I am standing in the Glasgow South seat to ensure that a strong case is made for no cuts to our public services and welfare benefits, and for a reversal of the poverty people in work are being driven into through real wage cuts and part time, temporary employment. I believe that politicians should stand on the side of the 99 per cent by refusing to implement the austerity plans of the main parties and raise the need for a new society based on the ideas of democratic socialism.
There is, of course, plenty of wealth around – it is just in the wrong hands. We should therefore massively increase tax on the super-rich. We should bring into public ownership the energy companies, North Sea oil and gas, the big drug companies and the banks. These massive resources should then be used to create decent jobs for our young people, better health and social care services and an environmentally sustainable economy. Education should be free for all, with no-one