Puzzling question of the day
Why has the New Communist Party http://www.newworker.org/ disappeared from the list of affiliates to the John McDonnell fan club, AKA the LRC http://www.l-r-c.org.uk/???
One minute they were there, as wikipedia reports, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Communist_Party and now they have gone:
It can't be that they don't allow other registered political parties to affiliate to this allegedly "Labour" organisation as the AWL is still listed.
a) McDonnell et al are embarassed to be associated with an outfit who split from the CPGB because it wasn't pro-Soviet enough, and whose website is full of paens to the "Korean workers’ leader Kim il Sung" and "The Communist Party of China, [which] has admitted mistakes in the past. It now views the path through socialism to communism as very long." - the path to communism now being capitalism with a one-party state and the mistakes being the ones that led to tens of millions of Chinese being "accidently" dead.
b) The NCP are embarassed to have anything to do with McDonnell's joke campaign for the Labour leadership.
What's the story comrades?