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This is a Critical Marxist Blog.

News and comments from a Militant Secularist Ipswich Allotment Holder.

Left activism, the labour movement, internationalism, and socialist theory.

Tendance Coatesy focuses on European – particularly French –  events and culture.

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TC can be contacted via this ‘Open’ E-Mail site: tenandancecoatesy@live.co.uk


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Written by Andrew Coates

September 21, 2008 at 9:33 am

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  1. Thank you for changing your blog system or provider or whatever its called – much easier to read now!


    July 5, 2011 at 4:34 pm

  2. Always an informative, passionate, and well argued read which I learn much from and, also, sometimes, can argue and disagree with. Most often, agree. Excellent on France and Europe generally. Enlightening on aspects of the far left.

    David Evans

    March 4, 2013 at 4:31 pm

  3. I thought I was cynical, but you are out of my league. I actually attended a CLP meeting. God knows how he was selected but most of the attendees would have no idea about socialism let alone permanent revolution.
    Just another case of careerism on his behalf.The CLP can’t wait to hear the first Cuckoo of summer.

    kim crawley

    November 11, 2013 at 12:41 am

  4. […] Tendance Coatesy […]

  5. Please remove the poster in support of Kobane.with the photo of Ms Paula Darwish. I own the copyright of the photo and Ms Darwish used without permission

    Alessandra Pagani

    February 29, 2016 at 3:46 am

  6. Hi Andy. Isn’t the interwebnet age a marvel? Please let me know that I have indeed identified the correct Andy Coates…if “the Enterprise”, Tewkesbury Terrace, Brecknock Road and the Forest of Dean are familiar to you, then you are the correct person.

    Best wishes,


    Paul Heaton

    April 27, 2016 at 11:31 pm

    • Yup Paul.

      Incidentally I notice Big Foot, Nick, is frequently cited as an authority on Corbyn’s time in Hornsey – as a member of the Young Socialists, as you may or may not recall, Mr Rosen was.

      Andrew Coates

      April 28, 2016 at 12:28 pm

  7. Hi, from the states. I like your blog. Thank you. I didn’t realize you were the author of it until now. Sorry for not understanding the tone of some of your comments on yesterday’s Brexit article. I really hope UK votes to stay in the EU. Good luck.


    June 23, 2016 at 2:50 am

  8. Generally the debate is much better than on the infantile blogs like Socialist Unity or the fantasists like Labour List, the nitpickingly pedantic like Left Futures or the totally irrelevant and we’re only writing this because we like to look important Left Foot Forward.

    Having said that the whole thing would be transformed for the better by having a reply function as that would enable a continuous discussion.

    Dave Roberts

    December 20, 2017 at 9:41 am

    • Or Facebook…..

      Andrew Coates

      December 20, 2017 at 3:39 pm

  9. Or Facebook what? I don’t use it.

    Dave Roberts

    December 23, 2017 at 2:04 pm

  10. Hello, do you belong to any political party or are you an independent socialist?


    January 11, 2018 at 12:43 pm

  11. Good blog especially on France and anti fascism.


    December 8, 2018 at 11:00 pm

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