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Labour Left Alliance Dominated by Sectarian in-Fighting.

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The Weekly Worker Supports the “Labour Left Alliance.”

The Labour Left Alliance had a sectarian pitch from the start.

The Weekly Worker, the paper of the Communist Party of Great Britain (Provisional Central Committee) has published a report on the how the newly formed group fared in Brighton by a member of its Labour ‘front’, Labour Party Marxists, Carla Roberts.

As far as can be seen this is the only account of what is, in their view, an important meeting.

One small step forward

The Labour Left Alliance held its first national networking meeting in Brighton. Carla Roberts of  Labour Party Marxists reports.

The meeting was held in Brighton, after the end of the Labour Conference.

In this world the Labour Party debate on the EU and Brexit was of minor importance, as indeed were other policy issues – they are not mentioned apart from a brief mention of the vote in favour of free movement.

The event was dominated by one topic, “a vicious campaign against the anti-witch-hunt left had led to the cancellation of various venues booked by Jewish Voice for Labour, Labour Against the Witchhunt and the Labour Representation Committee”. A related issue of disciplinary procedures is covered at length.

For those interested the CPBG (Provisional Central Committee) member Tina Werkman gave much to ponder on about the subject.

Labour Left Alliance claims 1,400 supporters of their “Appeal”.

A helpful suggestion was made by a leading member of Labour Against the Witch hunt, expelled from the Labour Part,.

Tony Greenstein, a member of the newly established Brighton Labour Left Alliance, admitted that his proposal was more of a “stream of consciousness” born out of the desire to move forward quickly. He suggested that the LLA should swiftly establish a membership structure and start employing a part-time worker to move the organisation forward.

Background on Greenstein:

Statement by Jewish Labour Movement:

Example of his harassment – in this case a Jewish Brighton Labour member.

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His view of Jeremy Corbyn:

The Weekly Worker then carries an attack on comrade Andrew Berry, a respected figure on the left.

The most bizarre intervention was made by Andrew Berry of the LRC. In his three minutes, he solely argued against a comrade who had earlier congratulated the LLA on its hastily produced leaflet, ‘Shun Tom Watson’.

This is why:

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He is duly admonished,

 Andrew Berry thought we were “fooling ourselves if we think this has anything at all to do with the LLA or its leaflet” (which he opposed). With this negative attitude we will never build anything worthwhile.

Sharpening the class struggle the meeting decided,

To approach all prospective Labour Party candidates with the simple question, ‘Will you support Jeremy Corbyn as prime minister?’ and then publish their answers to help comrades decide which candidates they should be campaigning for. Not a bad idea, in our view.

A pro-active approach is certainly better than the empty calls for ‘unity’ we have heard from the ‘moderates’ or the self-defeating view that, unless we “win”, we should not even try to fight.

The once widely read Weekly Worker also carries this account of the present political crisis by ‘Jack Conrad’, known in real life as John Chamberlain.

Establishment at an impasse

“While Boris Johnson may well hanker after an illiberal democracy, Jack Conrad warns that parliamentary deals, calls for a caretaker government and campaigning for a second referendum are worse than useless.”

It finds time, lengthy time, to attack comrade Paul Mason.

Clearly Mason relishes his new-found role as a ‘blue skies’ thinker for the liberal middle classes, but presumably he cannot resist scandalising the old-fashioned Trotskyites who still inhabit the Labour Party.

Welcome to the Labour Left Alliance comrades!

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Written by Andrew Coates

October 5, 2019 at 12:38 pm

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  1. Why the surprise? You have various factions of looter altruists, all of whom fervently agree that the initiation of force is dutiful, ethical, good and necessary–provided only that its pretext be sufficiently altruistic. What possible thing besides backstabbing parasitical brawls could possibly emerge from such a hodge-podge? The same is true in America, where 96% of those allowed to vote squander the suffrage on prohibitionist fascists and scientifically gullible collectivists of other revealed faiths. Fortunately for us the libertarian party is drawing support from the former dupes of both forms of parasitical aggression.

    oiltranslator

    October 5, 2019 at 4:01 pm

  2. […] stuff he has been posting on his main blog has been very interesting. Here he talks about the infighting of the Labour Left Alliance. It involves Militant Momentum, Labour […]


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