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Borders, Migration and Class in an Age of CrisisProducing Immigrants and Workers$
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Tom Vickers

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9781529201819

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: January 2020

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781529201819.001.0001

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(p.185) 7 Conclusion
Borders, Migration and Class in an Age of Crisis

Tom Vickers

Policy Press

This chapter concludes the book, arguing that on the basis of the analysis presented here there seem to be two trajectories possible for Britain: remaining within capitalism, contributing to an increasingly fractioned working class, with living standards driven down for the majority and antagonistic relations around the migrant/native divide that are enforced with increasing violence, legally, physically and discursively; or, a radical break from capitalism, to find a social form that can move beyond the contradictions of capitalism and its attendant crises and divisions. Pursuing the second course might be supported by retrieving the concept of the general interest of the working class, arising from a position of exploitation that manifests in a multitude of forms.

Keywords:   class, crisis, precaritisation, social change, capitalism, alliances, revolution, solidarity

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