Steve Colborn is the Socialist Party candidate for the Easington constituency in the May General Election. These are two recent letters to his local newspaper.
Shields Gazette, Wed 11 Feb.
ACTUALLY, David Ridley (Gazette, Feb 6), governments have no control over the economics they espouse!
If capitalism is in a boom phase, governments claim success, and to be the ‘authors’ of this success.
If capitalism is in one of its slump phases, governments throw up their hands and say ‘Not our fault, guv, it was the world economy what done it!’
The latter is the cause of the good times and bad, full stop.
The Socialist Party,
Shields Gazette, Wed 18th Feb.
I CAN see where you’re going with your letter Mr Wiffin (‘Stranglehold of Labour’, Gazette, Feb 16) If, as I believe, you are positing getting UKIP elected, this is no choice either. The cause of the problems will remain: capitalism.
UKIP, as with all the others – Tory, Labour, LibDem, Green etc – support this system of insanity!
The idea is not, nor can it be, merely to change the organ grinders. We have to take possession of the organ into our own hands.
Then, and only then, can we, as the majority, decide what tunes are played – tunes that will be in the interests of all mankind, not merely a tiny, select few.
Steve Colborn,The Socialist Party,