BRIXTON HILL BY-ELECTION: Danny Lambert, Socialist Party of Great Britain

Written by on January 8, 2013 in Council, News, Opinions - 8 Comments

Danny Lambert, The Socialist Party

By Danny Lambert, Socialist Party

Parties promising to do things for others is not my idea of politics, so I’m not making any promises to do anything for anyone. The Socialist Party is standing to give people the chance to show they reject the capitalist system where making profits always comes first.

Capitalism is going through one of its economic crises and the only way out for it is to restore profits by cutting the living standard of working people and their dependants.

That’s why what our wages can buy has shrunk. It’s why benefits are being slashed. And it’s why Lambeth council has been cutting local services.

It’s not just Lambeth. It’s councils everywhere, whichever party is in control. Politicians, local and national, are just running the system in the only way it can be. It’s the system that’s to blame, not those elected to run it. That’s why changing the politicians in charge makes no difference.

Instead of trusting in politicians we’ve have got to change the system ourselves, to one where the places where wealth is produced are no longer run as profit-seeking businesses but owned and democratically controlled by the community and used to provide a decent life for all.

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8 Comments on "BRIXTON HILL BY-ELECTION: Danny Lambert, Socialist Party of Great Britain"

  1. u. January 11, 2013 at 5:59 am ·

    good luck!

    Emma January 9, 2013 at 4:36 pm · Reply

    I love him. Sign me up for the revolution!

    good comment 🙂

  2. Aelfred Wantage UKIP January 10, 2013 at 1:11 pm ·

    Socialism has never lifted anyone out of poverty but, it has dragged countless millions into a life of oppressed misery.
    Anyone who votes for this system of governance is either politically naive or, has been guaranteed a place to suckle at the teat of the taxpayers piggy-bank.

    • UncertainTrumpet January 10, 2013 at 1:36 pm ·

      That is a lie. The welfare legislation enacted by the post war Labour Government represented a massive upgrade to the lives of working people. It meant better housing and access to health care and education. It made the UK a more equal society. Ever since then the post war settlement has been chipped away by the right wing – Tories, new Labour and now by UKIP too.

  3. UncertainTrumpet January 10, 2013 at 11:18 am ·

    The honesty is refreshing but the Wolfie Smith rhetoric is just daft. We need a plan to fix the mess we’re in. I’m sure Danny Lambert means well, but it reads like Dave Spart from Private Eye. Stil, better than the jokers from UKIP and the Tories.

    • Keith January 10, 2013 at 11:38 am ·

      Trouble is that ‘the mess we’re in’ can’t be fixed by the system we’re in. That’s what Danny is saying.

  4. Emma January 9, 2013 at 4:36 pm ·

    I love him. Sign me up for the revolution!

  5. vin maratty January 9, 2013 at 10:50 am ·

    This has got to be the most honest, straightforward manifesto on offer. Everyone knows the other parties can’t deliver on their promises

  6. Keith January 9, 2013 at 12:18 am ·

    You’re really telling it as it is. Good on you, Danny. Lambert.

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