At yesterday’s CLP meeting, 11th June, we had a number of discussions about different areas of policy including about Public Ownership. Here are some links to recent reports on alternative models of ownership. Also an article and a report to Labour on land ownership.
Labour has been working with advisers and experts to develop its plans for a sustainable economic system; tackling climate justice whilst at the same time considering alternative models of ownership that give the public a stake in community held wealth. After decades of failed privatisation, it’s time for sustainable 21st century public ownership, where the economy becomes our economy. We, the public, will be pivotal at all levels: – from worker’s cooperatives through to regional, municipal and locally-led ownership (e.g. water companies) and yes, at the national level of ‘state-owned enterprises’ (e.g. rail, energy and NHS). Already, much of this work is being done at the at the grassroots, membership level with over 300 local members exploring these ideas in Lewes last weekend at the Corbynomics Event. There is determined movement within Labour to develop an economic system that will halt environmental degradation and put well being and community at the heart of our economy.
“The climate crisis and the social justice crisis MUST be tackled at the same time……We want everybody to live in reasonable comfort AND sustain the planet. And you know what? It is possible if we set our minds to it”. Jeremy Corbyn.