Join the Socialist Party Join us today!

Printable version Printable version

Facebook   Twitter

Link to this page: http://www.socialistparty.org.uk/issue/930/24158

From The Socialist newspaper, 4 January 2017

Tories want donors to 'defeat rise of socialism'

David Cameron accepts super-rich flash cash at Tory bash

David Cameron accepts super-rich flash cash at Tory bash   (Click to enlarge)

James Ivens

The Tories are advertising for regular donations to "defeat the rise of socialism."

Their 'Club 2020' seeks "business professionals alarmed by Labour's left-wing rhetoric" and "army of far left-wing supporters." Apparently Labour wants to "abolish our armed forces" and has "openly sympathised with terrorist groups."

Presumably Club 2020 also offers to check under its members' beds.

Tory donor clubs exist because "unlike Labour, the Conservative Party is not funded by the trade unions." Instead, it offers the super-rich and their flunkies the chance to buy influence over policy.

At just 50 a month, Club 2020 donors are the undergrowth of Tory patronage. But they can still find themselves "meeting the party's key politicians at two Club 2020 events every year." On the club's founding in 2015, the Daily Mail suggested this included Philip Hammond, then foreign secretary.

Perhaps you would like influence over top Tories? There's a range of options.

'Fastrack' for young professionals is 300 a year; the 'Front Bench Club' is 5,000. Members of the 50,000 'Leader's Group' get direct access to the prime minister at private dinners.

At least the Tories are honest about this set-up. For all their millions in affiliation fees, Labour's structures give the unions almost no influence on policy.

Meanwhile, Labour's Blairite right is always eager to hand peerages to leading business donors, just like the Tories. Labour has donors' clubs too.

Are you sick of the capitalists' crony politics? The Socialist Party has no big business backers. We fight for the working class - and decide policy democratically, not by auction.

Donate today to help realise the Tories' nightmare of the rise of socialism.

Why not click here to join the Socialist Party, or click here to donate to the Socialist Party.


In The Socialist 4 January 2017:


What we think

2017: Upheaval and fightback will continue


Socialist Party news and analysis

Nationalise rail now!

Resist Trump: protest on 20 January

Bosses' pay goes up by 82% for nothing

Make Harrods give back stolen tips!

Northern Ireland: 'Cash for ash' scam shows need for non-sectarian, socialist politics

Tories want donors to 'defeat rise of socialism'

NHS drug price hike: nationalise big pharma!

No to 'Ceta' privatisation treaty stitch-up

Them & Us


Unite general secretary election

Unite election - fight the Blairites, vote Len McCluskey


Workplace news and analysis

Post Office workers striking against cuts

Why prison officers rejected pay and pensions deal

Support mounts for Picturehouse strikers

CWU strike against closures and pension cuts


Socialist readers' comments and reviews

Film review: Rogue One

The Socialist Inbox


 

Home   |   The Socialist 4 January 2017   |   Join the Socialist Party

Subscribe   |   Donate   |   Audio  |   PDF  |   ebook






Related links:

Socialism:

triangle'Dazzling' Bad Art show points to socialist future

triangleCan you donate to the Socialism 2017 appeal?

triangleRussia, October 1917: When workers took power

triangleWest London Socialist Party: Young people need socialism!

triangleNasty party imploding...drive out the Tories

Tories:

triangleHundreds turn out for rally aimed at removing west Wales Tory MP

triangleYoung people being strangled by debts

triangleTories scrap the NHS pay cap: now fight for real-terms pay rises!

triangleTories torn - bin them now

Labour:

triangleSheffield Labour council threatens peaceful protesters with prison

triangleSwansea Socialist Party: Mother Jones - A US labour pioneer

triangleThe end of the Tories?

Socialist Party:

triangleConference on state spies: who's watching who?

trianglePowerful picture of the Port Talbot steel workers' struggle

Super-rich:

triangleHousing crisis: Corbyn's positive measures blanked by Labour's right

Big business:

triangleThe Tories must be driven out

Conservative party:

triangleTories escape election fraud charges

Rich:

triangleWhole establishment exposed for role in Grenfell fire

News and socialist analysis

News and socialist analysis

19/10/17

Refugees

Hundreds of torture victims wrongly detained

18/10/17

Brexit

Tories torn - bin them now

18/10/17

What we saw

What we saw

18/10/17

Food

Obesity epidemic: end food market anarchy

18/10/17

NHS

Tories scrap the NHS pay cap: now fight for real-terms pay rises!

18/10/17

Debt

Young people being strangled by debts

13/10/17

Labour

The end of the Tories?

11/10/17

Tories

Nasty party imploding...drive out the Tories

11/10/17

Black history

The fight against racial discrimination is tied to fighting against capitalist austerity

11/10/17

Housing

Housing crisis: Corbyn's positive measures blanked by Labour's right

11/10/17

Universal Credit

Major attacks 'Universal Credit', half a million more face poverty

11/10/17

Them & Us

Them & Us

11/10/17

NHS

NHS meltdown - fight the Tory cuts

11/10/17

IMF

IMF helps cause inequality it slams

4/10/17

NHS

Tories wreck our NHS

triangleMore News and socialist analysis articles...


Join the Socialist Party
Subscribe to Socialist Party publications
Donate to the Socialist Party

triangle19 Oct Arriva North West bus drivers strike over pay

triangle18 Oct Russia, October 1917: When workers took power

triangle18 Oct Tories torn - bin them now

triangle18 Oct Royal Mail bosses block strike - back postal workers

triangle18 Oct Balloting members on the pay cap

triangle13 Oct The end of the Tories?

triangle11 Oct Nasty party imploding...drive out the Tories

More ...

triangle23 Oct Chesterfield Socialist Party: The continuing struggle for abortion rights

triangle24 Oct Liverpool Socialist Party: The October Russian Revolution 100 years ago to the day

triangle25 Oct Salford Socialist Party: The October 1917 Russian revolution

triangle25 Oct Swansea Socialist Party: Mother Jones - A US labour pioneer

More ...

Socialist Party Facebook page
Socialist Party on Twitter
Visit us on Youtube

Archive

Archives:

October 2017

September 2017

August 2017

July 2017

June 2017

May 2017

April 2017

March 2017

February 2017

January 2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

2008

2007

2006

2005

2004

2003

2002

2001

2000

1999

Legal

SP RSS feed RSS

Platform setting: = No platform choice

V2