Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff was impeached over budgetary manoeuvres that have been carried out by numerous presidents, including Barack Obama. Ken Livingstone believes coup-installed president Michel Temer represents a major threat to democracy.
In Brazil, right wing neo-liberal policies are so unpopular that they have been consistently rejected at the ballot box in presidential elections for the last 13 years. Unable to achieve electoral victory, the only way to implement the neoliberal measures has been through the illegitimate impeachment of Dilma Rousseff, a move that’s seen hundreds of thousands out in protest calling for new elections in cities across the country and protesting against newly appointed President Michel Temer.
Read the full article “Give Temer the elbow”
The funding of new homes by direct government borrowing is highly efficient, writes Ken Livingstone.
AS PART of his successful campaign to be re-elected Labour leader this summer, Jeremy Corbyn pledged to “build a million new homes in five years, with at least half a million council homes, through our public investment strategy. We will end insecurity for private renters by introducing rent controls, secure tenancies and a charter of private tenants’ rights, and increase access to affordable home ownership.”
Such a bold and radical approach is exactly what we need to tackle the housing crisis, boost the economy and win votes for Labour.
Read the full article “Tory contempt for those in need of social housing”
Labour conference this week confirmed the party now has a radical and credible economic alternative that can win an election, writes Ken Livingstone.
Labour’s conference this week saw a series of policy announcements and keynote speeches that set out a real vision for a better Britain.
In re-electing Jeremy Corbyn by a landslide, Labour’s grassroots showed that they understand that the extent of the deepening problems facing Britain, including our long-term structural economic problems, need a response that is radical, credible and can be popular on the doorstep.
Read the full article “Game-changer for Labour”