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The Left List’s ten steps to a better London

Issue No. 2098

  • 1. Housing – An emergency council housing building programme.
  • 2. Transport – Decent and cheap public transport to encourage less car use. Cut fares and increase provision with new tube and rail lines.
  • 3. War – Bring the troops home from Iraq and Afghanistan. No attacks on civil liberties. Spend the money used for war on welfare.
  • 4. Education – Good schools for every child in every borough. No academies, no tuition fees for students.
  • 5. Health – No health rationing, stop hospital closures, no privatisation of doctors’ surgeries.
  • 6. Poverty – Tax the wealthy to close the gap between rich and poor. Pensions to be linked with earnings.
  • 7. Environment – Stop big business putting profits before the planet. No third runway at Heathrow.
  • 8. Olympics – Londoners should not have to subsidise the games. No cuts in arts or local sport provision to pay for the Olympics.
  • 9. Work – The London living wage of £7.20 an hour must be enforced, alongside full trade union rights and a 35-hour working week.
  • 10. Equality – Oppose all forms of discrimination and racism.


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