Socialist Party
| Print

3 July 2019

Them & Us

Royal eviction

The Crown Estate, a property portfolio owned by the Queen, has been evicting people. It wanted to sell the properties for profit.

Since 2014, she's made 1.1 billion in property sales. Over 100 tenants were evicted 2014-18.

And there have been 100 complaints about the state of her stock since 2017. She even received 250,000 paid via housing benefit.

Following the Barking fire in east London, the Socialist Party said the private owners have lost the right to own the properties, they should be confiscated. It's the same for Her Majesty.

We need rent control to cap rents. The construction companies and massive landlords should have their resources nationalised under the democratic control of the working class, so everyone can be given somewhere cheap and suitable to live.


Plane parody

Network Rail told its staff in Wales to fly because it was cheaper. One MP said it was "beyond parody."

Making public transport more expensive doesn't help workers or the environment. Like transport union RMT, the Socialist Party supports rail renationalisation.


Council cuts

One in three councils believe they will be unable to provide statutory services in three years, according to the Local Government Association, the body that represents local authorities. Two thirds think they'll run out of money for these vital services later.

By next year, 60p out of every 1 councils receive from central government will have been lost since 2010.

But councils have huge power - they should use their massive reserves and borrowing powers to refuse to pass on Tory cuts. If Jeremy Corbyn made this call he'd win mass support.

The local government committees of trade unions Unison and Unite already back this. However, if councillors are unwilling to stand up for communities, they should stand aside for working-class fighters who will.




http://www.socialistparty.org.uk/articles/29324




Join the Socialist Party
Subscribe to Socialist Party publications
Donate to the Socialist Party
Socialist Party Facebook page
Socialist Party on Twitter
Visit us on Youtube

LATEST POSTS

triangle16 Oct PCS union - A reply on political strategy

triangle16 Oct Mass united action against the war on Syrian Kurds

triangle16 Oct Minimum wage debate: how can we end the scandal of low pay?

triangle16 Oct Massive vote for strike action: - 'We're out to win!'

triangle16 Oct General secretary election: Marion Lloyd - standing for action on...

triangle16 Oct Be part of the future: join the Socialist Party

triangle16 Oct Mass union mobilisation needed to counter anti-choice group

More ...

WHAT'S ON

triangle2 Nov Socialism 2019 - a weekend of discussion and debate


triangle21 Oct Carlisle Socialist Party: Tony Mulhearn - the making of a Liverpool Militant

triangle23 Oct Birmingham South West Socialist Party: Black History Month

triangle23 Oct Hackney Socialist Party: How socialists and trade unionists can fight racism in the workplace and society as a whole

CONTACT US

Phone our national office on 020 8988 8777

Email: info@socialistparty.org.uk

Locate your nearest Socialist Party branch Text your name and postcode to 07761 818 206

Regional Socialist Party organisers:

Eastern: 0798 202 1969

East Mids: 0773 797 8057

London: 020 8988 8786

North East: 0784 114 4890

North West 07954 376 096

South East: 020 8988 8777

South West: 07759 796 478

Southern: 07833 681910

Wales: 07935 391 947

West Mids: 02476 555 620

Yorkshire: 0114 264 6551

ABOUT US

What we Stand For

About the Socialist Party

Joining the Socialist Party - what will it mean for you

ARCHIVE

Alphabetical listing


October 2019

September 2019

August 2019

July 2019

June 2019

May 2019

April 2019

March 2019

February 2019

January 2019

2018

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

2008

2007

2006

2005

2004

2003

2002

2001

2000

1999