts the health and needs of humanity before the profits of a few.
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