The class issues in the British election : World Socialist Website


This speech was delivered by Chris Marsden,  nationalsecretary of the Socialist Equality Party (UK), to the 2017 International May Day Online Rally, held on April 30.

Every general election necessarily unleashes a torrent of lies.

That is because parties that speak for the ruling class must portray themselves as the guardians of the national interest, and even friends of working people.

Such has been nature of the campaign since Conservative Prime Minister Theresa May called a snap general election for June 8.

She claimed that Britain, despite supposedly “coming together” since Brexit, and with “economic growth that has exceeded all expectations,” needs “strong leadership.”

May said she wants to negotiate the terms of Britain’s leaving the European Union with a large majority, won by crushing the “saboteurs” in parliament. But events have confirmed that the Socialist Equality Party was correct to insist that May wants a de…

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