Under Starmer Labour has lost a parliamentary seat to the Tories in a town that Labour has held continuously for over 60 years. Leading the Labour Party to the right is having its inevitable outcome.
Keir Starmer’s speech on A New Chapter for Britain was heralded as a breakthrough moment where he would simultaneously set out his vision for the economy and society while beginning to outline a wholly different economic policy.
If that was its purpose, it failed miserably in every respect.
Capitalism requires Labour to support its current offensive. The Labour’s right wing cannot guarantee to do that as they do not have the situation within the party sufficiently under their control. Hence the attempts to crush Corbyn and persecute his supporters – which should be resisted.
Boris Johnson has announced the biggest increase in British military spending for thirty years. This is the price for British government participation in U.S. imperialism’s new cold war against China and the developing nations.
Jeremy Corbyn is a Labour Party member after his unjust suspension. The Labour whip should be restored immediately.
The campaign to defend Corbyn is vital for the entire left. Corbynism will be crucial in the battles ahead, to block the government’s catastrophic response to the pandemic, to oppose the enormous austerity offensive already under way, to fight the disastrous effects of Brexit, to fight resurgent racism and many other issues.