There has been much speculation over the past view days as to the nature of the SWPE. As links have been posted on various sites which will lead those who are debating the purpose of the SWPE to here, the answers to the various allegations follow.
- Is the SWPE a joke, set up to annoy Marxists?
No! The Socialist Workers' Party of England is a genuine Socialist organisation. The party has been in existence in its current form for a short while, but dates back to 1988 when the British Socialist Party was formed. The SWPE combined the BSP with the Free Workers' League, which was formed in 1993. The FWL was very active in the 1990s and 2000s, with its own publication, the Workers' Voice. Stagnation and a drop-off in activism in both the FWL and the BSP led to the merger into the SWPE.
- The SWPE has been active this year with the NF. Why would a Socialist organisation rub shoulders with Nationalists?
The SWPE does not believe in the false divisions which pit Nationalist against Socialist. We are not Marxists. We fully understand that the Nation is the People and that the People is the Nation. We stand alongside everyone who rejects Globalism, whether in its Capitalist or Communist form.
- The SWPE has been called Beefsteak Nationalist - Brown on the outside, Red on the inside. Is this true?
This accusation is due to our support for the excellent Socialist Phalanx forum, which is a forum for Left Wing Nationalists and Revolutionary Socialists. The SWPE is not Brown on the outside and Red on the inside, we are Red right through! Those who wish to gain an understanding of what real Socialism and Left Wing Nationalism is all about, should visit Socialist Phalanx from the links tab above.
- Is the SWPE 'applied Strasserism'?
This is an intriguing question. Certainly we have a great deal of respect for Gregor and Otto Strasser. We have much respect for many non-Globalist Socialists from other countries. Our main inspiration remains with the great thinkers who have come from within the English nation. We are the Socialist Workers' Party of ENGLAND and although we do look beyond our shores to those who fight against the Global scourge, we are firmly rooted in our own land. Socialism is about what is best for the people. It has to be focused upon our own people and cannot be a caricature of other lands.
- The SWPE is courting disillusioned Marxists at the same time as standing with left-leaning elements in the National Front. Is this true?
This is true. We are more than happy to welcome into the fold those who have been seduced by Marxism, but who have woken up to the falsehood of Globalism. We are also very keen to work with anti-Reactionaries who reject the right wing aspect of Nationalism (Monarchy, Capitalism, Stock Market economics, Imperialism etc).
We hope this clears up some of the questions being debated online and we thank those who have come here as a result of this debate for taking the time to do so.