In this video from the recent national conference of the Marxist Student Federation, Ian Hodson (president of the bakers’ union) and Rob Sewell (editor of Socialist Appeal) discuss the turbulent political situation in Britain and the misery facing workers under capitalism.
In his talk to the Marxist Student Federation conference, held on 16th February 2019, Ian Hodson highlights the devastating impact of Tory austerity on working class communities, and emphasises how Brexit has divided workers and acted as a distraction from the cuts.
Ian also notes the enthusiasm that Corbyn and his left-wing policies have generated amongst workers and youth, in contrast to the disdain held towards the Blairite backstabbers.
In his contribution, Rob Sewell explains the history of Clause IV, Labour’s original commitment to socialism, and outlines the role that Marxists have historically played in the development of the labour movement.
Above all, Rob stresses that the crisis in Britain today is a reflection of the world crisis of capitalism. This is why workers and students must unite and fight for a socialist Labour government.