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Election Meeting: No to austerity, militarism and war! Free Julian Assange! For class struggle and socialist internationalism!
December 3, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Socialist Equality Party will stand candidates in the December 12 UK general election to wage a political struggle against austerity, authoritarian rule, militarism and war.
The December 12 election is the most socially and politically polarised in the post-war history of the UK.
At stake for the competing factions of the ruling class are efforts to resolve the deep crisis of capitalist rule compounded by Brexit. For workers and young people, despite the insidious divisions fostered over Brexit, the decisive issues are social: falling wages, brutal exploitation, rising unemployment and the destruction of vital social services.
Under conditions of this accelerating breakdown of world capitalism, the Labour Party offers no alternative to Boris Johnson’s Conservative government. Jeremy Corbyn has pledged to “transform our country” and go after “the tax dodgers,” “dodgy landlords” and “bad bosses.” But his rhetoric is belied by his four years as Labour Party leader.
Corbyn has worked with the trade union bureaucracy to suppress or betray every struggle waged by workers, keeping the Tories in power under three prime ministers. He has insisted that the Blairite plotters in the Labour Party must be protected in the name of “party unity,” adopting much of their programme as his own. He held weeks of talks with Theresa May and then abortive discussions with Johnson in an attempt to seek “national unity” over Brexit.
After Corbyn’s efforts failed and he finally accepted Johnson’s election challenge, almost half of Labour’s MPs voted against, some quit, and others, led by the war criminal Tony Blair, are urging a vote for the Liberal Democrats.
The Socialist Equality Party bases its perspective on the independent political mobilisation of the working class in Britain, in alliance with their brothers and sisters in Europe and internationally.
All those wishing to support our campaign should come to our meetings and contact the SEP.