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Brexit: Defeat for British and European Elites

Brexit: Defeat for British and European Elites

Britain:After the referendum Tories Out! General election now! Fight for a 24 hour general strike “The referendum result may well go down in history as the pitchfork moment”, declared the Financial Times (FT), wailing the anger and despair of Britain’s elite at the decision by the majority of voters in Britain to leave the European […]

A New Moment in Britain
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A New Moment in Britain

The EU referendum has brought into the open stark divisions within the Tory party, raising the real prospect of a split. This crisis of capitalist political representation is being played out as the fate of the Corbyn insurgency within the Labour Party is still unresolved. In extracts from a statement discussed at the Socialist Party’s […]

Can the Labour Party be re-claimed? (Reprinted)

Can the Labour Party be re-claimed? (Reprinted)

Published below are extracts from an article by PETER TAAFFE and BILL MULLINS that first appeared in the September 2002 edition of Socialism Today, No.68. Written following a conference organised by the Campaign Group of Labour MPs, it assessed the prospects at that time for reclaiming the Labour Party for socialism and the working class, […]

Britain: A political earthquake

Britain: A political earthquake

Jeremy Corbyn’s victory is a political earthquake that transforms the situation in Britain and poses stark questions for how a new mass socialist force can be built. Jeremy Corbyn achieved a spectacular victory in the Labour leadership election with 59% of the total vote, scoring an unprecedented quarter of a million votes, including nearly 50% […]

Corbyn victory!

Corbyn victory!

Popularity of anti-austerity ideas confirmed – Now the battle to create an anti-austerity party begins This is a historic moment. Nothing will be the same again. For decades Westminster politics has meant nothing but right-wing, pro-big business politics. A handful of left Labour MPs like Jeremy Corbyn voted against austerity, war and the undermining of […]

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Scotland: Independence referendum – A working-class revolt

Scotland: Independence referendum – A working-class revolt

The referendum has turned British politics upside down – even though the No vote won The referendum has turned British politics upside down – even though the No vote won. The Yes campaign became a mass mobilization of working-class communities: against austerity and rotten establishment politics, and for a positive future. This turning point raises […]

Death of Thatcher

Death of Thatcher

Millions have been waiting for this day, 8 April 2013. Margaret Thatcher will never be forgiven for the devastation that her Tory governments’ policies wrought on working class communities in the 1980s – and is still being felt today. “I would suggest as a memorial to Mrs Thatcher that instead of the usual headstone or […]

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