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From: The Socialist issue 1051, 31 July 2019: Force a general election

Search site for keywords: Boris Johnson - Labour Party - Owen Jones

Boris Johnson 'coronation' - demos say: boot him out!

Socialist Party members sold over 80 copies of the Socialist across the two protests against Boris Johnson on 10 and 11 July 2019, photo by Ian Pattison

Socialist Party members sold over 80 copies of the Socialist across the two protests against Boris Johnson on 10 and 11 July 2019, photo by Ian Pattison   (Click to enlarge)

In the aftermath of Boris Johnson's 'election' there were two lively and angry protests in central London.

Neither was huge and each attracted people of varying political persuasions, but nonetheless opposed to the right-wing policies of Boris and the Tories.

Labour left Owen Jones spoke at one and Jeremy Corbyn at the other. It's clear that it will be a battle to force the Tories out of power - a fight that won't be won if Corbyn capitulates to the Blairite right wing in the Labour Party on a workers' Brexit and ending austerity.

The Socialist Party attended both demos, selling over 80 copies of the Socialist to people who wanted to discuss more about how we fight for a general election and the need for an incoming Corbyn-led government to adopt thoroughgoing socialist policies.

Helen Pattison, East London Socialist Party

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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.

  • The Socialist Party's material is more vital than ever, so we can continue to report from workers who are fighting for better health and safety measures, against layoffs, for adequate staffing levels, etc.
  • Our 'fighting coronavirus workers' charter', outlines a programme to combat the virus and protect workers' living conditions.
  • When the health crisis subsides, we must be ready for the stormy events ahead and the need to arm workers' movements with a socialist programme - one which puts the health and needs of humanity before the profits of a few.
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