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Ed Miliband and the Labour leadership should concentrate their fire on coalition policies not their own trade union supporters, the Communist Party declared yesterday.
CP general secretary Robert Griffiths urged Labour to start fighting the real enemy and “stop dancing to the tune of Tories, Blairites and the anti-labour movement media” in a statement on the eve of TUC conference.
Labour should devote its efforts to winning and mobilising public opinion against austerity and privatisation in favour of progressive taxation and public ownership, he said.
“It beggars belief that at a time when more and more people are repelled by this unelected government’s cruel attacks on the poor, the unemployed and even on people with disabilities, Ed Miliband seems more obsessed with attacking his biggest supporters in the trade unions,” the CP leader remarked.
Mr Griffiths encouraged the unions to step up their efforts to ensure that more working people entered parliament as MPs.
“If Labour leaders want to talk about the funding of political parties, why not demand an inquiry by the Electoral Commission into the City spivs and renegade crooks who fund the Tory and Lib Dem parties through front organisations, offshore funds and secret bank accounts?” he suggested.
The Communist Party’s political committee called on Labour MPs to challenge the coalition’s welfare reforms and its plans to restrict trade union and employment rights.
They also proposed Britain’s support for a wealth tax on Britain’s super rich, a levy on financial speculation in the City, a Trade Union Freedom Bill and public ownership of the railways and utilities.
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