It was an issue worthy of protest, but one could only blink at the role of the
Socialists have been holding demonstrations throughout the lifetime of the modern working class. They have hosted non-socialist speakers with very distinct ground rules. One – an attempt to broaden the movement by engaging with new forces the speakers bring with them, two – to debate issues and win workers away from liberalism, nationalism and social democracy.
These ground rules no longer apply. The grandees never bring anyone but themselves. Michael D could claim to have brought Labour youth – but they would have come anyway. Norris had no-one to bring. Sinn Fein will keep their own supporters as far away from the left as they can. As for debate – the fact that Norris can support
This behaviour is clearly suicidal, Sinn Fein in particular are clearly using the issue of
The answer seemed to be summed up in the platform calls for the EU to suspend the Euro-med agreement that gives