Don’t mourne, think!

queen's speech

For many working class people, the weeks since the Tory victory have been weeks of demoralisation. It is of course possible to be blasé about the situation: what, after all, could a Labour government, possibly in coalition with the SNP, have delivered except more austerity? The devil, however, is in the detail: whether a cabinet commits to cut 1 or 12 billion pounds per year does make a difference in terms of vital support services on the ground. It is difficult right now to imagine how the Tories’ agenda might be accomplished without producing severe social crisis. Continue reading