Eddie Dempsey explains why UK living standards are so low – and rinses Truss’s cabinet

Eddie Dempsey.

The assistant general secretary of the RMT union dropped a salvo of truth bombs in his speech at the Old Fruitmarket in Glasgow last week.

Profits are high because wages are low – and wages are low because the market says so.

And who is “the market”? According to Mr Dempsey, it is people titled “CEO”.

He made the point that, without working people, the bosses taking all the money would have no wealth – but without them, the UK could be a country fit to live in.

And he pointed out that, with shareholders taking hundreds of billions of pounds worth of profit out of the UK, it is not credible to say there is not enough money available to give working people a living wage.

The only reason wages don’t rise is because profits would then come down, and the greedy CEOs who run “the market” would rather feather their nests than safeguard the people who make their money for them.

It’s a hell of a speech:

Mr Dempsey went on to absolutely humiliate Liz Truss and her new market-ruled cabinet in this interview, when he admitted: “I’ve no idea who any of them are”:

Based on this evidence, it is easy to see why unions like the RMT are enjoying a huge surge in popularity.

While Labour stagnates under Keir Starmer, people like Mr Dempsey are standing up for the hard-working people of the UK – and helping us to stand up for ourselves.

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1 thought on “Eddie Dempsey explains why UK living standards are so low – and rinses Truss’s cabinet

  1. Hecuba

    Eddie Dempsey is absolutely correct – little england doesn’t have a government instead we have a corporate business company wherein the sole focus is on increasing profits and exploiting ordinary female and male workers! ‘Markets’ is a fascist tory myth because it doesn’t exist but greedy CEOs exist and their bros the shareholders who are seeing their incomes soar due to greed!

    How long will ordinary women and men allow this massive exploitation wherein the fascist tories continue giving our money to their CEOS and shareholders???

    Government once meant working for the people but now it is just another business corporation wherein profits are the sole focus and we peasants can work for nothing!

    Liz Truss says she doesn’t believe in ‘handouts’ well she is lying because her fascist tories are giving ‘handouts’ to the greedy corporate companies and their shareholders!

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