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June 7 Election 2001

RCPB(ML) to Participate by Supporting Candidates of the Alternative


With the announcement of the date of the General Election as June 7, 2001, RCPB(ML) is declaring that the Party will participate in the elections by supporting candidates who represent an alternative to the party-dominated system of government.

By supporting such alternative candidates, and putting the full weight of the Party behind the struggle of the working class and people to stop the "Third Way" programme of New Labour, RCPB(ML) will use the election campaign to plant the alternative on the soil of Britain.

By supporting such alternative candidates, and building the workers’ opposition, RCPB(ML) is declaring that the workers themselves must become worker politicians, and constitute themselves as the alternative to the party-dominated political system. It is the people who must decide the direction of the economy and become the decision-makers in society. This is what our Party means by the alternative. It is the alternative to electing the big parties to political office. It is the alternative to the agenda of making the monopolies successful in the global marketplace.

By supporting such alternative candidates, and vigorously opposing the offensive of the rich against society, RCPB(ML) is calling on the working class to take the lead in solving the problems of society. The agenda of the working class is to put the people’s well-being at the centre of all decision-making. It is to bring into being a society in which the rights of every person are recognised because they are human beings.

The June 7 election is being used as a confidence trick to bring New Labour back into power when it will claim that it has a mandate to carry out its "Third Way". By building the workers’ opposition to the "Third Way", this confidence trick will be exposed as the fraud that it is. By building the workers’ opposition to the "Third Way", the workers, women, youth and other sections of society will find a rallying point for their demand of "No Further!" to the programme of devastation, poverty and war.

The June 7 election is presenting fraudulent choices to the electorate, as previous elections have done. The workers and other sections of the people have had no say in selecting the candidates nor in formulating the manifestos. To build the opposition to a political system where the parties are nothing but electoral machines is to plant the alternative. This alternative involves workers and other sections of the people in selecting candidates for election from among their peers, and in participating in setting the agenda for society on the new historical basis.

Tony Blair is calling on the electorate to make "tough choices" in order to elect New Labour for a second term. Let the workers unite to reject these "tough choices"! These "tough choices" hold no alternative for the people! Let the people decide to become the decision makers themselves! This is the alternative!

Support Candidates of the Alternative!

Build the Workers’ Opposition to the "Third Way"!

This is the Way Forward!