Put an end to inequality
JOSEPH O’Neill (Viewpoints,
November 25) tries to smear Jeremy Corbyn by criticising Cuba, which has one of the best health services in the world, lending hundreds of doctors to countries in need.
Cuba is still suffering shortages from decades of blockades by the USA because Cuba spread what little wealth and resources it had equally amongst the population.
Remember that rationing didn’t end in Britain for nine years after WWII and the pain was shared pretty much equally amongst the people. We remember that Margaret Thatcher and the Conservatives supported the dictator Pinochet who overthrew and murdered the popular elected socialist government in Chile. Compare this to Russia after the fall of the Wall, where millions lost out to the scramble for unimaginable wealth, much of which now sits in London and off-shore.
It is this level of inequality which has sky-rocketed here in Britain under the Tory free-market greed for some and austerity for most of us and which Jeremy Corbyn wants to end. As the M.E.N. has pointed out, it is only one-in-20 of us who earn more than £80,000 a year.
If Labour policies are good enough for successful inclusive countries which plan economically for the long-term, such as Scandinavia and Germany, then we need to vote for an end to shorttermism, austerity and inequality in Britain. Old-timer, address supplied