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Coatesy is back!

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The Labour leadership election showed that hundreds of years of deep Pabloite liquidationist entryism have paid off.

Weeks training at a secret Ipswich allotment location, living on dandelion salad, nettle soup and Co-op 99 tea have toughed Cde Coatesy.

Coatesy is back.


Absolute love to all slogging their guts out for us all, too the friends,mates and Cds.


Coatesy is back.

These tossers (this tweet got 17 likes for hell’s sake, 17 too many and a full 16 talked about it!) are still around.


Now to get used to a lap-top…

Written by Andrew Coates

May 14, 2020 at 5:30 pm

Posted in Conspiracies

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  1. Welcome back! Glad you’re ok


    May 14, 2020 at 5:51 pm

    • Thanks.

      You are probably one of the few who appreciate that not everybody had home Web connexion, lap-top etc and relied on libraries.

      I have no smart phone either, though that is a mixture of dislike and cash shortage.

      There are plenty of people more seriously digitally excluded.

      Andrew Coates

      May 14, 2020 at 6:04 pm

      • Yeah I’ve only got a bit of internet access on my phone, 4 GB a month which doesn’t go far. And my phone is quite old so I doubt the Corvid App will work on it. Got an email today from the Jobcentre offering online courses (CSCS and Security) but it says you need access to a computer/laptop with internet so that counts me out (thankfully!). I’ve been sat in my flat watching daytime tv most of the time through the lockdown, going insane, but still volunteering at the foodbank a couple of days a week.


        May 14, 2020 at 6:16 pm

        • Exactly.

          Apart from my allotment, and a huge pile of books, I’ve sat and watched stuff that I’d never seen before, dire barely covers it. The property ones, well.

          And as much as I like Minder, Frost, Lewis, Morse, Endeavour – though even they are mainly on during the evening- there’s only so much telly you can watch twice or three times.

          Andrew Coates

          May 14, 2020 at 6:25 pm

  2. Welcome back!


    May 14, 2020 at 10:41 pm

  3. Glad to hear it.

    Keep going!


    May 15, 2020 at 2:11 am

  4. Note: written during the Labour leadership election:

    Starmer resonates with the Labour membership because he is seen as competent and open-minded. There is no ‘cult’. Paul Mason has described him as on the left, with solid values, seen in his record on human rights. A moral socialism could help to bring the party together, as would the removal of factionalists from positions of power. He looks the best placed to undertake the strategic review Labour needs. The space for coherent policies, some building on the work of the teams around John McDonnell and not a leadership clique, would be welcome. As somebody who first met Keir Starmer in Paris in 1985, and as part of the pro-European radical left, somebody not that far from our politics is somebody to support. The wider public seem to agree: Keir Starmer would make a good Labour leader.

    Andrew Coates

    May 15, 2020 at 5:07 pm

    • Galloway is for himself, always has been, a narcissistic self-publicist chancer. But what do make of the report into anti-Corbyn activities by Labour Rightwingers/Blairites? If I understand correctly hasn’t Starmer called for an enquiry into who leaked it rather than acting upon the details contained in it and against those named as conspiring against Labour under Corbyn? Or is it not up to Starmer to take action?


      May 15, 2020 at 6:44 pm

    • “Paris in 1985”
      Well …

      • Keir Starmer was active on the radical democratic left for quite a few years in the 1980s. That was a leftist meeting. I remember meeting him for the simple reason that they tried to get me to translate for him. I am a French speaker, not the kind of translator you get at the European Parliament, which is a highly skilled job. He was rather lost because French, and, to an extent, Spanish, were the main working languages of the TMRI event.

        This political engagement is no secret, there’s nothing to hide, in fact (Hilary and a few others recall him) being on the Socialist Society Steering Committee in the late 1980s meant being on a body that included Hilary Wainwright, John Palmer, Richard Kuper, and (not that regularly attended) Ralph Milliband, Caroline Benn, and Cde Coatesy amongst others. Many of were and are pro European internationalist leftists.

        Only a few dozen people would have contact or worked with Keir in such organisation, including his own group, Socialist Alternatives. That’s why the background may not be very well known, apart from well-publicised issues of Socialist Alternative.

        Andrew Coates

        May 18, 2020 at 6:41 pm

  5. Welcome back comrade! And I thought I was a luddite …

    Jim Denham

    May 15, 2020 at 10:34 pm

    • Not a Luddite, except for Smart Phones, which I dislike.

      I like computers, me.

      Just used the Net itself through the central library (Ipswich is the County town, though obviously it’s a tiny bit smaller than Birmingham’s new central one), ten minutes walk away, often with Memory stick with text.

      I could say that I prefer getting out of the gaff to doing the Blog at home.

      At least some, if not a growing number of people now working from home on their lap-tops – a couple tell me they toil on their kitchen table – seem to feel the same way about being stuck most of the time in the place they live, eat, sleep, watch telly, etc, in,

      Andrew Coates

      May 15, 2020 at 11:15 pm

  6. Is there no internet where you are? Buy a second hand lap top.

    Dave Roberts

    May 16, 2020 at 8:17 pm

    • Thanks you for he advice, but Cde Soros has already sorted things.

      Andrew Coates

      May 17, 2020 at 9:48 am

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