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Trot watch

New pickings from the ever rich seam that is the French extreme left, with the Trot postie (LCR) and the Trot bank clerk (LO) going mano a mano:

"No compromise with non-revolutionary workers communist parties". Well, that's how I have rendered "Hors d’un parti communiste ouvrier et révolutionnaire, point de salut !" Until such time as I can compare notes with my tame Gauls, any better stabs that better combine sense and technical accuracy are welcome.

And why is Lutte ouvrière (the bank clerk's lot) getting antsy? Because splitters, class traitors, Judean People's Front etc etc are talking to the Nouveau Parti anticapitaliste (NPA) of Olivier Besancenot (the postie), a new vehicle he's knocked up from the LCR and a few useful idiots.

I would like to say that this has shades of Jorge Luis Borges' phrase "a fight between two bald men over a comb" (he was speaking of the Falklands war, but less of that later...), but our French friends will insist on giving terrifying levels of support to the insurrectionist left (see passim).

Anyway, Olly proved to have the bigger dustbin of history during the last presidential election, with more than 1 Gaul in 25 thinking that LCR should have the vanguard role, to the derisory 1 in 75 who awarded the spoils to LO.

Arlette Laguiller stuck her fingers in her ears and is not listening: "We are a party of militants and these electoral results will not make us retreat". Which is nice.

Anyway, there is much more in the original item, but that conveys the thrust of it.

And if that was not sufficiently cheering, what about this from John Kampfner?:

"But my straw poll suggests the numbers thinking of quitting Labour benches may be unprecedented. They know that something terrible is afoot: the collapse of centre-Left politics, not only in Britain but across Europe".

Can I get a witness?

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Blogger Blue Eyes said... 12:57 am

Re the last bit - I was *incredulised* to hear my hard-left mate at the pub out "market" me on the NHS. Labour is a busted flush.  



Anonymous Anonymous said... 8:34 am

But they know their Augustine -- or at least that much. Does George Galloway?  



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