Battle lines drawn

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Some very clear battle lines have already been drawn for 2018.

As Charlie Kimber shows, Theresa May is hapless and trapped in No 10. The battle over what kind of Brexit we get must go beyond the confines of Tory divisions and be taken into the workplaces and communities.

Waiting for Labour to win office is not an option, as the NHS crisis intensifies and the Carillion collapse exposes the PFI scam.

Meanwhile a victory has been won as Donald Trump cancelled his visit to the UK to open the new US embassy. Fear of the biggest protests in many years has kept him away from our shores so far — our job is to keep it that way.
But the energy and imagination people have put into potential Trump protests must not be allowed to drain away unused.

The obvious next step for all those who would have turned out to protest against Trump is to join the international day of protest against racism on 17 March.

» Stand Up to Racism trade union conference, 10 February

» Stand Up to Racism student conference, 3 March

standuptoracism.org.uk