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Monday 23 July 2018

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After three years of Jeremy Corbyn's Labour leadership, what role should TUSC play now?

This autumn marks the third anniversary of Jeremy Corbyn's stunning victory in the Labour leadership contest that rocked the capitalist establishment.

In the aftermath of the 2015 result the Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC) recalibrated its activity and has debated continually since then how best to push forward the new possibilities opened for socialist and trade union politics.

This July the Socialist Party, one of the founding organisations of TUSC, submitted a discussion paper to the TUSC national steering committee outlining a number of new proposals it felt were necessary to re-set the role of TUSC for the period ahead. This is now being published in a TUSC Discussion Bulletin by the steering committee for comment and consideration by all TUSC supporters and interested friends. The Discussion Bulletin is available at http://www.tusc.org.uk/txt/425.pdf

The first item is the paper from the Socialist Party, starting on page three. It is followed, on page nine, by a brief history of TUSC - A TUSC Timeline 2009-2018 - which sets the current discussion in its context.

The aim is to conclude the discussion in the autumn - although events such as another snap general election may cut across that, or pose new questions to answer on the issues raised! (The Socialist Party paper was submitted before the cabinet resignations and near-defeats in parliament triggered the latest government crisis).

And further submissions are welcome, to be sent to the steering committee at [email protected]