Monday, September 05, 2016

Letter to the Yorkshire Post

From: John Wheeler, Yorkshire branch of Socialist Party of Great Britain, Doncaster.

TWO news stories in your paper (The Yorkshire Post, August 30) made me smile. Page 1. Yorkshire millionaires soar by one-third. Page 4. Wages fall costs staff £1,000 over year. Are the two facts connected? 

Well, yes, they are.

 Extortionate incomes of company directors depend on inflated prices and depressed labour costs. It is called capitalism – the system we all live under. Contrary to your editorial, it is not something that can be resolved under capitalism because it is integral to it. We do not need a profit system but a society dedicated to meeting individual and society’s needs. That’s called world socialism.

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