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From: The Socialist issue 1109, 11 November 2020: Capitalists vs working class - not in it together

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Brighton Socialist Party stall 7 November 2020, photo Glenn Kelly

Brighton Socialist Party stall 7 November 2020, photo Glenn Kelly   (Click to enlarge)

Brighton

After some discussion, we decided to do a normal campaign stall at our usual time, despite lockdown and uncertainty of how police, and more importantly the public would react.

We decided to go to our usual spot in the main shopping area of Brighton. It was definitely a lot quieter with all shops around us shut, but people were out and about. There was no hostility to us being out campaigning from anyone, and no approach to us by police.

We had four members out, including our new recruit this week who sold his first paper. In the end we sold eleven papers, including making our first sale on the contactless card machine. We got a good response to our slogan: "Trump's gone - now let's get rid of Boris!"

Glenn Kelly, Brighton 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.

Inevitably, during the crisis we have not been able to sell the Socialist and raise funds in the ways we normally would.

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