It’s capitalism, stupid

Politicians and commentators are falling over themselves to convince us how seriously they regard the latest banking scandal. Most political parties and journalists are apologists for capitalism, ignoring the fact that the whole banking system is corrupt and speculation and ‘fixing’ are rife. No inquiry, whether ‘public’ or led by politicians is enough.

Ed Miliband’s assertion that there is a good and bad capitalism – what he calls ‘predatory capitalism’ – is not just wrong, it’s downright dangerous. He thinks that workers can live with an all-consuming capitalism. We know different and so does Cameron. The criminality of the banking system is a glaring example of the corruption and destructiveness of the rest of capitalism through closure, unemployment, the exporting of our industry and non-payment of tax. If we want to live socially productive lives then it is capitalism that must die.

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Hazards Campaign shows the union movement speak for humanity in Britain. The government created a chaotic and irrational response to the continuing transmission of the virus, not starting control measures early enough & stopping them before they should.
http://www.hazardscampaign.org.uk/blog/the-hazards-campaign-calls-for-the-government-to-adopt-immediately-a-zero-covid19-policy

PSC will ask DWP members whether they are prepared to take industrial action over the government’s insistence that jobcentres extend their hours until 8pm on weekdays and fully open to the public, despite the very real danger of a second Covid-19 spike. 
https://www.pcs.org.uk/news/pcs-to-launch-consultative-ballot-for-industrial-action-over-jobcentre-hours-extension

Trade unions provide unity & a collective approach.
West Midlands TUC called for a summit of local Trade Unionists and politicians following announcements of 8000 job losses. Unions have led on Covid safety & now again they take the lead in jobs crisis.
https://unitetheunion.org/news-events/news/2020/july/unite-backing-summit-to-win-support-for-west-midlands-as-8000-jobs-go-in-under-a-week/

Job losses at Alexander Dennis the bus manufacturer; 650 across Britain. Unite calls on government to bring forward £3 billion plan for 4,000 new green buses on UK’s roads. Make it in Britain! Public procurement from Britain!
Make Brexit work for Workers!
https://unitetheunion.org/news-events/news/2020/july/bus-maker-alexander-dennis-job-losses-devastating-blow/

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