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#GE2017: Four lessons Corbyn can learn from Mélenchon

Theresa May shocked the country this week by announcing a snap general election on 8th June. This is a fight that Jeremy Corbyn and the Labour Party can win, provided they offer a bold, socialist alternative. The meteoric rise of far-left candidate Jean-Luc Mélenchon across the Channel provides valuable lessons on how to fight this campaign.

Snap election announced: May throws down the gauntlet

Seeking a mandate to pursue a hard Brexit and her attacks on the working class, Theresa May has called for a snap election. Corbyn and the Labour Party must now come out fighting with a bold socialist alternative and a grassroots campaign based on radical policies and mass rallies. This is the only way to kick out the Tories.

Britain: In the eye of the storm - part three

We publish here the third part of a Socialist Appeal document on the perspectives for the class struggle in Britain. In this third and final part, we look at the perspectives for the Labour Party. Despite the election (and re-election) of Corbyn as leader, the Blairite right wing maintain control of the PLP and apparatus. The outcome of the Labour civil war depends on the question of leadership.

Brexit: May’s orderly exit over a cliff

With Article 50 triggered and Britain now formally starting the process of leaving the EU, the gloves have come off. According to Theresa May, this is “the moment for the country to come together”. But the country has never been so divided. Britain is in danger of breaking apart. The whole Brexit gamble is about to blow up in the Tory government’s face.

Austerity for millions; Brexit bonanza for the millionaires

Once again, the champagne corks are popping for Britain’s millionaires, if not for the rest of us. The Tories are determined to ensure that the so-called Hard Brexit will be a bonanza for the rich. At the same time, the poorest will be well and truly hit. The only way out for the working class is to fight for a socialist Europe.

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