Voting Labour?

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Jun 12 2017 12:15

SPGB did beat the Communist League at Islington North by 21 to 7 votes ... yeah!

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Jun 27 2017 17:48

Just watched Jezza's speech at Glastonbury, inspiring to the deluded, stomach churning to me.

wojtek
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Jun 27 2017 18:19

Not a fan of techno?
https://youtu.be/neA9YvxKfxE

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Jun 27 2017 18:23

Aw Comrade Woj, did you really have to do that to me! You be g fucking meanie!

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Jul 8 2017 06:25

Lets say Corbyn got elected and wanted to reverse what the Tories are doing. The trouble with that is the source of the income of the few is profits, and the pursuit of profits is what drives the capitalist economic system- threaten profits and the economic system stalls. A left-wing government which taxed profits merely to improve the lives of the many would come against the basic economic law of capitalism of 'no profits, no production'.
The historically-confirmed scenario for a left-wing government is : it is elected and begins to implement it's programme; an economic crisis breaks out; the government reacts by backtracking on it's reforms and accepting, reluctantly or not, that profits have to come first, and implement this. They then lose popularity and either get voted out at the next election or re-elected on a different programme (not of radical reforms but merely that they won't be as bad as the other lot).

Corbyn: What He Did Achieve and What He Could Not, latest edition of the Socialist Standard, pg 11.

If the SPGB are right then voting Labour is pointless.

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Jul 8 2017 15:09

Well, that point was made from the start of this thread, what's made you change your position at this stage?