It is an emergency! For the 2010 general election we should recreate something like the Socialist Alliance of 2001 — a coordination of the activist left able to offer voters a third alternative, a working-class socialist stance opposed to the mainstream parties and to the racist populism of the BNP.
The fascist BNP may well win a Euro MP in the 4 June elections. With the economic crisis, and the growing discredit of mainstream politicians, it can place itself to make serious advances in next year's general election.
Forming a new Socialist Alliance would be difficult? It would. But what is more urgent: dealing responsibly with the rise of fascism, or cultivating our factional habits and interests?
We urge you to respond.
(Cathy Nugent edits Solidarity)