We publish for the interest of our readers this article from
The Plough, the journal of the Irish Republican Socialist Party, as it makes
many relevant points about the situation in Northern Ireland today. In
particular it highlights the need for working class unity and class struggle as
the only way out.
Finance Minister Brian Lenihan and the Fianna Fáil lead coalition have announced a budget that takes €837 out of the economy for every man, woman and child in Ireland. This direct assault on the working class is going to have massive implications for years to come.
“The factory should be nationalised under workers’ control. But that would be too radical a step for any of the parties in Stormont already committed to administering the neoliberal economic policies of the pro-business Brown Government in Westminster.”