113. Corruption, cronyism and capitalist politics

This episode was recorded on Tuesday 23 April 2021 and by the time we’ve published it more revelations have emerged from the murk of Westminster.

Johnson won the last general election by distancing himself from his own party - including Cameron - and ludicrously posing as some kind of champion of the 'little people' against the elites. But this scandal has the potential to wreck any last shreds of that illusion.

What should the workers’ movement put forward given the failure of Starmer’s pro-capitalist Labour Party to offer any serious opposition to Johnson?

Can workers and young people fight on the political plane given how rigged the system is?

This episode of Socialism looks at the corruption and cronyism at the rotten heart of capitalist politics.

Further reading
Article - Editorial of the Socialist: Issue 1130 Corrupt politicians with snouts in the trough: https://www.socialistparty.org.uk/articles/32390/21-04-2021/greensill-scandal-corruption-build-a-socialist-alternative
Article from April 2014 - Ending MPs’ expenses scandal requires socialist change https://www.socialistparty.org.uk/articles/18483/16-04-2014/ending-mps-expenses-scandal-requires-socialist-change
Article - Tory sleaze is back! https://www.socialistparty.org.uk/articles/13292
Article – Is the Liverpool road still possible? http://socialismtoday.org/is-the-liverpool-road-still-possible