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to draw some political conclusions from them. Many of the MPs constituting the group will be loth to ask for these concessions for the rich openly in public but given the anonymity of a committee they are evidently less inhibited about revealing where their real sympathies lie. The study group's report also brings out the extent to which our politicians of all hues, of the parliamentary variety at any rate, have internalised the requirements of the bourgeois system, accepting without question, and without regard for whether any alternatives exist, what is considered to be in the interests of the saving and investing classes or what is thought likely to encourage investment in equity shares and the growth of the capital market as being in the general public interest. In turn this exposes how narrow actually are the limits of the socio-political change possible within the present political set-up. Come the next elections, it is not beyond the realm of probability that some of the opposition MPs who were members of the study group would occupy the treasury benches in parliament and a few of them may even be part of the new government, but will that make the smallest difference in terms of the classes whose interests the government and the state machinery will be seeking to advance?

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