John Harris at the Guardian has written an article on leftwing alternatives to Labour. I wouldn't quite agree with everything he says but at least it gives TUSC a plug in a national newspaper. Bob Crow is quoted:
"Over 100 years ago, my union and most unions supported the Liberal
party, and they were told: 'You've got to stay in the Liberal party and
turn it around,'" he tells me. "They broke with that and formed the
Independent Labour party, because the Liberals weren't representing
people that were working, unemployed, and in social deprivation. They
set up the Labour party. And I think, 100 years later, what trade unions
are realising is that the three main parties all support privatisation,
all support anti-trade union laws, and all support, from time to time,
illegal wars around the world."
TUSC is a step towards the formation of a new workers party that will act in the interests of the 99% and not the 1% in whose interests the three main parties act. The bosses have three parties, why not build one of our own!
Full article: http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2013/sep/09/time-for-leftwing-ukip-labour