UCU had to spend thousands of pounds of our subs on inquiries into the legality of the boycott policy passed at 2007 Congress. They’ve just announced that it was found to be unlawful. Does this mean that it won’t come up again? Or will the SWP and fellow travellers press on regardless?
The law, here, is only a substitute for members’ moral convictions. Pro-boycotters are bound to be furious and will probably renew their vows to finish the job. But for now they’re a good few steps further into a corner than they were before.