A blog by Luke Akehurst about politics, elections, and the Labour Party - With subtitles for the Hard of Left. Just for the record: all the views expressed here are entirely personal and do not necessarily represent the positions of any organisations I am a member of.

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

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.

So, either:
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?


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Blogger Luke Akehurst said...

Hmm, not quite the answers I was expecting. Thank you Mr Spammer.

4:07 pm, August 16, 2006

Blogger Lobster Blogster said...


c) someone has just added the link to Wikipedia for fun (try clicking the edit link and have a go yourself)

I only discovered this for myself because Mark Oaten doesn't tell the truth about which school he went to on his CV, so I was happy I could at least fix it on Wikipedia.

9:32 pm, August 16, 2006

Blogger Luke Akehurst said...

Wikipedia wasn't my original source - I'd seen NCP listed as an affiliate on the LRC website last time I looked at it a few weeks ago. I'm always dubious about wikipedia as a stand alone source since it says I stood for parliament in Wealden constituency in 2001 which I think I would remember if I had - I didn't.

9:22 am, August 17, 2006

Blogger Dave Cole said...

I'm afraid I can't reference this, but I read (and not on any of Jimmy Wales' wikis) that Wikipedia is only marginally less accurate that Encyclopaedia Britannica.

5:18 pm, August 17, 2006

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't know if it was the NCP, but I'm sure there was a communist party affiliated to the LRC some time ago.

12:32 am, August 19, 2006


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