‘A rebirth of municipal socialism’ in Birmingham? The Council’s policy of ‘local wealth building’ through new municipal services and local procurement
With amazing creativity in the toughest of times, in 2018 in the UK, they were seeing the first shoots of the renaissance of local government for the many, not the few—the rebirth of municipal socialisme. With the objective to seize every opportunity to develop and promote alternative policies, building on the framework being developed by Jeremy Corbyn and John McDonnell and taking them further where necessary. According to the autor, this is the task and the responsibility of the left – to point out those potential more radical developments and organise a popular movement to campaign for them.
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