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Sorry to read about Frank’s passing. He was a good bloke, always happy to chat and discuss ideas.
If you didn’t know, he was the SPGB’s parliamentary candidate in Clapham at the 1970 General Election.
Do you have the actual numbers? My eyes glaze over percentages.
Can someone eventually provide a breakdown of the vote via each parliamentary constituency?
The geek in me is always fascinated by that sort of thing.
Just posted on twitter:
” . . . but then people can list less Green Party politicians than they can famous Belgians.”
If that isn’t a giveaway for someone who doesn’t watch football, I don’t know what is. Shame on you, sir.
Some new (old) material added to the archive section of the WSPUS website:
Not sure why Stefan’s personal website should be listed as the main website for the WSPUS. I’m sure that would be a mistake.
Yeah, a bit of anger wouldn’t go amiss. I’m a bit sick and tired of the reasonableness of the election material, appealing to the ‘niceness’ of people. A bit too Kumbaya for my liking. A lot of people are angry right now, and they’ve every right to be so.
Did they pick the title of the article?
Not enough swear words.
Is it too much to hope that the text for the election manifesto will be a bit spikey for a change? If nothing else, just to have a change of tone. See if it catches people’s attention more.
To use an old pop music analogy – which I’m sure I’ve used before – less Beach Boys ‘Wouldn’t It Be Nice‘ and more MC5’s ‘Kick Out The Jams‘.
William Morris was a famous ‘Cuk’, so I’m not a fan of the term. Even as a joke.
I prefer the observation that Change:UK is almost like ‘Chuk’, which practically spells out ‘Chuka’. I think it highlights his narcissism.
Back in the day when Labour MPs would write to the Socialist Standard to engage in a debate about socialism and materialism:
Another one from the archives that’s just been scanned in. From a 1953 issue of the American socialist journal, The Western Socialist, ’30 Years of Scottish Bombast’.
An article written by a Scottish SPGBer for an American readership. Note in the article the opportunistic Anti-Americanism of the British Communist Party, and its leader Harry ‘Pollute’: