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After the UK General Election… May 28, 2015

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I’ve been wondering what the left and further left in Britain might make of the election there, and here’s the CPGB/Weekly Worker with their take on it. Some interesting thoughts in there, to put it mildly, not least one very obvious one that left of social democrat challengers in Europe have, with one exception – that being Podemos (and even there there’s some of the orthodox in its DNA), been constructed with at least partially former orthodox Marxist parties as an element of their make-up. Moreover that the British Labour Party for all the obituaries written on its behalf, is unlikely to implode. A most interesting phrase too is the following line about ‘a whale joining a minnow’ in respect of the possibility of Unite disaffiliating from the LP let alone joining Tusc.

What one makes of the rest is quite a different matter.

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1. Joe - May 28, 2015

“The ISN walked out over the ‘comrade Delta’ fiasco, only to undergo a split itself on the basis of an artistic piece of furniture – that is, Bjarne Melgaard’s take on Alan Jones’s Chair.”

I can barely stop laughing. Mark P, can you fill us in on the details please?

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RosencrantzisDead - May 28, 2015

Did they really split over that Internet controversy?

If they did, it does make me wonder at how infantile some people can be (or have gotten) that they cannot disagree over an issue like this without divorcing themselves from their party.

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Ed - May 28, 2015

The author of this blog is a bit of a berk but you’ll get the gist of it here:

http://thecharnelhouse.org/2014/01/23/live-by-intersectionality-die-by-intersectionality/

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Ed - May 28, 2015

If you’re in need of some more light relief (ahem), have a gander at Left Unity’s row about whether people should have a right to self-abuse in the workplace:

http://thecharnelhouse.org/2015/04/19/wages-for-masturbation-burning-questions-of-our-movement/

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Garibaldy - May 28, 2015

I can’t find the original image, but it also involved BSDM I think as well IIRC. Here is the chair that acted as the basis for what followed, but I think the chair that caused the hassle had a person of colour being sat upon but am pleased to be corrected

http://www.tate.org.uk/art/artworks/jones-chair-t03244

Intersectionality was the other foundational aspect of it.

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Garibaldy - May 28, 2015
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