Tag: Conservative party
Ian Allinson looks at the elections of 1987, 1992 and 1997
A devastating electoral defeat for Labour brings with it an inevitable battle for interpretation. It also sharply illustrates the need for our side to build power beyond parliament.
After weeks of frenetic campaigning, election day is finally here. Today is a chance to shape the terrain we fight on. Everyone can help with the final push to get out the vote - turnout could be decisive. Whatever the result, relationships, skills and experiences from the campaign will be vital in the coming months.
Harrow East's Tory MP Bob Blackman is a right-wing extremist. He's opposed equal marriage, called for the reintroduction of the anti-gay Section 28, has retweeted anti-Muslim hatred and a post by far right leader Tommy Robinson, as well as backing the bedroom tax, austerity, cuts to taxes on the rich, trebling tuition fees, privatisation of the NHS, and other assaults on the working class. rs21 will be organising a canvassing session, giving us an opportunity to put our ear to the ground in this general election campaign, and put popular grass-roots pressure on a far-right candidate. Be there on time. All welcome!
Labour still has a long way to go to win this election. But the Tory crisis won't go away either, regardless of who wins on 12 December, argues Duncan Thomas.
We call for everyone to mobilise energetically against the Conservative Party and for the election of a Corbyn government
The Tories are meeting in Manchester for their conference, after electing a new leader with no mandate. Join the demonstration, organised by the People's Assembly and backed by the TUC, demanding an end to austerity and a general election now.
The UK Supreme Court has ruled that the prorogation of Parliament was unlawful. The rs21 Steering Group argue that we need a General Election, but we also need a far more radical democratisation of our society.
In the closing weeks before the latest Brexit deadline, Boris Johnson and his Tory Party have suspended parliament in an attempt to enable them to force through a rotten Tory Brexit for which they have no mandate. The rs21 Steering Group argue to build the movement to bring down the government.
More cops, more prisons and a "closer relationship" to Donald Trump - news of Boris Johnson's undemocratic election seems to have filled the news over the last few weeks. Join a discussion led by Anindya Bhattacharyya on the Prime Minister, and how the left needs to reorient to fight him. Does Boris Johnson mean a change of direction for the Tories? Since he wasn't decided by a general election, how can we tell if he's popular or not with the British population? What will his pro-Brexit stance and his willingness to leave the EU with no deal mean for ordinary people? How do we fight back against the Tories under his leadership?