The struggle for a revolutionary party and worker’ movement in an imperialist country like Britain is waged against constant pressures towards opportunism. The Communist Unity Association (Marxist-Leninist) in this pamphlet lays great emphasis on recognising the reality of imperialism and its effects on the working class movement. Only by clearly analysing these problems can the means be found to overcome them.
Emphasis on the problems of the revolutionary movement does not mean that we are pessimistic regarding its future. On the contrary an objective look at concrete reality in Britain and the world today gives a firm basis for great revolutionary optimism.
The growing strength of national liberation movements and the weakening of imperialism and social-imperialism is shown in almost every news bulletin. The great successes in building socialism and consolidating the dictatorship of the proletariat in People’s China led by the great Communist Party of China and Chairman Mao Tsetung provide a guiding light for revolution all over the world. The other socialist countries also are progressing rapidly and particularly socialist Albania provides an inspiration to revolutionary forces in Europe.
In Britain the contradictions within the capitalist system are extremely sharp, bringing economic and social crisis. This society is over-ripe for social revolution. The objective basis for a mass revolutionary movement of the working class is rapidly developing. Revolutionary leadership for the working class, a genuine communist party, will be built when a consistent and vigorous struggle to apply Marxism-Leninism Mao Tsetung Thought to British conditions is carried out.