In a galaxy far, far away...
From the parallel universe that is the Hackney bit of the John McDonnell leadership campaign I received the following meeting invitation:
I think I shall attend, even though I doubt the invitation was aimed at me.
I can only assume it is a gathering of some kind of political equivalent of the English Civil War re-enactment societies - "The Sealed Trot" rather than the "Sealed Knot" - dedicated to reenacting the golden age of the 1980s ultra left.
Particularly retro are:
- the use of a Labour Party logo last in circulation in 1985 before the Rose was adopted
- the presence on the platform of a meeting about the Labour leadership of Gill George, a Respect Party council candidate, and Matt Wrack the General Secretary of a union that threw away its vote in the election by disaffiliating from Labour
As a comrade has pointed out, the only thing missing from the list of speakers is "Gordon Brown (invited)".
In the spirit of re-enacting the '80s I could go dressed as Neil Kinnock and try expelling them all. Now that would be fun.