Saturday, September 19, 2015

Afshin Rattansi interviews Yannis Varoufakis on Corbyn and Greece - Also our Views on Socialism in British Isles

Afshin Rattansi here asks some good questions of Yannis Varoufakis on Corbyn and Greece.

Democracy and Class Struggle say the attempt to rebirth social democracy in Britain is supported by Varoufakis - it s a project which has already lost it sell by date and which may attract the dying remnants of British Trotskyism  - always a social democratic current that could never think beyond the market.

The only real option is the building of communist revolutionary socialism in England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales and Kernow  and not the moribund centralised social democracy of the Imperialist Labour Party.

The membership of the Labour Party is the middle strata examined by our comrade Harry Powell here.

The British Labour Party eclectic social democratic ideology is a reflection of the contradictory class position of that strata today.

It was the Labour aristocracy yesterday that first created the contradictory British Social Democratic ideology from its class position.

There is a another tradition of communist revolutionary socialism in these islands and and not social democratic market Reformism from William Thompson of County Cork through to James Connolly and John Maclean in the 20th Century which combines national and social liberation.

Democracy and Class Struggle is in that tradition which still has the future before it-  not that of the Imperialist British Labour Party which is dying and no amount of Corbyn or Varoufakis political alchemy can turn the base metal of the Labour Party into the gold of socialism.

For the Origins of  the  Democracy and Class Struggle view of Socialism in these islands visit  :

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