The final collapse of Theresa May’s government has unleashed chaos in the Conservative Party. For the second time in three years, Tories will select a new Prime Minister from among themselves, and every candidate represents a faltering neoliberal project which no longer has a lock on public support. Whoever wins the leadership contest, we may soon be thrust into a new General Election. Marxist historian and author Neil Davidson spoke at an rs21 discussion in central London about the establishment’s triple crisis of strategy, party and state – and its potential outcomes.
At the heart of the Communist Manifesto of 1848, recalled Engels, was the idea that “the emancipation of the workers must be the act of the working class itself.”