October could be a red-letter day for the working
class of N.I, With the British government closing
down the N.I assembly. Despite much wailing, grinding
of teeth and hair pulling by local so-called politicians,
the working class should be celebrating that the Good
Friday agreement and the Stormont Assembly are gone
and hopefully for good.
Assembly was not only a sectarian but also, and worse
still capitalist, which delivered a system in which
the middle to upper class prospered while the working
class were left to fight each other for low paid jobs
and poor housing. I challenge any MLA to declare what
the assembly did for the working class of NI? Ill
give you the answer NOTHING.
would think that after four and a half years in government
the so-called working class parties SF, SDLP,
PUP Womans collation ect, ect in the Assembly
would have made some gains for the working class,
i.e. remove the anti-trade union laws introduced by
Thatcher to attack the working class, campaign against
the privatising of public services, lobby for an increase
in the minimum wage.
What the Assembly did was to attack the working class
with as much vigour and in some cases more than Thatcher,
from SF privatising the National Health Service and
Education, to the DUP privatising public transport,
and water - all of them have been lobbying the British
government to lower corporation tax, while increasing
the taxation of the working class.
time has come for true trade unions and socialists
to stand shoulder to shoulder and show leadership.
The working class suffered the most from the last
thirty years of sectarian violence. The Good Friday
Agreement and the Assembly has nothing to offer the
working class. The Assembly should not have been suspended,
it should have been destroyed and the liars who frequented
the assembly (the MLAs) should be made to pay
back every penny of public money they stole - 'after
all John Reid only needs four staff to run NI.
the working class and trade unionists Thatcher was
a BASTARD, the MLAs are worse they were Bastards
and traitors who betrayed the working class over a
prawn sandwich and a glass of chardonnay.
justice and democracy will only come to NI when the
working class realise that they are being shafted
by the British and Irish governments who are pushing
a Neo-Liberal Capitalist agenda with the full support
of all local parties, and discredited trade union
we are to have elections in May the working class
will have to ask themselves what kind of future they
want for their families. By voting sectarian you are
the workers of NI unite, the future will belong to
us and our families. Capitalism doesnt work.
Any system which lets nineteen thousand children die
of starvation every day and starts wars for oil should
get no succour from the working class.
is one thing the working class and rank and file trade
unionists learnt from Thatcher 'If we fight we may
not win, but if we dont fight we will surley
lose.' I would urge people to use their vote to defend
our jobs, homes and public services. By doing so we
will defeat sectarianism and the capitalists who gain
most from a divided working class.
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