Make them pay

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Over the past month we have seen the effect the economic crisis on the lives of working class people with rising job losses and home repossessions (How will the crisis affect people's lives?, Socialist Review, November 2008).

The government that told us that there wasn't enough money for public services were able to nationalise the banks. Now there are job cuts in the building industry, financial services and manufacturing - the government should renationalise these industries to save jobs.

We should demand that those at threat from eviction should have their homes taken into public ownership. We need to campaign within our trade unions and communities to ensure that the rich pay for their mess.

Rachel Eborall, London