Phoenix DSA Stands In Solidarity with Proscribed Socialists in the British Labour Party
Phoenix DSA is outraged by the British Labour Party’s National Executive Committee’s (NEC) decision to proscribe Socialist Appeal, Labour Against the Witchhunt, Labour in Exile and Resist.
This follows an ongoing campaign by Keir Starmer and David Evans against the left-wing membership of the Labour Party. Members have been suspended and expelled, including NEC member Howard Beckett and former leader Jeremy Corbyn; and party democracy has been suppressed.
Phoenix DSA believes such McCarthyite methods are being adopted in order to attack and shut out Marxists and socialists from the British Labour Party. This purge of the left by Starmer’s leadership is an attempt to reverse the socialist policies brought in under Corbyn, and to make the party a safe pair of hands for capitalism.
Phoenix DSA declares its solidarity with Socialist Appeal and the other organisations being targeted in the purge. An injury to one is an injury to all.
Phoenix DSA demands that all proscriptions and unjust exclusions are reversed, and that the attacks on rank-and-file members and party democracy are halted immediately.
Instead of attacking its own members, the Labour Party leadership should be using all of its efforts to fight this criminal Tory government on the basis of bold socialist policies.