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Spiked/Ex Revolutionary Communist Party, Backs Kemi Badenoch for Tory PM.

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The populist masses are asking: who is Spiked backing in the Tory Leadership contest?

Now they know.

The case for a culture warrior PM

The Tories should take a punt on Kemi Badenoch. Tom Slater (Editor, Spiked).

In this Conservative Party leadership race, among a parade of grinning Blairites and tragic Thatcher tribute acts, the former equalities minister and MP for Saffron Walden is the insurgent candidate who most seems to ‘get it’. Namely, that the culture war is very real and needs to be fought. That it is the key dividing line in modern politics. That those seeking to divide Brits by race and gender and identity are not well-meaning progressives but are among the most pernicious people in public life today.

Badenoch has her finger on the pulse and is not afraid to take a stand on the issues that count:

Spiked’s sister paper the Mail reports,

“Anti-woke warrior Kemi Badenoch BANS gender-neutral loos at her Tory leadership campaign launch as she outlines economic plan with blast at ‘Ben and Jerry’s tendency’ that tells firms to focus on ‘social justice, not productivity and profits’.”

The Tories’ ideological powerhouse has chosen a sure winner.

Slater’s piece gets endorsed by his eminence grise national populist Frank Furedi, a regular writer on Spiked’s pages.

Franky was “He was, while using pseudonym Frank Richards, the founder and chairman of the Revolutionary Communist Party (RCP) of Great Britain. ” The rest of the group’s history and change into the Spiked network is well known to readers of this Blog. More recently the former RCPer has developed in a “red brown” direction:

Ex-Marxist Furedi Joins Racist Authoritarians at CPAC Hungary

Frank Furedi––who was the foremost intellectual of UK radical-left group, the Revolutionary Communist Party, for more than 25 years––has made the transition from revolutionary Marxism into the fold of white-nationalist authoritarianism. Furedi spoke last week at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Budapest, Hungary. CPAC is organised by the American Conservative Union (ACU), the foremost right-wing Republican organisation in the United States.

Furedi is now employed as a part-time researcher for the Hungarian 21st Century Foundation, which is effectively a propaganda unit for the Fidesz Party of Hungarian premier Viktor Orbán. Hungarian-born and of Jewish descent, Furedi is a strange fit with an organisation that trades in anti-Semitism and conspiracy theories.

Spiked/RCP and the Tories have long had cosy links:

Why Boris Johnson’s Tories fell for a tiny sect of libertarian provocateurs

Andy Beckett The combative contrarian rhetoric of the defunct RCP has long been all over the media. Now it’s in No 10 as well (August 2020)

driven the Johnson government, in particular its Brexit policy and the decisive capture in last year’s election of Labour’s “red wall”. This similarity is less surprising once you know that a former RCP member, Munira Mirza, is head of the Downing Street policy unit, and probably Johnson’s most important adviser after Cummings. In an article for Grazia magazine this year, Johnson called her “extraordinary”, “ruthless”, and one of “the five women who have shaped my life”. On Friday another RCP veteran, Claire Fox, was nominated for a peerage by the government.

Does the Spikey one Mirza fancy her chances of a comeback?

Munira Mirza (born May 1978) is a British political advisor who served as Director of the Number 10 Policy Unit under Prime Minister Boris Johnson from 2019 until she resigned on 3 February 2022, citing Johnson’s false claim that Labour leader Keir Starmer was responsible for the failure to prosecute the serial sex offender Jimmy Savile as a reason for her resignation.”

Early on, Mirza was involved in revolutionary politics,[12] including being a member of the Revolutionary Communist Party, a small group that dissolved in 1997.[13][4] She contributed to its magazine, Living Marxism, which was dissolved after losing a libel case to ITN over the Bosnian genocide. Staff from Living Marxism later formed the Spiked website, for which she has written articles.[14]

Many of Mirza’s Revolutionary Communist Party colleagues became influential in Conservative Party Eurosceptic circles after the dissolution of their party, while remaining closely associated with each other’s endeavours.

But what have we here?

A split in the Spikey ones ranks?

Written by Andrew Coates

July 13, 2022 at 10:30 am

Chris Williamson labelled by Twitter as “Iran state-affiliated media.”

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Former UK MP and Host of Press TV’s Palestine Declassified Chris Williamson.

For the last few years Chris Williamson has posed a champion of the left. He even set up his own micro-party,  RESISTMovement for a People’s Party (trademarked no less, “based on Festival of Resistance Ltd, the RESIST: Movement for a People’s Party trademark is used in the following business: Political advice; Political advisory services; Political information services; Political lobbying services; Political research and analysis; Political services; Organisation of political meetings. .”). Little has been heard of this movement, whose main attempt at “political meetings” was a venture into a national festival as sad and sparse as a plate of the celebrated Vegan’s left-overs.

Yet all is not going too badly.

The anti-Labour alt-news site Skwawkbox carried a puff piece for the alliance Williamson is involved in.

Rebuilding socialism outside of Labour Phil Bevin (described as former ‘Corbyn LOTO Staffer’: Note: Phil Bevin was a 2022 Workers Party of Britain candidate in Brandwood & King’s Heath in the Birmingham local election. They received 111 votes.)

Now this type has written this:

new shoots of change are growing. An informal coalition is building around the RMT Union via the Trade Union and Socialist Coalition (TUSC) and collaborating groups. TUSC links together the RMT, Socialist Party and Resist. In recent weeks, the Workers’ Party of Britain (aka: George Galloway’s red-brown front with the CPGB (Marxist-Leninist)) has also gained observer status with TUSC. This grouping may presently represent the best hope of a political movement that may one day rival Labour. 

The comrade of small businessman Steve Walker gives vent to this interesting speculation,

through informal relationships, initially tentative ties between a Peace and Justice Party, TUSC and other groups may grow into a powerful electoral alliance.

The Grayzone’s revelation of Paul Mason’s alleged email correspondence with an MI6 agent appears to show the former journalist and would-be Labour MP raising fears about the emergence of an anti-imperialist left outside of Labour. The establishment should be worried, because it is from a loose alliance of anti-imperialist groups, as described in this article, that a meaningful challenge to the status quo will emerge.  

Bevin has, to put it mildly, a ‘thing’ about some issues, “the 2018 “antisemitism crisis”, when the left capitulated to the right’s demands that the party adopt the deeply flawed IHRA definition of antisemitism, leading to a campaign, which activists justifiably describe as “the witch hunt”.”

He has a lot of other ‘theories’,

Just this week, the Grayzone published a report alleging “a plot by pro-Leave elites to sabotage Theresa May’s Brexit deal, infiltrate government, spy on campaign groups, and replace May with Boris Johnson”, which was in play as early as 2018. Former MI6 chief Richard Dearlove, whom emails revealed to have been involved, apparently believed Johnson represented the best chance of “seeing off” Corbyn and “accommodating the Farage Threat.”

The forces working behind the scenes in the pro-Leave camp apparently saw ousting May and a hard Brexit delivered by a Johnson premiership as key to defeating Corbyn. 

It looks as if another chap with lots of theories in this vein is in the line of fire:

This is the duo worrying the ‘Establishment’….

Written by Andrew Coates

June 25, 2022 at 4:11 pm

Morning Star’s International Editor Steve Sweeney Top Speaker at George Galloway’s ‘Victory Day’ Rally.

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Red-Brown Rally.

Yesterday Ace Reporter Bob from Brockley published this:

Steve Sweeney

Beirut, London, Sulaymaniyah, United Kingdom

United Kingdom

As seen in: The Morning StarForbesKYW-TV (Philadelphia, PA)ObserverNJ.comThe Star-LedgerBoston HeraldteleSURAsbury Park PressJacobin MagazineNorth Jersey Media Group and more

Morning Star International Editor. Founder of Media Workers for Palestine. Anti-imperialist. Reports on global liberation movements, press freedom & resistance.

And this:

The Red Brown recruit got more publicity:

Written by Andrew Coates

May 8, 2022 at 7:53 am