Are many of you interested in joining far-left parties?

DJP

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I got a copy of Michael Brennan's article in The SBP today in Blanch library.

I was hoping it would be more explosive. A lot of it covers issues a lot of us would not be surprised to hear.

One quote:

"The former member of The Socialist Party complain that there is a "three-way split" between the established leadership, a group which wants to reform the party and a small group which supports the position of the international Socialist organisation (CWI) based in London".

I don't want to type up anymore of the article as it's a pretty sad as in depressing story.

I would be surprised that the 8 public reps. of the Socialist Party in Ireland (3 TDs and 5 councillors) would be prepared to be "against" and willing to leave the CWI, their international organisation. The CWI have existed since the 60's I think and the SP in Ireland/formerly Militant Labour have been a component organisation of them for decades. The Irish contingent of the CWI is and has been for a long time the strongest national branch of the CWI e.g. the 5 councillors the SP have in Ireland is 5 more than the SP/CWI have in England, Scotland and Wales so it's a bit rich of SP/CWI heads in London to be complaining about what their Irish members are doing.
 


Catapulta

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There are no Far Left parties in this Country

- but there are plenty of 'Far Left' posers out there

- who like to pretend they are!
 

peader odonnell

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The Workers Party frightened the life out of the Establishment., the splitters played their part in rescuing the Establishment.
 

Sweet Darling

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There are no Far Left parties in this Country

- but there are plenty of 'Far Left' posers out there

- who like to pretend they are!
With a smell of middleclass about them. never hear them bang on about the low levels of inheritance tax in this country.
 

Barroso

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The Workers Party frightened the life out of the Establishment., the splitters played their part in rescuing the Establishment.
You're hardly talking about the Employment Exchange Party, whose members all ended up with good jobs working for the Establishment & related bodies?
 

peader odonnell

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Not true Barroso, McGiolla had the life frightened out of the elite, you are talking about the DL splitters like Des Geraghty , people who sold out completely, None of The so called left wingers in An Oireachtais want to change the system , they are making so much money.
 


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