Tendance Coatesy

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SWP Loyalists Attack Opposition “Perverted Hyenas”.

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While party loyalists have been able to accept the miserable and humiliating treatment handed out to women who complain of rape an…d sexual harassment by their party leadership, even they have had to draw the line at the kind of immoral and completely unprincipled behaviour exhibited by the IDOOP faction of late. It seems that IDOOP have DESCENDED INTO THE GUTTER and ADOPTED THE MORALS OF PERVERTED HYENAS: last Sunday they brazenly called a meeting for SUPPORTERS OF THEIR FACTION ONLY, which meant that members of Tony Cliff’s family could not attend. I cannot find words adequate to expressing my disgust at this latest turn of events. As Simon Assaf points out “these people do not belong in our party”: indeed, I would say that it is only by the grace of God that they should be suffered to live much longer.

This is the result of the following incident as recounted by Paul Demarty on the Weekly Worker site.

CC members even staged an idiotic stunt at the faction meeting itself, taking Tony Cliff’s widow Chanie Rosenberg along in an unsuccessful attempt to gain entry by means of the quasi-divine aura that the Gluckstein-Rosenberg clan may still have in the minds of SWPers.

This is the Cliff family version (Anna Gluckstein)  of the stunt.

“As you know I never do facebook, but today I feel compelled to. Today there was a faction meeting in central London. I went along with a couple of comrades and others and we were barred from entry! This was not only me, this was two CC members and two of our journalists.

I had invited my mum to the meeting and then I had to tell her she wasn’t allowed to come. I understand that there will be organisational points that the comrades in the faction may wish to discuss and we would have left at that point, but they were having a five hour meeting in which general political perspectives were to be discussed.

Chanie was very upset about this situation as we have never had closed political discussions from other members. We are all in the same organisation, how can this happen? where is the democracy in this?”

We note that the opposition has agreed the following,

” it was agreed in a near unanimous vote to stop the commentary on blogs and Facebook and use the channels opened up by the faction to conduct the argument internally within the party.”

Clearly their CC opponents do not intend to abide by the same rules.


Written by Andrew Coates

February 19, 2013 at 11:51 am

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  1. Bloody hell! What is the provenance of the “perverted hyenas” quote?

    Interesting, too that the CC (“majority”) is so blatantly calling upon the services of the Cliff family in a desperate attempt to give their cause some legitimacy. The old IS and early SWP was always a sort of “friends and family” outfit revolving around the Cliffs and their close associates. Prof Callinicos is now invoking to that tradition in a desperate bit to retain some authority with the SWP rank and file.

    Jim Denham

    February 19, 2013 at 2:54 pm

  2. Facebook Jim.

    Some people think it’s a piss-take, but I can think of SWP people perfectly capable of such statements.

    Andrew Coates

    February 19, 2013 at 5:17 pm


    STATEMENT: “Re-historise, hyenas, un-quote.

    Message unfrom Andy Wilson unwrite, ungood, vaporised.”

    Andrew Coates

    February 19, 2013 at 5:48 pm

  4. where did assaf say the above?


    February 19, 2013 at 5:48 pm

  5. The original, from a certain Andy Wilson, was only glimpsed briefly on the message tube before Winston made it disappear for ever.

    Andrew Coates

    February 19, 2013 at 5:57 pm

  6. You say “perverted hyenas” like that’s a BAD thing…!


    February 19, 2013 at 8:20 pm

  7. Surely the fact the comment was from Andy Wilson should alert you to the fact it was a piss take?

    Faux outrage from Jim Denham would be more convincing if he had’t personally threatened to have me beaten up and shot

    Andy Newman

    February 20, 2013 at 11:40 am

  8. If Jim Denham is so shocked, how come he wrote these comments addressed to me

    Jim Denham
    87 approved
    x Submitted on 2012/03/04 at 12:23 am
    Nooman = stooge of Assad. Should be shot on sight.

    Jim Denham
    87 approved
    shirazsocialist.wordpress.com x
    Submitted on 2012/12/26 at 6:30 pm
    You lot are witch-hunting scum, and appear to be in the pay of (or, if not, offering your services free iof charge to) the right wing of the labour movement. You will be hunted down and punished, I personally promise.

    Jim Denham
    87 approved
    Submitted on 2012/12/19 at 12:51 am
    Absolutely hilarious, Nooman. If you want a punch-up any time, just get in touch. I promise not to have you shot on sight, although that’s what you deserve. Stalinist scum.

    Andy Newman

    February 20, 2013 at 11:54 am

  9. Yes, it’s a piss-take, though the other comments on the Gluckstein Facebook post are real.

    Bad Bad Coatesy.

    Personally I can imagine a – slightly differently phrased – statement of this type coming from the minority of hard-care SWP ‘cadres’ who are true loyalists.

    As for what Jim said about you Andy, I’ve been threatened in person by a number of people over the years, including a member of the SWP, numerous fascists, and so on.

    So I’m pretty thick-skilled about what people say on the Internet.

    That includes you Andy.

    Andrew Coates

    February 20, 2013 at 1:46 pm

  10. Ah – I’d thought the SWP had finally found their Vyshinsky (or given their more recent evolution and fondness for anti-semites Freisler).

    Roger McCarthy (@RF_McCarthy)

    February 20, 2013 at 2:04 pm

  11. I too am disappointed.

    I was hoping for somebody new to mock.

    As Richard Seymour would say, the appetence waxes with pabalum.

    Andrew Coates

    February 20, 2013 at 2:30 pm

  12. Nooman: cross my path and you’ll be SHOT ON SIGHT.


    Jim Denham

    February 21, 2013 at 3:00 am

  13. P.S: Nooman, I don’t recall ever having threatened to have you “beaten up”: but it’s not a bad idea, eh?

    Jim Denham

    February 21, 2013 at 3:02 am

  14. Do you really believe the splitters aren’t state agents?


    January 12, 2014 at 11:35 am

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