Corbyn Suspended: Workers’ Movement Needs A Fighting Political Voice

October 31, 2020

Back at the start of 2020, in order to win the Labour leadership, Keir Starmer tried to dress up in some of Corbyn’s clothes, claiming he wanted ‘unity’ with all wings of the party. Six months later, he has suspended his predecessor from Labour membership.

As the Socialist Party warned, Starmer’s victory was a conquest for the capitalist class’s campaign to make Labour once more into Blairite ‘New Labour’, a party that could be relied on to act in the interests of the billionaires.

By suspending Corbyn, Starmer has laid down a clear challenge to the workers’ movement. The choice is clear – accept having no party that represents the interests of the working-class majority, or stand up and fight!

Over the coming weeks and months, we’ll be doing all we can to advance the campaign within the unions and the wider working class for a new mass workers’ party. Read more on the next steps in this article from Socialist Party General Secretary Hannah Sell.