A principled, socialist, and anti-imperialist position can only be to reject the Poppy Appeal in its entirety and to identify it for what it is: an ode to British imperialism.
Hunt's "softer" and more "sensible" conservatism will reason that there can surely be no help for the working class this winter.
Since this phenomenon, of leaders who are in fact primarily mascots, is common to both Labour and the Tories, you'd be right in thinking that it has a common cause.
We are always open to work with any individuals or organisations building beyond the Labour Party. The fight against racial capitalism, imperialism and the climate crisis demands us to make unflinching decisions.
If Liverpool is to have any claim of being a "socialist city", we must relearn the lessons of its radical past. The left needs to abandon electoral politics, including Labour and Joanne Anderson, and return to the path towards revolution, towards liberation.
Our communities must take power to get what we need. We need to resist the police, stop gentrification, build programmes that allow us to survive and support one another, and to defend and organise our communities - this power will never be granted to us, but it's ours for the taking.