IN NOVEMBER the Communist Party held its 15th Congress since its founding in 1968. It had to consider not only the dire position of the working class – and anyone who denies that denies reality – but also how we are to escape from that position and reclaim our country for ourselves.
The results of that thought are published today in Workers, and they boil down to two very simple propositions.
The first is that we must focus on Britain. Imperialism is wreaking havoc around the world, and struggle ebbs and flows across countries and continents. But unless we deal with the problems that we have allowed to fester in Britain, we will be of no use to anyone else. Our battle is at home. This is our nation. Our solidarity must be one action against our own employing class.
The second proposition has always been hard for British workers to accept, but it’s true nonetheless. It is that only with an organised Communist Party at its centre can the working class liberate Britain. We in the CPBML intend to face up to the challenge, and we encourage all honest workers to join us in that task.