- Labour’s war on its trade union affiliates intensified last week <= selection panel for the Bolton North East parliamentary seat excluded the party’s north-west regional chair who was nominated by Unite, Unison, GMB and the CWU. The constituency leadership has since resigned en bloc.
- Tory Party “in the country” = much diminished scattering of ageing property owners
- present strike wave = characterised by shifts in consciousness.=> collective property of the working class
- first task of a working-class political party = to carry through deep analysis of economic base & superstructural features of the world in which it operates.
We must salute those who decide to ‘stay and fight’ — but what we can reasonably expect to win now after three years of Keir Starmer’s onslaught is much reduced, says NICK WRIGHT writing in the Morning Star
ABOVE: THE SPIRIT REMAINS: Jeremy Corbyn with members of the NEU at rally, on February 1 2023, against plans for a new law on minimum service levels during strikes
WHEN last week, a reconstituted Labour Students called for an end to student fees it signified a return to serious student politics thus disproving Henry Kissinger quip: “The reason that university politics is so vicious is because the stakes are so small.”The former Labour student organisation was wound up during the Jeremy Corbyn era after university Labour clubs disaffiliated in great numbers. It had an unsavoury reputation for neoliberal posturing and rampant careerism and even campaigned against free education. Its leadership were vicious…
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