Theresa May has today called a general election for 8th June.
Left Unity calls for a victory for the Labour Party under the leadership of Jeremy Corbyn. The Corbyn-led Labour Party is the only party which has the policies to regenerate the British economy through an investment-led programme, to unite the country in defence of our diverse communities, and to defend and extend the welfare state. A Tory victory will give free rein to extreme neo-liberalism, divide and rule politics, and the implementation of a hard Brexit which will destroy our hard won rights and protections.
Left Unity National Secretary, Felicity Dowling, said:
‘The weakness and instability of May’s Brexit vision has produced this general election. This general election represents an opportunity to defeat the Tory government and their destructive policies – to win with Labour and defend the NHS, the jewel in the crown of the welfare state
‘It offers a chance to campaign for an end to sanctions, to cuts to social security and disabled people’s benefits, and to child poverty. It gives a chance to defend workers’ rights and support our schools, to end the waste of nuclear bombs and to protect free movement of people. Internationally, it offers the chance to oppose the dangerous and divisive politics of Trump and the rise of the far right that he stands for.
‘Left Unity calls on all progressive forces to mobilise in support of a Corbyn-led Labour Party.’
Left Unity is active in movements and campaigns across the left, working to create an alternative to the main political parties.
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Events and protests from around the movement, and local Left Unity meetings.
Mon 23 Sept 11.00-12.30
Remain, reform, revolt: In and against Europe
In Brighton. What does changing Europe mean? What can a left movement – in and out of government – do about democratic reform, the environment, migration, and workers’ rights? Part of The World Transformed 2019 programme.
September and October
Remain Reform Revolt, public meetings
In Southampton, Manchester, Cambridge, Newcastle, Nottingham and Sunderland. Organised by Another Europe Is Possible and with a great lineup.
More info here.
Global Climate Strike
Global climate strikes and a week of actions to demand an end to the age of fossil fuels and emergency action to avoid climate breakdown.
Sun 29 Sept, 12.00-16.00
Shut Down The Tories – Protest the Tory Party Conference
They shut down Parliament – now we need to shut down the Tories. Be in Manchester to demonstrate.
European Forum, Brussels
The annual event for progressive, environmental and left forces will take place in Brussels. If you are interested in attending contact email@example.com
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