The Socialist Labour Party
is a small left-wing political party
in the United Kingdom
. The party is led by the former trade union leader Arthur Scargill
, who formed it in 1996
The party was formed as a left-wing splinter in reaction to Tony Blair
's re-positioning of the British Labour Party
to the centre ground of politics.
The party advocates traditionally Socialist policies, such as state ownership of industry and high taxation to fund public services, that the mainstream Labour Party abandoned.
The party has not had much electoral success.
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