- Date: Saturday 20th October
- Time: 10:30 - 12:15
- Location: Student Central, room 3E
- Speaker: Andy Southwark
The prospect of a Labour government is on the horizon, offering hope to millions of workers and youth. For the ruling class, however, this possibility fills them with dread. Indeed, a recent survey of bosses in Britain found that the idea of Corbyn in Downing Street is almost as big a concern for the capitalists as Brexit.
It is clear that the whole weight of the establishment will be used against a Corbyn government from day one, in order to prevent it carrying out any radical measures. Army generals have threatened to carry out a coup; John McDonnell, the shadow chancellor, has spoken about preparing for a run on the pound; and the Blairites are openly conspiring to split the Labour Party and join hands with their Tory friends.
In this talk, Andy Southwark discusses the attacks that a Corbyn Labour government will likely face once in power, and explains the bold socialist policies that will need to be implemented in order to combat the sabotage of the capitalist class.
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