The Party continued its work
on the basis of its general line and programme for this period of its work set
out at its 4th Congress held in 2003, and on the basis of its overall line laid
down at the 3rd Congress in 1999.
The main work of the Party is concerned with the urgent
need for a change in direction of society and the economy. This requires the
democratic renewal of the political process and institutions, and there is the
consequent need for the Party to mobilise the working class and people to take
up this task. The cutting edge of this work at the present time is the
challenge to bring into being an anti-war government in Britain with a modern
democratic personality. This is a profound conception encompassing a government
which is also pro-social and pro-worker. Out of the resistance struggles of
society, and guided by the theory of Modern Communism, will come the outlook of
the New. This is a new framework which has fidelity to the ensemble of human
relations, and recognises that the need for political power is indispensable.
It is an internationalist framework, working to bring into being a world of
The political work of the Party in intervening in the life
of the country in 2020 has been dominated by the Covid-19 crisis. In this
regard, the Party took the stand that this crisis was exacerbating the crisis
characterised by paying the rich and cutting investments in social programmes.
The solution, therefore, that it has encouraged the working class to take up is
that of speaking in their own name, not to return to the old normal, but to
implement its own programme and agenda, and rally the people, to change the
direction of the economy.
The crisis has underlined that it is also necessary for the
communist movement to develop its theoretical work, and has demonstrated that
the covenant thesis on which the old political system is based,
with representatives authorised to speak in the name of the
electorate, is disempowering the people.
RCPB(ML) utilised the new forms given rise to by the crisis
in its work. It also placed an important focus on improving the content and
extending the readership of its online newspaper Workers
Weekly in these circumstances.
The Party and its supporters continued their efforts to
intervene in the important movements of the working class and people and
support the struggles in defence of the rights of all. It also continued to pay
attention to its internationalist duties, including strengthening its ties in
the international communist movement.