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From The Socialist newspaper, 4 March 2015

Election appeal 2015

Donate to fight the 'grand coalition'

Naomi Byron

"Good luck to all TUSC candidates, on to a better future" said Marcus Edwards from Llanelli, posting 50 to the Socialist Party Election Appeal. What a contrast with Gisela Stuart, Labour MP for Edgbaston, who instead of straining every nerve to stop the Tories, has floated the idea of Labour joining a 'grand coalition' with them after the election.

Increasingly people are asking: 'What's the point of Labour?' Set up to be the political voice for the working class and trade unions, Labour has lost touch with ordinary people. The reason that the idea of a 'grand coalition' can even be raised is that the main parties all fundamentally fight for the same thing - making us pay for the bankers' crisis with our jobs and services. Increasingly Labour councillors who want to stand up against the cuts are being forced out of the party. Some have joined TUSC.

Just like the founders of the Labour Party, who stood up to the Liberals and declared the need for a working class force, we need to found a new workers' party that sees its job as representing the 99%, not governing to make Britain safe for the banks.

The TUSC election challenge this May is the best answer to all the Gisela Stuarts - Labour won't represent us, so we will build our own alternative.

Thanks to all who have donated so far, including Ron Phillips, who has paid the first instalment of his 250 pledge, Trevor Palmer towards his pledge of 300, Mark Andrews towards his pledge of 75, Claire Wren towards her pledge of 50 and a Coventry Unison member who has finished paying a pledge of 110. Also Ronnie and Claire Job (100), Bill Murray (100), Bryan and Barbara from Hatfield (700), and Judy Griffiths (100).

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The coronavirus crisis has laid bare the class character of society in numerous ways. It is making clear to many that it is the working class that keeps society running, not the CEOs of major corporations.

The results of austerity have been graphically demonstrated as public services strain to cope with the crisis.

The government has now ripped up its 'austerity' mantra and turned to policies that not long ago were denounced as socialist. But after the corona crisis, it will try to make the working class pay for it, by trying to claw back what has been given.

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The Green Party has no answers

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Discussion in United Left on stance in general election

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Stop the Crossrail sackings!

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