Starmer’s move to purge Marxists from the Labour Party is part of a generalised attack on the left. Socialist Appeal has been specifically targeted because we have been at the forefront of the fight against the right wing, and particularly due to our leading role in the Starmer Out! campaign.
All socialists have an interest in opposing this cowardly purge. Once the most organised and determined section of the left wing has been expelled, the Blairites will inevitably turn against the rest of the left. Their aim is to sever the party from the working class and make it a safe pair of hands for the capitalists.
As ever, the right wing are resorting to bureaucratic maneuvers and expulsions because they would lose any genuine political debate in the party.
The fact that they are launching this purge while workers are suffering and dying as a result of the Tory government’s criminal incompetence and corruption speaks volumes. Starmer and the right wing have no answer to the crisis in Britain; in fact they are part of the problem.
In order to fight this purge we will need to bring legal challenges, which will likely incur costly legal fees. Please consider making a one-off donation or setting up a regular donation today to help us cover these fees and take the fight to the right wing.
Big business are happy to pour funds into right-wing organisations such as Progress or Stephen Kinnock’s new ‘Renaissance’ outfit. By contrast, we rely only on the support of our supporters in the labour movement – and are proud to do so.
There has also never been a better time to subscribe to our paper – packed with analysis and ideas that Starmer and the Blairites are clearly afraid of!
To defeat the right wing, socialists in the Labour Party must get organised.
We would therefore like to make this appeal to all our readers: If you are disgusted by this latest attack on the left, then join us and help to build a powerful Marxist tendency, fighting for a socialist programme for the labour movement.
Now is the time to get involved. Join the Marxists! Fight for socialism!