The British working class now faces the sustained and determined offensive by the Johnson Tory government to ‘Americanise’ British society that was always the aim of Brexit. The seriousness of this offensive makes it even more vital that Rebecca Long-Bailey and Richard Burgon are supported for Labour’s leader and deputy leader.
John McDonnell’s announcement of a ‘Fiscal Credibility Rule’ lays the foundation on which Labour can restore its economic credibility and correct the key policy failure that lost it the 2015 General Election. Jeremy Corbyn’s anti-austerity agenda is now underpinned with a sound economic framework. These policies to improve people’s living standards should set Labour’s agenda for its fight against the Tories. To guarantee this advance can be maintained it is necessary to remove the threat of a leadership coup.