Thank you for the advance warning comrades
One of the most endearing features of the ultra left is their habit of publishing all their organisational plans and internal tactical debates online or in newspapers.
So thank you my Trotskyist friends in the Alliance for Workers' Liberty (previously known as Socialist Organiser, and proscribed by Labour's NEC) for this newsletter, being handed out at tonight's Hackney John McDonnell rally:
They have an interesting twin-track approach - not only do "socialists need to stand against Labour candidates who are directly attacking the working class" (though strangely this lot only stood in Hackney Central, a ward with three quite publicly non-Blairite Labour councillors) but "we should be able to fight inside the Labour Party too."
"Some Hackney Labour Party branches are controlled by right-wing cliques." Whoever can they mean?
"But not all. Where possible socialists should be active in branches... In some branches the right wing has been challenged recently. Haggerston-Hoxton branch opposed privatisation in the NHS, Leabridge branch is sponsoring the meeting with John McDonnell."
And not content with inciting entryism into selected ward parties they want to pack the GCs with union delegates too: "Many affiliated unions do not send delegates to Hackney Labour Party. This plays into the hands of the right wing. Activists should get delegated and promote McDonnell."
They conclude "One consequence of the decline in membership is that the right wing is vulnerable. It is feasible that a strengthened left organising behind McDonnell can not only build support for his leadership but challenge the fake-Labour careerists who run the party and Hackney Council."
Oh well. Here we go again. This "fake-Labour careerist" is sharpening his metaphorical Ramon Mercador memorial icepick, dusting off his Rulebook and reaching for his list of proscribed organisations. Stand-by to repel boarders!