Call for unity on the left

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Following Ukip’s win in the Rochester and Strood by-election the Socialist Workers Party put out a statement calling for the left in Britain to unite.

The following is an edited extract.

“We have to take the threat of Ukip very seriously and the left has to unite. We need a serious campaign against Ukip and an alternative for the bitter anger against the political elites.

“We will back the Stand Up to Ukip campaign, build the anti-racism protests on 21 March 2015, and push for more fightbacks by the unions and in the communities.

“We call on the different formations of the left to meet in order to hammer out a basis for practical unity in offering an electoral alternative to the Labour Party.”

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