Monday, 11 September 2017

On The Scrap Heap

Any departure from the public sector pay cap would mean that this Government existed purely to spew bile at Jeremy Corbyn while implementing policies that even Labour had adopted only because he was its Leader. By the end of this week, that will be the state of affairs.

Theresa May needs to return to her original, and again entirely Corbyn-inspired, agenda of workers' and consumers' representation in corporate governance, of shareholders' control over executive pay, of restrictions on pay differentials within companies, of an investment-based Industrial Strategy and infrastructure programme, of greatly increased housebuilding, of action against tax avoidance, of a ban on public contracts for tax-avoiding companies, of a cap on energy prices, of banning or greatly restricting foreign takeovers, of a ban on unpaid internships, and of an inquiry into Orgreave.

The parliamentary majorities for all of these are in existence. Mrs May just needs to look beyond her own party. As, in view of the fact that there is a hung Parliament, she ought to be doing, anyway.

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