A LITTLE ARGUMENT
"I've read your article in the Socialist Standard."
"I am honoured."
"And I don't think much of it."
"I am flattered."
"Don't try to be smart. That is one of the besetting sins of your party."
"What? being smart, or trying to be?"
"There you are, twisting again. You know what I mean."
"Now, don't get angry, friend. Angry people cannot reason."
"You ought to talk of reason, you did: always savagely attacking the Labour Party. Why don't you devote your energies to attacking the common enemy, instead of other sections of the 'movement'?"
'The movement? What is this you call the 'movement'?"
"There you go again! Twist and wriggle, wriggle and twist. You know my meaning as well as myself. I mean the Socialist movement, the Labour movement."