REAL POWER FOR THE PEOPLE OF WALES!
Welsh Communists will fight for the return of industrial powers stolen by the Tory government in its Internal Market Act. Then we can save our steel industry.
After Brexit, 70 policy-making powers in energy, transport, the environment, climate change, rights at work, public spending contracts and agriculture are due to come to the Senedd. Communists demand them in full. Welsh Labour, Plaid Cymru, the Greens and LibDems wanted them to stay in Brussels and the EU!
But we also need fund-raising powers, to keep a share of income tax, levy taxes on luxury development and raise low-interest funds for investment.
STOP BIG BAIL-OUTS FOR BIG BUSINESS!
Hundreds of billions of pounds have bailed out the Banks since 2008 and big business today. This is public money.
We need it to invest in the NHS, public services, housing, the environment, transport and a social wage and pension for all carers. Public subsidies to big business should be matched with public ownership.
COMMUNISM – ‘MADE IN WALES’!
Robert Owen from Newtown promoted the ideas of cooperation and communism in the 1830s – decades before Karl Marx!
The Communist Party has a proud history fighting for the Welsh people and the working class. We have supported a powerful Parliament for Wales for the past 80 years. We campaigned for a Wales TUC and its first chair was Communist miners’ leader Dai Francis.
Communists have always been in the front-line of campaigns for jobs, workers’ rights, public services and better housing – and against pollution and foreign wars.
Welsh Communists send our support and solidarity to striking bus drivers across Wales. The two disputes; with Stagecoach in South Wales and Arriva in North Wales, highlight the rip-off mentality of our privatized transport sector. Both companies shamelessly offer poverty … Continued
A range of speakers contributed to the event at at the Welsh Memorial in Cathays Park Cardiff including Will Barton, secretary of the Cardiff branch of the Communist Party (whose excellent speech is published in full below) ; Rob Griffiths … Continued
Cleaner, safer, connected communities We need to make sure that people can travel for work within or near their local community, comfortably and affordably. That will reduce combat carbon emissions and help our communities to survive and thrive. The need … Continued