Mick Brooks is a stalwart of the Labour movement. He has written many Marxist tracts. He helped write a pamphlet advocating nationalisation of the banks which was published by the Fire Brigades Union in 2012. He has followed it up with a pamphlet calling for the Big Six energy companies to be taken over. This has also been published by the FBU. His book Capitalist Crisis Theory and Practice challenges the dominant orthodoxy about the world economic crisis from 2008. Mick is the on the editorial board of Labour Briefing, the magazine of the Labour Representation Committee. His exposition of Marx's ideas is second to none.
Marx's theories about society, economics, and politics, which are collectively known as Marxism, argue that all society progresses through the dialectic of class struggle. He was heavily critical of the current socio-economic form of society, capitalism, which he called the " dictatorship of the bourgeoisie ," believing it to be run by the wealthy middle and upper classes purely for their own benefit, and predicted that it would inevitably produce internal tensions which would lead to its self-destruction and replacement by a new system, socialism.