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Ipswich SWP Leader is moving to Ipswich

Posted on March 18, 2014by Kevin Algar

It is well known that local SWP leaders tend to be barking mad. In larger places like London and Manchester they can blend into the background so no-one sees how mad they are. In small places like Ipswich, that isn’t possible. In places like Saxmundham, well……

Ipswich SWP Leader John Curtis (Picture Courtesy of MI5)

Ipswich SWP Leader John Curtis (Picture Courtesy of MI5)

Ipswich Socialist Rapists Workers Party leader John Curtis is moving to Ipswich. Comrade Curtis, who provoked the EDL into closing down a Hope not Hate gig only manages to create community tension once or twice a week at present but now he’s moving from Saxmundham to Ipswich he will no doubt endeavour to create as much tension as possible. Where the other 22 members are, we still have no intelligence on. They’re obviously better at being clandestine revolutionaries than their dear leader. Someone suggested that they were in Ukraine protecting statues of Lenin. Or is it because John Curtis talks squit and the other 22 members don’t actually exist?

On a positive note, the good news is, the blogs of Comrade Coates and myself will provide more amusement due to the comedy value of our reports on his clandestine revolutionary activities.


Written by Andrew Coates

March 19, 2014 at 2:06 pm

Posted in Anti-Fascism

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  1. I would just like to disagree with your statement that mad SWP organisers blend in in Manchester. They are perhaps less often seen but there have been some ‘incidents’ over the years including admittin BNP members to SWP membership.


    March 19, 2014 at 2:25 pm

  2. He’s got 23 personalities.

    Rhys Needham

    March 19, 2014 at 2:33 pm

  3. This one is a genuine Prize comrades.

    I hear he can count to nine on his webbed feet.

    Andrew Coates

    March 19, 2014 at 3:14 pm

  4. All rather pathetic and infantile, and not a little nasty, but what can one expect of the drone supporting left?

    I should be used to it by now.

    Socialism In One Bedroom

    March 19, 2014 at 6:54 pm

  5. BNP members in the SWP? Must go down like a barrel of laughs with the muslim extremists. I remember seeing a blog about the SWP joining a islamic society protest, the photo caption could have been we’ll kill the SWP infidel later.

    Chris W

    March 19, 2014 at 7:07 pm

  6. What’s this. Anfy? Making common cause with the Tories over your hatred of the SWP. Is that Popular Frontism or what?

    Sue R

    March 19, 2014 at 10:41 pm

  7. Kev is our deep submarine in the Tories.

    Andrew Coates

    March 20, 2014 at 11:36 am

  8. Everybody either hate the SWP or avoid them. I hear Frank Spencer was a member.

    Kevin Algar

    March 20, 2014 at 12:44 pm

  9. It isn’t necessary to line up with the Tories to hate the SWP Sue R. The have been one of the most destructive factions the left in this country has ever seen. If you look at their track record everything they touch collapses. If they can’t take over something they sabotage it by starting their own group. UAF is a prime example.

    Like the ANL before it the SWP saw something they can uitilise to generate membership dues and paper sales so they created their own group to counter Hope Not Hate which they tried to take over but couldn’t. They then turned up at HnH groups around the country and demanded that they change their name and submit to an SWP imposed leadership. In several cases where this was rejected they threatened physical violence. They are absolutely disgusting.

    Questions should be asked about their relationship to the state and security services in view of the destructive effects they have had on everything they have touched. Were the SWP and the International Socialist before actually a state operation? This isn’t as fanciful as it sounds in view of the recent, and more to come, revelations concerning undercover coppers in left groups.


    March 21, 2014 at 4:08 am

  10. Madmullah, I suggest you read Trotsky’s essay on the United Front in Germany 1936. He blamed the rise of fascism (one the factors anyway) on the KPD campaigning against the Social Democratic Party, the CP described the Social Democrats as ‘social fascists’. Funnily enough, this went down well with Stalin because it suited his Stalin-Hitler Pact. Trotsky (who I know you don’t ascribe to) argued that socialists have to weigh up who they are going to be in political alliance with, and bourgois parties don’t cut the mustard. By all means, campaign against the SWP, but do it from a socialist perspective.

    Sue R

    March 21, 2014 at 8:30 pm

  11. Interesting sue, since I notice in one of the SWP’s internal bulletin’s that it was suggested that the SWP shouldn’t worry about who they form alliances with and should involve themselves in successful groups. It seems that the SWP these days are more interested in political power and those not in the SWP are interested in ensuring they have as little influence as possible. (Does get me wondering if Leon Trotsky would be a member if alive today or campaign against the SWP?)

    At least in the Union I’m in I’ve notice the SWP members and their supporters who have become reps don’t get offered training that other reps do and don’t receive the same information either. I also notice UniteNow have started a campaign against “one internal ‘political group’ of UNITE, some of whom rarely speak or contribute and vote the way they are told to” Now I wonder who they can be?

    Chris W

    March 21, 2014 at 10:51 pm

  12. Sue R. By bourgois parties do you mean ones that subscribe to democracy as opposed to ones that want some form a of a totalitarian system? I would stick with the former. It is no use comparing the political situation in this country with Europe in the twenties and thirties as the far left do. We are not facing a mass movement of the far right in spite of the rhetoric of some left groups.

    Constant references to Cable St, Spain etc are useless in understanding today yet they are constantly invoked. Trotsky is constantly invoked as being the only one who saw the dangers of fascism, mostly by his supporters of today but the threat was realised right across the democratic political spectrum. It has to be remembered that the CP in this country slavishly followed the Stalinist line until the Soviet Union was attacked.


    March 23, 2014 at 9:54 am

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