CAMPAIGN FOR A MASS WORKING CLASS PARTY (CMWP)
Let’s bring together the forces for a new mass working class party! Sign our appeal now! The Tory government has declared war on the working class. But Labour won’t defend us. We need a new party to fight for a working-class government and a complete change in Britain.
Labour, which was set up to defend working class people, and is funded by our trade unions, is now back under the leadership of the establishment. Keir Starmer refused to back the rail and post strikes. He banned his MPs from visiting picket lines. He backs NATO and nuclear weapons, but opposes renationalising the energy profiteers. He refuses to back a ceasefire in Gaza.
After the defeat of Jeremy Corbyn, Labour’s right wing have moved to exclude socialists and have shut off any possibility of the party being won to socialism. It is time for a new party.
Just as the trade unions severed their link to the Liberal Party in 1900 and established the Labour Representation Committee to acquire a direct political voice, so today they need to cut their links to Starmer’s party to create a genuine party of labour.
There is an alternative. There are hundreds of thousands of working-class people already organising to fight the government.
* 700,000 signed up to enough is enough.
* More than 100,000 signed up to don’t pay.
* Hundreds of thousands are joining a wave of strikes which is still growing every day
* 200,000 left Labour in disgust and are desperate for an alternative
Every one of those people deserves a party that is 100 percent run by, controlled by and in the service of the working class.
Please add your name to our list of signatories and help us bring together the forces across Britain that can help form a new party.
We do not want to declare the party ourselves, but to create it together with working-class people and groups all over Britain.
With the Tories slumping in the polls, but with no real political alternative, the time is right to start preparing a new party, one that fights the Tories and their system, not just at the ballot box, but in the workplaces and on the streets.
Left Unity was founded in 2013, because the main parties then all supported the policies they call ‘austerity’: deep cuts in public spending designed to destroy the social and economic gains working people have made over many decades. It’s possible that the Labour Party, under Jeremy Corbyn, may reverse some of this if in government, but that’s not certain. Left Unity remains a political formation to work for socialist policies and against the austerity agenda of governments. Their site can be found here.
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