The Socialist Workers Party (SWP) is floundering. It had a big opportunity with the “People’s Convention”, organised through the “Right To Work” campaign, on 12 February.
The celebrity-heavy “Coalition of Resistance” (COR) and the narrowly factional NSSN had given it the opportunity, if the event were open, serious about debate, and oriented to unity, to become the centre for real networking against the cuts.
The SWP went through the motions, issuing calls for unity and inveigling the Labour Representation Committee into co-sponsoring. But on the day it produced only a drabber version of COR.