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This is a Democratic 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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Written by Andrew Coates

September 21, 2008 at 9:33 am

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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. as if that twitter blue young labour website wans’t created by a fake account to make blue labour look bad to imply it accepted the nazis Vichy france surrender but patriotism view as you know well blue labour is against multi culturalism so as such would never had a young wing if any wing would imply factionalism of identity politics

    John Reid

    June 30, 2021 at 1:48 pm

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