The potential for beginning to build a new mass working-class party in England and Wales was glimpsed in outline at the RMT rail union discussion conference on the crisis of working-class political representation on 21 January.

New Labour’s 2005 conference signified another, and perhaps decisive, nail in the coffin of this party as a specifically working-class party, at least at its base.

Tens of thousands took to the streets of London on Saturday 24 September to protest against the occupation of Iraq. The Socialist Party and International Socialist Resistance contingent marched under the banner of ’unity against war, terror and racism’.

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