The Government's assertion that we can’t afford to tackle poverty is a lie writes Jon Trickett.
Over the past decade the wealth of Britain's billionaires has skyrocketed while wages and public services have stagnated. Richard Burgon MP leads the call for a wealth tax on the super-rich.
The government can afford to give public sector workers a pay rise - they just need to tax wealth properly. Richard Burgon writes on the 30,000-strong call for a fairer tax system.
"Our economic crisis is part of the same pattern of rampant profit extraction replicated across the globe... capital is seeking to drive up profits at the expense of the vast global majority"
"We must not legitimise austerity in the minds of the electorate. If the last 12 years have taught us anything it is surely that austerity simply doesn’t work" - Jon Trickett MP
Richard Burgon advocates a Social Emergency Fund to get people through the cost-of-living crisis, paid for by a wealth tax.
“The conference brought together over 4000 people joining live in the day - with the 1000s viewing since meaning a total of over 10,000 joining the event - making it the largest conference of the Labour left in some time.” By the Labour Assembly Against Austerity Team. John McDonnell led thousands joining a major online…
"Instead of letting Bezos address COP26, he should be hit with a Wealth Tax to fund a global Green New Deal that invests in urgent action to fight climate change" By Richard Burgon MP The absurd sight of billionaire Jeff Bezos lecturing the world from the platform at the COP26 underlines the degree to which…