|EXPROPRIATE THE EXPLOITERS|
Many people have expressed concerns about the recent revelations that HSBC bank has been helping the super-rich dodge their tax, and how the government has not been acting to stop this. The prospective parliamentary candidates of the Socialist Party have been asked to pledge to crack down on tax dodging and prevent scandals like HSBC from happening.
Rather uniquely and certainly against the prevailing self-righteous and the hypocritical stance of the other parties our reply is that The Socialist Party is not particularly concerned that the super-rich dodge paying their taxes. We are more concerned with the actual existence of a class of super-rich within society.
Their income and wealth derives from the exploitation of the rest of us who, by our work, produce all the wealth of society.
Socialism will put an end to this by making the means of wealth production common property under the democratic control of the community. There will be no rich or super-rich nor poor or super-poor, just a classless society of free and equal men and women cooperating to produce and distribute what they need in accordance with the socialist principle of "from each according to their ability, to each according to their needs".