They say inflation is 5%. Not for ordinary people, it isn’t!
Essentials up over 20%. Paying basic bills is becoming impossible. Our energy bills soaring. Yet in the last ten years the oil and gas companies paid £200 billion to shareholders in dividends - and they say there’s no money!
There is the money – and we’ll fight to get it for people like us!
Working-class people in our city have been thrown under the bus for years now. While luxury apartments appear in the city centre, social housing declines elsewhere.
To combat the housing crisis we need a mass programme of high-quality council house building and repairs.
We fight to stop all cuts but also return to public ownership all the valuable services sold off, closed and abandoned over the years.
Services like nurseries and free child care, youth centres, sports clubs, libraries, swimming pools and more that have been stolen. They should be returned for the benefit of all. Not top-down corporate vanity projects like the Commonwealth Games.
Dave speaking to a protest of Birmingham firefighters
On the bin workers' strike
Dave campaigns for:
💰 Stop the cost of living squeeze! Wage rises for all that at least keep pace with inflation.
💲 For a £15 an hour minimum wage now. End zero-hour contracts.
👵 For an immediate 50% increase in state pensions and benefits.
💊 Save our NHS. No cuts, closures or privatisation. Free social care for all.
🏡 For rent control and a major building programme of high-quality council homes.
🚂 Re-nationalise energy companies, rail, Royal Mail and the other privatised utilities.
📚 Abolish the anti-trade union laws.
🏫 For free education for all, from nursery to university. Abolish tuition fees now.
🌍 Combat climate change, including with a free to use expanded public transport system, instead of congestion charges.
❤ For a socialist society, where the economy is planned sustainably and run democratically.