Yet, Johnson and his government are continuing to adopt a laissez-faire attitude. They have not ordered schools to shut; they have not ordered all non-essential businesses to close and implement home-working where possible. These measures are needed if people are truly to be able to avoid all non-essential contact with others.
World Congress of International Socialist Alternative: Capitalism has failed, fight for a socialist future!
The role of socialists is to continue to demonstrate the inability of capitalism to overcome its contradictions or provide a decent future for the vast majority of people. This must be linked to demonstrating the necessity for a socialist transformation of society by the working-class. The Congress also highlighted important successes won by sections and supporters of ISA, including the re-election of Kshama Sawant to Seattle Seattle council, defeating the corporate campaign to unseat her which received donations of $4.5million from big business.
Westminster continues to refuse to act in the face of growing pressure, particularly since the historic victory of the ‘repeal’ referendum in the South last year. Amendments and bills that have been brought on this issue have been continuously delayed.