The housing crisis is a result of government policy not to build
any more council homes and to sell off existing ones to make way for
investors to build expensive apartments.
Firstly I oppose all evictions and all tenants being forced to move
from their homes and I would abolish the bedroom tax. I believe this
bankrupt capitalist system will never provide money to build homes for
ordinary people and that to provide at least a million homes which is
needed for local people we will need to establish a workers government
and a socialist planned economy to provide the resources to build
decent homes for all.
2. Local business
Small businesses have in the past flourished all over Brixton. They
are now being pushed out by big monopolies and redevelopment.
Local businesses must be given grants where necessary, not to be paid
back with huge interest rates, they must have their business rates
reduced and funding needed for local councils must come from the
government. We must stop the growth of big monoplies like these high
street chains being able to push the ‘little man’ out.
I think it is disgraceful that so many local schools have been
closed down. Academies are not the answer as they put control in the
halds of the private companies that own them. All schools must return
to state schools, be given more funding and allow the teachers to run
the schools and not the government. Money must be made available to
build more schools urgently.
Cutbacks are made because we are paying the bankers’ debts and for
the huge problems in this and the world economy. I don’t believe we
should carry the burden of this debt and that this capitalist system
has reached the end of its life and can no longer provide what people
I would immediately get the resources from a nationalised economy to
build up the Leisure and cultural facilities, making them free where
possible. Funds must be made available to build new facilities,
particularly for our young people.
High pollution is a national problem which in my opinion can’t be
resolved locally. For example cars on the road with their
petrol/diesel fumes would be reduced by cheap and nationalised public
I hope this answers your questions. I know I am emphasising that we
need a socialist society to carry this out but I ask everyone – is
capitalism providing any kind of decent life for young and old today?