Thursday, December 05, 2019

In Cardiff Central, the SPGB candidate has his say

Brian Johnson 
Socialist Party of Great Britain
"I’m a retired disability counsellor from Pontypridd, married with two children and four grandchildren. In spite of my 78 years, I’ve continued to be the keen community activist I always was."

His inspiration to enter politics: "How could anyone not want to enter politics when they see the state of the world, a world which is crying out to use the massive resources it has available to meet everyone’s needs through rational organisation and distribution of those resources?

"How could not want to offer a credible alternative to a the grotesque system of capitalism where those who don’t need to ever do a day’s work are rich and secure, while the most useful and most productive people are poor and insecure?"

If you're elected and Boris Johnson's Brexit deal is back in the Commons, how would you vote?

"What the SPGB stands for – a world society of free access with needs not profit as its driving force and based on from each according to ability to each according to need - is something far bigger then Brexit in or out. Any vote for or against Brexit is quite irrelevant to that.

What is the biggest issue you think Wales is facing and what will you do about it?

"The biggest issue Wales is facing is the same issue that countries all over the world are facing.

"Do we continue with the broken system called capitalism which causes massive inequality and insecurity, poverty for many, and war and environmental degradation in search of profit? Or do we decide democratically to replace it with a new system which we call socialism which puts human welfare for all before the enrichment of the few?"

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