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Party News: Notelets

The East Ham Branch has been formed. See Directory on page 8.

 

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F. E. Dawkins, Sec. N.W. Ham Branch I.L.P., and Organising Sec. Ilford Socialist Party, has resigned [from] these bodies to join the S.P.G.B.

 

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He will join Romford Division Branch. This branch has also enrolled Barnett and N. Turner, whom South London Comrades will remember in connection with the Southwark and Lambeth S.D.F. up to eighteen years ago.

 

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“In high S.D.F. quarters we hear of ‘not unsuccessful philanthropy,’ we are told we must preserve the monarchy, Alfonso is patted on the back, and some of us remember old times and rather wonder” says Herbert Burrows in Justice.

 

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Some of us remember old times and rather feel inclined to weep. But we don’t; we join the S.P.G.B. and work.
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The S.D.F. have issued a manifesto on War, Waste and Corruption. No one questions their qualifications to deal with the last named, but why did they not bring it right up to date by including the Camborne business?

 

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On the back of it they say: “If you are disgusted with present-day politics, join the S.D.F.” Their present-day politics compelled many of us to leave.

 

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Of course, the fact that the S.D.F. invites those who are merely “disgusted with present- day politics” to join accounts for their unsoundness and lack of definite policy.

 

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Addressing a meeting at Redruth in support of the candidature of Councillor J. Jones, Mr. J. P. Lloyd, S.D.F., was interrupted with “That’s all bluff.” “Never mind about bluff.” said J.P.L., “You’re going to have a lot of it before I’ve done.”

 

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No doubt. But you can bluff some of the people all the time, you can bluff all the people some of the time, but you cannot bluff all the people all of the time.
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