We aren’t all capitalists now!

We AREN’T all capitalists now!

Chuka Umanna - photo from The Guardian

Chuka Umunna – photo from The Guardian

Labour’s business secretary Chuka Umunna, a former corporate lawyer and a “rising star” of New Labour, said this week that “The big difference between 1979 and 2013 is that we are all capitalists now.” Speak for yourself – millions of ordinary people in the UK and across the world are exploited by capitalism every day, and are looking for an alternative.

According to a Rasmussen Report poll, the majority of young people in America prefer “socialism” to “capitalism” – and in Seattle the Socialist Alternative candidate Kshama Sawant was elected to the City Council with over 90000 votes!

Umunna might be right about his Labour Party leadership colleagues – they are all capitalists now!

But he doesn’t speak for the rest of us.