To think TUSC (Trade Union Socialist Coalition) should get far more media attention.

(39 Posts)
Jacobsmum1972 Mon 27-Apr-15 18:13:05

As someone who is far left wing, I will be possibly voting for TUSC.

They have had a very limited media attention. They have the backing of several unions and socialist parties that have a considerable amount of members.

Aibu to think that Smaller parties like TUSC need a voice.

Jacobsmum1972 Mon 27-Apr-15 18:18:25

A bit about them en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trade_Unionist_and_Socialist_Coalition

Jacobsmum1972 Mon 27-Apr-15 18:27:33

Bump smile

ThisFenceIsComfy Mon 27-Apr-15 18:33:07

One of my friends is a TUSC candidate. It's true they are not well known. Unfortunately in a country that views Labour as far left, TUSC are not going to fare well sad

YouMeddlingKids Mon 27-Apr-15 18:33:36

I've never heard of them but looking at that link they're very localised, and definitely haven't made it to my area.

JackSkellington Mon 27-Apr-15 18:36:01

I'm already voting SNP, but if I wasn't I would vote for them. I do think they need far more coverage.

Jacobsmum1972 Mon 27-Apr-15 18:36:44

I was labour in the 80s when they cared for working people above business. Tusc were founded by Bob crow who in my opinion was a very honourable man.

ThisFenceIsComfy Mon 27-Apr-15 18:39:49

Bob Crow was a real working class hero. I went to a TUSC meetings when Bob was there. He gave great speeches! smile

Jacobsmum1972 Mon 27-Apr-15 18:55:37

I agree fencels great speaker.

TiggieBoo Mon 27-Apr-15 19:28:15

They've got a candidate in my constituency so I read their policies. They are full of hot air (even more than other parties). Their manifesto is a collection of populist policies and no explanation on how they would finance them. I won't vote for them although I am seriously interested in alternatives to the main parties.

richthegreatcornholio Mon 27-Apr-15 20:25:09

Hell on earth

Jacobsmum1972 Mon 27-Apr-15 20:45:09

Richthegreat I consider a tory government threatening to bring spending back to 1930s levels hell on earth.

caroldecker Mon 27-Apr-15 20:54:54

jacob fortunately more people agree with rich than you. How do we afford this?

RedToothBrush Mon 27-Apr-15 20:57:07

I thought their party political broadcast was great...
...until the started on about nationalising the banks.

Then I thought they were complete loons.

I wasn't aware they were created by Bob Crow. I think he's a grade A hypocritical bellend.

Shame really.

ConferencePear Mon 27-Apr-15 21:07:33

Perhaps we could afford it if the number of billionaires hadn't doubled in the last five years of austerity.
I wish we had a TUSC candidate.

ArabellaStrange Mon 27-Apr-15 21:17:23

I think most people are far too seeped in the status quo capitalist views on how an economy should be run to even consider that something like the nationalisation of banks might actually work.
I think the society that we are living in is broken and has been for practically ever and that alternative ways of working are demonised by those for whom the current system works the most.
I think anything that might move us towards a more level playing field has got

ArabellaStrange Mon 27-Apr-15 21:19:33

To be worth a try.

caroldecker Mon 27-Apr-15 21:21:31

The number of billionaires has doubled because they have moved here - most make their money overseas

ConferencePear Mon 27-Apr-15 22:04:38

So why did they move here Carol ?

Welshmaenad Mon 27-Apr-15 22:08:24

I've got a friend standing as a candidate too, I'm idly wondering if it's the same friend as fence's! Not in my constituency sadly. Said friend is very passionate and I'm broadly aligned with their moral and political positions so I'd investigate further if I could vote for them.

HeeHiles Mon 27-Apr-15 22:19:42

So why did they move here Carol ?

Because we are a Tax Haven.

Sallyingforth Mon 27-Apr-15 22:48:31

Better they pay some tax here than go away again and pay none.

ShouldIworryornothelp Mon 27-Apr-15 22:51:55

Thankfully they've not made their way to these parts. They'd be rightly told where to go if they tried!

Zebda Mon 27-Apr-15 22:52:07

There are some policies in there that I agree with wholeheartedly....which is a big surprise for me as I am not really socialist, and completely disagree with much if the behaviour of the unions. So in conclusion, I agree they should have more airtime, as I would not have known I had common ground with the TUSC before this thread.

The bit about nationalising banks is absolutely bonkers though...

Sallyingforth Mon 27-Apr-15 23:03:29

It sounds a great idea to tax the rich and use it to pay for lots of good things. The rich should pay more, no doubt about it.
But the hard fact is that the really rich are a small minority, and doubling their tax will not provide much. Most income tax is paid by the middle classes.
As for Bob Crow, he didn't get much sympathy for bringing misery to London commuters to get more money for already extremely well paid tube drivers. They aren't the ones in need.

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