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Forbes list gives the lie to austerity - join the Socialists to fight it!
Sarah-Sachs Eldridge, Socialist Party national organiser
The Forbes rich list proves there's no austerity for the super-rich.
In Britain, the richest five people and families have a combined (and obscene) wealth of over £35 billion. Otherwise known as more money than Tory chancellor Osborne wants to cut in the next budget.
The Socialist Party fights for a world where that vast wealth is no longer hoarded by a few individuals, Instead, use of resources is democratically planned to end the misery of poverty and exploitation worldwide.
The London-based Hinduja brothers top the UK list with around £10 billion. Meanwhile, the Resolution Foundation estimates only £1.4 billion a year could pay Britain's 1.4 million care workers a living wage.
But the Tories plough on - because they represent the capitalist class, the super-rich exploiters. Labour offers no opposition: only five of its MPs bothered to vote against Osborne's £30 billion cuts budget. The so-called 'people's army' - Nigel Farage's Ukip - is in favour of £35 billion of cuts.
The Forbes figures prove cuts are not 'necessary' - the money is there. But we have to fight for it.
The Socialist Party fights for an alternative - a world run in the interests of the billions, not the billionaires. If you agree, then join us and help build the Socialist Party.
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