Socialist Labour Party
rgilbert at mcs.net
Thu Nov 30 06:40:23 MST 1995
earlier sombody wrote
>> However I do believe that all on the left should support the Labour Party in
>> the next general election. To run any kind of independent campaigns would
>> get little support and, in any event, would be objectively an aid to the
>> Tories. And a Labour victory would be in the interests of workers. We
>> need to do what is in workers' interests even if such steps fall extremely
>> far short of our ultimate objectives.
Adam from the SWP replied
>I agree. But I think there is nothing wrong in theory with standing
>candidates in constituencies where the Tories have no chance.
>If for instance, Arthur Scargill stood in Barnsley on an SLP ticket
>against an official Labour candidate, I think this would be a good idea.
Some quesions for adam
Is the SWP planning to run candidates in constituancies where 'Tories have
no chance ?"
Is it still conviced, with Paul Foot, in ISJ #67 that it is necessary to
help labor get back into power because " when Labour does well at the polls,
its worker supporters feel better, more confident; and when Labour goes down
its supporters go down too.... The _only_ (my emphasis) effect of
alternative candidates or abstentions will be a stronger Tory party in
Does it continue to use the slogan 'Vote labor without Illusions" ?
Why would anybody 'vote labour' unless they had illusions... ?
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