The Communists are out of the starting blocks with this missive (thanks to AS for sending it through).
And they’re not pulling their punches, stating that “Britain’s banking system = Organised crime”. And the litany of misdeeds that follows, ethical and criminal, really makes you stop and think. If this were any other business, surely the captains of industry would be behind bars by now?
The Communists’ answer is to nationalise the City of London “to invest in housing, jobs, industry and the environment”. I’d have thought that first steps would be criminal investigations into the banking scandals and some pretty harsh legislation put in place immediately, not delayed by the UK government until “several years after” 2015. How would nationalisation of the City of London work? I’m intrigued, but I can’t help thinking there’s a paucity of analysis behind the headline.
We’re told that only one candidate – Rob Griffiths – will “speak up for ordinary people against the City of London crooks”. And his local credentials speak for themselves: Born in Cardiff, brought up in Llanrumney and a Splott resident for the last 10 years, he’s Chair of Cardiff Against the Incinerator. I also have it on good authority that he’s one of the best public speakers around and wiped the floor with Alun Michael in the hustings for the 2010 election.
But back to the leaflet. I’ve taken some of the other candidates to task for being light on policy, but this takes the biscuit. Clearly Rob’s targeting the protest vote. I can’t help but think that there’d be a few more people willing to protest if there were some viable policies around which they could rally.