This is a cross post by MoreMediaNonsense
There’s lots of interesting stuff here in the SWP pre conference bulletin about the SWP and the Respect debacle, eg on page 45 :
“Instead of mobilising more radical younger Muslims against these reformist misleaders, Respect often helped re-enforce these leaders’ control over Muslim youth.”
“misleaders” – is that a new word ?
Then on page 29 :
“Galloway may have been our preferred demon, with a couple of treacherous princes of darkness thrown in, but the whole project was so indelibly linked in the public mind with the SWP that it was our name that was besmirched in the eyes of people we relate to at work and in wider political contexts.”
“treacherous princes of darkness” ? Who are they ? Anybody got any ideas ?