“The case has thrown a spotlight on a largely forgotten dead end in twentieth century radical leftist politics – British Maoism.”
“In the 1970s they stood candidates in a number of elections, including as the South London People’s Front in the 1978 Lambeth Central Byelection (they got 38 votes – as Ian Bone observes, that election was also contested by Trotskyist groups the Workers Revolutionary Party, the Socialist Workers Party/Flame and Socialist Unity).”
Voting in Vassall on Thursday, Comrades. There’s still a strand of radicalism is some of the candidates. Probably not in the Nu Labour puppet though.
“The recent Lambeth news reads like a sad footnote to this late, and not particularly lamented, episode in London political life.”
To which you have to ask: is democracy best served by a right wing carve up between the three mainstream political parties, or by the dissenting voices of those that dare to question the Establishment consensus?
The Workers’ Institute of Marxism-Leninism-Mao Zedong Thought probably wouldn’t play out too well on the doorstep, mind.
“Alongside these challenges, we see opportunity.”
“Part of our answer has been to look to the private sector.”
*part* of the answer?
“Given the length of time before the Northern Line Extension happens (if it is approved) and the indeterminate time-scale for completion of an uninterrupted linear park and Thames path, Nine Elms Lane should be made very cycle friendly as a priority in order to inculcate a cycling culture as soon as developments come on stream.”
I think that we can take it as read that the Northern Line extension will happen. No harm though it putting the bicycle first ahead of the Beautification of Battersea [GEDDIN!]