Alan Woods speaks to a meeting of the British section of the International Marxist Tendency, Socialist Appeal, on the financial crisis that is spreading across the globe like an epidemic. "There is a swing to the left at the bottom of society - at the same time there is a swing to the right at the top. Thery're all together like thieves in the house of commons; Liberals, Tories, so-called Labour... they all defend the same interests, they all rally round to defend the banks. People can see this. This is having a profound effext on consciousness... All attempts to restore the economic equilibrium will destroy the political and social equilibrium."