The Communist Party believes that socialist revolution and the construction of a fundamentally new type of society to replace capitalism is essential for the future of humanity and our planet.
In all three countries of Britain, capitalism has become a barrier to balanced economic development, environmental security, social justice and meaningful democracy. The big business profit system has to be replaced by a new system – socialism – based on mass participation in decision making, social ownership of the economy, democratic planning and solidarity.
But fundamental change will also require a transfer of political power, taking it out of the hands of a small number of monopoly capitalists whose interests dominate our society.
Such a revolutionary process will have to be led by the working class – the producers of society's wealth – at the head of an alliance of forces representing the interests of the people as a whole.
What is the role of the Communist Party in helping to achieve a socialist society in England, Scotland and Wales? Why is a strong and influential Communist Party essential for victory?
This pamphlet aims to stimulate discussion and understanding of the unique role that only a communist party can play. It divides into four distinct but inter-related sections, each of which can form the basis for a political education session or class.