Citizen Downing is an utter nutter. He used to be a member of the Labour Party but got expelled for supporting Isis. He campaigned about being expelled, wanting to stay in and vote for a party that exactly fits the description of “pathetic reformist groveller to the capitalist establishment.”
I will rush off a letter to the Weekly Worker as Alan Johnstone would already have done.
The editor inserted a dash between “party” and “which”.
I don’t really mind Downing’s behaviour of wanting to stay in the Labour Party being described as grovelling towards the capitalist establishment but my intention was to apply this to the Labour Party.
After all, what Downing said about us was pretty insulting, accusing someone of being “simply a pathetic reformist groveller to the capitalist establishment in the rotten tradition of the anti-Marxist Socialist Party of Great Britain.”
The editor also changed “Trotskyite sectariana” to “Trotskyite sectarianism”, which doesn’t mean the same.
For those who don’t recall the details of Downing’s expulsion from the Labour Party in 2016 and his campaign to try to stay in: