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From: The Socialist issue 572, 25 March 2009: Make the bosses pay!

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Campaign for a new workers' party

Twenty five people attended a successful Campaign for a New Workers' Party (CNWP) public meeting in Shrewsbury on Thursday 19 March.

The meeting heard Socialist Party councillor and CNWP national chair Dave Nellist put forward the case for a new party for working and young people. He was joined on the platform by local trades council activist Dave Auger (personal capacity) and Jake Moore who highlighted the Youth Fight for Jobs campaign and the importance of political representation for working-class youth.

The meeting decided to convene again in a fortnight's time to discuss the possibilities of standing candidates in future local elections, in an attempt to further build a local and national force for socialist opposition to New Labour and the threat of the right-wing, racist BNP.

Jim Reekie, Shropshire Socialist Party

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The coronavirus crisis has laid bare the class character of society in numerous ways. It is making clear to many that it is the working class that keeps society running, not the CEOs of major corporations.

The results of austerity have been graphically demonstrated as public services strain to cope with the crisis.

The government has now ripped up its 'austerity' mantra and turned to policies that not long ago were denounced as socialist. But after the corona crisis, it will try to make the working class pay for it, by trying to claw back what has been given.

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