Model Motion: Solidarity with the people of Brazil

This motion was passed unanimously by Thurrock CLP. Please let us know if you pass it through your ward or CLP. [Name] CLP notes: 1) The victory of the neo-fascist Jair Bolsonaro the Brazilian presidential election. He poses a deadly threat to Brazilian workers, peasants, black and indigenous people, women and LGBT + people. His … Continue reading Model Motion: Solidarity with the people of Brazil

Motion: Build a united front against racism and fascism

This motion was passed by Dulwich and West Norwood CLP. Please let us know if you pass through your ward/CLP. Building a united front against racism and fascism This branch/CLP notes This year has seen the largest mobilisation of far-right forces on the streets of London in decades, with thousands marching under the banner of … Continue reading Motion: Build a united front against racism and fascism

Labour Party Conference Report 2018: Two Steps Forward, One Step Back

By KD Tait Labour’s annual conference was widely judged a success. Even the normally hostile media were forced to admit that it confirmed Jeremy Corbyn as a credible Opposition leader who had finally succeeded in stamping his authority on the party. The much trailed possibility of open divisions, perhaps even a split to form a … Continue reading Labour Party Conference Report 2018: Two Steps Forward, One Step Back

John McDonnell’s ‘Industrial Democracy’: From Workers Into Shareholders?

By Simon Hannah  JOHN McDonnell’s announcement at the 2018 Labour Party conference that companies with over 250 workers would have to give over 10 percent of their shares to their staff has been praised by some on the left and even got positive support in an opinion poll by Yougov. The proposal will see companies … Continue reading John McDonnell’s ‘Industrial Democracy’: From Workers Into Shareholders?

The Workers’ Answer to Brexit

THE starting point for any socialist looking to determine their stance on Brexit is to ascertain whether it is in the interests of the working class. All other considerations – electoral impact, the finality or otherwise of any given referendum outcome, the attitude to Brexit of the big capitalists or Chukka Umunna – are all … Continue reading The Workers’ Answer to Brexit

The Fight for Rank and File Democracy in the Trade Unions

By Andy Yorke THE rejection of proposals to democratise the selection of MPs and the nomination of candidates for the Leadership at Labour's Liverpool conference threw a spotlight on the role of the unions in deciding party policy. Many first time delegates were shocked, and many more were infuriated, when, despite overwhelming support from the … Continue reading The Fight for Rank and File Democracy in the Trade Unions