The government’s overall policy has been to boost profits at every turn, even at the cost of 160,000 lives and rising. It has no intention of shifting course, because its entire attack on workers and the oppressed has letting the virus rip as its centrepiece.
The largest scale political and organisational attack on the Labour Party’s left wing since the Second World War is currently unfolding within the party. But despite the defeats that have been suffered the Labour left remains the largest political force engaged in resistance to the Tories’ attacks.
The Starmer group heading the Labour Party represents a thorough political degeneration of the Labour leadership. There is barely a trace of even the mildest social democracy in its political outlook.
Johnson’s decision to take Britain into a new cold war against China is against the interests of both the Chinese and British people. Billions of pounds is going to be wasted on weapons of mass destruction to support the US’s military build-up against China.
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The British trade union movement is currently experiencing some turmoil and changes as the offensive against the working class intensifies and the leadership of a number of unions is due for election.