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From: Article posted to home page Election campaigns, 10 April 2015:

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135-seat TUSC launches five-point pledge

TUSC manifesto launch, 10.4.15

TUSC manifesto launch, 10.4.15   (Click to enlarge)

Today TUSC launched its manifesto in Canary Wharf, in what national TUSC chair Dave Nellist described as "in the belly of the beast".

The Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition is fielding an historic working class challenge on 7 May. Across England, Wales and Scotland a coalition of trade unionists, working class campaigners, and socialists will stand in over 135 seats, one in five parliamentary constituencies.

TUSC is contesting 12 of the 40 parliamentary constituencies in Wales (30%), 113 of the 533 seats in England (21%), and 10 of the 59 Scottish constituencies (17%). A list of candidates, with contact details is available on the TUSC elections website: www.tusc2015.com

TUSC is also standing in around 650 council seats.

For the BBC's report of the TUSC campaign launch, see:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/election-2015-32254035

Introducing TUSC's five-point programme Dave, a former Labour MP, said:

"Last night Liz Truss on Question Time spoke the biggest truth of the election when she said: 'We need to be wary of parties making promises when all three major parties have signed up for 30 billion of extra spending cuts.' She was referring to the vote on 15 January when only five Labour MPs voted against Osborne's Charter for Budget Responsibility."

Dave made the point that whatever mix of parties form the next government, austerity continues. "Only TUSC is 100% against austerity."

He also made the point among the banking HQs of Canary Wharf: "This is a rich country, the fifth richest on the planet. It's just that the wealth is in the wrong hands - in the hands of a few millionaires and billionaires... TUSC is the only unashamedly socialist party in these elections."

The TUSC five-point pledge shows how TUSC would use society's wealth.

1. End cuts and austerity. For a democratic socialist society run in the interests of the millions not the billionaires.

2. Trade union rights to fight low pay. 10 an hour minimum wage now, scrap zero hour contracts.

3. A mass council home building programme and immediate introduction of rent controls.

4. Scrap student fees. Free education as a right for all.

5. For democratic public ownership of our NHS, railways, public services, utilities and banks.

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