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The Socialist 8 August 2018 |
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Why I joined: "I saw the need for Corbyn to stand against the right"
Brighton Socialist Students including Connor (right) marching in solidarity with UCU pensions strike, photo Brighton Socialist Party (Click to enlarge)
Connor Rosoman, Brighton Socialist Party
In the run-up to 2017's snap general election, I found myself increasingly angry at the ineptitude and apparent contempt for working class people of the Conservative Party.
This couldn't have been more obvious when the Tories made the £1 billion deal with the DUP, despite claiming there was no "magic money tree".
At the same time, I was inspired by Jeremy Corbyn's Labour manifesto, and the enthusiastic movement behind him.
Although I initially considered joining Labour, I saw the need for Corbyn and the movement around him to stand against the right wing of the party, and for a bold programme to really tackle austerity and capitalism.
The Socialist Party, echoing these views, gave me an organisation I could confidently be a part of, and express these views more widely.
Since joining, I have had the chance to get involved in many campaigns, including the inspiring University and College Union pension strike this year. I have met lots of people and learned so much already, and joining has only made me more eager to keep fighting to change society!
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