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The People’s Alliance of the Left: memorandum of understanding has been agreed between @BThroughParty, @FreeNorthNow, @TUSCoalition & @LeftUnityUK.

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The Groupuscules, from the Nips (Weasel Party), hard line pro-Brexit TUSC to ‘left’ pro-European Left Unity, ‘Unite’.

The People’s Alliance of the Left #PAL is delighted to announce that a memorandum of understanding has been agreed between @BThroughParty, @FreeNorthNow, @TUSCoalition & @LeftUnityUK. This Alliance will work together on a future electoral strategy.

From a nasty Nip in the air:

Will the newly formed Socialist Labour Network (Monster Raving Greenstein Party – canal historique) join?

Will ye no come back?

Amidst rumours of Jeremy Corbyn being set to launch a new party, Derek James asks why so many on the left are still in thrall to Corbynism

Weekly Worker today.

many on the left cling to the idea that some kind of revival of these politics of the past is not only possible but is actually desirable. Some examples of this misplaced optimism were on display at what was, in effect, the foundation meeting of the Socialist Labour Network (LAW and LIEN) on January 14. Regular readers will remember that this group has emerged following the liquidation of Labour Against the Witchhunt through its merger with the Labour in Exile Network. The main impetus behind the new group appears to be an attempt to rally the confused and disoriented forces and begin some kind of fightback. But despite the righteous indignation and the opposition to what has happened in the Labour Party since the election of Starmer, the initial meeting of this new grouping shows that it lacks coherence and a unifying strategy. The basic division within the SLN is between those comrades who still orientate towards the Labour Party and those who believe that it is now both possible and necessary to build some new project primarily outside of Labour. While the new group has yet to agree its aims (that will be the first task of the newly elected steering group), both the composition of that committee and the discussion on January 14 shows that this is a fundamental, if as yet implicit, faultline.

No word yet from Chris Williamson, Resist, and George Galloway…

Written by Andrew Coates

January 20, 2022 at 3:51 pm

Posted in Animal Liberation, European Left

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  1. What the f**k is Left Unity doing allying with this shower? James P. Cannon would have had no hesitation in calling it a “rotton bloc”.

    Jim Denham

    January 20, 2022 at 6:00 pm

    • That’s what struck me. LU were at Another Europe is Possible events…

      Andrew Coates

      January 20, 2022 at 6:13 pm

  2. “rotten” even … spelling was never my strong point.

    Jim Denham

    January 20, 2022 at 6:01 pm

  3. What a shower. Does the Northern Independence Party leader Proudfoot who claimed today he has “Labour in his blood” still live in that well known northern town Brighton? Just asking for a friend…

    Howard Fuller

    January 20, 2022 at 7:01 pm

    • What happened to the law suits NIP were threatening against unnamed “high profile enemies of Corbyn” ? They were collecting a lot of money for that.

      NIP as always had the air of a grift/fund raising operation designed to appeal to listless Corbynites in the wake of the 2019 defeat.


      January 20, 2022 at 7:47 pm

  4. The Skwawking one has noticed this development but is playing straight bat after his previous hero Barry Gardiner helped this weeks Tory defector cross over.. FWIW though, for at least one of his readers there cant be a dry seat in the house so intense is the excitement. I quote verbatim; “Wonderful News! Now without the Parasite TORY SCUM Neo-Labour Party infestation and their constant Sabotage, Backstabbing, Undermining, Smeering etc, etc we can start our work! I did not expect this until after the GE, GREAT WORK! Oh BOY I predict some More Crocodile tears soon!!!! BRAVO! VIVA!” https://skwawkbox.org/2022/01/20/nip-breakthrough-party-leftunity-tusc-and-others-announce-new-pal-electoral-coalition/

    `David Walsh

    January 20, 2022 at 9:28 pm

    • Delusional barely covers this one: Bakers’ Union..Membership 17,007 (2019).

      Andrew Coates

      January 20, 2022 at 11:20 pm

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