According to Andy Newman, the entertainer Mark Steel has sensationally … left the SWP:
Mark Steele spoke to a packed Green Left fringe on saturday and was very funny and radical, good on how socialist need to rethink strategy, good on climate change and good on the media. He said he had left the SWP which surprised me.
Wikipedia confirms it.
This was not wholly unexpected.
Given that Mark Steel’s comedy routine consists of reciting the editorials from last week’s Socialist Worker in a “blokey” voice, I wonder what he’ll do for material in the future.
Believe me, this is the most earth-shattering Trot-cum-light-entertainer scandal since Matthew Kelly left the Workers’ Revolutionary Party.
Hat tip: Modernityblog