The CPB called upon voters to support the local Labour Party candidate in an effort to keep the Tories out of power. Some fellow Comrades did not agree with this policy – as the Labour Party nolonger pursues leftwing policies that represent the workers, but rather policies that pander to middle class sentiment and aspiration.
Simply being invited to stand in the same general area of a middleclass gathering, cannot be assumed as be the same as an ‘equal’ inclusiveness. Besides, as Marx continuously pointed-out, it is the middleclass who should change their naturally exploitative ways, so as to accommodate working class mores.
The day began in Sutton with sleet and then a thin layer of snow, which soon gave way to freezing cold rain! This
The bourgeois state was shook to its boots yesterday when tens of thousands of workers took to the streets of London on Saturday to protest every
Attention was drawn to the government’s policy of demonising people with disabilities, cutting or stopping their already meagre benefits, and instituting a policy of the dehumanising policy of making them disabled benefit claimants ‘compete’ for non-existing jobs, in an employment market that routinely discriminates against the employment of those with disabilities. Many others pointed-out the plight of migrants, refugees, and asylum seekers, who are treated as ‘non-human’ interlopers in the UK and often imprisoned without trial before being deported back to impoverished countries, many with a less than impressive human rights record, or controlled by extremist or highly unreliable governments. The hated Bedroom Tax was raised alongside the issue of the loss of social housing. The environmental damage inflicted by the method of ‘fracking’ was also a popular cause of discontent.
‘We marched with the Socialists and the Communists, the Teachers and the Firemen, the Musicians and the Railway Workers, the Green Party and the foreign students – we all marched together as equals in our humanity. The march was peaceful, good natured and attended by hundreds of thousands of people! The Conservative Mayor of London – Boris Johnson – ensured a very heavy Police presence, but unlike the Student Demonstration, we were not kettle-drummed or baton charged, although there were plenty of batons in clear view. The Police were dressed in riot over-alls and military style boots, obviously prepared for a riot – but despite the numbers, no riot materialised.’