British socialists may be reeling from December’s election defeat, but the injustices that fueled their movement are still as glaring as ever. Sooner or later, the forces inspired by Jeremy Corbyn will regroup and resume the struggle, under the leadership of a new generation.
Tom Blackburn is a founding editor of New Socialist. He lives in Greater Manchester.
Keir Starmer is posing as the Labour Party's unity candidate, appearing prime ministerial while sticking by the party's left-wing policies. But if elected, he would be forced to choose between these priorities — and it's clear the left policies would lose out.
The stakes at this UK Labour Party conference are high: can it secure a parliamentary party willing to support a transformative socialist government?