Peace and Progress

Tomorrow, if you are so inclined, why not go along to see the Redgrave family’s latest ego-trip; a new political party called Peace and Progress.

Some of you might think that Peace and Progress is simply another incarnation of the Redgrave’s old party, the splintered and discredited Workers’ Revolutionary Party. But you’d be wrong. It is, rather, a “party for human rights“.

Because, of course, the WRP and its members know all about human rights:

The following is a verbatim quote from an “International Committee of the Fourth International” internal document, which was a report of their commission of inquiry into the financial affairs of the WRP. It is dated 16 December 1985.

“The Commission has not yet been able to establish all the facts relating in the case of the photographs that were handed over to the Iraqi embassy. We do know that two WRP members were instructed to take photos of demonstrations of opponents of Saddam Hussein.
“One of the members, Cde. [name suppressed], refused the order. A receipt for £1,600 for 16 minutes of documentary footage of a demonstration is in the possession of the Commission.”

An appendix adds that payments to the WRP from Iraq totalled at least £19,697.

I’m genuinely shocked at the names of some of the people who have given their support to this organisation. Conor Gearty, for example, should know better.

If you are going, don’t give them your name. Because you never know who they’ll sell it on to …